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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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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:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-18-2010)
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, Dec 03, 2011
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Chambic, Dec 03, 2011
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kenm2118, Dec 03, 2011
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melikesbeer, Dec 03, 2011
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jenray, Nov 30, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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 +4.4%

joemcg22, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

cjdoerr, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
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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
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jag21, Nov 21, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +4.4%

Devi0us, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BBnum3, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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

tvv375ia, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

bwiechmann, Nov 17, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

deebo, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

djschnabel, Nov 14, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

warnerry, Nov 14, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

GeezLynn, Nov 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

indiapaleale, Nov 11, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
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

OleJohnnieAle, Nov 11, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From Spartan Sprits poured into a tulip glass

A & S: very sweet smelling like some kind of candy. The smell also incorporates floral and citrus hops. About a finger of foamy head that dies at a moderate rate. Transparent reddish orange colored beer. The lacing hangs on pretty darn well.

T & M: not as hoppy as I thought it would be (seems to be a trend with the wet hopped beers I’ve tried, at least so far). However, a trend I do see in the wet hopped beer is that it tends to have a big bitter presence throughout the taste, and lingers way after. Nice citrus tone in the middle of the taste. Malty backbone is very present in this beer. Very smooth velvet-es medium bodied and low-ish carbonation.

O: I heard good things about this beer and it lives up to expectations. I really enjoyed this beer and think its super underrated.

minterro, Nov 10, 2011
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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
Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.