kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale
Date: July 06, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: hazy gold, frothy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: huge floral aroma, light crystal malt sweetness
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, floral and citrus, starts dry and turns bitter with a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
glennmastrange (2044) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate orange juice and peel for the hops, light yeast note of soap, with date and brown sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, slightly off-white with good yet slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, with an oily slickness and has a carbonation between soft and lively, with a lightly alcoholic finish. Nice bold aromas from the malt and bitey flavors from the hops in the American Strong Ale.
Arayaga2 (1714) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown with a light tan head. Aroma is citrusy hops. Taste is the same with deep pithy bitterness and a lingering orange-peel into the finish.
hopscotch (8393) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Muddy caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aromatics are subtle, musky, peppery hops melded with afterthoughts of biscuit and toffee. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor leans way bitter - toffee and biscuit outweighed by resiny, rindy bitterness. Lengthy, grassy, bitter finish.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
translucent orange with a thick sudsy head; very effervescent; a creamy and soft full body, with a fine medium-full carbonation.
aroma: very nice, complex, tropical fruit, hops; sweet amber malts; and a waxy lip-balm note. some yeastiness emerges as it warms.
taste: fresh, vibrant, pungent, orange-zesty, tropical hops with a hint of guava; sweet amber malts with toffee and caramel notes, and a hint of chocolate;
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy reddish copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Give a positive response to this.
BillWyce (621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Pours cloudy reddish-amber with a thick, off-white head. Aroma is of piney hops, but with a bit of a sweet, tropical fruit note beneath. Deep, with a slight thickness to the body. Strong piney hops taste up front that gives way to a note of sweet orange in the finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color that’s completely opaque with tangerine hues and a half finger white head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Spicy hop aroma with lots of earthy notes and citrus fruit as well as a prominent malt presence. Hints of pine needle, orange peel and grapefruit with some caramel, toffee and biscuit.
Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a blast of dry sticky hops up front providing a lingering bitterness that dominates the flavor. Lots of earthy pine and resinous oils along with subtle fruit notes. Not as tropical or citrusy as aroma suggest. More spicy and bitter with a decent malt backbone. Hints of caramel, nut, toffee and biscuit. Malts become more prominent as it warns providing subtle balance but it’s a hop monster first and foremost. Strong alcohol heat in the finish but abv is decently masked at 9%.
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a orange-honey color with lots of sediment floating around. Head is foamy and off-white. Aroma is very hoppy with lots of resin and grass. Some sweet caramel notes as well. Taste is smooth and surprisingly sweet at first with apricots and other fruits. Finish is hoppy with grapefruit and grass. Overall the balance is pretty good, and it’s quite refreshing.
5000 (5648) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dirty caramel, dark, thick, large frothy tannish head, nice lacing. Big sweet resiny nose, candied citrus peel and general citrus zest. Strong maltiness up front, hoppy, fairly good sweetness, citrusy, zesty, and overall just a nice big hoppy red with a good malt base. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Nothing really fancy, but a solid beer with some enjoyable flavors. A true big hoppy Red Ale.