IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Golden/amber color, thin white head. Fair fruity aroma, peach and apricot, mild malt. Flavor starts out as fruity and fades into a nasty stale cracker, grainy and dirty. Light to medium bodied. F’in Magic Hat.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - AUG 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark amber w/ beige head. fruity aroma w/ tea nose, medium bodied. mix of caramel and fruit.
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear copper with a small off-white head. Very faint aroma of light fruit. Flavor has notes of raspberries, strawberries and some caramel. Ends watery with no aftertaste. Moderately sweet, no bitterness detected. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. No lacing or head retention. Drinkable but extremely boring.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fruity nose(cherry?) light amber, tiny cream head. Mild malt taste, wonder where the fruit went? Light bodied, So, so.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I used to think that I really liked this beer. Every once in a while, I’ll try it and not mind it so much. For the most part, I’m not a fan. Very weak bodied and flavored. I feel that the apricot flavor mixed with something else in the beer comes off tasting like mild barf. Yes, that’s really what I taste. It’s not strong but very present.
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle/Draft. Amber with alittle yellowish color. Not much of a head, and tastes way too sweet for me. Apricots and peaches are very evident, and I don’t like this combination at all.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden-orange with a significant off-white head. I pick up a bit of sweet malt in the nose, as well as a significant smattering of - what else - apricots. This falls apart for me in tasting: I really can’t enjoy this brew. It is watered-down and seems to straddle the line between a full-blown fruit and a poorly conceived pale, rendering the flavors muddled and indistinct. Overly sweet apricot tones, sweet malt, and not enough hop bitterness to offset it all.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours clear dull orange with white head. Nose is perfumey apricot. Flavor is weak candy apricot, a cheap version though. Body is thin with not much of a finish. Too much fake apricot and not much else.
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange color, white head that goes very quickly, I concur with most of the stated reviews. I like having a Magic Hat variety pack around once in a while, and this is one of their average brews. I tend to like there darker offerings a bit better (I like Jinx despite some of the negative reviews about it). Still, a nice change of pace.
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden/light amber with a pretty thick white head that doesn’t want to go away. Hints of apricot/orange in the smell. Spritzy fruit taste right off the bat but leaves an almost stale taste after that. Not awful but too many would make me sick.