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


on tap

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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 200   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Ruthless India Pale Ale

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…

OG: 1069
IBU’s: Hopped to 200+ theoretical IBUs
Malts: Extra Pale
Hops: Centennial & Columbus, dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015
Chilled and into a tulip. Misty honey gold with a steady inch of rocky, snow-white foam. Very clean cut, whole hop nose; resinous with a heavy camphorous bite with hints of honeydew, bitter orange, eucalypt and a little pot pourri. Hmmm, expecting a Jack Hammer and got more rubber mallet on the palate. Soft, creamy mouthfeel floats like a cloud. Finishes clean with light mint and camphor. Supple fruit sweetness upfront with a little fruity eau de toilette. Peach and lychee with an astringency just before the bitter peak on the swallow. Lacks a little in depth. Clean and easy drinking but just another pale, pale ale! (33cL, BB 26/06/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorkogrlo (294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
On tap. Pale golden color, medium white head which lasts till the end of the glass. Aroma is very strong. Grapefruit, pine, orange, grass. In flavor beside grapefruit some caramel and just a bit of pepper notes. Light-medium body. No suprise with so much hops that alcohol is well hidden. Actually very balanced for 100 ibu although maybe some more complex malt notes will fit also in this beer. Anyway, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
On tap. Pours a dark yellow. Big resin and citrus rind aromas and flavors. Big bitter flavors. Hoppy and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3318) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2015
Can. Pale gold with a white head that settles to a good coat. Aroma has pine, herbs and honey before you get to grapefruit. Somewhat oily texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet, slightly honeyed hay, just enough to support the hop really, but there’s some presence. Perhaps less resinous than expected, with pine pretty much in the mix with a variety of citrus orange and kumquat as much as grapefruit. There’s a big thunk of bitter and aromatic hops and then it’s almost gone, with some herbal zest remaining. Loud and a bit dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patdelichte (205) - - NOV 19, 2015
Delft 19-11-2015 Qua smaak en aroma niet heel denderend al heeft hij overduidelijk wat weg van grapefruit. Wat enorm overheerst is de bitterheid van het bier. Die lijkt in eerste instantie mee te vallen maar blijft echt enorm lang in je gehemelte hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (881) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2015
One for the hopheads - resiny grapefruit is the order of the day. Does look a little anemic on the appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2281) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
I think it’s -18 in the basement. I’m scared to take a leak cuz I don’t want cubes to tumble out. Dumped a bunch of the sediment in by accident. So far so good as the aroma is pretty nice. Very fruity, resin, rrgf, fuzzy peaches, pineapple, light white wine. It’s really bitter and basically lives up to its own hype. Resin and bitterness, bitterness, caramel and bitterness, rrgf and bitterness, bitterness, peach and bitterness, bitterness, bitterness. Not overly deep but the flavour is good enough and fights through the endless attack. A bit oily with a moderate body. Slight spice and at some point a while ago I’m pretty sure I found the alcohol on a long, slow sip. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (492) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Le pamplemousse blanc et l’amertume sont plus que dominants. Cette bière est quasiment une Imperial IPA tellement elle est riche et forte en bouche. C’est quand même très sucré mais l’équilibre est très bien atteint. Tout comme sa grande soeur la Hardcore IPA, elle est vraiment excellente!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (357) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2015
From the can. Pours a bright orangey-gold, slightly hazy, half a finger of disappearing white head, minimal lacing. Huge nose of pine and resin, smells like a bitter hop beast. Tastes similar, doesn’t seem like much to it. Thankfully it opens up a bit halfway down the glass, and I get sharp notes of orange rind, grapefruit. Quite a lingering harsh bitterness that does settle. Overall an enjoyable IPA for those who like a bit of kick. A little more bitter and fruity sour than I would’ve preferred but well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
Yellow golden coloured brew. Good sized head. Nice grassy hoppy taste. Good bitterness.

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