Item Nine | Brash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.71/5
119 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brash Brewing Company
Texas, United States
brashbeers.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WanderingFool on 11-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
119
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
3.28
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is quite hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with strong notes of underlying caramel malts.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is quite hoppy, having flavors of citrusy hops and strong notes of caramel malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting beer—it's kind of like a very hoppy American Barleywine but lighter in body compared to other barleywines due to the use of wheat malts.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pascilla
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Opperman's Cork 'n' Ale in Saginaw, MI yesterday for $4.99. Marked down from $8.99. The Associate (or maybe the owner) that checked me out indicated this was a pretty good beer so i felt pretty good walking out of there with a marked down strong ale.

Beer poured a hazy orange with a decent white head that is lasting pretty long.

Nose is full of citrus.

Taste is citrus and pine over a big malt backbone. Hops shine thru despite the obvious age on this brew. I am surprised it still is tasting as well as it does.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this reminds me of a smaller version of Devil Dancer. Given some of the previous reviews it sounds like it was over hopped when fresh and by the sounds of it needed some age on it. It is drinking quite fine despite it likely been not stored at a temperature that ranged from 65-75 at Opperman's for who knows how long.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.34/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ordybill
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a Bomber into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a fruit aroma with a slightly off-putting metallic aroma. Appearance- Pours a dark orange with a lot of sediment. Taste- Average malt flavored beer. Palate- A heavy bodied beer with mild carbonation, sort of syrupy Overall- an average beer, the label is the best part of this beer.

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Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of searsclone
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of MarkDeming
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of puboflyons
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Item Nine from Brash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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