Magic Hat #9 is a fruit beer, which is evident from the first sip. That first sip carries with it the flavor of dried apricots, something I occasionally enjoy eating.
Poured into the glass, it's a rich amber color. Slightly cloudy, it has a thin white head. The flavor is slightly sweet, with almost no trace of hops to it. I'd describe it as one of my favorite beers.
Beer Advocate disagrees with me on this one, rating it a 78 and calling it "average". For me, the apricot flavor and very drinkable nature of this beer take it well above the average.
Magic Hat is available many places around town. I've seen it in United Dairy Farmers stores, Kroger, and other retailers.
My rating: 9/10