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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1103   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, dont say we didnt warn you

OG: 1069
IBUs: Hopped to 200+ theoretical IBUs
Malts: Extra Pale
Hops: Centennial & Columbus, dry hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hub66 (462) - - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 Belle couleur jaune dore; armes fruits (grapefruit) et got houblonn; finale trs amre; une trs bonne bire


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (1072) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2017
On tap at Brewdog bar Tallinn. Pours yellow colour. Almost no head. Grapefruit, tangerines, otther citrusses, fruitness in the aroma. Slightly earthy, citrussy fruity taste. Peaches, grapefruit and tangerines. Fruity, slightly sweet, citrussy aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, well balanced, rather mrdium carbonated DIPA. Nothing special but well drinkable brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonofian (57) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2017
A more apt name than Punk, which is of course anything but, this is a hoppy pneumatic drill, bashing bitterly on your temples for the last third of the bottle until all caramel imperiosity is long forgotten.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1392) - Mons, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2017
Robe dore. fine mousse. Nez superbe dlgance et de fruit, sur les agrumes, la pamplemousse rose, le citron vert, le houblon frais , lgre note florale. Bouche lattaque fruite, lgante, complexe, une fine, de la tension et une superbe amertume en finale. Une dlicieuse IPA de soif

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radassace (214) - SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small white head. Nose is sweet caramel malt, pithy grapefruit , orange zest and hops. Medium carbonation, chunky mouth feel. Sweet caramel malt, biscuit malt taste, leading into huge hopp bitterness. Piney and resinous on the palate, with massive grapefruit and apricot hit. Very satisfying and punchy !

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crimson75 (271) - Gdańsk, POLAND - APR 15, 2017
Butelka. Trochę jednstronne - zdominowane prze goryczkę - pwio, z wyraźnym alkoholem, ale jednak mojące w sobie coś pwio. Zaciekawiło mnie połączenie tak wysokiej goryczki z brakiem takiej klasycznej ameryki, cytrusw itd. Ciekawe. Moje pierwsze, ale mam nadzieję że nie ostatnie piwo z BrewDog

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngjvilla (7) - cardiff, WALES - APR 9, 2017 does not count
Pours pale orange. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit which you find in the taste along with a huge bitterness, which works brilliantly. Also dry hop and slight caramel flavours which gives you a few seconds of sweet before being hit by the bitterness. Quality beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sailor_one (33) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 3, 2017
33cl bottle. Nice IPA, lots of hops, very massive. Citrus, grapefruits, pineapple. Tough but rewarding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kevetoile (1) - Le Pin, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2017 does not count
One of the best beer Ive tested. I would recommend this one to any beer addict.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
nobiggie (5) - perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2017 does not count
Jack Hammer- A Ruthless IPA Jack Hammer as implied is a highly alcoholic and hard hitting beer. Generally I would presume a certain imbalance with a beer with this statement, I was wrong. This work of art is perfectly balanced. Bitter grapefruit- yes, subtle sweetness- kinda. Jack Hammer imbues the nose with a sweet, fruity and clean grapefruit. An aroma that cuts through and subtle and underlying smokey and sweet, diminishing molasses quality. Heavy bitter flavours dominate a crisp caramel malt. Not a lot else going on here, but why over complicate the matter. Jack Hammer characterises the adage KISS (keep it simple stupid). There is a simple palate and flavour backed up by a relatively easily decoded aroma. The beer jack hammers into the drinkers brain, "this is what I am, deal with it".

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (1627) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden-yellow with white head, fizzy. The aroma has notes of citrus (grapefruit, lemon) and onion. Quite bitter flavor with lots of grapefruit, lemon zest, grassy, "green", onion, dry. Lively carbonation, light to medium-bodied. Very nice.


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