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British Invasion - HammerHeart Brewing Company

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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
HammerHeart Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DaveAnderson on 08-31-2013

Modeled after classic English ales with a twist of American hops. The name is a reference to the Dane Law in Northern England, in addition to the 25 years that southern England was under the thumb of King Cnut.
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 5
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

I picked up a growler of this, my first encounter with Hammerheart. Pretty outstanding pale ale. Bitter hoppy and malt flavor, almost a little smoky. The color is a very cloudy auburn, very inviting. Smooth mouthfeel, almost creamy white head. I'll definitely be trying more from these guys in the future.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I think this is supposed to be an English-style Pale Ale? But there's nothing pale about it, cloudy, impenetrably so, dark, chocolate-y brown, with a slim, milky-white head.

I heard that filtering is something that just isn't done at Hammerheart. Fine by me.

Aroma: sweet, rich malt-y flavors hit the nose first. Even-keeled as can be, with light hops. Delightful stuff.

Tasting it: Now the hops appear, pouncing on the palate. Fresh, lively, green and screamingly bitter attack on the tongue. Stays long. Grassy, and slightly citric. And it butts right up against this intriguing malt body. Getting creamy now, smooth and tasty, with hops keeping pace.

Good ale, this. Much malt, and highly hopped, with plenty of yeast character, at turns, hoppy, sweet, and dry. And utterly unlike any other beer. Fits the ancient, rustic theme this brewery thrives on.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap @ republic 7C

A=pours a cloudy murky apricot color with an off white this brew looks brooding with nice lacing
S-bitter hops and bitter pale malts somewhat of an earthy smell and wood
T- bitter hops that smooth out on the palate with pale malts and sweet toffee,caramel it has a pleasing taste rounded out with a touch of smoke
M-bittersweet mild carbonation that prickles the tongue makes you want to have another sip
O-very good brew that grew on you will try again

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of McRyan
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- I really do not like the murky look for pale ales.

Smell- At first smell i was really not looking forward to the beer reminded me of any other EPA.

Taste- I was so confused and caught off guard by British Invasion. I was greeted with a great hop forward flavor that i wasn't expecting. Right after that you get a great smokey finish.

Mouthfeel- Was right on point.

Overall- This beer instantly jumps to the top of the list of beers i want to regularly drink from Mn. I need to have a few more to figure out what's going on in this beer. It had me confused the whole time and i loved every bit of it!

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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British Invasion from HammerHeart Brewing Company
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