Hinchtown Hammer Down
Rad Brewing Co.

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Rad Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Pilsner - German
3.61 | pDev: 11.36%
Jul 22, 2018
May 06, 2013
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Notes: In tribute to one of the brightest racing talents out there, we created Hinchtown Hammer Down, a crisp and refreshing ale perfect for the month of May.
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3.75 by freewill35 from Indiana on Jul 22, 2018
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3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Lafayette_Beer_League from Indiana

So this beer is totally different from the one in the picture. When they changed owner they changed the beer and kept the name. The new version is a pilsner and it's really good. Definitely doesn't deserve such a low score. Check out the new beer.
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Talking about Beer #13: Flat 12 "Hinchtown Hammer Down"

Jul 20, 2018
3.34 by StephenBechler from Illinois on May 31, 2018
3.68 by Lukass from Ohio on May 10, 2017
3.72 by gratefulbeerhead from Indiana on Jul 12, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by pezhead_79 from Indiana

When scouring the shelves for a nice, refreshing beer, this is my go to choice in the Indianapolis area. It's a Pilsner they way they are suppose to taste. It's got some nice flavor profiles and a light mouthfeel. Never again will a Miller Light be in my fridge, this is my new everyday beer.

Jun 29, 2016
3 by Nat1975 from Indiana on May 25, 2016
4 by warpig372 from Indiana on Oct 18, 2015
3.23 by LJWalker from Indiana on Sep 09, 2015
3.84 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 02, 2015
3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on May 25, 2015
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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by GOBLIN from Ohio

This is what I call the classic "hate to rate" kind of beer. Not because it's a bad beer . . . It isn't by any means. It's just that it's rather boring. Even the color itself screams mediocre. Maybe a bit under par if anything and bland. Still though it has some decent things going for it. The most being it would really hit the spot on a hot summer afternoon.

Apr 04, 2015
3.5 by DaveOrama from Indiana on Jan 28, 2015
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2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

16 ounce can, no canning date that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear straw gold color with about an inch frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Not much to the aroma, the brew smells mostly like sweet and bready malt, along with some light grassy hops. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's also a bit of citrus peel flavor noticeable. To me it mostly just reminds me of a macro lager (but a little better). Mouthfeel/body is light, it's a crisp, easy drinking brew that's well carbonated. This would probably be good on a hotter day, but unfortunately it's not so good on a 10 degree January day. I'm a fan of Flat 12's other brews, but this one just doesn't do anything for me. If you can find a single it's worth trying, but at $9.99 a 4-pack I'd pass on this.

Jan 10, 2015
3.5 by Knoxrb12 from Illinois on Nov 10, 2014
3 by RainbowDash from Indiana on Nov 09, 2014
3.84 by Nolen12 from Kentucky on Oct 30, 2014
2.5 by Norseman from Illinois on Oct 18, 2014
3 by Oops from Indiana on Oct 03, 2014
3.5 by cd34 from Illinois on Oct 03, 2014
2.75 by Aisha from Massachusetts on Aug 25, 2014
3.5 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee on Aug 23, 2014
3.75 by Wahknee from Indiana on Jul 31, 2014
3.75 by bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky on Jul 31, 2014
3.75 by zachpaschal from Indiana on Jul 25, 2014
3.75 by lilsmizzul1225 from Indiana on Jul 25, 2014
3.75 by Col_Custard from New York on Jul 16, 2014
3.5 by Inglewood from Illinois on Jun 25, 2014
4.5 by doldham from Ohio on Jun 01, 2014
3.75 by jjwisenheimer from Indiana on May 26, 2014
4.25 by rmehughes from Indiana on May 25, 2014
3.5 by WoodBrew from Ohio on May 24, 2014
4 by TargaFlorio from Indiana on May 11, 2014
4 by jadler16 from Indiana on May 06, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by secondtooth from Indiana

Pours a pale straw gold, with superb tri-finger head of white carbonation. Thick, dense lace.

Nose is malty grains -- toasty and very lager-like.

Taste is toasty and crisp -- both light and very approachable. Beyond the "Summery" lager vibe, there's a definite presence of a citrus/lemon zestiness, adding a welcomed hoppy tone. Delicious, and well-done.

Apr 26, 2014
3.5 by psmith161 from Indiana on Nov 05, 2013
3.75 by mpayne5 from Indiana on Oct 29, 2013
4 by HumanParaquat from Indiana on Jun 23, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Growler was purchased at Flat 12 on 6/21/13, and later enjoyed in the comfort of my home 2.5 hours away. Pilseners are not generally a beer that I look for my drinking pleasure, but this one is pretty special for the style. The beer was a bright yellow color after being poured into the glass, giving a nice white head. The aroma was mostly grass and malt. By the nose, one could sense this would be a dry beer. On the initial taste, one get german malts, grass, and a level of dryness that makes you want to drink more. On a hot dry this could be an easy drinker. The beer finishes dry with a level of biscuit notes and a grassiness that lingers on the sides of the tongue. The light carbonation gives this beer some staying power, but is still appropriate for the style. Well done, Flat 12!

Jun 21, 2013
3.5 by Boilerfood from Indiana on Jun 09, 2013
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