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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
750mL. Pour is a clear reddish orange with a large, rocky, creamy, off-white head. Nice retention and webby lace. Aroma is butter, soap, pine, red apple, cinnamon. Hard to coax a nose out of this one. Taste is soapy, bitter, astringent, apple skins, butter. Spicy hop bitterness. Thinner body, soap dominant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1779) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2011
750 mL bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, piney hops, and caramel malt. Wonderfully balanced flavor with assertive piney, grassy, and pineapple hops yet there is a strong caramel and biscuit malt backbone. Somewhere between a DIPA and a barleywine so I suppose American Strong Ale fits the bill. This is an excellent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
The aroma is very hoppy with caramel malt to balance. The appearance is amber/gold with a smaller head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a very decent beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3145) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
Lots of substance in this beer. Has a nice full flavor with a rich hoppy presence. The mouth feel gives a robust mild syrup with a creamy head. Strong and rich, highly recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2011
750ml, red-foiled bottle that was a surprising find at total wine in norfolk. pours a hazy, orange-copper with a one-finger, bright white head leaving nice lacing around the edges. aroma is great with big, bright citrus hop notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and orange peel backed by subtle tropical notes of pineapple, mango, and red berries with toasted caramel malts as it warms. flavor is damn tasty as well with more a brisk, lightly sweet, toasted malt presence balancing bitter, grassy hops, pine esters, and sweet fruit notes of tangerine, apricot, and pineapple. palate is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a lingering, bitter finish. overall, a damn tasty imperial red.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper near medium amber with an initial big white head, fades a bit as the carbonation overall is pretty low- very good lacing though. Aroma is initially citrus, pine, big sappy hops, then as it warms a bit more caramel and toasted malt comes through a bit- slight tea comes about and light green coffee, then some slight Amarillo fruitiness. Flavor is light nutty, caramel, toast grass, then pine citrus orange and Amarillo fruitiness, then some grapefruit in the middle as it warms. the crystal malt is very light which is good- just toast, some low to med sweetness- clean finish - not overly bitter, pretty dry, easy drinking. Nice beer overall.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
On the nose, big centennial and chinook hops, some caramel sweetness, with some citrus pine mixed in there. Color is a beautiful almost glowing hazy orange/gold color. Taste is big hop flavor, some red malt, sweetness, and some pine notes. Slightly viscus. Not overly carbonated. Finish is dry and long lasting bitter, I’d say this is the only weakness I can find. All around, and awesome beer! My kind of beer. I’d like a case please!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2011
Bottle from Perfect Pour, split with dbarnold and Travis. Pours a nice copper haze. Aroma is very strong hop aroma and maybe some caramel from the malts. Tastes bitter up front, with super malt backbone similar to others of the Imperial Red style. This style is one of my favorite types of beer, and this one hit home with me pretty well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2509) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
Thin beige head of fine bubbles. Wonderfully hoppy aroma with lots of pine sap, pineapple, fresh cut grass and some light but sweet malts. Excellent aroma that makes the mouth salivate for a taste. Color is a dark copper. Lots more hoppy goodness. Like sucking on a pine cone. Lots of pine sap, herbs, grapefruit pith and some more sweet malts for balance. Quite the zippy mouthfeel from the alcohol and slight carbonation. Warming alcohol presence with a sharp dry finish. This is by far, my favorite brew of the NJTPK Exit series. I am going to have to look for more of this stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6007) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
Red amber color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, grass, light pine, and some candy. Taste of grass, citrus, light wood, pine, and a dry finish.


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