Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet AleExit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stop seven on our multi-year trip to explore the state of New Jersey through its beer and culture, is Exit 9, best known as the Rutgers University exit. The state’s university, Rutgers, began in 1771 with classes held at a local tavern though by 1810, students were banned from frequenting “beer and oyster houses.” Alumni include Nobel Laureates, astronauts, brewery founders, authors, actors and perhaps most notably, the cartoon character Mr. Magoo.

To celebrate Exit 9, we brewed a richly flavored red beer crafted with a variety of domestic and imported malts and a classic American yeast strain. Assertively hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook and Citra, the bouquet has complex notes of citrus and tropical fruits, with an appropriate bitterness in the finish. Serve it with spicy foods (try gumbo or curry), a rich blue or sharp cheddar cheese or enjoy it by itself.

Added by womencantsail on 02-11-2011

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up for 4 bucks and I suppose its worth it for the ABV.

A - Cloudy and hazy with tons of floaties another beer drank "too old" probably due to the price. Head is a nice 1/2 inch of head that pulls back to an exceptional lace ring.
S - Floral hops mostly citrus in nature but it's very faint.
T - Wow what a great red ale. Smooth hop presence mostly sweet and floral with a good malt balance sweet finish.
M - Hard to believe it's 9% I would assume around 7 like nugget nectar. Tasty.

Overall for sure will have to find this fresh seeing this old batch tastes so good.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is amber (scarlet) a little dense, nice looking head with mainly fine bubbles that is light tan; head laces the glass very well.

Smell is hop forward: nice citrusy hop aroma with caramel malt and toast, light toffee, also some sweet/fruity yeast byproducts. Great, enticing smell.

Taste is also hop forward, great citrus and earthy hop balance, touch of pine/resin like flavor, then transitions to the sweeter caramel/toast/toffee/plum like flavors. Hard to believe this clocks in at 9.0% abv with the great balance of flavors and low alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel is bitter, nice carbonated, balanced through out the mouth at first and then a very dry finish on the tongue.

Overall, this is an exceptional beer, nice hearty malt backbone with a lean towards some caramel and toffee like flavors; nice assertive fermentation leads to solid strength and pleasant fruity flavors.

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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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....

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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