Exit 9 | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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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:
183
Reviews:
97
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
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25
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - solid amber color, a little murky, with about about 2 fingers worth of off-white foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - pretty hoppy, I'd say maybe Cascade and/or Amarillo. Also maybe a little fruity.

Taste and Mouthfeel - hoppy in the taste too, but mostly flavor until the end of the middle and whole of the finish, then it's fairly bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Also maybe a fruitiness in the taste, most noticeable in the middle, but still very subtle. Texture is very nice and well-balanced.

Overall - all around good beer, especially if you like the taste the hops, but not necessarily love the bitterness.

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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't wait to get into this one - have thoroughly enjoyed all of the other Exit series.

Appearance - Golden straw orange - honestly look similar to Troegs Nugget Nectar. About 1 finger of creamy head that dissipates quickly. Clear and beautiful.

Smell - Full malty body with hints of hops. Not tropical fruity hops but more of the piney variety. Not an overpowering smell but definitely refreshing.

Taste - Sweet and malty up front with a big body and a crisp hoppy finish. More Nugget Nectar similarities - bitter, resiney, piney notes.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, moderate carbonation. Resin/hoppy flavors cling to the tongue after the sip. Perhaps a bit heavy but not overly so.

Drinkability - Pretty good considering alcohol content - Not heavy, nice crisp and refreshing with good solid body to support the hops. Another great outing from Flying Fish.

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

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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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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with a sticky rich white foam head that falls to good lacing.
The aromas are quite inviting with copious amounts of citrus and extreme grapefruit; in the background you get some subtle caramel maltiness and a little spicy pine hoppiness.
The tastes begin with a quick flash of sweet caramel malt but immediately shifts to the bitter grapefruit flavors; there is plenty of citrus and finally some spicy pine buried beneath the blanket of citrus and grapefruit flavors.
The mouthfeel is thick and resinous, the bitterness lingers pleasantly on the taste buds throughout the finish. This is an amazing drinkable beer, especially for the ABV. 9% seriously this drinks like a 5 or 6%, so flavorful throughout. Overall another great great offering for this Exit Series from Flying Fish. Can someone tell me why they bottled and offer the worst one of this series in a 4 pack? This and the Rye and the Chocolate Stout should be their new seasonal offerings because all 3 are amazing. Perfect complement to for Thai duck which I had for dinner tonight.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber with thick foamy head. Citrus herb hoppy aroma with an underlying hint of roasted malt. Hoppiness is foremost, nicely balanced with alcohol, acidity, and malt sweetness. Citrus alcohol aftertaste with slight fruity esters, and bitterness.

This pushes the boundaries of an amber or red ale, for sure, with intense hop and citrus. The best part of this beer is the balance between sweet, acid, hop, and alcohol, which is masterful. This is a prime take on the style, especially for hop lovers.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a SA perfect pint glass. It pours a solid amber with a perfect 2 finger white head and a ton of lacing. The aroma is sweet with citrus. The beer has lots of sweet malt and a citrus finish, very well balanced. The body is medium and is well carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. A good amber, another solid beer from the exit series.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a light amber with a full finger and a half of white head. Great looking pint, leaving nice lace.

S: Barleywine esque with a lot of crystal style malt, piney hops with a hint of pineappple.

T: Strong malty flavour though not overly sweet. Definite hop character, earthy with pine. Good balance.

M: Medium to full-bodied, some crisp carbonation with a nice softness. Medium long aftertaste.

O: Quite a good beer, amber ales can certainly be hit or miss for me, but I like this one. A solid strong ale.

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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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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Beerlando for this one. Always excited to try another "Top New Beer". Served in a Half Acre pint glass.

A - Nice two fingers of creamy off-white foam that settle to a thick cap, leaving glass-coating lace. Hazed golden body that isn't very "amber".

S - So I'm guessing this is about six weeks old? In any case, a decent amount of piney and slightly catty hops - Chinook seems preeminent. Some light tropical fruit notes, and a cereal grain malt backdrop. A touch faded, but still pretty solid.

T - Again, lots of tropical fruits as well as some citrus, sweet toffee malt, lightly burnt sugars, and a growing bitterness that mounts over the course of a glass.

M - Resinous, sticky, medium body. Medium carbonation, and extremely deceptive alcohol - would never have guessed this was 9%.

D - This was probably a bit better right out of the gate, but it's still pretty enjoyable after a month and a half. Well-hidden boozes makes this one dangerous, particularly because it comes in 750ml bottles. I'd definitely buy this if I knew it was a fresh batch, or if it showed up on-tap.

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