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

bottled
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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 200   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexmate (56) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2016
Appearance: Sort of an orangey yellow, quite cloudy, almost looks like a wheat beer. Aroma: Grapefruit, citrus, mango\lychee, grass\green aromas, and some sort of biscuity caramel. Taste: A bitter green grassy aftertaste. Some slight malty caramel flavours, the grapefruit is present.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (977) - - JUL 12, 2016
Aroma: intensively floral. Taste: malt from the start; grapefruit and honey in the middle and strong grass flavor in the end. Medium but long lasting bitter aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoTheO (103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Can 330ml. Yellow straw with a white head settling with plenty of lacing. Aroma has the resin of a whole pine forest. Medium carbonation. Taste opens with bitter citrus and grassy notes. Some caramel and alcohol sweetness. Then, all the hoppy bitterness kicks in aplenty. If you like hop drink, this is it.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popiela (529) - Poznañ, POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Butelka 0,33l. Delikatnie mętne, złociste, niezbyt obfita piana, ale ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat niezbyt przyjemny, chmiel i skarpety. W smaku przyjemnie, chmielowo, goryczka umiarkowana, głównie grejpfrutowa. Nasycenie średnie.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philbrewer91 (3) - Fonte, ITALY - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
AR: caramel, resin, citrus, alcohol. AP:orange clear T: medium sweetness, very bitter P: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter O: Good IPA, nothing more

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPC1524 (111) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Pours hazy dark gold. Pleasant aromas of grapefruit and hops. An ok beer, my least favourite of the brewdogs I have consumed so far. The taste is boozy and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (989) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2016
I profoundly disagree that there’s any caramel at all on this flavour. Nice and bitter, yes, that grass is razor-sharp. Unripe grapefruit. The aroma is wonderful, with a load of grapefruit and maracuja. Very watery, not as resinous as I would prefer, and that yellow colour is just too pissy - well, after an effervescent tablet of Redoxon. Not a bad beer, but too desperate to be hoppy bitter, forgetting to be a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatusBeer (412) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with unstable small head off. Aroma of citrus fruits,hoppy. Taste of tropical fruits,maracuja, pine, mango, moderate carbonation, huge bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyldeturkey101 (69) - - JUN 29, 2016
Pours a clear orange with minimal head. The aroma is strong and boozy. The taste has a pleasant bitter bite with a somewhat citrus flavour through it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
felixll (31) - Rosemère, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2016
Blonde légèrement cuivrée. Au nez, de subtils aromes fruités et résineux. Bouche doucement sucrée, mais rapidement enveloppée par un savant houblonnage résolument américain. Rétro-olfactivement très complexe: pamplemousse, abricot, gomme de pin, etc. Tout pour plaire, une très bonne IPA rafraichissante a souhait!


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