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Flying Fish Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
“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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium red with strong brown highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) off white rocky head, which lasted a decent duration before reducing to a thin cap with a large collar creating some really good streaks of sticky lacing. The aroma was of a bread malt, a mild grassy hop and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, citrus (orange) and dark fruit (plums and raisins). The taste was moderately sweet and malty and had hints of caramel, citrus and brown sugar from the onset with the taste becoming a little bitter sweet with a note of dark fruit a big alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with a good fruity alcohol finish. Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a slightly dry, syrupy texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a powerfully strong tasting brew with a lot sweet fruity flavor and a big dose of alcohol, which was hardly noticeable in the aroma...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pours a good looking reddish copper with a one finger off white head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, floral hops, caramel, sweet mats, some grass, some toffee, and some herbal notes. Tate is similar to the aroma with the addition of some light fruitiness. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, semi dry, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, well balanced, surprisingly drinkable american strong ale that hides its high abv very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1162) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Appearance is good lookin red copper with thick head. Tasting piney and floral hops over a solid malt base with honey, and a touch of pepper and spice. Palate is outstandingly drinkable. Cannot believe that this is 9% alcohol as I don’t taste ant booze at all. Overall, a terrific, well made brew - another great ’Exit’ beer from FF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8012) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a orange red color with a small white head. A big fruity toffee nose. Rich citrus, caramel, some sugary base malts. Pretty easy drinking, the 9% is well hidden. I could drink a few of these easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9217) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"similar to a IIPA, but with a denser, sweeter malt profile. caramel malts and citrusy floral hops in equal measure. a nice brew, with a little spice/bread at the end. one of the better beers i’ve had from them."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
bottle from JT, thanks man! Clear amber pour with thick white head and moderate lacing. Aroma is hoppy with sweet pine and dense brown sugar. Taste is mild up front, followed by some malty sweetness, finishes bitter, but surprising smooth, not overly dry either. Overall I’m usually not a big fan of hoppy ASA’s but this one is really well balanced, nice malty sweetness, nice amount of bitterness from the hops, really solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2210) - - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Light clear ruby with 2 finger eggshell head. Aroma is caramel and apple and tea like hops. Taste adds some grassy hop bitterness. Full mouthfeel and moderate carb. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2840) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Orangish/Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing S: Sweet Malts, Bready, Crackers, Mildly Floral T: Sweet Malts, Bready, Crackers M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Very Malty Overall, I think my bottle was little past its hoppy prime, definitely a malt bomb now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
damm good, very unfiltered.......to the point you almost think something is wrong, but rest assured nothing is wrong. This is an excellent beer, and this is coming from a person who is not to big on "red" beers. with the recent hopped up reds, im starting to like reds more and more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3594) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Strong bitterness smacks of an IPA. Nice rich copper color with tan foamy head, plenty of sticky lacing. Bitterness sticks to the palate long after you’ve finished swallowing. Rewarding drink....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2275) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine in Stuart shared with my bro. Pours an unclear copper color with a lot of floaties (old?). Nice lacing. Aroma has sweet fresh fruit, caramel and citrus. Taste has syrupy sweet citrus, brown sugar, caramel. Some alcohol presence. Finishes with some length and bittersweet. It did not start out that great, but got better through the glass. I wonder how a fresher batch would be. ck1 says 14.75.

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