RATINGS: 2248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Apricot flavouring
A Beer Cloaked in Secrecy An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A beer brewed clandestinely and given a name whose meaning is never revealed. Why #9? Why, indeed. A sort of dry, crisp, fruity, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Fuity beers are not always my thing but No.9 is really good it just has a subtle fruit flavor under what is otherwise a english style mild ale. It has a good color and hop complexity and pours a nice amber hue I wish we could it more easily here in the west but I always have a few when I go visit the fam in NY.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gabler (87) - , New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
I’m not sure why it seems so hip to hate this beer. It pours a nice apricot color, smells like dried apricots and the flavor is a great balance of apricot and subtle yeast. The mouthfeel is refreshing and the finish is quick and dry. Really, it’s a pretty nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle - pours a nice golden yellow, looks like a light beer. Very little head, dissipates quickly. Has an undertone of citrus fruit. The bottle says on the label, "not quite pale ale" I would have to agree. Does not contain the strong citrus or hops of an APA, but does have some under tones that are similar to one. I think this is a great introduction into APA’s. I would buy this again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2002
Very fruity and hoppy... interesting taste, took a little while to adjust. I liked it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange/amber color with average head. Smelled of hops, a little pine/citrus. Tasted the same, sweet with a light to medium body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2008
One of Magic Hat’s most popular, I didn’t really care for it that much. Its a fruity beer, and has kind of a weird taste to it. I didn’t find it all that refreshing either. Has a nice looking color to it, so at least it looks nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft. Beer came with a small cream colored head. Apricot aromas and some slight hop background. Has a apricot and malt sweetness to the flavor. Very light hop. Some soapy ness in the finish. An average beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
PhatCatt (83) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2016 Yes, it is not "not quite pale" but still drinkable. Roasty malts, holiday baking dough, pineapple, and ends with a nice floral tone. Overall good, but too ’dark’.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2008
Apricot, Apricot, Apricot oh how you taste look and smell. I’m not sure why your named nine but your a little flat but a suitable salut for the summer. If you like a little more fruit in your flute than #9 is a magic hat, but I’m straying away from this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
A great beer brought back from Vermont for me. Nice peachy color, light, but full of flavor.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 179 180 181  182  183 184 185 » 225
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5