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RATINGS: 1422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Clear amber color. Smell of hops, malt, citrus and flowers. Taste of hops, citrus, malt and grass. Very watery. Hardly no flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Slightly hazy golden color with a large white head. Malty aroma with maybe a hidden citrus scent. Light body and lower carbonation. Some bitterness that indicates hops, but not a lot. A very subdued citrus hint in the flavor. A bit heavy in the thicke, short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highibus (737) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Decent color and head, but little aroma. But only a decent ipa. I won’t buy again, but it is not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 I thought this was a very nice beer, more of an APA than an IPA and perhaps thats why it is marked down from where I expect its rating should be. Supposedly around 38.5 IBUs according to redhook’s site, which aligns with my taste notes. I thought this had a nice hop balance, not much malt, a bit more carbonation than I like, great taste and, as somebody said earlier, makes a nice session beer with its easy drinking style. I think I’ll get a flat of this. Again, its below IPA style guidelines for IBUs but is still a fine APA. This is MUCH better on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours a yellowish light amber with an inch of frothy white head. Slightly sweet aroma with a lot of hops. Light, fizzy body with only a little sweet fruit taste before the mediocre hop finish. Leaves a light bitter that doesn’t really last. Decent session IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours clear amber. Piney hops on the nose. The taste starts citrusy and finishes hoppy. Smooth. Not as hoppy as the top quality IPAs, but still enjoyable. Not as bad as its rated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2008
12oz bottle: pours amber brown with minimal white head, aroma slight hint of hops, flavor pretty hoppy slightly citrusy. surprised to see this one rated so bad. pretty decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2008
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy light orange color with a very thin and soapy white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral with some notes of grapefruit and malt. Flavor tastes like a pretty standard IPA; bitter and floral hops at the beginning with a lightly sweet and citrusy middle with a very slight bitter finish. Aftertaste is almost nonexistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
clueo (157) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Nice amber color with a nose of grapefruit and hops. Taste is hoppy with a touch of fruit and a nice finish. A good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ketchepillar (1170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Surprised to see this is rated so poorly. It’s not great, but nowhere near bad. Pleasant hoppiness in the aroma, but it’s a bit weak. A little too sweet for my tastes as well. This beer is a bit confused, it wants to have the force of a strong west coast IPA, but, coming from Redhook, it must also bitch out and tame things down a little for mass appeal. Close to being a very good IPA, but not quite.

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