Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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3.98/5 rDev +4.5%
No freshness date
A - Pours copper with one finger of off-white head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves a bit of lacing.
S - Smell is both hoppy and malty. Hops are quite spicy and somewhat piney, with a bit of citrus as well. Malt is mostly caramel.
T - Caramel malt is the first taste I notice, but a significant hop presence does follow and persists with a nice bitterness through the rest of the taste. While the finish is mostly bitter, a small shot of sweetness appears late in the taste that is a nice compliment to the hops.
M - Medium mouthfeel that is a bit oily. Mouthfeel isn't exactly creamy, but the carbonation level is quite good. Despite the prominent malt presence, this finishes dry and bitter. Pretty nice.
O - A solid fresh hop ale that is a step below Surly Wet and Founders Harvest.
11-14-2011 00:39:36 | More by warnerry
3.48/5 rDev -8.7%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Just barely hazy amber-orange with thin white head and light lacing lines.
Smell: Mild citrus and a sharp dry herb-like spiciness that I can't identify. Not the biggest fan of the aroma.
Taste: Very herbal spiciness upfront with light citrus and pine. The malts are on the more toasted, caramel and grassy side of things but relegated to the background. Ends somewhat bitter but more tangy and spicy, with that strange herb taste carrying through.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, with a medium, somewhat oily, body. Dry finish.
Drinkability: You really have to appreciate a Minnesota brewer growing their own hops, and this is certainly a fresh and unique beer. That said, this isn't my favorite mix of hops. Happy to try it, and did enjoy it, but would not seek out again.
10-09-2010 22:14:07 | More by bsp77
3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
A fresh hopped ale which is currently all the rage.
A-Pours a clear golden tan with a creamy tan head that laces all the way down the pint glass.
S-Fresh hop bomb-grassy with lots of tropical volatiles dominant. There is a nice malty sweetness presence too.
T-The hops are fresh and they hit you quick and then hang on after a quick malt flavor. Like the biscuit malt in here-keeps this one from knocking out my bitter receptors.
M-Their is a fair amount of malt backbone here giving a nice body. The hops are a bit astringent and dry out your mouth, requiring more whistle wetting. Just a touch of alcohol bite too.
D-Pretty good-but I can't handle too many fresh hopped beers. After 1 of these I have to switch it up to something a little crisper.
O-If you like the fresh hop beers, this is a solid one to try! Like the maltiness-hops are a bit overwhelming but that is the point I suppose.
11-16-2011 01:54:14 | More by deebo
4.43/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Lively and clear amber orange with lots of bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with good retention and a nice amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Hop forward with a blend of citrus, grassy, and herbal hops. Notes of grapefruit, mango, and pine resin. Hops also have a herbal tea like smell. Under the hops there are hints of bready pale malts.
Taste: Like the smell, a big attack of fresh hops. Citrus hops including grapefruit, mango, and orange. What stands out the most here is a oily pine resin. Also some hints of grass and herbal tea. Caramel malts are pretty subtle but noticeable enough to provide some balance.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate level of carbonation. Somewhat oily and prickly but still fairly smooth.
Overall: A pretty solid take on a wet hopped ale. Nice variety of hop flavors.
10-18-2011 04:21:21 | More by MattyG85
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Clear deep golden / amber in color. A one-finger off-white foamy head that faded fast but left nice lacing.
Smell: Very Pine and Citrus hops with that unmistakable hemp-like fresh hops aroma. Not much malt or sweetness beneath, this IPA aroma is all about the fresh hops.
Taste: A blast of bitter pine and hemp fresh hops that mellows after a moment on the palette. A slight alcohol warming. A little malt in the background, but this is all about the fresh wet hops...and there are a lot of them!
Mouth feel: Medium bodied and crisp carbonation. Feels clean and sharp on the tongue.
Overall: I love the unique flavors of seasonal fresh hops, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's a hoppy IPA that features a boatload of fresh wet hops, and I like it.
10-20-2011 23:52:52 | More by ChopperSmith
2.98/5 rDev -21.8%
Had a glass at the Happy Gnome. I figured I should give this a try, the only MN fresh hop ale I've heard of. It's a decent first attempt, but not exactly up to snuff with typical IPAs. There was a big nutty, biscuit malt flavor with a slight creaminess that reminded me of English ales. There's a mild kick of hops in the finish, but this beer is by no means hoppy. There a mild citrus character to the aftertaste, but this beer tastes much more like a balanced amber ale.
11-17-2010 00:20:35 | More by tempest
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Orangish amber in color with great clarity. Low off-white head has fair retention.
Aroma-Awesome pungent, sticky, fruity, citrusy hops, with orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and light pine resin. Some caramel and bready character.
Flavor-Bready, toasty, and a light dollop of caramel. Hop flavors are less fruity/citric, but have plenty of green, piney flavors, herbal tea flavors. Moderately high yet soft hop bitterness is prevalent. There seems to be a slight, papery oxidation character, though it might just be a component of the hop bitterness. Caramel malt, resin, and hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Pretty damn tasty.
Mouthfeel-Medium body, moderate carbonation. Hop bitterness lingers on the palate, but in a pleasant way.
Delicious, with heavenly aromatics-this is definitely one of my favorite wet-hopped beers. Enjoyed this with a piece of Carrot Cake-quite decadent. Couldn't be happier right now.
10-28-2011 04:26:09 | More by plfahey
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
A: A deep orange and brown hue with a little head--actually just a thin film on top; lacing is decent
S: Lots of orange and grapefruit up front with a caramel malt undertone; aromas become a bit muted but decently pleasant
T: A nice hop bitterness up front; really fruity and tasty at beginning but it finishes with a bit of a metallic weirdness
F: Maybe a bit too carbonated as the beer hits the tongue; fairly oily--and a bit off in the texture
D: A decent beer that hides its abv well but that metallic weirdness got to me by the end though--not making me want much more
01-03-2011 17:29:29 | More by dbossman
3.55/5 rDev -6.8%
Slightly golden yellow with good clarity and some rising carbonation. very good lace and pours with a good head. hold instead great. a bit too malty smelling, mostly caramel and toffee with some hoppiness. It has a hoppy aroma upfront but it drops off a bit. decent amount of bitterness and floralness. Good body but slightly astringent.
10-28-2010 02:56:54 | More by mikey711
3.63/5 rDev -4.7%
Had on tap at Stub & Herb's.
Poured a light amber with only a small head but one that left a web of lace down the glass.
The aroma is very good. Smelled of lemon and orange with a hint of pine backed up by a sweet bready malt.
Unfortunately, this doesn't taste as good as it smells. The flavor is a bit of a mess, too many hop characteristics fighting for attention. With a fresh hop, I'd think the brewer would want to stick with one or two hop varities. This is a cluster that is not pleasant.
It's a bit thin given that it's a wet hop.
I'm not sure I'd drink many of these, especially given superior IPAs in Minnesota and the surrounding states.
12-01-2010 02:18:45 | More by BuckeyeOne
4.13/5 rDev +8.4%
Clear amber color with two fingers of solid white head that had excellant retention. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass. The fresh hops do come out in the aroma. It has a herbal, grassy, and a little mossy quality. Malt adds a subtle toastyness. The flavor is also very herbal and grassy that gives this an English slant which is a bit unique for a fresh hop ale. Just a little citrus. I never tasted a thistle but I was surrounded by them my first 18 years, and I think this might taste like a thistle. Seems excessively bitter considering the hop flavor. The malt seems sufficient for a fresh hop ale. It gives just a slight sweetness and a little toast. Would of enjoyed a little more body but it is sufficent and is nicely carbonated. A good, locally sourced harvest ale that features the hops greatly. Well done.
10-30-2010 17:44:01 | More by morimech
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