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

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by mcallister on 08-18-2010

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pale caramel with good clarity and a thin off-white cap of suds.

Aroma: Sugar-crusted pineapple, caramel malt, and tangerine.

Taste: Starts with solid hop bitterness that morphs into an earthy and pineapple/citrus hop flavor. The malt doesn’t quite hold up its end of the bargain and the result is a slightly water effect but basically where it should be for a pale ale. The finish adds a dash of sweet and bitter hops and the aftertaste is engulfed by strong peppery bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Closer to thin than medium in body with smooth carbonation. Average drinkability. Just feels a bit weak overall.

Final Thoughts: I’ve let this beer sit in the fridge for about a month and its still tasting pretty fresh. It packs enough bitterness to keep a hop head like myself interested but the lack of malt presence is a bit of a let down. Would I drink it again? Sure.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip

A Golden amber, transparent. Pencil thin lacing. No head. Slight bubbles/carbonation.

S Has a nice grassy and fruity aroma. Can smell the dank wet hops as well, although this is not too prevalent.

T Very dank. Pine resin. Orange and grapefruit peels with some lemon zest. Has a nice amount of hops in the flavor, nothing overpowering, but noticeable and enjoyable.

M Thin, crisp with some zest from carbonation. Smooth finish with a bitter aftertaste remaining.

O This is a pretty solid, if not outstanding, wet hop ale. Good blending of the flavors so nothing really overpowers anything else. Refreshing. I would have another.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dense, resiny, white head that has great persistence and leaves lacing all over. Warm, grapefruit/pine aroma. Radiantly clear gold with a touch of amber. Starts bitter with big hop notes of grapefruit, then a lull. A flash of metallic as the bitterness builds to a medium level. Citrus rind in the finish with the malt finally having a presence.

Overall, not bad. Nicely aromatic, hoppy, and bitter, no real malt presence. I would like it more if it was more aromatic or floral in the hops; lots of grapefruit and citrus rind if you like that profile, though.

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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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