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BrewDog Jack Hammer

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98
98
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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Start with a colossal grapefruit aroma. Pile on bitterness after thumping bitterness, and ride the anarchy wherever it takes you. The caramel razor is sharp, but the resinous bite drills straight through your taste buds. For blitzing the mediocre, raising hell and revelling in the aftermath, Jack Hammer is the end of the line. The hopped-up, pucker-mouthed terminal extreme of craft brewing. This beer is bitter. Very bitter. If you push that button, don’t say we didn’t warn you…


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (149) - - MAY 27, 2015
Ruthless India Pale Ale. Brown bottle, tesco, Edinburgh, 330ml. Scent is like a plant. Sage, rosemary, dirt. Pours medium golden, transparent and slightly hazy. Taste is dense concentrate of sour hops. Citrus, lime maybe. Finish is light and slightly dry. Excellent. Everything about the scent and taste reminds me of yucca, sage, and rosemary - feels like hiking in California.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekboniek (195) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Butelka. Barwa ciemno złota, klarowna. Piana biała, średnio wysoka, utrzymująca się do samego końca. Intensywny aromat grejpfruta, karmel. Wyrazisty smak grejpfruta, cierpki. Wytrawne. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej, niezalegająca. Piwo świetnie zbalansowane, alkohol dobrze ukryty.Dobrze pijalne. Piwo, które zapada w pamięć.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkarpfen (21) - - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from Mi-orge Mi-houblon, Arlon. Pours clear golden, white head that dissipates quickly. Strong aromas of grapefruit, lemon peel and hops. Taste is very hoppy, but not too bitter, contrary to the claim on the label. I also tasted grapefruit, lemongrass and orange. Carbonation is a bit weak for my taste. Mouthfeel is full and creamy and the nice bitter taste is very drawn out. Overall a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (256) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Served on tap at Brewdog Birmingham. Light straw colour with a fluffy white head which quickly fades. Aroma is fruity, citrus hop notes. Fruity hops, not a massive amount of maltiness to back the hops (maybe this had an impact on the watery mouthfeel) and even a bit of tartness. Not a patch on hardcore IPA - the only beer I have tried of Brewdogs which I have thought was worthy of their reputation.This one is not for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
overtheline (40) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2015
330ml bottle, pours a clear light amber with a smallish white head that is not too long lasting. Aroma of pine sap and grapefruit. Initial sweetness and vague biscuity malt are soon battered away by the bitter hop onslaught. Big grapefruit peel, pine sap and paracetamol flavours in the super drying, astringent finish. This is not a timid beer. Brash verging on aggressive but very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theswiftsa (23) - - MAY 17, 2015
Pours clear golden with a white head. Huge grassy pine aromas. Taste is grapefruit and tropical hop forward, finishing with pure hop bitterness. Solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlexGR (163) - GREECE - MAY 15, 2015
This is as ruthless as it sais it is. Very bold beer by brewdog. Strong grassy flavours with citrus and hoppy taste all over the place. Bitter as hell. Very crisp. It’s kind of an experience to try this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (842) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2015
Dorado limpio, espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de fruta amarilla y maltas. Cuerpo medio, sabor maltoso de inicio, furtiva amarilla y pino. final de amargor intenso y resinoso.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6887) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle at home. It pours mostly clear golden with a creamy white head. Floral and grassy hoppy aroma. Citrus fruits. Caramel malts. Sweet and bitter hoppy flavor. Grassy and citrusy. Spruce and resin. Long bitter grapefruit like finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1789) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Beautiful IPA, great bittermess that borders on too bitter, but this is perfect. Grapefruit? apricot? I don’t know but I love it.


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