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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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“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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1355) - 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 (4960) - 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 (8848) - 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 (847) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3317) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
25.4 oz bottle. Clear amber with tiny bits in suspension and a pillowy bone head. Nose is cat, dough and onion grass. Slick and resiny medium body with a tingle. Taste is orange, pineapple, toffee and spruce. Not a fan of the aroma hops here but still a very good hoppy strong ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtth (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011 does not count
Nice russet color with great head. Aroma filled with malt, pine and citrus. Flavors include malt, pine citrus zest and some tropical fruits. Creates a creamy smooth feeling in the mouth and the after taste is piny, long, dry and bitter. A vier good beer, bordering on great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (2979) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet hoppy malty flavor with a lingering finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Aroma is hop-strong with grapefruit and cloves. Beautiful shade of iced-tea with a medium head. Taste is well balanced with yeast up front and aroma hops towards the end. Feels soft in the mouth. This is the best flying fish has put out yet.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Pours a muddy medium amber with a thin white head. Am I the only one who thought this would be red? But I digress. Huge hop aroma. Really in-your-face pine and citrus stuff, with a sweet, subtle fruitiness. Taste is a hop head’s wet dream. I felt a little twitch downstairs when I sipped this. The Centennial and Citra hops really stand out in the flavor, while the Amarillo and Chinook give it a clean but stiff bitterness. Long bitter finish. Palate is crisp and lighter than the ABV would indicate. Another fantastic brew from the Exit series. Kinda makes you wonder why they dont just get rid of their regular lineup and make these babies year round instead. Between this and Exits 4 and 13, I would definitely buy a lot more Flying Fish.


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