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Jack Hammer | BrewDog

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4.05/5
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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,585
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
345
pDev:
9.63%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
142
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Helgi
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Epiktetos
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyably rich Isles IPA. Small on head, but robust arona and but flavor. Burnt caramel, toasted toffee like backbone with nice hoppy presence in the pallete after swallowing. Medium-thick bodied. A new favorite.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16oz draft

Doesn't really pour much of a head. Low amount of bubbles coming up. Visibility very high. Light orange/yellow in color. It looks ok, nothing too great so far.

Nose of grapefruit, juicy, lovely. A little sweet, but certainly not too much. Mostly a fruity sweetness, not overly malty. Hop profile is dominant, but not super sharp or harsh, mostly fruity. Very good overall.

Flavor is much the same, delicious. A little more of a bitter punch from the hops than was there on the nose. Still, loads of grapefruit. Not super citrusy though, it's a soft fruit profile. It feels like a tropical IPA, but it's definitely more grapefruit oriented. Not boozy, which I guess it shouldn't be, at 7.2%. It has about the level of sweetness I was expecting, maybe a hair higher. Still, it's nice. Very well done beer.

The mouthfeel is very nice. The carbonation is spot on, it's over medium, but certainly not overly carbonated. Bitterness doesn't really linger. Mouthfeel is pretty wet and the body is quite full.

The drinkability is as good as you can get for a 7.2 percent beer. It goes down very easy.

The appearance left a little to be desired. Lacing was basically non existent. Coupled with a less than impressive start, it wasn't a strong part of the beer.

Overall this is a very tasty beer. Well done.

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Photo of Swoosl
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a slightly hazy golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
-some particle floaties visible
S:
-grapefruit,orange zest,pine,honey
T:
-Follows the nose
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Just as advertised.A big bitter Grapefruit burst.Not very complex, but it works.

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Photo of Bocuma25
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Rumlibeers
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

My bro in law brought a can of this over for the holidays. It poured a clear yellow with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation Overall it's a solid beer.

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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

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Jack Hammer from BrewDog
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 345 ratings