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RATINGS: 108   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.


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   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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2549) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Pours out an attractive reddish color with a foamy off white bubbly head. Aroma is of citrus hops and light fruit. Taste is up front resiny citrus and pine hops. Burnt sugar, toaste malts, caramel round things out while an ever so slight amount of alcohol creeps in there also. Finish is hoppy with some of the lingering caramel in there also. Another winner from the exit series. FF needs to remember these recipes and do away with stuff like Xtra Pale or Hopfish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2011
750 red wax bottle from Capone’s. Paired with tacos, unfortunately not the tuna variety. Pours hazy deep coppery with ruby hints and a 1-f white off-white head. Nose is huge resiny floral hops, caramelk malt, tropical fruit. Tastes rich, very resiny hoppy, with a huge caramel malt bill, floral and peppery notes, some grapefruit and tangerine, and a smooth, intense IBU-laden finish. Reminds me of Otto’s Double D, only this one may be even a bit hoppier and maltier. Bravo.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy orange honey color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of grapefruit notes, various hops, tropical fruit and floral hints. Taste of fresh grapefruit, tropical fruit notes, hops and more hops. Very fresh and enjoyable. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2011
On tap at Circa, High Bridge, NJ. Clean lines. Beer pours medium brown, not very ’red’ at all, with a medium head with nice retention. Aroma is hoppy, with pine and earthy scents. Attack is smooth and hoppy, with a full-body maltiness to balance the hops. Finish is just a bit dry with hoppy overtones - nice ale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4214) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2011
750 ml bottle poured an amber orange body with a smaller to average sized frothy off white head. Aroma of cramel, toffee, citrus notes, veggies, alcohol. Flavor of alcohol, caramel malts, citrus, grapefruit, fruit rind. Medium bodied with soft to average carbonation. Flavor of amber malts, caramel, toffee, grass, hops, dry citrus, crdboard, newspaper, sugar, brown bread. Medium bodied with average to srong carbonation. Interesting but thought it would actually be red not just called red.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
The irony is most college students are drinking Coors Lite or the Beast. Pours amber with just a hint of red, slightly hazy with a small but lasting and lacing head. The aroma does it for me, floral hops, lots of citrus, pine. The flavor is very nice with a sweet malt start quickly overrun by the hops, bitter with the citrus and light with some tropical fruits maybe. The finish is quite dry with a pepper like burn. The after taste is long and delightful. Very refreshing. This might be my favorite of the Exit series so far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2011
pours an amber color with a nice sized white head. aroma is floral hops and citrus fruits. taste is clean crisp hops. some fruits poke through.


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