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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Nice hoppy aroma. More golden-orange in color with off white head. A nice IPA-like beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Traditionally, I like hoppy amber ales but this one just didn’t impress. Scarlet, crimson, garnet pour with ruby red highlights and a small eggshell head. The aroma is of grapefruit pith, caramel, and lemongrass. Flavor shows leafy, earthy, fruity qualities. Wish I could put my finger on it but there is a flavor that just doesn’t meld well with this. Perhaps it’s the typical red/amber sugary sweet toffee-like palate. The description, I would happily consume...but would never buy a second of these. Hope that makes sense.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Fruity and floral hoppy aroma with some light sweet malty notes. the flavor has fresh fruity hops, floral and piney notes, and a light sweetness, with a nice dry finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31975) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5334) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2011
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 didn’t stand out to me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Cloudy red pour. White head. Creamy grapefruit and caramel aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet, bitter citrus hops, yeast. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
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 I’m 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 doesn’t 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
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
Overall Impression: I should start by saying I’m a bit of a sucker for this style. I can’t help it, this style just works for my taste buds. That being said, I thought this one was really good, but I wouldn’t 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (4074) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
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 I’m going against the grain, but I really love this beer. This beer is good enough to make this southern boy say Fuhgeddaboutit!


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