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Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop AleHundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-18-2010)
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largemouthdmb, Nov 10, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +18.9%

Brewed a hundred yards from the vine and the freshness can contest to that!!!

A: Pours a bubbly bronzy orange. Not much year but the beer is very lively with bubbles. Light lace trickles ever so slowly.

S: HOPS!!! After you are done getting smacked across the face with hops, you get an carmel sweet aroma. Personally this smells AMAZING

T: Piney flavors dominate the flront end of this beer. A good malty sweetness is balanced very well. The fresh hops are extremely prevalent and amazing.

M: Very carbonated and bubbly and a medium body.

O: Great wet hop IPA hopefully there are a couple more sixers around to pick up. Great balance and taste.

Serving type: bottle

OleJohnnieAle, Nov 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

LukeH, May 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

bigbeers84, Oct 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

SaxmanRick, Oct 19, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +17.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a medium orange color with one finger of off-white head. Good retention and nice, sticky lace.

S: Great peach aromas.

T: Sweet tangerine and peach, lots of sweet malt. Finishes with sweet rose water. Did I mention it was sweet? Still, the bitterness keeps it from being cloying. After the first few sips, the flavor turns more in the pine direction, and the bitterness lingers a bit longer on the finish. Towards the end of the glass, a little mint joins in.

M: Light, creamy and a bit syrupy.

O: Wow, this is quite tasty, wish it could be year round. The flavor is really great. Surprised to see that other reviews are so lukewarm but hey, that means less competition for the limited supply. I'm good with that.

AmericanGothic, Dec 16, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +17.3%

No Freshness dating

A= Pours a nice golden orange color. Not the most exciting color but at least it doesn't look unnatural. The head is a solid two fingers with steady retention and pretty decent lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Smells like fresh green hops. I feel like I'm walking through the hop yard. Tasty green hops with a nice grassy floral character. A slightly sweet note to it that balances it out nicely. I almost feel like there is some darker roasted malts in it hidden somewhere but I can't say for sure.

T= The taste matches the smell nicely. Great balance and a ton of character in this beer. So fresh and green. The green character actually feels like I'm licking a hop plant and it's prickly on my tongue. A tasty treat indeed.

M= Prickly and a little sweet in the finish.

O= This is one hell of a wet hop IPA. Brau Bros has a few really nice beers but nothing on this level. This is amazing. Founders Harvest was my favorite wet hop beer until this one. Shame it's so limited.

jjanega08, Oct 08, 2011
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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.

MattyG85, Oct 18, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%

From Spartan Sprits poured into a tulip glass

A & S: very sweet smelling like some kind of candy. The smell also incorporates floral and citrus hops. About a finger of foamy head that dies at a moderate rate. Transparent reddish orange colored beer. The lacing hangs on pretty darn well.

T & M: not as hoppy as I thought it would be (seems to be a trend with the wet hopped beers I’ve tried, at least so far). However, a trend I do see in the wet hopped beer is that it tends to have a big bitter presence throughout the taste, and lingers way after. Nice citrus tone in the middle of the taste. Malty backbone is very present in this beer. Very smooth velvet-es medium bodied and low-ish carbonation.

O: I heard good things about this beer and it lives up to expectations. I really enjoyed this beer and think its super underrated.

minterro, Nov 10, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

2011 update: Fantastic this year. Really nice tropical-tangerine smell and palate notes added to an already very nice IPA

prior 2010 notes:

Appearance: Light reddish orange with a minimal head.

Smell: Big pine, citrus and floral hop right up front with underlying biscuit malt.

Taste: Much like the smell. Big hops hit all the major food groups on a malty backbone. The malt balances enough to really lets the hop profile shine. Fresh, very bitter & very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium and nicely carbonated.

Drinkability: This one hits all the right notes for a fresh hop beer. Very good.

JackieTH, Dec 06, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.