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Item Nine - Brash Brewing Company

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Item NineItem Nine

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BA SCORE
84
good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WanderingFool on 11-18-2012

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Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle with no bottle date. A grassy nose blends with citrus and sweet malt aromas. It pours hazy gold beer under a 1 inch foam off white cap that dissipates to a film that laces the glass with each drink. Item 9 is a big and bold that attacks with malt and caramel flavors quickly joined by citrusy hops and alcohol. The hop bitterness on the finish lingers through the aftertaste and is just this side of being harsh. The hops, alcohol and malt maintain a tenuous balance. This creamy, full bodied has medium soft carbonation.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this is cool beer, a tasty, if slightly generic strong ale. its loosely a double ipa, as its quite well hoppy, with flavors and aromas of dried mango and papaya, really nice. the hops are faded a little bit, this bottle isnt the freshest, and oxidation has started to creep in just a little, but i can see where this awesome. nice big barley malt middle, fluffy in feel and sturdy enough for all the hops on the back end. i havent had much beer from these guys, so its a pretty impressive introduction. i love all that interesting hop character in the finish without much bitterness. the booze shows through a bit, and the carbonation isnt as perky as it could be, but i do like it quite a bit. definitely a bottle to share with someone or two, but this has gotten me motivated to find more beer from these guys. very solid example of the style

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ordybill
2.9/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orange colour, quite sedimenty. Whispy thin head, off-white, nice trails of lace but head is very unimpressive. OK.

Smells kind of off. Fruity, with mango and passionfruit, then a decent chemical aroma - metallic, somewhat cleaning agent-esque. Not bad but definitely weird.

Taste is OK, a bit strong. Malty upfront that gets more robust towards the finish with toffee and warming molasses. Some fruity tang - strong mango and blood orange, with some mild hop resins. Not very bitter but has a brandy kind of robustness to it towards the mid-late that's a bit odd. Not bad, but feels a bit thick and gluggy.

Not an everyday drinker. OK I guess.

Photo of searsclone
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 7.99/bomber at Lager Mill
Undated bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma – faint malt
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular ring varying from 1 to 10 mm
Lacing OK – partial rings and islands of very small to small bubbles
Body orange, hazy
Flavor of malt, alcohol, and some fruity overtones; no diacetyl; ends with chalky bitterness.
Palate medium to full, oily, lively carbonation

This is my first of this style and I’m not likely to repeat it. It meets the style guidelines but just doesn’t have the hop forward flavor to cover the alcohol and the slightly sour maltiness.

Photo of MarkDeming
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on July 11, 2014.

The pour is a kind of medium amber-orange color with a generally lingering off-white head that leaves some decent lacing.

The aroma surprises me. It has a full and sweet barley malt character similar to a barleywine but not quite there. A toasted biscuit feel and limited hops. No booze.

The body is medium to full.

The taste is not dissimilar to a Barleywine but not quite as pungent. It is more like a good barleywine that has been cellared for a year or more. Toasted barley malts, mild sweetness, but low hop bitterness. The malts rule the day. No alcohol in the taste.

Photo of ironchefkook
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BigOldOaf
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jessedionne
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Ebruth
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It appears in the glass with a deep copper body and off white khaki head forms thick, frothy head fine speckled lacing.

Aromatics have big malt layers bordering on a barleywine, hops have dulled a bit but it works. Earthy, herbal, dank hop nose goes with the big malt layers, booze ridden backend jumps out of the glass as well. There’s deep fruit notes, a touch of ripened banana and tart apple.

The flavor has a brash abrasive hop and alcohol combo of pleasantries on the palate, big cloying malt profile residual sugars not full fermented out…hop character fading a bit is still resilient enough to make its mark. Earthy, pine, and garlic like vegetal notes in the hop profile, booze is shining through with each sip a bit fusel alcohol going on.

Mouthfeel here is downright BRASH and abrasive on the palate, each sip fatigues the palate a bit more into submission, medium to full bodied residual sugars give it a chewy texture. Carbonation is natural bottle fermented unfiltered, you realize this as you pour the last of the dregs in.

Overall, this will put hair on your chest. Really go ahead and try any of their beers out there, all of them have some pretty rough qualities this big beer bordering in barleywine/strong ale territory is no joke.

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Trish
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of brentk56
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color capped by an inch of foam; a few strands of lacing are left

Smell: Shortbread, banana and citrus pith; surprisingly bitter

Taste: Shortbread with hints of toffee and banana, up front, with a rough bitterness building in the middle; after the swallow, the sweet and bitter flavors clash in a boozy mess

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy but hot

Overall: Some styles were not meant to be combined and I think this is a poster child for that

Photo of EgadBananas
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Item Nine from Brash Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.