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Flying Fish Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“Exit 9 is better known as ‘the Rutgers University exit,’ so we crafted this Hoppy Scarlet Ale as a nod to their school color, scarlet,” says founder/president Gene Muller, a Rutgers Alumnus.

Created by Head Brewer Casey Hughes, Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale is a richly flavored red beer crafted with a variety of domestic and imported malts and a classic American yeast strain. It is assertively hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook and Citra hops for a bouquet with complex notes of citrus and tropical fruits and an appropriate bitterness in the finish. Hughes recommends it with spicy foods, such as gumbo or curry, as well as alongside rich blue or sharp cheddar cheeses, or just by itself.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bomber pours scarlet with off white sticky head. Aromas of flural grassy hops citrus rind and grapefruit, bouquet is very bright. Flavor is bitter and stays bitter very good taste the citrusy feel is very pleasing, the hops chosen stand out lending the bring of the flavor but some carmel toffee malt also there. Body is full and creamy dispite astringent finish and somehow dry feel. Amazing

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abcfan (892) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Solid brew. Pours amber orange with a fluffy off-white head. Big citrus/piney hop aroma w/ caramel malts. Biting hop flavor on the tongue, with caramel malts. Short and dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Tap at Capones. Pours a mostly translucent amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of fresh citusy and piney hops, nice caramel malt nose. Flavor of pine and grapefruit hop notes. Nice and dry, aggressively buttered with a nice rounded caramel profile.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pressboxjoe (396) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle poured into small snifter. Very nice, hoppy, textile-y aroma is ever so slightly skunky, and very reminiscent of Oskar Blues’ Gordon. Very nice, long lasting, creamy head that leaves a white film and ring that laces like meringue. In flavor more like Nugget Nectar than Oskar Blues - at once crisp, bitter, fruity (apple, grape), distinct, subtle, complex. No skunk in the flavor. I was not prepared to like this beer this much - better than Shark Attack, maybe better than Nugget Nectar, perish the thought. Just good, clean, distinct, flavoring, full mouth feel, Should join Exit 4 in six-packs. Little ding for being cloudy on initial pour. I think it’s time to acknowledge that double amber or double red ale is a style of its own.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle from craft beer outlet split with Linh. Pours a hazy amber body with galaxies of sediment. Aroma is extremely fresh, fruity hops. Mouthfeel is smooth, slightly dry with notes of fresh pine hops, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, and sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1536) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2011
750mL bottle. An amber pour with TONS of little floaties and a smallish beige head on top. A pungent aroma of pine, grapefruits, citrus rinds, caramel, and a hint of spice. Goes down thin to medium-bodied and fairly smooth. Some biscuity maltiness and a bit of an earthy graininess upfront taste-wise. A bitter finish with some citrus rinds and a bit of rye. Kinda resiny. The alcohol is fairly well-hidden. Not a whole lot going on here. Just a solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 750ml Bottle: Pungent aroma of hops, grapefruit, citrus, resin, light caramel malt, and more hops. Poured amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, frothy, rocky, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of caramel malt, hops, citrus, grapefruit, lots of resin, and pine. Medium body. Smooth, creamy, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, light to medium sweet, caramel malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, citrus, and resin finish is dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bilk (16) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2011
From the bottle, poured a tea color with a large head. The brewer calls it assertively hopped, I would have to agree, but assertiveness is not necessarily a good thing in this case. Not a bad beer but way too hoppy for this old man. I look forward to the next release.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
On tap. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Some lacing left on the glass. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and some fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, floral hops, pine, the same lighter fruitiness, and a lighter toastiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1538) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Small aroma(served too cold); flavor is mainly hoppy with some hints of something,Thick chewy palate; Finishes long and strong but all hops. Don’t get me wrong, I love hops, but, was hoping for something more in the flavor from the exit series.


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