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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.


3.9
   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 (5076) - 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 (345) - 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, Id say this is the only weakness I can find. All around, and awesome beer! My kind of beer. Id like a case please!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcos (1592) - 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 (2394) - 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 (5409) - Spring Mount, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3577) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at Standard Tap in Philly. Man, Im absolutely crushing this series. 7 for 7 so far. Ticking successes like this are always exciting. This one has a bright red color, mostly clear, with a two-finger light beige head. The aroma is hoppy and citrusy with some caramel malts to back it up. Good if not too exciting, flavor, with caramel malt, mild toast, grapefruit, and pine. Medium-plus body with an average carbonation level. Enjoyable and one Id be willing to revisit, but not terribly memorable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
Capped 750 from michael-pollack. Pours hazy dark ruddy amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Strong citrus aroma. Full bodied. Quite a mix of fruity/floral/citrus/pine. There is something tropical, but its not clear. Pretty sure its not pineapple, but it might be mango. Finishes floral bitter with some underlying malt sweetness. But it ends beautifully bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
750 ml bottle from Total Wine - Pours a hazy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, and pine hops. Flavor is also floral, pine, and citrus hops with a bit of malt sweetness. Alcohol isnt too noticeable. Finish is kinda fruity and a little bitter. Medium to full body. A very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2011
750ml bottle: Pours a clear deep copper orange with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh citrusy hoppy nose with some lightly sweet toasted caramel malts. Starts with pretty good fullness and malty sweetness with lots of juicy grapefruit and clean bittering hops before a resiny bittersweet finish. A pretty true to style and very drinkable imperial red ale.


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