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Item Nine - Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%


Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 11-18-2012)
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-12-2013 00:33:56 | More by Beerlover
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Brinks

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-13-2014 17:37:32 | More by Brinks
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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03-01-2014 23:56:19 | More by
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-25-2014 03:23:44 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-31-2014 02:33:17 | More by jrpapajcik
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear dark yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with light retention and very minimal lacing. Aroma of light wheat notes with some hoppy notes with some sugars also noticeable. Taste is dominated by quite a bit of residual sugars with some warming alcohol notes, some wheat malt with dry bitter hoppy notes also noticeable into this mix. Body is light for style with good carbonation with way too much alcohol noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 02:07:29 | More by Phyl21ca
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bdelonj13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-25-2014 02:41:36 | More by bdelonj13
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/24/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, wheat, bread, honey, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop, malt, and earthy/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest, orange rind, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness and pepper/clove spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel/rind, lemon zest, wheat, bread, honey, floral, grass, pine, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spice/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy/slick and moderately sticky/crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wheatwine style! All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and spicy/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 22:13:26 | More by superspak
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-18-2014 01:30:45 | More by MNBeerGeek
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-10-2014 03:57:02 | More by 2GOOFY
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TigerOwl

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-30-2013 20:28:50 | More by TigerOwl
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-20-2013 22:31:40 | More by mjstacker
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asallysal

Connecticut

3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I hoped for more from this beer. I enjoyed it but the first few mouthfuls were a bit rough. The aftertaste hung around but overall it was decent.

The alcohol content was good and stiff. I got serious earth flavors and some citrus tones but a little too complex for my pallet.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 03:53:11 | More by asallysal
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-04-2013 01:21:09 | More by Sammy
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2013 04:17:14 | More by XmnwildX12
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-21-2013 02:47:29 | More by Keiferfillinger
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-08-2013 05:05:02 | More by DruC4
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-03-2013 22:25:32 | More by Pens1967
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SpeedSkaterBoston

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap today in Boston only 28 miles southwest of the brewery known as the Ipswich Brewing Company, aka the Mercury Brewing Company in Ipswich, MA.

Item Nine is a well-balanced American-style strong ale. It is not overly hopped but has barleywine characteristics. In the glass, it conveys the message with a pleasing amber orange, lush foam and a satisfying turbidity. When sipped, a melange of flavors and textures delight the palate: malt, honey, citrus, aromatic hop. The balance is what makes the beer - nothing seems to be added - no ginger, coriander, cinnamon, pumpkin, or turnips for that matter. This is beer done right.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2013 03:31:38 | More by SpeedSkaterBoston
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-01-2013 23:02:45 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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drunkheathen

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-26-2013 23:10:20 | More by drunkheathen
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IPAdams

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a golden orange with a half inch foamy head that lingers for a while and leaves lots of lacing. Moderate amounts of visible bubbles.

Smell- Lots of grapefruit with some bitter orange and hints of grass.

Taste- Very sweet in the beginning with a strong bitterness after swallowing. Taste of burnt caramel malts, spices, Grapefruit and citrus. Pretty tasty but the bitterness cuts the taste pretty quick.

Mouthfeel- Moderate body and carbonation.

Overall- Pretty good ale, hides the alcohol fairly well but the bitterness can be a bit off putting as it cuts off the rest of the flavors pretty quickly.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 01:57:19 | More by IPAdams
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter
9% ABV, bottled on 11/16/12

A - This beers' captivating tarnished apricot orange appearance is matched only by it's stunning label, which is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Heavy lace coats the snifter and falls to a clumpy ring of loose bubbles.

S - A myriad of American pine and citrus hop notes wash over the sweet pils and caramel malt base - honey-drizzled biscuit and delicate wheat finish out. Give Item Nine a hard swirl and you'll awaken complex alcohol and tropical fruit nuances for a pleasing aroma, even with the age on this beer.

T - Dry, flakey biscuit drizzled with wildflower honey and a light mist of lemon zest leads into a suggestion of freshly fallen pine cone and a kiss of alcohol hiding behind tropical fruit.

M - Item Nine has a wheat-driven smooth, medium-bodied that feels thicker from a low level of carbonation but balances out with plenty of hoppy bitterness for a unique finish.

O - Part wheat wine, part double IPA, Item Nine, (despite my bottle's age which has held on pretty well) is a mysterious amalgam that hovers through the mist of double IPA and wheat wine with a smooth wheat feel and bitter, tropical fruit-rich hoppiness. Still, one of the best beer labels around!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 14:48:32 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Sarmartay

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-08-2013 02:15:28 | More by Sarmartay
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-29-2013 12:54:40 | More by neckbracesub
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Item Nine from Brash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.