Denver Jackhammer
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #860
Ranked #4,534
4.16 | pDev: 7.21%
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
Notes: Denver Jackhammer relentlessly pounds out massive hop aromas and flavors. A light base of American 2-row malt paves the way for a foundation of Chinook, Summit, Warrior, Simcoe, Columbus, Citra, and Amarillo hops. Double dry hopping with Simcoe, Citra, Centennial and Chinook will bulldoze your olfactory senses with aromas of fresh resin, bright tangerines, and herbal dankness.
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GarrettB from Colorado

3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

April 7th, 2015 - Heavy, hoppy and syrupy, the aroma is a beast, creeping out from a clear and peaceful looking brew. The head lays thickly on the brew, aspen white and strong, but even so, the strength of the aroma asserts itself. And the flavor is a rambunctious ride. The first sip is incomprehensible, and buy the time I have my bearings, I register that the aftertaste ends with a long peal of grapefruit. There's some sushi freshness and ginger in the mid-taste, and near the beginning of the sip, I sense a double IPA sweetness, and a well orchestrated balance.

Feb 21, 2018
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Phil-Fresh from California

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Hoppy with aromas of citrus, pine and slight amount of resin.

A: Light orange color, just a touch hazy, with dense white uniform head with adequate retention.

T: Hoppy upfront with citrus and pine, solid balance of malt, light sweetness, slightly boozy, with a moderately high hop bitterness and super dry finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Alright; the beer is pretty big and slightly boozy and could be better with a little less hop bitterness.

Oct 03, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried the Denver Jackhammer at the brewery. It poured a clear orangish with white head that left a lace. The scent was citrus and pine. The taste followed the scent but also had a boozy base. The Mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a big beer.

Sep 14, 2016
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty beer. Orange golden hue and sticky lace. Nose is fruity sweet. Love the aroma on this guy. Not quite hoppy - good melding on the nose. The taste is all at once creamy, sweet, slightly bitter and a kiss of resin on the after. Really good alchemy on this beer. Wow. Mouthfeel steals the show. Not oppressive, yet luscious. Dances on the tongue in all the right ways. Yes - a really really great west coast iPa - innovative in its dry hopping and embrace of the east coast techniques.

Aug 23, 2016
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frasergrove from California

3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oh my...this beer definitely lives up to the name of "Jackhammer." Medium pale body which is vet hazy, aroma is a blast of fresh pine, some citrus and a lot of hop bitterness. Flavor is a bit in the boozy and bitter side...almost a bit too much I dare say, but a hop heads dream. Big beer.

Jan 07, 2016
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Absolut from California

4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured on tap 8-9-15 at the Blue Palms Anniversary Party

a golden brown ipa with white head and lacing.

smells and taste is of hops, citrus, tangerine and earthy/

Aug 11, 2015
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rand from California

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A veritable hop-bomb. Not bitter, but so well blended there's no way to place a key flavor aspect. Still, the brew masterfully crafted, with an adequate malt-backbone showcasing its tasty hop profile.

Nov 14, 2014
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Nugganooch from California

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub – Long Beach, CA
Notes taken from 06/03/14 – Full Pint

A: Caramel amber body with some peach tones and a soft hazing through the glass. Nice proper trim of ivory white lather across the top. Fair retention there with some modest etched lacing that tracks down the glass.

S: Redolent grapefruit with sweet melon, peach, florals, sticky pine, and a bit of dank herbals. Smells incredibly fruity and green with fresh hops. There is a touch of malt sweetness coming through and some alcohol as well but this is all fragrant hop goodness up in the nose.

T: Grapefruit and honeydew melon pop with some bright tangerine, peach, and apricot accents. Floral hops and sappy pines round out the remaining bounty of hop flavors. Very clean with less herbal dankiness than I was expecting. There is a huge bitter bite to this yet the entire brew is smooth and well balanced. Has a touch more caramel malt structure to it than some of the others but it works just right bringing in some light cracker there as well. Stays sticky and resinous with lots of lingering sugary bits on the palate. Alcohol is present yet well integrated. Another delicious Beachwood IPA I must say.

M: Moderate fill from the malt body. Has a nice level of creamy carb and a high amount of peppery bitterness across the palate. Nice drying finish with some warming alcohol and a long lasting linger.

D: Incredibly fresh and hop forward with a mélange of fruit flavors. Another winning IPA from these guys. While I think Amalgamator and Melrose still be my favorites; The Denver Jackhammer brings a bit more malt bill to the table and what you get is a beast of a hoppy beer. This would do well in bottles me thinks!

Highly recommended.

Jun 20, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Jun 04, 2014
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mhksuccess from California

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a 5oz pour at the Blue palms 5th anniversary on tap
appearance was golden but not light very small head
smell was nice hops but not super fruity not dry but just pleasant
taste was awesome nice drinker and good hop bite on the end
would definitely have another time overall it is a well balanced solid DIPA

Aug 13, 2013
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HopHead84 from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


On tap at Strong Ale.

A: Bright and vibrant yellow orange with an enormous white head rising two fingers above the liquid. Excellent retention and a ridiculous amount of sheet-like lacing on the glass.

S: Bright hop aroma, redolent of honeydew melon, peach, apricot, grapefruit, and orange . There are some marijuana notes, as well as pine resin. No malt in the aroma.

T: Dry and resinous with a bright and expressive hop presence. Resinous pine blends with juicy orange and apricot with some grapefruit rind. No malt influence to speak of. Very well hidden alcohol and a crisp, dry, clean hoppy finish.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. Dry, crisp, sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: Damn good. Highly recommended.

Dec 12, 2012
Denver Jackhammer from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 84 ratings