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Item Nine - Brash Brewing Company

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107 Ratings

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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 11-18-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

Hazed pale amber color, leaves several rings of lace on the glass. Smells of thick semi-dank hop resin, stone fruit, alcohol and toasted bread. Big smoothness, extremely bitter, harsh alcohol, oily hop, fresh grass, yeasty, vegtal, tobacco, persimmons, melon rind and a very bitter alcoholic finish.

A bit of a hot mess, hoppiness runs amuck and barely drinkable ... a chore to sip. Ok enough to share with some friends but that is about it.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of KristineT
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer months ago on draft, but did not review it. I really enjoyed it and therefore searched it out again. Servers in a 12 oz tulip poured from a 22 oz bottle.

A- Clear with a lovely pale golden hue. Looks refreshing and inviting.

S- Nice delicate hop aroma, somewhat faint.

T- Delicious, crisp, with a hint of malty sweetness, but plenty of hop flavor. Not sure what type of hops were used, but had a touch of citrus to the palate.

M - for 9% ABV it should and does follow through with the full body mouthfeel. Coats the tongue, and palate. Very pleasant.

O- I usually avoid beers east of the Missisippi, due to past experiences with not enough hops in IPA's or IIPA's. I was pleasantly suprised when I tasted this beer and saw it said MA. It is not a west coast dipa but it is great!

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice golden-orange.
Miniscule head that dissipates quickly to a film. Leaving nice lacing as you drink.
Smells of passion fruit and pineapple.
Herbal and sweet with an alcohol kick.
Overall a well rounded beer. Nice and intriguing. Leaves a nice hoppy-pineapple flavor on palate.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid citrus and herbal hop presence.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden honey hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is strong candied citrus,piney hops,tangerine,paw paw and fruit tingles,the mouthfeel is full bodied,creamy with moderate carbonation and the taste is a tropical explosion with hints of paw paw,pineapple,candy,passionfruit,kiwi fruit and finished with a piney hop bubblegum bitterness and overall it's definitely a hop bomb where the wheat plays second fiddle but is still noticeable due to the creamy mouthfeel and yeah if not for the price could drink quite abit of cheers.

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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

What better way to start off a birthday dinner at Firkin than with a Brash beer? This stuff pours a hazy orange topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises earthy greens up front (with a healthy amount of leek in there), some vague citrus beneath, and some dusty toffee throughout the background. The taste holds notes of tangelo zest, orange rind, sharp greens along the back edge, and a sweeter bit of toffee than before. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid wheat IPA, nothing earth-shattering, but certainly an interesting and generally enjoyable little brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Item Nine from Brash Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.