Jack Hammer | BrewDog

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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
Ranking:
#3,593
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
333
pDev:
9.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
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Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trickykid
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange color with a thick thin head with decent retention.
Nice tropical aroma with notes of passion fruit, mango, oranges, some pine, lemongrass, honey and more green and floral notes.
Hoppy flavor with notes of pine resin, grapefruit, mango, lychees, tea bags, lemon, mild toast, melon and berries. Dry and quite bitter aftertaste. Paying respects to is 200+ ceiling IBU.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% is absent.
Excellent American IPA. As a hophead I sure am, I was very pleased to have this nice tropical, floral and resiny punch in the neck. But still as balanced as it can be and you can feel all the nuances of the recipe. Hops go from dank to vivacious. Worth trying, search for this fresh.

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Photo of MorktOl
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreyski
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/8/2017. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, mango, melon, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, mango, melon, berry, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large spiced pine, citrus rind, peppery, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, mango, melon, berry, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is an awesome IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the increasing bitter/resinous/drying finish. Aggressive as hell, classic west coast style example. Extremely dank/vibrant hops with a nice solid pale malt backbone. Loved the hop profile. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of emincems
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giangio
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brp94
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nephilium
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The aroma starts with a bright floral note, with a touch of caramel behind it. It pours a pale, clear, straw, with a quickly fading white head. While the beer may look like a lager, the hop presence makes itself known immediately after the first sip. Big resin notes, with earthy and herbal notes fading out to a long lingering bitter finish. Lighter bodied then I would like, but overall this is a solid IPA.

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Photo of Eammon1920
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wow, another great AIPA. What do we do with so much richness? This one is the second Brewdog from Columbus that is clearly in the American mainstream, instead of the old style Brewdog Scottish offensice.

It pours a pale dirty yellow with fine head. The aroma is an enticing hops smell. The taste is a mostly dry hoppy bitter with loads of complexity to keep it interesting.

This is another great AIPA. Some much to drink and so little time.

Recommended.

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Photo of BB1313
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 8/22/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with great clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are citrus forward. Citra hops seem to shine. Some sweet cream in the mix. Malts are in the background. The flavors are pretty bold. Lots of fresh pine. Sweet orange is there. Subtle hints of lemon and grapefruit. Really nice sharp bitterness. Malts seem to take a backseat. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's fluffy and ultimately smooth.

This is a very nice IPA. It's more on the classic traditional side, but has some "new school" to it as well. Nice hop aromas and flavors. The craftsmanship is on point. It's fun to drink. Well done.

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Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zacroyce
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan1952
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Jack Hammer from BrewDog
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 333 ratings