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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
At Flat12, the month of May is all about racing. In tribute to James Hinchcliffe, one of the brightest racing talents out there, we collaborated with James and created Hinchtown Hammerdown, a crisp and refreshing pilsner-style beer now lagered and cold-stored. Its smooth, drinkable, and goes down fast-the perfect beer for a day at the track!

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1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rondphoto (4286) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2016
cahn @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Slightly skunky aroma, getting things off to a bad start. Clear light amber color, big white head, swirls of lace. Taste is funky malt that has a little sweet, medium fizz, and funky hops. I bwelieve this can has seen better days. Too bad.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ContemplateBeer (2052) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4 oz. from a pint can; from Keg Liquors (Clarksville); dated 3/12/16; called a Pilsner on the label. Aroma: Sweet sugar cookie/sugar cereal; light lemon curd; light all around. Appearance: Yellow with soft carbonation holding up a scant ring of white head. Flavor: Sweet and sourish malts; a bit of lemongrass thereafter; white grape convolutes things further; the finish is semi-dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: If youre buying this to scratch your Pils itch, youll be sorely disappointed. Otherwise, its drinkable, but just kinda odd.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9727) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2015
16 oz can from family. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale, crackery malts, grass, a subtle yeast character, mild fruitiness, pretty much a basic blond, not much to get excited about.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (22930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft at the source. Slightly hazy, very pale yellow color. Aroma of light straw. Taste is plain lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (14009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Can. Poured clear golden color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
16 oz. can at Kruegers Tavern. Pours a clear light gold with a small white head that lasts as a ring and film. There just isnt a lot going on in this one - pale and crackery malts, straw, metallic notes (maybe thats my misperception based on the can), faint citrus, and wet grass. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a clean, watery mouthfeel. Easy drinking, but with so many good session IPAs and other better beers in cans now, I dont see myself ever buying this again.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2015
12-ounce bottle. My first couple attempts at a pour brought mostly foam in the glass. When I finally got some beer, a murky orange/peach-colored body emerged. The nose ceased to provide much character. I picked up faint hints of yeast & citrus. The flavor is just as one-dimensional as the aroma: subtle citrus and some yeast in there. Light body and medium carbonation. I'm not sure if this was simply a bad batch, but this is by far the worst offering by Flat 12 that I've encountered. A shame, because this is a great brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluejacket74 (1945) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
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 theres 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, its a crisp, easy drinking brew thats well carbonated. This would probably be good on a hotter day, but unfortunately its not so good on a 10 degree January day. Im a fan of Flat 12s other brews, but this one just doesnt do anything for me. If you can find a single its worth trying, but at $9.99 a 4-pack Id pass on this.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hotstuff (4940) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Rated on 7-25-2014 (Can) The appearance is a huge fizzy white head with a short retention, hazy pale yellow body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is lighty malty, fruity and stale food. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light bodied. This beer leaves a lot to be desired all the way around. It is anything but a crisp and refreshing ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7217) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Keg Liquors. Golden in color. Light spice hop aroma and taste. Pretty light taste overall.


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