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Flying Fish Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale

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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3489) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pours cloudy amber color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and some tropical fruits with some caramel malts. Grapefruit and some pine with a touch of sweet malts. Medium body with average carbonation. A pleasant surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. S: Quite hoppy, the way I like my red ales. A bunch of citrus peel with a bit of grass and a mild pine note. There is a little bit of grapefruit juice which gives it a light acidity. There’s also a touch of bread and toffee. T: A bit more citrusy on the flavor, which I like. Plenty of grapefruit, tangerine, and mild pine. There’s a mild grass note and a fair bit of bread and toast. Only a mild caramel sweetness. M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. O: A pretty nice beer. Nice hoppy flavor, the nose just had that little acidity that didn’t quite do it for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2627) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
First beer rated in while. Aroma good citrus pine on the nose. Copper body with off white head and good lace. Flavor didn’t have the good citrus punch or the sweet oranges aftertaste left on palate. Good brew overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11861) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy ruby with a small, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is biscuit, caramel, and cereal malt with moderate hops of pine, citrus, perfume, and spruce. Late aromas of tropical fruity esters and spicy alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet malt with heavy hops and bitterness and average fruity esters. The beer is fairly well attenuated with supporting residual sugars and then a dry and spicy finish, both hops and alcohol contribute. Medium-full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
In short: A nourishing IIPA with a very aggressive sharp bitterness
How: Tap at Monk’s Café, Philadelphia
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a persistent small off-white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The highly aromatic hoppy nose has lots of resinous citrusy hops. Taste is has nice fluffy caramelized soft creamy cereals, some oranges. This is a nourishing body. Bitterness is intense, lots of oranges, some grapefruits, some green pine needles, hops resin. If anything the very aggressive bitterness was a little over-the-top and it was also joined by a little alcohol bite. Definitely a sipper. Many people say that Flying Fish Brewery is the pride of New-Jersey. What, Flying Fish Brewery doesn’t exist?

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
750 mL bottle shared by BrewEngineer at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a clear pale orange color with a medium sized frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, pale caramel malts. The taste is caramel, toffee and a very bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2011
750ml from Total Wine, Durham. Nice frothy, darkish red pour with a very lively carbonation and moderate sediment visible. Impressive and sticky looking, but both the aroma and flavor are more lively and elegant than this would suggest. Nose is certainly malty to some degree but it’s got a bit of grassy aggression and a healthy dose of citrus too. Mouthfeel was refreshingly free of the stickiness you sometimes encounter with ASAs. Overall, the flavor was not quite as assertive as some hoppy reds, but there was still a nice bite that’s complemented by a good, flavorful malt underpinning, the whole coming across like a slightly amped-up Green Flash.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Capped 750mL bottle. Right away there is an aroma of citrus hops. Love those Amarillo. Copper color. Soapy head of fresh cask ale. Scents of rose tips, toffee, and loads of hops waft out of the glass. Strong fusel flavor. Fruity flavor with a complex hop bitterness finish. Very powerful. The Arrogant Bastard of New Jersey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pours a muddy amber with one finger offwhite head. Nose is nice and citrusy, resinous with lots of grapefruit rind. Tad bready and herbal. Sweet and citrusy flavor with a prominent citrus rind bitterness. Would have been awesome a little bit closer to its production date.


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