RATINGS: 2240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 theres never been anything else quite like it. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting English yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slf245 (50) - USA - AUG 22, 2008
Yum- a little sweet, but still gives a nice refreshing swig. It is one of my "regulars" for the fridge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Good IPA-style beer for people who dont like hops that feel like pop rocks in their mouth. Nice crips, hoppy flavor. Easy drinkability. Nice, mainstream pale ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfinder1 (49) - PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
It was ok, not much of a taste to this one. I have been dissapointed on many of magic hats brews. This one was no exception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAR 10, 2013
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with no freshness date. Served in a Sam Adams sensory glass. Appearance: Healthy one and a half fingers of head that stay a while and eventually start to thin out. Swirling the glass around a bit brings it right back to life. Dark gold, very deep color, yet very clear. Leaves behind some great lacing. clings all over the glass. Smell: Smells mainly of apricot hard candy, pretty sweet and pleasant. A bit of malt in the background as well. This is a beer after all! Taste: Very fruity, without being overwhelming. It tastes of apricot candy, malty as well. Just a hint of hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing, smooth, very easy to drink. Good amount of carbonation. Semi-dry and quite tart despite the fruitiness. Very pleasant all in all. Overall: A fun and refreshing any-time brew. Interesting in the taste department, but always feels like a beer. Perfect for when you just wanna sit back, relax and have some fun drinking a cold one. You wont be missing your go-to, run of the mill lager when you have this "not quite pale ale" by your side.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kcwildcat98 (48) - - APR 28, 2012
Has nice red/gold color. Major first taste is fruit. Almost sweet like note. Not much lacing on glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rohash (47) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Possibly the worst beer Ive ever tasted. I choked the whole bottle down though as I do not waste beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkoch (47) - USA - AUG 4, 2007
On draft at Sam Sneads. Pours a light orangeish with a small white head. The aroma is fruity. My wife picked up on the apricot right away, without being told that it is made with apricot, but I didnt smell it. Taste is fruity. I was looking for a hoppy finish, but its just not there. This is a decent beer, but I wouldnt go out of my way to try it again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwh50 (47) - Clay, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Obviously I did not like this beer. The aroma was reminiscent of lemongrass. A hazy gold color, a decent head, but I did not like the flavor which reminded me of green tea. As far as I was concerned, its strongest point was the palate. If had good mouth feel dispite its flavor. All in all Id drink a lite american lager before Id drink this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2007
Mellow golden color, little head. Aroma is lightly fruity, but certianly not as strong as Id expect in a pale ale. Too sweet, but I could drink it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
On tap at Mile Square in Hoboken. When i was younger, i used to think that i was drinking good beer when id get a number 9. Now as ive gotten older ive realized that the number nine is ok, but nothing special. The apricot comes out very well, and the pale ale that backs it up isnt too bitter. Not bad, but ive had way better.

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