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RATINGS: 1563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2876) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Bouteille de 12oz acheté au Winooski Beverage Warehouse (Vermont), le 26/9/08. Blonde miel, petit collet. Arome d’houblon très peu amère, des notes de miel. Goût d’houblon un peu sucré, un peu d’amerturme dans la bouche, mais pas mal ennuyant. C’est buvable mais maudit que cette bière est ennuyante!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Sweet malt aroma with honey, tea, and trace hops. The flavor is also sweet caramel malt with traces of piny hops. Not bad, but a fairly poor IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Extra pale amber semi-hazy pour with dishsoapy white head. Sweet and semi-piney aroma. Fair hop bitterness in the flavor, but not over the top. A bit Astringent on the finish. Medium body with fair carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2008
(bottled Aug 26 08): Pours a pale amber body, very clear. Very white head, small & diminishing. Grapefruity hoppy aroma, some maltiness. Nutty smell. Nutty taste, some hoppiness. Smooth malty taste. Almost like grapenuts. Good flavor. Nice fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 18, 2008
Approached this one with somewhat low expectations and surprised by how nice this brew actually was. Pleasant piney citrus nose from the clear golden-orange body. Flavour carries more of the same with a bit of bittersweet caramel and singed hops. The body of this brew suffers from lack of a sturdy malty backbone and the finish is nothing grand, but it will do for now. Nothing special but not horrible. Approach with low expectations and be rewarded with an easy drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Bottle. Thin bodied. Overly bitter with no malt balance. Very average brew with nothing to make it stick out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
Cask at GBBF at the ladyboy table. Alround rating: Excellent balance, lychee, grapefruit, a solid IPA, excellent hop character and super dirnkable. Im monumentally suprized by a score this low, perhaps the bottles are pasturised?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle from Canals. A thin bodied IPA that leaves little to the imagination. There is nothing out standing here it is average at best and thats not a horrible thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Probably the best I’ve had from Redhook. Orange with great lacing. Left rings along the way as I drank it. Very strong pine and grapefruit notes both present. Not much malt as per IPA, but very moist, smooth, silky mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle. Hmmm is this an IPA or a bland Pale Ale? I would have expected more out of this beer. However if it were in the pale ale category it would probably score fairly high...it tastes good just too damn light to be a true IPA. Oh well.

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