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Jack Hammer - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The devastatingly bitter finish will drill straight through your taste buds. If you like hops and bitterness then go ahead. But be warned: this beer has more bitterness than a human palate (or nipple) can detect. For freaks, craft beer junkies and stamp collectors only.

The second placed beer in our 2012 Prototype Challenge is a BrewDog staff favourite, and made a brief guest appearance in our bars last summer.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 01-17-2013)
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Miorge Mihoublon. Crystal clear copper-amber pour with pure white one finger head with decent retention and great lacing. Lots of piney hops and citrus in the nose along with hints of grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. The taste lives up to the West Coast IPA reference on the label. Bitter, resiny, piney hops dominate with a really nice perfumey, floral finish. Lots of citrus as well with hints of grapefruit, lemon, and orange zest. Great balance with some sweet caramel maltiness complementing the bitterness of the hops. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a super tangy, sweet, and bitter finish. Overall, this one took me by surprise a bit. Wasn't expecting it to be this good. Hopefully I can snag a few more of these babies! A really well done West Coast IPA from BrewDog!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 15:43:03 | More by beerdrifter
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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

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3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
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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.

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Jack Hammer from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.