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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of budgood1
2.05/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

regularly priced at $13.50/six pack. bought for $11.00.

pours out a relatively clear bronze colour accompanied by a thin light tan head and sparse lace. hefty malt aroma paired with some citrusy hoppy notes. a bit of wet cardboard, and maybe a bit of cocoa and toffee. the taste profile is a bit of a conundrum in that it's oily and resiny in the hop department, while the above average malt profile throws down some generic base maltiness that really does nothing to pique any interest. no hint of alcohol. it seems a bit flat because of the lack of carbonation, and those two set backs seem to bury any wet hop flavours into oblivion. some herbal and resiny hop by products can be detected, and there is a muted flair of bitterness. oily, slick mouthfeel. full but flat body. poor drinkability.

overall, i'm quite disappointed. this could be past it's peak of hop freshness, but that's no excuse for the rest of the overall profile. i have a bit of trouble getting wet hop ales, and i've also been burned by brau brother beers in general over the years. so, with that being said, this is a complete flop for me, and i'm not afraid to say that this over priced concoction sucks in my honest opinion. definitely not recommended

budgood1, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of mothman
2.42/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a fizzy layer of white head. Color is a clear golden orange.

Aroma: Fresh hops, pine, citrus, orange peel, hop resin, oily.

Taste: Way to oily and hoppy. Floral and citrus with grapefruit. Some pine. Sure it may sound good, but it is so oily and it takes everything away from this beer.

Mouthfeel: Very bitter and oily. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Kind of creamy. Leaves a big layer of hop resin. Very weedy.

Overall, not a wet hop that I want to drink. Not drinkable in my opinion. I definitely could not drink a lot of this one.

mothman, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of nogophers
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

nogophers, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of tempest
2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

tempest, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of Renegawam
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Renegawam, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of ebenicr
3/5  rDev -21.7%

ebenicr, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3/5  rDev -21.7%

MNBeerGeek, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -21.7%

jenray, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of inbierveritas
3/5  rDev -21.7%

inbierveritas, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
3/5  rDev -21.7%

fuzzcherry, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Revenant
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Revenant, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of crusian
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle thanks to Chaz! thanks!!

pours a light amber/dark golden color with almost no head. On the nose we have what appears to be a mild fresh hop, not as punchy as I was hoping for. Some citrus and pine notes... but weak.
Taste, on the front is a smooth citrusy flavor that is quite nice, but it bitters as it rolls to the back of the palate into an unpleasant bitter taste, and an aftertaste of a bit of a pea taste. Seems like it may be missing some malt, to handle the hops... If they amped up the malt, it would be a bit more balanced. Basically not as smooth and balanced as I want from a wet hop brew.

It does get better the more I drink this, I suppose my palate is getting a bit fatigued.

crusian, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of AleWatcher
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

on tap- reviewed from notes.

way darker than I remember from last year... Really deep caramel amber color. Off white head leaves huge gorgeous thick sheets of lacing. Great retention to boot. Aside from the color, this looks fantastic-- I don't like my IPAs this dark.

The nose is really spicy-- spicy hops for sure.
The beer has some caramel sweetness up front with a crackery dry malt in the middle.

The body is a little oily-- this is not as good as I remember last year's batch being.... I wonder if they used different hops, or if there was such a variation in the crop? (I suppose I should mention option number 3 for completeness-- I could just be misremembering what I thought of this last year, or I my palate could have changed...)

Overall, this is a bit of a dissapointment this time around. Last year was much better.

AleWatcher, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of birchstick
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this one from Nils, thanks man!

A - pours a caramel color with a nice looking head that settles to a creamy white cap over the top of the beer

S - the nose consists of a lot of caramel malts with some herbal and citrus hops, albeit the malt is stronger in the nose than the hops

T - the taste is similar to the nose. Caramel malts dominate the opening and middle of this beer. A bit of herbal and floral hops are on the backend. Leaves a little bitter on the exhale. Well balanced for an IPA.

M - creamy mouthfeel with a little bit of carbonation

D - I was hoping for a bit more brightness out of the hops on this one for being a fresh hop IPA, but the malts really shined in this beer. That's not to say this isn't a good beer, just not a hoppy one for the style.

birchstick, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of powpig2002
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

powpig2002, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

drewone, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of BillyLrsn
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

BillyLrsn, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of dheldman
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

dheldman, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Chaz
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Chaz, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear orange color with red hues. The head is one and a half inches in height, and recedes slowly into a half inch cap of foam. The aroma is of butterscotch with a hint of citrus. I have come accustom to a little butterscotch in most of Brau Brothers beers, but it is so strong in this aroma that this beer smells like Worther's candy. The taste luckily does not have nearly as much butterscotch as the aroma. There is a little of if, but it fits into the rest of the beer. There is a strong bitterness, and nice orangey hop notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a velvety texture. Overall, this is a decent beer. I could really get into it if it weren't for the aroma.

KarlHungus, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of katan
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a deep opaque golden to golden brown color. Head formation is zero, but there is tons of bubbles just below the surface.

S - Very fruity hop nose, lots of grapefruit and oranges. Some caramel and crystal malting is present.

T - Starts off with lots of malts, specialties leading towards tons of nutty, caramel and toffee. Mid-stream gets more bitter, some grapefruit hops. I don't really get fresh hopping from this - not that piney. Finishes with a hair of bitter oily textures. Overall, this is just too nutty.

D - Moderate body, moderate to low carbonation. The body comes off creamy at times, and more thin on others. Has some bitterness on the tongue, oily.

M - Moderate drinkability. ABV is potent enough. Not at all filling. A bit of a abusive hit to the palette. As far as IPAs go, its pretty unoffensive.

Worth a try, just doesn't come across as anything special. For fresh hops IPAs I would look for something a little mroe balanced.

katan, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of syrupjoe
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a pale amber color that is interestingly brown... almost with a hint of green in it. Off-white creamy head with great lacing.

Nose is resinous and floral, but malt is the most noticeable scent, adding notes of toffee and biscuit.

Taste is quite bitter, but has a very strong malt backbone. Tastes slightly watery, but well-balanced. If this beer were to be slightly reduced, I would like it much more. For some reason it is very subdued for a fresh hopped ale.

Moderate to low carbonation - mouthfeel is great here, presenting a very consumable creaminess with hints of hop and malt here and there without blowing your socks off with carbonation or resiny bitterness.

Overall an okay beer. Not going to seek this one out when I've got other fresh hop options. Maybe it'll be better next year.

syrupjoe, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of icecube
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into warm glass

A: Amber/orange color

S: Big citrus aroma

T: A nice grassy dry finish

M: Light bodied but still nice

O: This was a good wet hop IPA. It needs a little more malt backbone in my opinion. I would reach for it again but not my favorite. Still it is well made.

icecube, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of david131
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a nice clear orange with a modest off-white head that has some decent retention.

S- Brown sugar, orange rind, and grass. Pretty malt forward.

T- Bitter orange rind, grass, and some very caramely malt.

M- Bitter up front with some nice carbonation.

O- A malt forward IPA that seems a bit odd with the orange rind aspect. Not something I would seek out again.

david131, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of TheSSG
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dense, resiny, white head that has great persistence and leaves lacing all over. Warm, grapefruit/pine aroma. Radiantly clear gold with a touch of amber. Starts bitter with big hop notes of grapefruit, then a lull. A flash of metallic as the bitterness builds to a medium level. Citrus rind in the finish with the malt finally having a presence.

Overall, not bad. Nicely aromatic, hoppy, and bitter, no real malt presence. I would like it more if it was more aromatic or floral in the hops; lots of grapefruit and citrus rind if you like that profile, though.

TheSSG, Sep 10, 2013
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Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.