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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

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 183
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Justdoit1234, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of MNAle
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

15/22S/167/14/2222 date code, tasted on November 5, 2014. Your guess is as good as mine as to how old this beer was. My tasting leads me to think this one may have had some age on it.

Dark amber color, moderate carbonation, small off-white head that fades quickly, but has good lacing. Aroma is citrus hops with bready malt.

Initial taste almost a British malt followed by hops piney bitterness, with the bitterness lingering into the aftertaste. The mouth feel is thicker than expected for the style, with the maltiness dominating the initial taste.

Due to the initial maltiness, which does hold up throughout, this beer is better balanced that a typical American IPA, but it is still dominated by the hops in the end. The hops taste is more resin than citrus, despite the aroma.

I really have no idea how this “fresh hops” IPA compares with what is expected from a “fresh hops” ale. Whatever the fresh hops are supposed to bring, this seems more like a standard IPA, except that the British-style malts are more present that with a west coast style IPA. In other words, I got nothing but a normal IPA with better malt balance.

I really like the almost British bitter-style malt presence. Even so, given the price demanded for this six pack, it will be difficult to justify buying more.

MNAle, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +4.4%

millelacsmark, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Justin-m
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

Justin-m, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

zestar, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of heytomcat
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

heytomcat, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of warmbier804
4/5  rDev +4.4%

warmbier804, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of mhabas
4/5  rDev +4.4%

mhabas, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of MNBeer1017
4/5  rDev +4.4%

MNBeer1017, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of clausr
4.25/5  rDev +11%

clausr, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

vobr0002, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

This is a good beer. It poured a copper clear with thick white head that is leaving a lace. The has fresh hop that is leaning toward bitter. The taste carries fresh hop and alcohol with a bread malt base. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this beer is sessionable and worth a try.

WoodBrew, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

livingtodie, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Latarnik, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of BobbyOlson
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BobbyOlson, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

OregonGrown7, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of Fahz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Fahz, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

superspak, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DaveMiller, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

MNBeerGeek, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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...

RoamingGnome, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

TooGood, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DaftPatrick, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

GarthDanielson, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

optimator705, Feb 18, 2014
Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.