Jack Hammer
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #513
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #4,977
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 9.63%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
349
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Jack HammerJack Hammer
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by Asgeirr:
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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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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Great pine and stone fruit hop flavour. Fairly aggressive hop bite but balanced with lots of late hop complexity. Doubt it's 200 IBUs but very tasty all the same

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Jack Hammer from BrewDog
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 349 ratings