Exit 9 | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
182
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
26
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 96
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really great.. walks a fine line between typically IIPA and their invented definition as a scarlet ale in honor of RU. Should be made available year round at every bar in N.B., sad, though, that they dulled it down a bit for their "red fish" offering..

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of KajII
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Snifter]

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...

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice 2 finger eggshell colored head of all tight creamy bubbles. Laces exceptionally well on all sides of the glass. Orange to slight amber in color. Hazy but light shines through. Not clear. Carbonation bubbles evident.

S: Pine, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, spicy and herbal hop notes. Great.

T: Caramel, toffee, pine, citrus, sweetness, sugar, assertive hop bitterness, herbal and spicy.

M: Sweet. Almost too much. Carbonation is good and body is medium. Some alcohol.

O: This is one of the most hop forward beers from Flying Fish I've had. Really nice addition to their portfolio. I also like that it's all American. No Belgian influences like most of their beers. Really aggressively hopped with a bitterness that lingers. Really tasty. Alcohol and sweet notes detract the beer slightly from being stellar.

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Photo of sparki1980
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber color, not as dark or red as I expected. Hazey with a very fine white lace, in a smaller head that dissipated faster than I wanted. Hoppy with a semi sweet taste. Very aromatic, a sweet citrus hops that you'd expect more in a Belgium Ale. Overall, a very enjoyable beer. Highly recommend.

Poured From: Bottle
Served In: Snifter

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown with smallish head and lace patches on top of a nicely mixed aroma of grassy, citric hops (even soapy) and a large bread malt base (barely any caramel malt). The beer is smooth and sweet upon first sip, with a strong caramel/sugar sweet malt rush. Then the hops take over as a citric/spicy zest, real sharp - less citric, hint of tropical. Finishes crisp and for some reason a little sticky, and heated as well thanks to large ABV. Not completely balanced as more hoppy than sweet but not a complaint; good beer to sip on b/c the alcoholo sneaks up on you.

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Exit 9 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 182 ratings.
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