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

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.

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

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. If there's a freshness date, it's on the bottom and I can't read it.

A- Pours more of a brownish-orange than scarlet but I understand that colors in the name don't need to correlate to the color in the brew. A full inch of head falls to a 1/16 inch head with patches of big bubbles settled on the surface. Moderate lacing.

S- Whoo. At least the word "hoppy" in the title certainly correlates to what's in the brew. A unique and intense hop aroma shoots out that seems slightly astringent but that just could be from how pungent and snappy the hops are.

T- That medicinal note actually does carry through to the flavor. Again, it could either be the combination of hop varieties or simply the quantity of hops used in the brew. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for a while and becomes more prevalent as it warms. Speaking of warms, the 9% ABV is catching up to me with every sip I take. It's well-hidden at first but only lasts so long. Somewhat sweet but the hops are definitely showcased in this beer. Have I said "hops" enough in this review?

M- Sort of prickly due to the high bitterness and medium-high carbonation. Definitely not a bad thing though.

O- Not my absolute favorite by Flying Fish and certainly not one of the best of the "Exit" series but a darn fine ale for sure. I'm usually wary of ales that hint at being Red Ales (e.g. Scarlet Ale) because I usually don't like Red Ales but this one is a winner for sure. A bit overbearing on the hops (that's 6 times), but if you like that sort of thing, I recommend this.

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

Pours hazy dark gold I with a finger of head, quickly recedes.

Nose is sharp hops, and a little alcohol

Taste is pretty decent hops mostly fruity, with some dark fruit from the malt. Sharp hop contrast, but missing in complexity just a little bit (specifically floral and pine notes).

Mouthfeel is a little lighter than expected, with very very high carbonation

Overall it is a good beer certainly not the best in the exit series. I will definitely try it again when I am not all congested up with allergies

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

A- amber, thick,foamy head leaving nice lacing

S- citrus hops,grapefruit dominates

T- good balance between sweet malt and piney and fruity hops

M- medium body, good carbonation. bitterness is just right for my taste.

D- Its a good drinking brew but be careful with 9% alcohol. Not a heavy beer but yet refreshing.

I like this brew from Flying Fish Exit Series very much and I hope they plan on six pack offerings.

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

A - Orangish bodied beer with two fingers of white foam that left some nice lace and webbing on the sides.

S - A bit of a fan of the hoppy amber, and there is a nice hops presence to this one. Pine and resin, on a caramel backbone with some fruity notes.

T - Toffee, caramel malt backbone surrounded by citrus and a little bit of pine. This tastes quite nice and the bitterness is a great balance to the sweetness of the malts.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, a little bit sticky.

O - Quite easily drinkable, considering the relatively high ABV. A good beer, would like to drink this again.

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

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a nice head that sticks reasonably well and leaves a few dots of lace, too

Smell: As one would expect from a hoppy red, the aroma has both caramel malt and piney hop elements

Taste: The malt jumps out front, with caramel flavors leading off; by mid-palate, some fruit and piney hops arrive to add a multi-layered, bitter dimension; after the swallow, while both the sweet and better elements are present, I would give a nod to the bitterness being dominant; also some minty flavors in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a really nice beer from the folks at Flying Fish, who are always concerned about drinkability rather than being at the extremes; this beer shows that they can pack quite a lot of flavor, without pushing it outside the boundaries; that might not satisfy everyone around this site, but that does not make it any less worthy

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