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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: 996   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fdegan67 (4) - - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
I love the brew dog range or at least the six or seven I have sampled. For me this one is not their best. As IPAs of 7.2% or thereabouts go I found it too sharp and lacking in underlying "slow to surface" subtle flavours. When compared to say Founders Centennial" it doesn’t quite measure up. IPAs of this strength need to have that initial "I’m not sure about this beer" factor for the first few sips but then grow on you so that half way through the drinking experience is totally different from your first impression. For me Jack Hammer had the "I’m not sure" factor but it never totally grew on me. Definitely not a bad beer but not as good as Punk or the black IPA (delicious) whose name I can never remember. Brew Dog, I am still a big fan. Send me a free case of Tokyo and I will change this review instantly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobolev (11) - RUSSIA - SEP 10, 2014
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sod9 (8) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Light orange appearance. Rich aroma of tropical fruits. Dry taste, hoppy, fruity, strong fruity bitterness, a great example of a west coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filbunke86 (10) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
Very bitter and hoppy IPA. Taste is pine, citrus and grapefruit. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (202) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Keg at BD ShepBush. Pours gold with a touch of haze, off-white head that recedes to a modest film. Nose of piney grassy hops, some grapefruit too. Tastes moderate sweet bready pale malt then big bitterness, all the dank pine, grass, grapefruit again. Medium body, oily, moderate carb, bitter finish. Went down far too easily, very enjoyable though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Yellow-gold pour, small white head. Grassy, floral aroma, with notes of something fruity; peach, apricot. Super bitter: grapefruit, floral notes. Crisp, fresh, floral, citrusy, great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (470) - CYPRUS - SEP 7, 2014
Hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, peach, toast, herbs, bit of funk. Taste is medium sweet with heavy bitterness. Medium body, average to soft carbonation, bitter long finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migajos (305) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Almost perfect IPA. Fresh citrusy grassy aroma. Taste dry with quite strong long bitterness. Grassy pine grapefruit flavours. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (919) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle (batch 190; best before 14-08-14). Hazy, light orangey yellow with off-white head. Tropical, grassy hops with a bit of malt and very subtle hint of skunk. Bitter and resinous, but has a quick finish.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanVah (239) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
På fat @ Brew Dog Bar. Ljus gul i färgen. Luktar svsgt av säd. Smakar torrt och beskt.


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