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Surtr's Flame Smoked IPA | HammerHeart Brewing Company

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3.87/5
Very Good
40 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HammerHeart Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
hammerheartbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bursting with Centennial hops and a higher than average malt bill for an IPA, this one is fully attenuated for dryness and boasts a distinct cherry smoke flavor on the back end. Like Surtr's Flame consuming the world in fire after the final Battle of Ragnarok, its color is burnt amber. All Year Long, Kegs Only.

Added by DaveAnderson on 08-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,797
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
40
pDev:
12.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12-oz tulip at the brewery.

First impression is good. It has a billowing head and dark amber hue. I find the smoke confusing on the nose, however. It really fights with the hops, which are primarily Centennial. It's a confusing smell. The taste is much brighter and reveals more citrus than I expect, and considerably maltier. Bitterness is strong and lingering.

I would have really enjoyed this IPA without the malt. As it is, it's merely pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Smooth nose of lightly herbal hops, with a ribbon of tangerines and grapefruit. Maybe a bit of resin, this has a note of mystery that I presume to be smoke.

The flavor is very light and airy but flavorful. The hops are strong, mostly herbal tones, but it has a resiny flavor without being overly bitter. The fruit taste is more nectarines or tangerines, with little of the acrid grapefruit. All the while there's a bit of flavor that's hard to put a finger or a taste bud on. I can only assume it's the smoked aspect that leaves this to be just a bit different.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber-orange, huge head.

Smell: Mild citrus, touch of smoke.

Taste: Starts somewhat sweet, then gives citrus hop flavor and a mild smoky finish.

Overall: Finally got around to reviewing Hammerheart's first beer. It's not on the menu too often at the brewery anymore. It's a nice balance of sweetness, citrus hops, and smoke. I seem to remember earlier batches being smokier, but this is probably better balanced and improves the drinkability.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Surtr's Flame Smoked IPA from HammerHeart Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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