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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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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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 yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

yourefragile, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of cocogan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

cocogan, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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?

feloniousmonk, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of inlimbo77
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

inlimbo77, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of pierceska
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

pierceska, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of david131
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
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 drabmuh
3.78/5  rDev -1%
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.

drabmuh, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of laymansbeerfan
4/5  rDev +4.7%

laymansbeerfan, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of AmericanGothic
4.47/5  rDev +17%
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.

AmericanGothic, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of BeerNutz324
3.63/5  rDev -5%
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.

BeerNutz324, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bondebonde, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Chambic, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

kenm2118, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

melikesbeer, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -21.5%

jenray, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of PerHops
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

PerHops, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

joemcg22, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

cjdoerr, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of syrupjoe
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
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
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jag21, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Another6Pack
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Another6Pack, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Devi0us, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BBnum3, Nov 19, 2011
Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
84 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.