Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, biscuit, light honey, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of citrus/floral hops and fairly balanced malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, light honey, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of citrus/grassy hops with moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice wet hop ale. Good balance of citrus/grassy hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
04-05-2014 19:06:15 | More by superspak
3.85/5 rDev +1%
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...
03-21-2014 19:44:07 | More by RoamingGnome
3.81/5 rDev 0%
Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, copper-caramel coloring with a slow, steady flow of carbonation throughout, and a low profile, filmy, sparse coating of white head. Aromas of citrus sweet, with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit blending together in a tasty balance, as well as some resinous highlights, and a subtle biscuit backbone. Flavors are resinous and floral forward, with a blast of citrus blend to follow, a toasted and caramel backbone, and subtle notes of pine and grass. Light, smooth bodied in mouth, with a subtle resinous and sweet aftertaste, blending the caramel and citrus notes. The finish is smooth, slightly effervesced and slightly dry. Extremely drinkable.
02-18-2014 23:50:33 | More by GarthDanielson
3.71/5 rDev -2.6%
Appearance: Pale caramel with good clarity and a thin off-white cap of suds.
Aroma: Sugar-crusted pineapple, caramel malt, and tangerine.
Taste: Starts with solid hop bitterness that morphs into an earthy and pineapple/citrus hop flavor. The malt doesn’t quite hold up its end of the bargain and the result is a slightly water effect but basically where it should be for a pale ale. The finish adds a dash of sweet and bitter hops and the aftertaste is engulfed by strong peppery bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Closer to thin than medium in body with smooth carbonation. Average drinkability. Just feels a bit weak overall.
Final Thoughts: I’ve let this beer sit in the fridge for about a month and its still tasting pretty fresh. It packs enough bitterness to keep a hop head like myself interested but the lack of malt presence is a bit of a let down. Would I drink it again? Sure.
01-22-2014 15:28:35 | More by JamesMN
Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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