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

Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop AleHundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%


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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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 01:29:07 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 04:56:06 | More by jjanega08
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 04:15:39 | More by AmericanGothic
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 04:21:21 | More by MattyG85
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minterro

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 04:24:42 | More by minterro
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 00:23:30 | More by JackieTH
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brau Brothers 100 Yard Dash, A Ridiculously Fresh Hopped Ale, Brau Brothers Brewing Company, Lucan, MN, Pop 220.
And that's all you need to know.

Clear, amber/bronze coloring, sizable, long-lasting snowy-white head.

Hop aroma: fresh, lively, loud, and lovely. Floral, fruity, bitter, citric, piney, grapefruit and orange. Spills into the nostrils with power, poetry, and aplomb.

Pounds onto the palate persistently. Clambors on board, spreading bitter hop flavor up and down, in and out, all about. Bitterness lingers long on the tongue. Moderate malt body holds down the fort, keeps all in check, maintains a tight spreadboard for the ever-bouncing hop attack.

My first encounter with this one was on tap, and was not good. I wasn't pleased at all, and wondered what all the fuss was about. Once again, I'm drinking this a bit late in the season, this one being my final bottle of the 6-pack. Consider me a fan. The success of this fresh hop ale has me hoping BBBC tries their hand at an IPA some day soon. Maybe Lucan will be a hotbed for hopheads?

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 07:22:30 | More by feloniousmonk
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- an amber-hued orange with about 1/8" of white head that leaves very little lacing.

S- Pine, orange and pineapple

T- Pine, citrus peel, and a mildly bitter aftertaste with hints of pineapple afterward.

M- Not much carbonation, medium mouthfeel

O- A very tasty beer, but the price is high for a good beer. I would gladly drink this on a regular basis (if the availability was year-round) if it was about $4 cheaper for a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 02:36:52 | More by Ungertaker
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plfahey

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 04:26:09 | More by plfahey
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morimech

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 17:44:01 | More by morimech
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright, light copper. Medium head with some thin but sturdy lacing. Smell is more malty than hoppy, though both are present. As I understand from the Brau Bros. website this one has five different and uberfresh hop varieties that might be tricking and confusing my sense of smell.

Taste is excellent. Solid malt backbone to keep all those hops in check. Nice little hop spice at the finish. Favorite part of this beer is the minty/menthol finish after it warms up quite a bit. In fact, it seems to be a very different (and better) beer at 55 degrees than it was right out of the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:01:35 | More by Another6Pack
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker gold color with a one finger head that recedes pretty quick, but leaves some lacing.

Literally smells like a hop just pulled off of the vine. Big citrus and hop kick.

Huge bitter hop burst right off the bat. Pine resin, bitter grapefruit and some butterscotch sweetness. Plenty of hop bite all the way through and into the finish.

Some prickly carbonation in a medium body.

For a fresh hop, this is right on, but it would be even better if the bitterness was kept in check a bit. I really enjoyed it and recommend it for all hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 23:02:25 | More by jera1350
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear amber, ok head.

Smell: Very fresh, pine and citrus dominate.

Taste: Caramel sweetness but lots of citrus. Semi dry finish.

Drinkability: Pretty balanced for a fresh hop beer, not too bitter to have several.

I tried this at a tasting last year but didn't get a bottle until this year. Very good aroma but not a hop bomb in the taste. On the bitter side but balanced well with the sweetness. Pretty good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 02:10:32 | More by Mdog
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange amber body. Tight and dense cap of cream colored head. Lacing is quite full. Aroma is piney hops. Not very forward, but noticeable. More hops are noticeable on the buds. Hop flavor fills the mouth. Fruity, piney, grassy and ctirusy. Malt backbone is more than sufficient. Caramel based. Bitterness is even keeled and enjoyable. Body is big and full. Medium-full I'd say. Liightly carbaonated and very drinkable. This is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 04:14:12 | More by Bighuge
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

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

Thanks goes out to my good buddy Another6Pack for this one. Cheers TK!

Pours a dark golden color - pretty much amber with some serious lacing going on inside the glass.

Aroma is sweet, hints of caramel, more malt-forward then hop-forward in my opinion. This actually has some aromas that remind me of barrel aged beers, such as vanilla and even some hints of whiskey/bourbon. Hmmm....

Taste is sweet and syrupy with an immediate rush of citrusy green hops. The flavors coming from those hops do decent job balancing things out but there is a tanginess in this beer that is hard to describe.

Solid beer. Having had Surly's WET earlier in the evening this is hard to compare. I love the idea behind wet-hopped ales as it really markets the freshness behind hops. Certainly worth picking up or trying on tap.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 04:09:58 | More by indiapaleale
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cocogan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pint glass. pours copper-orange with a one finger white head that recedes immediately. Minimal lacing.

Nose: Grass, lemon, grapefuit rind, grain, alcohol.

Taste: Craisins, toasted malt, wood, alcohol warmth, grapefruit, floral notes, finishes with mild sour bitterness.

Mouth: Medium bodied. A slightly creamy and smooth body that remains consistent throughout each drink.

Overall: Good. I like to use Surly Wet as the benchmark for fresh hop IPAs so I expect a stronger citrus/floral taste, with that said this is a solid representation for an Ameican IPA that is slightly underrated so far on this site.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 00:32:22 | More by cocogan
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alexgash

Connecticut

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

12 oz. bottle.

Medium copper body. Clear and clean. Finger of whipped, dense, beige head. Good retention and lacing. Juicy hop aromas of pine pitch, Juicy Fruit, orange, resin, and grapefruit. Some butterscotch malt backbone.

Some caramel and toasted malt notes up front. Herbal, piny, minty, pineapple hop flavors with a good dose of bitterness settle in. Tropical fruit and butterscotch provide some sweet balance, but the hoppiness is definitely driving this thing. Finish is long and dry with lingering hop resin bitterness. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy feel. Maybe not as good now as when it was fresh, but this is still a tasty, hoppy brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 23:04:34 | More by alexgash
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warnerry

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 00:39:36 | More by warnerry
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 23:52:52 | More by ChopperSmith
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PerHops

California

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Medium dark amber with a nice white lacing. Looks fairly similar to Surly Furious in color, but less head.

S- Piny hops with some malt presence

T- Some caramel some pine very resinous medium bitter finish. This is a good IPA to start with before moving into more bitter beers.

M- Good carbonation

O- Solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 02:25:43 | More by PerHops
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Megahertz

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice. Thanks to Warren W for the sample!

A - Clear blonde with a white frothy head.

S - Spicey and strong initially, very delicate, decreases over time.

T - Slight caramel with strong spicey hops, finishing with a nice malty sweetness and strong hop fruitiness.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

O - Could drink this all the time.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 21:55:38 | More by Megahertz
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dull amber brown hue, nice clarity with a thick, sudsy white head. Good retention.

S: Piney and somewhat grassy hop scents overlaying pale malt and a healthy dose of caramel.

T: Punchy pine and herbal flavors accompanied by a potent bitterness. Along with the hops, there is a sizable caramel malt base. Finish is dry with lingering bitterness.

M: Carbonation and body are about medium. Slight oiliness adds to the overall feel.

This packs plenty of hop punch, but is also heavier on the caramel malt similar to an imperial IPA. Overall impression was good. A bit aggressive and heavy, but solid.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 03:29:02 | More by GeezLynn
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brau Brothers Hundred Yard Dash

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonick pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Darker amber with a slight haze. Finger of off-white head. This settled to a patchy dusting. Not much lacing.

S) Earthy hops, dank, a bit resinous. Grassy, a little floral, mild citrus. Seems wet hopped.... And yet I'm drinking this in March...

T) Follows the nose as mentioned above, but also achieves pretty decent balance with a good malt backbone. I'd say the flavor is not quite as hoppy as the nose indicated.

M) Medium bodied with no carbonation issues. Even with a fair amount of hop bitterness, this goes down pretty smooth.

O) Another enjoyable beer from Brau Brothers. I've had better wet hopped ales, but I'd go for this again. Nice aroma, and flavor. Easy drinking... Glad to recommend...

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 19:44:07 | More by RoamingGnome
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a fan of just plain "bitter" IPA's and while this one does have a big dose of bitterness, it has more than that.

The pour produces a deep gold colored ale with a nice puffy white head on top. The aroma is piney, herbal and grassy...fresh? Definitely...Malt also blends in with some light toasty/biscuity aromas. Gotta boost the aroma to a 5.0 as the wife just came in and asked why my beer smells like ferns and she doesn't like beer and was a couple feet away...

The taste....yeah it's pretty bitter....biting finish....but it never seems hop juice like because it also has some nice herbal/grassy note salong with almost a sweetish maltiness.

Not my favorite fresh hop IPA but it is impressive in its own way. Great hop juice burps..

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 21:36:18 | More by ZAP
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theHoff77

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweet talked into buying it but I support my Minnesota brewers.

A - I describe it as orange gold in color. Not much for a head on it or lacing.

S - The hop notes are most prevalent. Also some sweet notes and grass.

T - Slightly sweet and citrusy. Get the hops, seems kind of earthy to me, and I might be the only to say this but corn. Maybe it's a Minnesota thing.

M - Lacks the bite of a typical IPAs, which makes for an easy drinker.

O - A solid meh, although very drinkable. The guy at the store said he liked it more than WET, and I've determined that's crazy talk. It lacks distinctiveness and this would be a good IPA for someone with a palette preference for something mild. My recommendation is try to and find it on tap or get a single bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 01:29:06 | More by theHoff77
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Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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