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

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RATINGS: 893   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


flying_pig's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1304) - - JAN 24, 2013
On-Tap at Brewdog Aberdeen (Schooner):
Lychee and bitter hops to begin with some pine and citrus along with a bit of grapefruit making up most of the rest. There is a solid IPA aroma to this one with a fruity smell in the background.
Light amber with a clear body and a thin, foamy white head on top that is more of a lacing.
Dark fruits and bitter hops to begin and a helping of grapefruit and pine too. There is some strong bitter notes and and touch of sweet malts as well as some tropical flavouring.
Bitter with a medium body and moderate carbonation. There is a nice citrus tang and a slightly dry finish.

A nice, very bitter IPA that had some good fruit notes and a strong, hoppy taste. This one would fall somewhere in between Brewdogs Punk IPA and their Hardcore IPA in both style and taste.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ArtificialCyst (222) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Aroma: Grapefruit, some mangos, resin, clear hoppiness. Appearance: Nice white dense head with lacing, pale color. Taste: Very light, very bitter but the bitterness is very quick, lingers just a little bit, grapefruity, peachy. Palate: Carbonation medium-high, body medium-low, finish is dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPVMJPVM (53) - - FEB 7, 2016
Boa Ipa, entre as top 3, aroma citrico, alcool bem inserido, equilibrado, final seco e amaegor moderado. Muito boa IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (369) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2016
Tra il dorato e l'arancio, opalescente, schiuma bianca di buona persistenza. Aroma di passion fruit, ananas, mango e pompelmo, zucchero candito, floreale ed agrumata. Al palato stesse note di frutti tropicali e zucchero con un finale dove prevale un amaro agrumato che ricorda il pompelmo. Corpo medio, mediamente carbonata, texture leggermente acquosa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piw (627) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2016
330ml Flasche. Opalisierend und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Extreme hopfig. Blumiges Aroma. Intensive, fruchtige Bitternoten.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lloydy (68) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
330ml bottle. Very hoppy aroma. Initial caramel hint quickly overtaken by massive bitterness. A great hoppy IPA with the bitterness turned up to 11.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti (1307) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Mitra, Tiel. Hazy yellow with a white head. Massive grapefruit aroma. Extremely bitter taste but creamy at the same time which is a solid combination. Great IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thesilkyman (2) - GREECE - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
Maybe the best beer I’ve ever taste in my life and I have taste more than 650 labels... Extra hoppy extra aroma extra taste extra feelings...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
6bottlepack (17) - Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Can from Hops & Crafts Exeter, Aroma is a delightful hoppy mix of grapefruit & pinapple , the beer pours slightly hazy pale gold with a rapidly diminishing white head the taste is hoppy grapefruit up front , butterscotch with piney hop which is bitter but also with some balancing sweetness , light bodied with a hop fruity bitter dry finish . This is a solid good Scottish brewed American style iPA & my guilty pleasure !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ippopodio (108) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2016
Una IPA alla Brewdog, estrema e piacione allo stesso tempo; dal colore ambrato con riflessi arancio, mostra una schiuma bianca, povera e poco persistente. Al naso casse di uva spina, lichis e frutta tropicale in genere, travolgono i sensi già allo stappo. In bocca è veloce e beverina con un amaro finale degno della migliore bile. Una coltellata permanente alla gola che ancora urla di volerne...

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerando (22) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
a naso profumi tropicali uva passion fruit in bocca sempre frutta ma smorzato da un amaro importante! corpo alto e a fine bicchiere alcoli ben nascosti ma poi a fine bicchiere li senti...


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