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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
braubrothersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 08-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of alexgash
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of yourefragile
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of cocogan
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
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?

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of pierceska
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of gordavidson
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of AmericanGothic
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

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Photo of BeerNutz324
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of PerHops
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Hundred Yard Dash Fresh Hop Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
3.74 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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