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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1033   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

lacarlott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lacarlott (8) - - JUN 27, 2013
Bouteille 33cl. Couleur orangée légèrement trouble. Peu de mousse disparaissant vite. Nez fleuri et fruité (litchi) amertume marquée. Mériterait un peu plus de goût. IPA agréable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonasdm (27) - - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours thin head that quickly disappears. Clear appearance, almost like a pilsner. Aroma is fresh with a very significant scent of a well known flower that I cant specify. Taste is just as fresh but also bitter. Reminds me of the same limefruit-flower. Very delightful beer. One more please.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
De color pálido, un poco turbia y espuma discreta, como suele ser habitual en este tipo de cerveza. Nada más aspirarla la hierba, los cítricos y frutas maduras como melocotón te pegan un golpe considerable. En boca me encantó. Entra amarga no os lo voy a negar, pero siempre está presente un cierto toque afrutado y los cítricos en el post gusto. El final es bastante seco. De chasquear la lengua…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (631) - - OCT 18, 2016
Aroma: citrus, pine, resin Taste: heavy bitter, pine, resin, citrus Really good west coast ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LakatosKE (172) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 18, 2016
on tap at Pokhoi. Hazy amber with thick creamy white head. Aroma: grapefruit, light resins, malty background. Taste: grapefruit, peach, mango, malt. Medium body. High long lasting fruity bitterness. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Echon (386) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Straw coloured. Powerful hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grape and some spice. Rich hoppy flavour but no real malt character. Light sweetness with a very bitter finish. Full body. Overall, a good IPA. Great hop profile but I still would prefer some malt flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ochniczek (266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a little white head, little lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, herbs and floral notes. Quite solid, dry, grapefruity bitterness. Herbal finish, moderate carbonation, quite drinkable. overall very good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DraftDodger (1108) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2016
Copenhagen 16/10 2016. 33 cl bottle from Fakta. Usual ubercool label design in green with the howling brewdog. Pours clear yellow with white head. Settles quickly as thin patchy layer of foam. Rich aroma dominated by bittersour grape fruit, lemon and citrus. Sweet exotic fruit in the background. Fills the room the moment you pour it. Fairly strong carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor has light sweetness followed by strong bitterness. Bitter aftertaste and dry finish. Perfect if you like it dry and bitter. The name "Jack Hammer seems to make sense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
janubio (723) - SPAIN - OCT 15, 2016
Golden-orange colour, medium head with good retention that leaves a good crown and lace. Aroma of resines, fruits, citrics. Medium body with a thick texture. TAste of resines, citrics and fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2016
Jack Hammer is a lovely aromatic IPA with coarse foam. Smells like passion fruit, orange peel and grapefruit. The taste is fresh hoppy the aforementioned fruits and there is only a little malt character with a hint of vanilla. It is a potent IPA which fills the IBU register with fruity notes and a long delicious bitter aftertaste where pine needles taste towards the end. Probably not an IPA for ’hopsphobians’ because it is brewed with Centennial and Columbus and since dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo. The Amarillo hop I have good experience with, because it often have grapefruit and citrus and gives an aftertaste that I find very satisfying. At first, it certainly seem bitter at a very significant and astringency way, but enjoyed slowly the Amarillo has some positive characteristics in the form of long aftertaste with exotic fruit and tart bitterness which is almost impossible to describe. I have to admit that I gone to be a big IPA enthusiast, even the high IBU values ​​are starting to win the enthusiasm with me. Jack Hammer has certainly surprised me positively.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkellund42 (772) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2016 Bottle. Pours clear golden with medium white head. Aroma is very hopy with notes of orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, spruce, raspberry yogurt and hints if vanilla. Taste is very bitter and light sweet. Body is oily with light fizzy carbonation. Finish is long and very bitter with notes of bitter dark chocolate, espresso, bitter grapefruit seeds and spruce. Very intense and well balanced.

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