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RATINGS: 1496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Available unfiltered from the cask at GBBF 2008
Dry hopped with Cascade hops to give a wonderful hop aroma but not the overpowering hop taste. Long Hammer IPA is the beer you find yourself reaching for again and again, no matter what the occasion. Long Hammer pairs nicely with grilled meats, seafood, Mexican, Indian, Thai or other spicy ethnic foods. Available year round.

Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.5%
Malts: Pale, Caramel, Munich
Hops: Alchemy, Cascade, Willamette
Color SRM: 8.5
Bitterness Units: 44.0 IBU
Original Gravity: 14.40 degrees plato
Brewed Since: 1984

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
On Tap at YardHouse Brea, Ca. Pours light amber/orange with super thin white head. Aroma is really difficult to detect (might be the setting). Light subtle aroma of hops. Flavor is very mellow, with notes of sweet citrus (oranges) then finishes with a slight hoppiness (for an IPA). The after-taste leaves the throat dry and slightly hoppy. Very diapointing for an IPA. As a self proclaimed Hop-Head, the San Diego IPA’s are much, much better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
12oz. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Mostly sweet in the nose, body follows with loads of sweet malt and the slightest notion of hop. Carbonation is medium to high, makes it fairly drinkable. A good introductory IPA and that is why you will find it in most grocery stores.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1507) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours golden with medium amount of carbonation producing a small fine head. Aroma is strong of pine and flavor matches the aroma very well. Overall a decent IPA for the money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
light gold pour with a thin layer of white froth. decent hops on the nose with some fruity notes. good thickness but the hops are way too mellow for an ipa imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Actually, I felt this to be a pretty decent IPA, as far as middle of the road IPAs go. Had a nice bitterness, couples with a hoppy flavor with enough backbone to support it. A little citric and piney, pretty much what I like to tast in an IPA. I wasn’t mad at this at all. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Not a bad ipa. Classic IPA color. Good hop presence in the aroma. More piney hops in the taste along with some faint caramel malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1762) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2008
My first IPA and really fun to drink. I’m still getting used to more bitter beers so this brew was a very interesting drink. Pale color and the most hop character I’ve ever had. As I try more IPA and bitters I’ll probably come back to this one and give it a re-rate after my palate has developed a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1374) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
pretty nice IPA i thought, has everything you would expect outta one, decent hop flavor, good hop aroma, bit of citrus in its flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Golden pour with a medium medium head reducing to a thin layer rather quickly. The aroma is probably the best thing about this beer. Its not great but it does have a nice citrus and floral hoppiness. Taste is slightly bitter with an average finish. Not bad for picking it up at a gas station.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frohike (10) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours a pale straw color. Faint scent of citrus hops. Decent head, with the expected lacing. Flavor was weak, nearly an amber. Not enough of an IPA. Too boring & weak.

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