openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2005
Very unique beer. Very stong fruity aroma (not sure I’d have pinpointed apricot if I wasn’t aware it was in there). Taste is sweet, with equal parts of fruit and hops. Aftertaste has a slight hoppy flavor, but is dominated by the fruit flavor. Not usually a fan of fruit beers but this one is unique and different. MUCH better draft than bottle. TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2011
12oz bottle out of a variety case. Poured a golden yellow with an off white fizzy head. Aroma was fruity, like a mixed bag of grandpas dried fruit. Tasted sweet/sour with apricot notes. Thought it would have been light bodied but its heavier. Pretty nice beer, have had it plenty of times. Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2002
I enjoyed this beer, a good beer to drink after trying to pound a pick axe through N Carolina clay in order to get some grass to grow collinmb (66) - - FEB 13, 2013
Apricot, apricot, apricot, apricot, apricot, and oh yah some more apricot. Its good for that one time in summer, and other than that only sorority girls get it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Poured to a hazy gold, with a nice white head. Aroma was certainly fruity, and the taste followed. It was overly fruity (apricot?), and was decent, but not memorable. Dropped off the palate right away - perhaps it was too watery.
Recommended by the cashier at my local liquor store, I’ve got to discount his rec’s in the future.
tcfishler (65) - USA - DEC 12, 2006
Moderately cloudy amber-tinted orange. Offwhite head makes a brief appearance.
Soft, simple, inviting but dry nose that suggests apricots and flowers.
Initial flavor replicates aromas but then diffuses disappointingly fast, becoming watery and almost flavorless, leading to a very halfheartedly bitter finish.
Not much going on in this one. johnykat (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Magic Hat #9...someone handed me a pint of this at the bar and said it was "kick a$$"...wait or did they say they were "going to kick my a$$"? Hmm...no matter. How do explain this beer? Ok, here goes...take a Yeungling lager, add a dash of hops, then add some apricot/peach flavor. That’s it, that’s the secret of Magic Hat #9. mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Interesting flavor with some peach and apricot. Tasted better second time around. Overall quite smooth. frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Has somewhat of a dish soap aroma. Nice appearance. Not a bad taste, rather interesting. If you are in to fruit beer this is pretty good , I guess. EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
I have had this in the past on tap, however the rating was performed on a bottle. Nice pour with golden color. Very dissapointing aroma. Smelled somewhat like yeast, not pleasent. Fruity taste with citrousy overtone. Was pretty lame.