Jack Hammer | BrewDog

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301 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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.

Added by dgilks on 01-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
301
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
121
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, Tesco's, Bristol - Pours clear golden with a medium foamy white head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma- citrus at the front - grapefruit/mango, light resin at the back. Taste - citrus notes at the front - grapefruit, light resin, hints of caramel, finishes with a large dry bitter finish. Best beer in my opinion of Brewdog's core range. If you like strong bittered American hopped IPA's this is for you.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schavuytje
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light golden color with plaque foam scented to pineapple, tropical fruit in the drunk an edge of citrusschil and after a light water tooth dry after,Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, Columbus, Simcoe

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Photo of Dankacheese
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nightgardener
3.12/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kgoldsbe
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicolaiw
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber, with a small white head.
Aroma has pine, mango, malt, hops.
Tast is malt, pine, hops, orange peel, bitter finish.

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Photo of 5EKF
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is yellow with some relative opaqueness. The head is minimal, shows no retention and there's some lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma has a very prominent pine profile, being bigger than anything else. There's some citrus connecting really well the hops.
T: The taste is much more balanced than the aroma as the pine-ness, citrus and hops appear to have a very round connection. Actually this is really good.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is a bit harsh. Bitterness is good enough for an IPA.
O: Not a Punk IPA but surely the second best IPA from BrewDog.

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Photo of Catalin90
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zuun
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grapefruit and tropical fruit scented orange color. Aroma is very nice and flavor is quite soft and fruity. Having very nice bitterness, just enough.

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Photo of Dzu
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden-orange colour, medium head with good retention that leaves a good crown and lace. Aroma of resines, fruits, citrics. Medium body with a thick texture. TAste of resines, citrics and fruits.

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Photo of andpit
3.05/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of daydesiang
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell of strong citrus, slightly stronger than punk IPA. Taste is very flavorful, good citrus (mainly grape fruit) and some bitter. Aftertaste of citrus. Love it!

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spike
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 330ml can into an IPA glass.

L: Dark orange/gold, translucent, without visible carbonation. Two-finger, rich & creamy head has good retention and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Heaps of tropical fruits and citrus. Slightly off-putting vegetable background.

T: Confrontational style, in line with the labeling. Less fruity than the nose. LOTS of resinous, earthy hops. Very bitter. Not floral at all.

F: Medium body, chewy. Astringent with a long, dry finish. You'll feel parched after 2-3 of these.

O: This is not a refreshing brew. It's a hop devil. It delivers what it promises in an uncompromising fashion. Hides its alcohol well, partly because the alcohol burn is unable to compete with the hop burn. But it's great. A serious beer, in the style of a west coast IPA, made in Scotland.

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4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vidisad
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jack Hammer from BrewDog
3.99 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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