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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Reviews: 69
Hads: 189
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: mcallister on 08-18-2010

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to LIQUORBARREL for this bottle.

A - Medium yellow; translucent. Once finger of cream coloured head.

S - Moderate bitterness us accompanied by some floral and citrus aromas with a slight sweetness in the background.

T - Moderate bitterness with spicy, grassy and earthy hop flavours. A slight sweetness in the background from the malt bill.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Lots of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation. (422 characters)

Photo of Megahertz
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darker caramel gold. Thin head with light lacing.

Initial smell is hops. Aromatics seem to fad quickly. The hops are of the earthy spicy variety.

Taste is caramel malt and more spicy hops. There is some caramel mango on the finish.

Mouthfeel is slick.

Overall this is a decent enough beer. For a fresh hop beer, it doesn't have the bright flavors I would hope for. Hops are a little too spicy for me on the finish. (428 characters)

Photo of theHoff77
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (758 characters)

Photo of bjohn84
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - 1 finger of fluffy white head, light brown and amber with great transparency

S - sweet bread, pine with tropical fruits

T - Floral notes with a sharp dry citrus. Noticeably less sweet than the aroma, high on the spicy hops, good lingering bitterness

M - Some oily texture to it, but really light on the body and medium stickiness

O - Overall pretty good, and love the aroma but a bit too much on the dry side of flavor for a wet hopped IPA (447 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is copper orange with an off white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma offers some fruit, hops, Rain. Ok aroma. The flavor is alright. Hops with a touch of fruit and a sturdy malt backbone. Fairly light bodied with solid carbonation. Lingering aftertastes blend fruit, hops, subtle yeast, malt, bread. Overall, this was drinkable and ok, but needs a few tweaks to move up the ranks in a very competitive style. (490 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (656 characters)

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this one in a glass stein.

Appearance- Unimpressive, white film on the top of the beer. The clear body is an orange-gold with furious columns of carbonation.

Smell- There is grapefruit, slightly grassy hop oil, and some pine. Just a little herbal note comes through as well. It has a pretty good range of scents.

Taste- So much more sweet malt on the palate that is a little surprising for a fresh hop ale. This is not to say the hops are not doing their part to bitter the beer, but it could be so much more intense.

The palate is full of resin and hop oil. There is some grapefruit, but it is buried.

Mouth feel- A watery, medium body that is under carbonated. This is a slightly off-putting feel for an IPA.

Overall- For a fresh hop IPA it is not nearly hop forward enough. There is not enough flavor hops to accentuate the bittering hops. And the malt is over done. (883 characters)

Photo of yourefragile
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Thanks Doug!

Pours a clear copper with a large frothy and bubbly cream head. Fades to a rocky, clumpy layer with thick rings of lace. Average aroma for an IPA, much less a wet hop; mild malt sweetness, with light pine and citrus resin hops. Flavor packs a little more hop punch than the nose but is still a little too malt forward for the style. Caramel malt and juicy citrus dominate the body but the finish has a pleasant resiny, bitter aftertaste. Not bad, not great; if this was local and fresh I'd happily drink it. (553 characters)

Photo of cocogan
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
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. (621 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
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? (1,057 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3 Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale
12oz '11 bottle into Alchemist pint

A: Pours mildly cloudy orange amber color. A half finger off white head. Some carbonation flowing off the bottom of the glass. Not much by way of lacing after the swirl.

S: I know that we are in December now so this might be pushing towards the end of its life. I get hit up front with sweet malts then there is some piney hop notes. Maybe a little touch of fruit as well.

T: I get some mild hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. In the middle of the mouth, you get bombarded by the sweet maltiness. It's definitely not what I was expecting from a fresh hop brew. The finish was somewhat blah too. It left a strange aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied.

O: This one might have been better a little earlier in the season. I would definitely like to see what maybe September or October had for this beer. I have to go C+ or B- on this one. Not very good. (922 characters)

Photo of david131
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
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. (372 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is clear and orange with a soft white / tan head of small bubbles.

Aroma is sweet like peaches and fruit, nice hoppiness.

Beer is medium in body and rather sweet with a nice finish and mild bitterness. The hops in the midpalate are fruity and well incorporated into the entire beer. I would have this again. (315 characters)

Photo of AmericanGothic
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
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. (776 characters)

Photo of BeerNutz324
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Ap- copper in color w/ a foamy white head that was not very thick, decent retention. this beer had pretty good lacing.

Ar- grass, pine, oranges, moss, earth

T- bitter finish that I really don't know how to describe. Tasted piney and grassy too.

M- normal feel with good carbonation

O- decent beer, just OK, not great. I probably wouldn't seek this one out again, but I am glad I tried it. (424 characters)

Photo of PerHops
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (318 characters)

Photo of syrupjoe
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
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. (833 characters)

Photo of Another6Pack
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (601 characters)

Photo of tvv375ia
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from a friend, thanks again Matt.

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A- a nice copper color with about a finger of head that left a lot of lacing as it faded

S-lots of piney hops to start with just a hint of some bready malt

T-starts with pine hop bitterness and has only a slight dry cracker malt flavor through the bitter finish

M-medium body with some good carbonation

O-I think this was my first fresh hopped beer not sure I could finish of a six pack of it but it wasn't something I would turn down if I was offered another one (556 characters)

Photo of deebo
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fresh hopped ale which is currently all the rage.
A-Pours a clear golden tan with a creamy tan head that laces all the way down the pint glass.
S-Fresh hop bomb-grassy with lots of tropical volatiles dominant. There is a nice malty sweetness presence too.
T-The hops are fresh and they hit you quick and then hang on after a quick malt flavor. Like the biscuit malt in here-keeps this one from knocking out my bitter receptors.
M-Their is a fair amount of malt backbone here giving a nice body. The hops are a bit astringent and dry out your mouth, requiring more whistle wetting. Just a touch of alcohol bite too.
D-Pretty good-but I can't handle too many fresh hopped beers. After 1 of these I have to switch it up to something a little crisper.
O-If you like the fresh hop beers, this is a solid one to try! Like the maltiness-hops are a bit overwhelming but that is the point I suppose. (892 characters)

Photo of warnerry
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
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. (820 characters)

Photo of GeezLynn
3.87/5  rDev +4%
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. (604 characters)

Photo of indiapaleale
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (809 characters)

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
4.54/5  rDev +22%
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 (672 characters)

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