overall
98
97
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 200   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Jack Hammer has been single handedly ripping it up for quite some time. Now this IPA, has spawned four hammer head off-springs. Black Hammer is the second of our super-charge hyped up hybrids.

Dark malt and American hops unite to bring a new age of bitterness. Pithy grapefruit and resin combine with a dark chocolate and roasty coffee hit to deliver a resonating bitterness that goes beyond IBUs.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devoted4hops (11) - POLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Can. Pours jet black with medium head. Aroma is pine, resiny, citrusy and roasty. The taste follows the aroma with noticeable impression of sunflower seeds in the aftertaste. The beer has a dry mouthfeel and its very easy drinking. Great black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1776) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2017
Can at home, black beer, medium head. Aroma is roasted, citrus, hops, coffee, malt. Taste is the same, bitter dry, nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2932) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2017
Can from Beers of Europe [170117]
Black, tan edges, frothy beige head
Aroma of piney hops, grapefuit zest, dark roast
Taste of roasted dark malts, bitter pine hops, some grapefruit zest, getting burnt toast, bitter coffee roast, no subtlety here
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, very bitter throughout, very bitter zest, too aggressive almost rough tbh. Finish is very dry, very bitter
Overall - Aggressive BIPA, I prefer some sweet dark malts in there. This is over rough, but still some good flavours in there

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (1121) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2017
0.33 l can from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with Vinja 666 and Nikola. Black, creamy off-white to tan head. Medium hopped, mint, herbal, toasty. Very nice balance, medium to high bitterness, some roasty flavors. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol hidden, hoppy finish. Very soft and nice for a DIBLA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3456) - SPAIN - FEB 11, 2017
33cl Can @ 32GreatPower, Seville, Spain. Dark brown colour with a light beige head. Aroma is hops, grass, fruits, herbs. Taste is hops, tropical fruits, pine, citrus, malt. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Speko (291) - DENMARK - FEB 3, 2017
Can 0,33. Pours black with beige head. Citrus, pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, roasted malts. Medium body soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
czlowiekmotyka (105) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Nice color, a little bit of foam. Smooth texture, nice bitterness. Aroma is empty. Nothing special but worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (4026) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2017
Can from Speciaalbierpakket. Aroma is fruity hops, citrus, roasted malt, pine resin, touch of chocolate, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate sweet with a hoppy bitter finish. Body is medium and smooth. Very fruity and piney with a good roasty malt backbone, smooth body, very nice BIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3712) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2017
Can. Dark brown with a light tan head that fades to a cm but then is never less. Aroma is more tropical than citrus fruit and with briocheish chocolate it smells a little sickly. Some grapefruit and coffee are trying to hold it in check. And, since it turns out not to be that sweet, it all works: medium bodied and clean with the citrus cutting through fin and the tropical fruit being more lychee than guava. A little pine too at the firmly bitter finish. Good but not particularly distinctive. Is there enough going on for >7%?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (3282) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 29, 2017
Almost black color. Excellent flavor: juicy tropical fruits, passion fruit, peach, mango. Taste: citrus, a little hay, fruit, good hop bitterness.


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