yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine and grassy to peachy hoppy. Bitter, pine and peachy. Grassy and herbal, pine and peachy. Dry and fruity finish.
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Murky copper with a short, foamy tan head. Strong spicy hops, citrus fruit, orange rind, grapefruit and malt. Taste is big citrus resins, grapefruit, tropical fruit (mango and pineapple), spicy hops, floral hops, sweet malt, melon, light caramel, and alcohol. Body is medium-full with slight warming feel atop the resins and hop bitterness. Carbonation is medium with a bubbly feel. Ends with more spicy hops, citrus and pine resins, floral notes, caramel, light malt, melon, mango, light apricot, and grapefruit pulp.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle pours light orange/amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is bready with huge earthen hop notes. Flavor is rich sweet breads and nuts with a healthy evergreen/pine hop presence and a hint of booze in the finish. Not bad, but it didnít stand out to me.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy red pour. White head. Creamy grapefruit and caramel aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet, bitter citrus hops, yeast. Great.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exit 9 seems more like a stop along the Pacific Coast Highway and not the Parkway in Jersey! This big beer shares quite a few qualities of some southern California IPAs, and Iím liking it! Exit 9 pours a deep and dark orange color with some amber mixed in. The nose is pure hoppiness, but mixed with a nice balance of caramel malt and earth. The head doesnít leave much lacing around the glass, unless you give the beer a very vigourous swirl. The body is magic, with lots of hoppy notes, both spicy and citrusy. I also get a bit of wood, floral notes and maybe even some oregano. The semi-bready malt is also there, balancing this beer nicely with some earthy and yeasty notes. Exit 9 finishes strong, with more intense hoppiness and providing even more woody and spicy flavors. Flying Fish brewed a masterpiece here!
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at the Standard Tap, 4/9/11
Aroma: The nose is relatively hoppy some nice citrus, pine, and caramel notes
Appearance: The pour is fairly reddish, somewhat clear, with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste has some malty sweetness balanced by a citrus/pine hop finish to it
Palate: The body is medium with a solid drinkability, slight alcohol burn, and a fairly dry finish
I should start by saying Iím a bit of a sucker for this style. I canít help it, this style just works for my taste buds. That being said, I thought this one was really good, but I wouldnít go so far as to call it great. None-the-less, I enjoyed it enough to give it a pretty quality score if I do say so myself.
obguthr (3319) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fabulous tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit peel nose. Cloudy orange, medium yellow head with little retention but good lacing. Just a little drier than expected. Blackberry and orange peel and grapefruit peel. Finishes with light malt and grapefruit peel. Excellent combination of hop varieties within a traditionally unhoppy style. Flavorful, great balance, nice transitions, tons of character. I know Iím going against the grain, but I really love this beer. This beer is good enough to make this southern boy say Fuhgeddaboutit!
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber color with an almost creamy light tan head. The nose is all hops with notes of pine, resin, and herbals. The flavor is a lot of hops with nice malt balance. Lots of pine and resin up front with some soap in the back. Medium bodied with softer carbonation leading to a lengthy bitter finish. An excellent amber ale for any hop head.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disclaimer: very boozy. Pours a nice amber bruin fall like body with a white head that hugs the glass quite nicely. Aromatically effervescent booze, light fruit tones, citrus, and some light earth notes. The good kinds goes downhill from here. Big boozy fruit latent tones with a near disappearance of flavor in the finish leaving you well a huge warmth and not much else other then some bitterness that cowers behind the etoh. Eh, overall iíd say a miss, i donít think this represents Rutgers culture either other then the scarlet in the name.
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours into my New Belgium glass a murky red color. There is a good sized sandy colored head on top and it leaves some good lacing along the glass.
The moment I started pouring the beer I got the huge citrus hop smell. Placing my nose closer itís even bigger. Lots of scents of grapefruit and pines. I even get a slightly biscuit malt aroma in the back.
But if you are looking for balance in the taste you wonít find much. This is a hop bomb. Tons of citrus and pine hops leave a great hop flavor and nice bitter finish. Tiny bit of malt backing just to make it not overboard.