British Invasion | HammerHeart Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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42 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by DaveAnderson on 08-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,417
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
42
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

one of the least inspiring hammerheart beers i have had, which is not to say i didnt like it, just that its not really what i know them for, and it doesnt quite move me the way almost all of the rest of them do. an english ipa or pale they say, and it sure does have the malts lined up for that, sturdy and bready and a little sweet, a little oxidized, and even a little smokey, intentional or not im not sure they can avoid it in here anymore. the hops taste american to me, even a little juicy up front before turning vegetal and bitter later on, they are robust in here, but so is the grain, and balance is retained despite the sort of more flavorful than usual complexion it has. i think its a bit overly bitter, and im not sure the hops selected are the most appropriate, it tastes a little bit disjointed to me, although i do not dislike it at all. slightly acrid at the end, hops and faint smoke coming out a little more, long finish. overall this is definitely not the place to start with these guys, but a seasoned drinker of their beer will find subtleties to appreciate here...

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

Reminds me a lot of a British pub cask ale. White head. Golden color. Bready and biscuit malts. Grassy and floral hops. Earthy and bitter. Some stickiness.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber/blood orange colour. Smells like citrus hops, earthy hops, and a light pine-ness, with a slight malt nose as well. Tastes like earthy hops, pale malts, bitter and with a grainy finish.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml mini growler from the brewery. Poured into a Hammerheart tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A pretty earthy balanced aroma of malt and hops. Earthy hops with a scent of grass along with some pine and slight citrus. Malt scent of caramel, biscuit, grains, and cracker with some yeast. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and floral balanced taste of malt and earthy hops. Fairly strong presence of earthy hops with some notes of grass and pine. Also some light notes of citrus. Malt notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, and cracker along with some yeast. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and fairly chewy with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on a Pale Ale. Nice earthy hop presence and balance with the malt.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the brewery on tap
Pours a murky brownish Amber...not a big nose, but some malty bready notes and some earthy hops. Taste is similar to the nose but a lot more rewarding...nice layers of flavor, substantial body without being heavy. I keep on thinking it is going to turn sweet with some caramel or some citrus but it doesn't go there, instead staying with an almost woodsy and very earthy herbal profile. Tasty and unique. Wish I could find this around town more easily.

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Photo of crbnfbr
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nordbier
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
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%

Photo of plsmanx
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of MarkQ617
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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Photo of lonewolfcry
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of jkroese
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JJWIGHT
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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British Invasion from HammerHeart Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 42 ratings