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Exit 9 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 26
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 02-11-2011)
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Foxman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-21-2014 00:19:32 | More by Foxman
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oberon

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%

Iam a sucker for a big hopped up red,Iam not sure this is a red but its damn good.Poured into an imperial nonic more a of copper tinged burnt orange with a creamy-like one finger white crown that left two full rings of lace as it settled.Big pithy hop aromas along with tropical fruit and slight pine resin,the alcohol presents a little sweetness but its not overbearing,a hint of caramel as well but the hops win out.Big resiny and tropical-like hop flavors overtop of caramel malt and sweet alcohol,to be honest to me it tastes like a DIPA should taste like or what alot of American Strongs do taste like.Whatever the style its an outstanding beer in my mind,I will buy a few of these in the near future.

04-24-2011 00:22:34 | More by oberon
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VipertheIV

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-12-2011 18:50:20 | More by VipertheIV
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%

Well this beer at least convinced me that Flying Fish does use hops. Pours a crimson red, nice, good head, retention. Aroma was hoppy, not pungent, a bready aroma.

Taste, good, delivered on its hoppy promise, alcohol well hidden, good red tinge of the base malts, maybe irish moss. Not overly complex, was hoping for something approaching Loakal Red or Nugget Nectar, but this is a solid second tier amber/red ale for a hophead. Slightly grapefruitish to the hop mouthfeel.

Again, at $10 though, it gets docked overall. Better value/quantity choices at that price.

04-25-2011 20:23:26 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-22-2013 17:09:10 | More by Varkias41
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

750ml bottle, served in a small pint glass

A - pours with about half an inch of mostly creamy, somewhat dense light tan foam. the beer is clear yet some bottle sediment fell in. burnt amber in color.

S - rich with pine, lightly citrusy hops. sweet caramel malt shines through. simple and balanced, yet inviting.

T - begins with some rich caramel sweetness which carries through to the end. crisp bitterness chimes in about halfway, bringing lush pine, grapefruit, and slightly floral hops.

M - medium bodied with light yet crisp carbonation. slightly creamy throughout, aided by ample sweetness yet cut into by a pleasant bitterness and very mild alcohol burn.

O - wonderful in its simplicity. basically a solid amber with a healthy hoppy edge. not quite at Nugget Nectar level (which I feel all hoppy ambers are judged against) but yummy nonetheless.

04-02-2011 03:48:10 | More by Stigs
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Wegomlegging

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

Nice amber color, with a very good white head. Smell was a bit understated in the malt category, but plenty of hops to talk about. Flavors were very pleasant, with hops taking the front seat and a very slight amount of maltiness. Finish was excellent which I belive has something to do with the hard water used to brew this beer. Nice carbonation, went down very easily given amount of hops. Refreshing overall with good balance, but doesn't fit the mold of your red ale except in color. RU hoo-rah!

03-23-2011 02:14:18 | More by Wegomlegging
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aleslover

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-14-2012 23:39:15 | More by aleslover
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-07-2012 15:21:54 | More by Damian74Shensky
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avisong

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-07-2012 04:58:01 | More by avisong
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%

Poured into a shaker pint. Has a hazy dark amber/scarlet color. Thin white head dissapated to a film but has excellent lacing.

Aroma is of juicy hops. Citrus hops and a bit of malt. Smells great.

Taste is the same. Sticky hop flavor. Nice malt to balance it out and a nice hop bitterness in the finish to wreck your palate.

Mouthfeel is nice and dry with a great carb.

Overall this beer is awesome. Get it if you can. You will be hearing about it soon.

06-12-2011 06:55:30 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%

On tap @ TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery (Paoli, PA) on 4/3/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with a thin frothy covering of bright-white head. This retains with some rich edging and leaves back some foamy swathes of lacing which slowly creep down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells sweet and sticky in the nose, with notes of caramel and ripe tropical fruit. An earthy and leafy bitterness adds some edge to this.

The taste has a lot of sweet caramel action going on with it, with a bit of an extra roasty push underneath. The bitterness here is initially very raw feeling, with a harsh pithiness in the finish that really sticks hard. Fortunately, as this warms up, more and more fruit character emerges to help balance a lot of this out and make the overall experience with this beer a lot better. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an assertive sharpness to the carbonation which really helped draw a lot of that initial aggressive bitterness out. A slickness along the back helps carry a lot of that balancing sweetness in the profile. I must say for 9%, the alcohol here is very hell hid, with just some beefy warmth being present in the body.

As I suspected, my experience with this here on draft was much better than it was on cask. Problems with the aggressiveness of the hops aside, this luckily did end up being a flavorful and well balanced Imperial Red by the end of the glass, with that sticky tropical fruit character eventually swooping in to save the day. Pretty impressive drinkibility on this for an almost 10% beer as well and while I wasn't quite blown away here; this definitely ended up as a solid entry in the Exit series.

04-06-2011 19:18:50 | More by Kegatron
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-09-2013 20:56:43 | More by EBeckett3
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-01-2011 02:32:03 | More by PaBeerLover
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

Shared this one with beeruser and funkydelic during one of our weekly tastings! Brought this one out as my guest wanted an Amber there... Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, caramel, citrus hop, and marijuana. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and caramel hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The hop profile going on here was very sweet forward rather than bittering. The citrus aspect in this one definitely helped to overcome this fact, but it could only do so much. Still pretty enjoyable and was a nice change-up after some of the other brews we had during this tasting. Worth trying at least one if you have the opportunity.

07-06-2011 19:03:22 | More by thagr81us
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PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-01-2013 23:43:06 | More by PhotoMattT
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

A: Dirty orangish-amber is filled with a dense nature of yeasty activity. A creamy parchment head sits a finger-plus in height. Visible carbonation was difficult to determine through the dirty coloring and yeasty matter floating about. Window dressing was good for coverage. My only complaint of course would be the obvious, I would of loved to see the coloring a Rutgers Scarlet red which would have been very fitting here but came off a few shades off the mark, otherwise it would have been worthy of an extra tick up.

S: Fresh citrus juice mingles with pineapple juice. Pine and grapefruit also is detected combining with a sweet toasted specialty malting. The scent was pleasant in delivery, soft and perfumy rounding out with a bit of herbaceous thyme. Good flavor and bitterness upfront, treading between fresh wet citra-tones and some dry pine. Spicy and woodsy feel set against a bit of dried lemon and a nicely toasted malting. Dried tropical fruitiness (dried pineapple) and starfruit with a dash of peppery pine hopping on the close. Nice hop combination blending beautifully together as well a thick body of sweet toasted character.

M: Medium bodied, creamy feel, dry pine and citrus warmth with a spicy and peppery bite on the close.

D/O: Solid drinkability, worthy of a try and repeat. As the label suggests pairs well with spicy foods. Nice cool weather offering,spritzy and refreshing, solid in every aspect per style. Very good with possibly treading the line of a A- rating with minor degrees of personal differences.

05-19-2011 22:48:02 | More by beerthulhu
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-02-2012 01:37:26 | More by Louski
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +2%

On tap @ Skinner's Loft in JC

Finally the first time I've seen this beer on tap or bottle. Poured into a snifter, a hazy orange with a 2 finger thick head. The smell had some citrus and caramel sweetness to it. A little bit of everything in the taste, biscuit, malts, grapefruit, soft pine, a little heat from the alcohol. The body is hearty, and very smooth and balanced throughout, with creaminess in the beginning and dryness at the end, leaving a slight hop bitterness lingering on the tongue. I had 4 of these in row, so I would say its pretty easy drinking at 9%. GO RU!

04-26-2011 13:06:54 | More by bonbini26
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-04-2014 06:19:20 | More by VeganUndead
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thepiner

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

Great beer. My advice would be to not focus on the "hoppy scarlet ale" moniker or think about its predecessors (Exits 11,16) when trying- it's not as hop forward as the others and it's not scarlet. A nice balance of maltiness with the hops. Surprisingly smooth for its ABV.

Nice creamy tight head on the glass, immediate notes of citrus/pineapple on the nose. Auburn/ light caramel color.

Nice malty balance with a citrus finish. Really nicely balanced for an amber ale; akin to Nugget Nectar but hops are more citrus than piney.

Real nice beer- can't wait to drink it while watching my Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

03-06-2011 16:17:11 | More by thepiner
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asicilianonj

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-07-2013 14:39:17 | More by asicilianonj
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-03-2013 17:09:29 | More by user785335
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

The pour was very big. Lots of dark orange colors swirling about and a good sized head of white reaching up and over the top to around two inches before settling back down again. Really nice layered look to the sides of the glass as it was thoroughly coated all the way down, really good retention here I have to say. Lots of malt in the nose right off. Caramel, sweet notes mixing with a very big hop note, especially as it warms. Piney with a sweet orange rind like citrus touch as it comes close to room temperature. Very thick feel, sticky and full with nice carbonation, definite enough to get it done. Initially you get the piney hop bite as you take the first sip, but it became very well balanced mid palate as the rich, almost scotch ale like buttery notes start to come through and really give it quite a smooth flavor. A bit hot still and a definite big one, it hurts the session ability of it a touch, and by the end you are really pushing it with this one.

Overall not bad, actually very, very good. Straddles the line of several styles, but I would call it a strong ale as a catch all. A bit strong and young still, this would serve up great after 6 months I am sure.

04-23-2011 00:03:08 | More by mikesgroove
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%

A: Poured gently from a 750 into a snifter. About a finger of slightly white/almost colorless head. Lots of bubbles and some yeast floating around. Slightly hazy.
S: Primarily pine and cirtus hop notes.
T: Starts out with a sweet malt flavor. Definitely getting some tropical flavors. Finishes hoppy and bitter with a very small amount of alcohol.
M:Moderate carbonation.
Stacks up nicely against the other red ale (Nugget Nectar) I've been drinking the past couple months.

03-14-2011 00:08:01 | More by IdrinkGas
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Exit 9 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.