njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2009
I am not a fan of fruit beers, but I have always really enjoyed #9. A great session beer, available all over (at least near me).
Pours a orange/brown with a moderate head that dissipates quickly.
Smell of malt, and apricot extract. It is a nice balanced mixture of aromas.
Taste is a solid pale ale with a hint of apricot that is well in balance. I think most fruit beer have difficulty wiht this balance, I like that #9 is a beer first, with a hint of apricot.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability are solid for a session beer. I like these in the summer on the patio at the bar. brp10 (59) - USA - JAN 27, 2011
a very unique pale ale. a bit fruity, but not quite. very different than all others. JonLaRue (59) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma is mute of fruit and light of bread. Appearance is typical. Taste is hard to capture. Best explanation is a American Pale ale that has had its hops replaced with fruit and aromatics. The taste of pale fruit & aromatics is the theme here. This brew leaves scents of rose that lingers long on the tongue. Its an interesting experience not sure if I like it or not. Its not my favorite beer by any means but its not bad. Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Light amber pour with a thin off white head. Subtle hops flavor over powered by caramel and peaches. I hated this beer. I tried to finished it but it just was not my kind of beer. Too much flavor and not balanced well. MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Good but I could only have one before the peach drowned out all else. Good with Guinness as a Black and Tan.
Touche (57) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2007
This is my favorite brew from magic hat. Smells sweet and fruity. Light color with a small head that goes away fast. This is light, refreshing, and fruity/sweet taste. The flavor dissapears quick, Great beer to drink on a hot day in the shade. glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2003
An interesting blend of sweetness + hops. The flavor and pull of the brew was fascinating - it may be the hype but it is a mysterious beer. boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Had a 1oz sampler at GABF. This was an amazing event this year. Well worth the trip to Denver. Thanks for the condom at the event. I quote "if you knew what we paid for those things you wouldn’t trust them."....NICE....
Lets just say about this beer. Why? Why did I feel compeled to try this beer? Why did they make this beer?
see through yellow
fruit smell rolling through.
Apricot taste but burnt a little.
The burnt leaves a nasty after taste.
I headed for water after this beer.
Sorry guys just not my beer.
Serving type: on-tap
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
A tasty beer that goes along with all the other magic hat beers. this is the most popular of the magc hat line, although it does have a weird taste. SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
The first pour gives off a mild apricot smell. The taste has a hit of apricot and other fruits (orange slightly). I love the taste of this beer in the summer. It has a medium body but a nice mild taste.