WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a head scratcher on this one. Brewery has kind of a bad rep, so I try to stay impartial but I went in not expecting much. Its alot thinner and clearer than most, so that takes away big time. No malt, its all hops and yes thin. Very citrusy. At the price and ABV level it makes it feasable to buy again, but it really wastnt very good.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours light copper, with a small white head. Aroma is slight hops, citrus and pine. Flavor is hoppy, and has at least a little bit of malt to back it up. A little watery in the finish. Not too bad, I can’t believe Red Hook would even consider brewing a beer over 6% ABV.
markwise (4786) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer. It pours a golden/ clear color with a very small head. It has a piney aroma with notes of hop bite, and the finish is a bit unbalanced and drags its nails down my tongue slightly. It’s ok, I’d drink it again, and respectable for a Red Hook beer.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with a fizzy white head. Very light aroma of hops and citrus peel. Similar in flavor, with a bit of malt sweetness coming through. While you will never mistake this for a great IPA, it’s not bad for the six-pack type.
kpresley77 (146) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours golden with thin white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is hops but well balanced with malt backing. Finish is hops, but does not linger.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle pours a clear golden color with huge fluffy almost white semi sustaining head that left really good lacing. Aroma of light citrus and fruit, mainly hops. Taste is a little light as well, yet still centering around the hops. Again, a little light on the body and a watery texture ,but good carbonation and after taste. Slightly above average IPA, great for those hot days in the pool.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light red. Smell of hops and citrus. Taste of hops and citrus. A pretty good IPA. Better than the ESB. Pretty good stuff here.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle and on draught. On draught the fruit is more prevalent. And more head. a light copper colour, medium bodied with a medium white head from both types. A higher abv, and just right for this beer. Not overwhelmingly hoppy but still pleasent tasting. A nice summertime brew perhaps?
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
the long hammer ipa is not my favorite but it’s a well rounded beer. a little much harsh bitterness and not enough smoothness. Not much fruity aroma or flower aroma. Nothing too impressive.
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a clear copper color wiht a thin white head. Aroma of hops, pine, and citrus. Flavor is hoppy, some citrus and pine, with a nice dry finish with a bitter aftertaste.