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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: 991   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


sneakychi's rating

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneakychi (75) - - JAN 5, 2014
Clear yellow / light orange, with some white head. Aroma is loaded with hops, really pleasant! Taste is some malt sweetness and medium bitterness. Finishes rather dry.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (652) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2016
Kicsi, de tartós hab, szűretlen, világos borostyán szín. Illata intenzív, citrusos, gyantás. Citrusok, fenyők, déligyümölcsök tombolnak az ízében, rendkívül mozgalmas. Közepes szénsavval, nagy testtel, kiváló egyensúllyal rendelkező sör.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plot241 (5) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
From the can. Appearance is golden, slightly cloudy with a small head that quickly dissipates. Aroma very citrus, grapefruit with a hint of oranges. Taste coppery, typical IPA, but not unpleasant or overbearing. All in all not bad, but not one of the best.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at brewdog bar. Dark yellow colour small white head disappears fast. Nose is grappefruity, pasion

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexmate (33) - 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 (974) - - 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 (94) - 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 (476) - Poznań, 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 (102) - 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 (975) - 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.


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