Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorite standard beers, and I’m so glad it’s finally available in WV! They even just put it on at the Moose in Martinsburg!
Refreshing and easy drinking, this is a great session beer, with perfect balance, and perfect lacing, and a great finish!
smashbros (16) - USA - MAR 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An instant favorite. I was so confused and delighted by the apple-orange aftertaste while I was drinking it I had to keep going back for more.
Kaizen666 (16) - , New York, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. gold color, white head. Nice fruity aroma, but the apricot flavor is a bit too strong for my liking. I’ll save that sort of intensity for fruit tarts and jams. Apricot aftertaste makes me yearn for a shot of Jameson afterwards, which may not be a bad thing depending on the setting. Give this to a date who ’doesn’t want to drink’ heavy beers.
ALavery03 (16) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Magic Hat #9 is good for sitting at a bar with some good people or in the backyard having a barbecue. It’s not the best beer in the world, but it’s tasty and refreshing. Pours orange, aromas of apricot and malts, subtle apricot flavor and a hint of bitter on the finish. I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it, but would definitely drink it it was available.
Last had it on tap at Big City in Allston, MA.
burkyburk (16) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smelled and tasted apricot. A very refreshing beer to say the least. Nothing amazing, but good.
Beckerboy (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchaed a keg of this. My wife loved it and so did her friends. I thought is was okay. The mild apricot flavor is not really my thing. It is very refreshing and is a well made beer for it’s style. Nice head and aroma.
HoppyBrewnette (16) - - JAN 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful lacy head. Aroma: Apricot-peach mixed with something not so nice. Something about the smell, it’s like cooked meat. Taste: apricot, peach, grapefruit and just a touch sour. Aftertaste lightly lingers.
Now 1/4 gone... Can’t get myself to finish it ... Too many great beers out there to be consuming this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drb99 (15) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoy fruit beers, but the flavor of this one didn’t adequately mask the medium-high alcohol content. There’s certainly a bet of ethanol aftertaste, which is a drawback for me. Drinking beer shouldn’t at all taste like doing shots in my book.
aceboxer (15) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is murky gold, nose is very strong, flavor is distinctive, fruity essence with a distinct flavor, finish is much more subtle than taste for a nice well rounded beer.
pierogy (15) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good ale with formidable flavor on its own. The hints of apricot do not interfere with the ale flavor. Very smooth taste and finish. Has a much thicker body than Pyramid Apricot - a comparable, yet inferior beer. Great packaging adds to overall feel.