Jack Hammer - BrewDog
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4.1/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy color forming a big, bubbled and creamy light yellow head. Good retention and lots of thin molasses and lingering lacings left in the glass
S: Very fruity and flowery. Strong notes of pine. Definitely an American IPA. Very fruity. Tropical fruits: Oranges, grapefruit and pineapple. Pale sweet grains and grassy hops
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, crystal malts, caramel malts. Very fruity! Again, strong notes of tropical fruits: Oranges, grapefruit and pineapple. Very piny too. In overall, a slightly sweet taste and a huge hops bitterness
M: Medium molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste. Strong notes of pine
O: Good drinkability. Great West Coast IPA made in Scotland
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 19:43:39 | More by eduardolinhalis
United Kingdom (England)
3.63/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I once tried this when I was already a bit drunk and it was just too much. I vowed to try it again sober, and upon visiting the BrewDog bar in Shoreditch it was the first beer I ordered. Definitely a good choice, as it's best enjoyed with a fresh palette.
BrewDog like their bitter hops, and with Jack Hammer they've upped the ante. The colour is a dark yellow, darker than one my expect from an IPA. It smells very hoppy with hints of mango and pineapple, just begging to be drunk. However, upon tasting it the fruity notes are completely overwhelmed by an intense bitterness. Even by strong IPA standards, this is very bitter! I enjoyed it, but the bitterness gets a bit much and can prevent the drinker from enjoying any of the subtler flavours underneath. Still a good beer, don't get me wrong, but you wouldn't want too much of it in one sitting. In my opinion there are better IPAs, both from BrewDog and from elsewhere, but if you're a fan of intensely bitter IPA it's definitely one to try.
Serving type: on-tap
05-24-2014 11:06:51 | More by Chris_Burton
Jack Hammer from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.