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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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8610) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Fantastic nose of tropical fruits, hops, caramel malts, pineapple and pinewood. Taste is caramel malt with tropical fruit and dry pine finish. Thick caramel malt body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1938) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
Copper amber colored with an off white head. A balanced flavor of malt, yeast, and hops. Strong, with hints of fruit and a tidbit of spice, this is a strong one to be savored.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2011
Oh, boy – this is great beer! Colorful and full-bodied, but with lovely lasting tastes of malts and caramel, citrus and pine, and hoppy to boot. It goes down so smoothly – I cannot say better than some of the more complex reviews already given here. It deserves the phrase the brewery gives it: “richly flavored.”

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2011
750ml bottle, fresh. The body is a mostly clear to very lightly hazy rusty scarlet-amber color. A small, frothy, bubbly head is off-white and quick to fade, leaving a thin film with a skinny, rounded edge. Drooping, rounded arches and spots of lacing mark the glass. The nose is distinctly hoppy, loaded with resinous pine most prominently, but also showing plenty of grapefruit pith and oily citrus rind. It comes across as alcoholic and somewhat astringent, almost soapy at times. Underneath, well attenuated bread and biscuit malts lay the baseline for the bold hopping. Flavors follow suit, very bitter, with tons on pine resin and citrus pith. Malts are dry and biscuity, hinting at buttered toast. I definitely get a little diacetyl out of this brew, along with too much alcohol. The palate is substantive, yet fairly dry, peppered with lively carbonation and finishing long and parching, delving into astringent territory. Overall, this brew wows with the hops at first, but quickly reveals a multitude of flaws. Decent and drinkable, but far from special.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap ... Clear amber golden pour soapy thin off white head .... aroma is citrusy, resiny and a little piney hop and caramel malt ...... taste is bitter and citrusy hops little piney and chewy caramel malt in the backbone with a great lingering bitter hop bite to it ... sticky lacing and very rich brew abv snuck up on me with this one very sessionable the color was the only thing off with this one was hoping for a deep red ... an awesome brew

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle shared by Kyle. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has a nice pine hop note with a bit of citrus and a bread backing. Flavor started with light citrus and grew to a pine hop note that was nicely balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bomber pours scarlet with off white sticky head. Aromas of flural grassy hops citrus rind and grapefruit, bouquet is very bright. Flavor is bitter and stays bitter very good taste the citrusy feel is very pleasing, the hops chosen stand out lending the bring of the flavor but some carmel toffee malt also there. Body is full and creamy dispite astringent finish and somehow dry feel. Amazing

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abcfan (729) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Solid brew. Pours amber orange with a fluffy off-white head. Big citrus/piney hop aroma w/ caramel malts. Biting hop flavor on the tongue, with caramel malts. Short and dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Tap at Capones. Pours a mostly translucent amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of fresh citusy and piney hops, nice caramel malt nose. Flavor of pine and grapefruit hop notes. Nice and dry, aggressively buttered with a nice rounded caramel profile.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pressboxjoe (187) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle poured into small snifter. Very nice, hoppy, textile-y aroma is ever so slightly skunky, and very reminiscent of Oskar Blues’ Gordon. Very nice, long lasting, creamy head that leaves a white film and ring that laces like meringue. In flavor more like Nugget Nectar than Oskar Blues - at once crisp, bitter, fruity (apple, grape), distinct, subtle, complex. No skunk in the flavor. I was not prepared to like this beer this much - better than Shark Attack, maybe better than Nugget Nectar, perish the thought. Just good, clean, distinct, flavoring, full mouth feel, Should join Exit 4 in six-packs. Little ding for being cloudy on initial pour. I think it’s time to acknowledge that double amber or double red ale is a style of its own.


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