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RATINGS: 1367   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The distinctive India Pale Ale style was developed by British brewers in the 1700s in order to create a sturdy beer that could survive long sea journeys to far-flung colonies where troops eagerly awaited the arrival of this sublime liquid refreshment. Long Hammer takes the traditional IPA brewing process one step further by dry hopping, or adding hops at the end of the brewing process 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


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Wow. I used to think Red Hook was a pretty decent microbrew back in the day. So I figured their IPA might be all right, but then I took a look at the reviews here and shied away from it until I was at a friendís place, and it appears he dived into a twelve-pack from the local "Star Mart." Pours YELLOW, which is odd for an IPA. I expected orangeish brew. Not much of an aroma. You can sort of smell the grapefruit. Is that Summit hops? Anyway, a bit of a bite, but Three Floydís Pride & Joy probably compares, and itís a mild ale. Sorta too bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
On tap at the Wachovia Center. Deep golden color with thin head. Hoppy aroma. Taste was mostly bitter hops with some malts to balance it out a bit. Dry finish. Not a bad IPA on draft.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Yellow pour and a bitter taste. Not really a fan. It was link drinking pine needles if that makes any sense.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Stix082480 (1) - Strongsville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2008 does not count
I really like the way this beer taste itís got that bold flavor that many IPA drinkers would love to drink.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JAN 14, 2008
OMG, this shit is foul. For it to be a filtered beer, I sure had a shitload of floaties in my bottle. Poured out a piss yellow, with a stale, cheesy hop aroma. I couldnít even choke down a full swallow of this sewer sludge. Certified drain pour.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2008
12 ounce bottle from glenville beverage. Pours golden wit a little head, no lace. Smells hoppy, bitter and the botter lasts a long time in your mouth. Maybe alittle citrusy if you really think about it. Itís an ok beer. Ipaís arent my thing.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rakluba (33) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Not my favorite IPA at all. Some nice qualities of the hops in there but nothing special. I would rather purchase a different IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2008
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2008
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
islay (1074) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2008
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. Iím 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 donít plan to purchase this beer again to test that assumption. Long Hammer is not awful. Itís the kind of beer that wouldnít cause you to complain if someone handed it to you at a party, but you wouldnít want to pay any money for it. That reminds me, why did I buy this? I guess Iím just a hopeless IPA completist. Hey, it could be worse.


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