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Jack Hammer - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%


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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Reviews by beerdrifter:
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.31/5  rDev +8%
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap, so quick notes:

Smell: green hops, weed, citrus and other fruit (watermelon?) peel;
Taste is a hop bomb, with huge grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit, peach; flowers; low pale malts; big green herbal notes, mineral, pine; very bitter
Tasty hops, loved it

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 15:36:43 | More by dcmchew
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden color. There is a medium white head with average retention.
The nose immediately picks up citrusy hops - a very distinct and strong aroma.
The taste is like the label describes it: hoppy. Very hoppy.
A strong hoppiness in the body is followed by a strong bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
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A: Pours a somewhat cloudy gamboge-to-amber colour along with an off-white crown. The crown in question dissipates rather quickly with scarce 'n' sparse lacing confined to "islands" afloat amidst the brew.

S: Overwhelming heaps of grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit. Sweet and citric in marvellously refreshing scents, all hops no malt though.

T: Bam, right on the Henry Kissinger! Upfront hoppy acridity which bears a striking similarity to that of penicillin. Gradually, it transforms into a more -- I don't want to say metallic but -- resinous bitterness, almost peppery in its own way. Permutations of perplexity and perseverance is the name of the game.

M: Dry and round, alert carbonation, pretty light body albeit compensatingly round.

O: Powerful and manifold in its area and style, but a one-trick pony for anyone who likes more variety, malt or balance. However, then you would've mostly likely opted
for something totally different to begin with.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic glass.

a - deep and cloudy organe with a solid head

s - smells like a hoppy hoppy grapefruit juice

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m - slightly oily but not to heavy mouthfeel, a very dry beer

o - this is the nectar of hopheads heaven. an extreme experiment in how bitter a beer can be. I never drank something more bitter than this before. but I liked it...

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Jack Hammer from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.