BREWMUSKCLES (2195) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slightly hazy golden brew that is refreshing, moderately hoppy and decently sweet. the alcohol is well hidden and it has a hard carbonation and bitter tinge to it. the finish does not linger. decent brew.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle- solid IPA by redhook. Pours a deep golden color with little head. Very hoppy and somewhat sweet aroma once the carbonation subsides. Flavor and palate are also very typical of an IPA. Medium body and no bitter aftertaste.
islay (1057) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Weak but not unpleasant aroma with a tangerine scent and a touch of dryness. Pours a lightly effervescent pale brass with a small amount of uneven, off-white head. The liquid is mostly clear but does have a light haze. It looks suspiciously like a pale lager. Produces surprisingly nice lacing. Bland, unfortunately sweet taste. Green apple, white grape juice, paprika, and candy corn flavors. A little dry, especially in the finish, but not nearly as much so as most pale ales are. I’m not getting much from the hops. Boring! Not much aftertaste for an IPA. Light to medium body. Lively in the palate. Easy to drink. Quenches thirst effectively. This bottle is a few months old at least, so it probably has lost some of its hops character. I expect a fresh version of this beer would be a little better, but I doubt it would gain more than a few tenths of a point. I certainly don’t plan to purchase this beer again to test that assumption. Long Hammer is not awful. It’s the kind of beer that wouldn’t cause you to complain if someone handed it to you at a party, but you wouldn’t want to pay any money for it. That reminds me, why did I buy this? I guess I’m just a hopeless IPA completist. Hey, it could be worse.
pepsican (1438) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, hops, and malt. Floral hops, lemon, grapfruit, and funk flavors. Finishes thin, decent carbonation. Nothing special and the funk is just too much.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a nice white head. Aromas of piney hop,grapefruit and caramel malts.Upon first sip you get a huge hop wallop that quicley smoothes out.The body is a tic watery,but a wonderful session ipa!
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It grew on me after the first sip, which was met with immediate revulsion. It’s a good attempt, but falls short. Like my wife said when she was in Providence, "they had this on tap, & Budweiser. I chose the Long Hammer."
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer has a great floral hop aroma, but the finish has something to be desired. Otherwise, it is a mediocre West Coast IPA.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Outriger Canoe Club. Nice and refreshing. Pours a deep clear gold with a white head with very good lacing. Flavor is a nice refreshing bitter IPA style bite.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a small yellow-white head. The aroma was sweet grapefruit and pine. The flavor is bitter and tart fruity hops with a off tasting malt base. Sour tangy finish. This one smelled nice but in no way lived up to the aroma.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2007. An unclear golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, hops, and grapefruit, as well as light fruity esters. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of grapefruit, leading to a rather bitter and grassy finish.