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RATINGS: 1498   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3985) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
On tap - Light copper, small head, if any the bartender pored it off. Light, but strong, hoppy aroma. The beer is see-through and looks watery. Flavor is a pleasant moderate amount of hop, floral, crystal cold, and aromatic. Texture is a little sweet and medium bodied. Not many bubbles are present but the beer does have a moderate carbonation bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
larryLSB (475) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Poured from a bottle. Nice light golden color with a small-medium head. Nose was better than it tasted. A decent drinkable IPA, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle, cold. Light amber with various beige head. Sweet aroma - like wet hops! Consistency very like an average APA with a very strong hop profile. Like a hoppy home-brew. Light alcohol, and thin watery flavor. Over-priced at 9.99 for a 6. A pleasant session beer without a lot to brag about but big hops. Perhaps more malt to fill it out and to balance the hops. Iíll happily drink it if itís offered.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2008
A pretty solid IPA, but not my favorite. It had notable smokey flavor and aroma. I prefer a fruitier IPA, but this was definitly a well crafted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (938) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Copper pour with medium tan head. Aroma of sweet hops. Taste of pine and citrus hops with a bitter finish. Gets a slightly tarnished rep but not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (222) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Pours pale gold with nice creamy white head. Aroma is pleasantly fruity and floral. More malty than I would expect with a dash of bitterness, pine, and spice. Lingering sharpness but flavor fades as well. Not bad but could be even better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Iím kind of new to IPAs, which is probably why I rated this higher than most. Reminds me of a flowery Sierra Nevada. Tends to get a little flat toward the bottom of the bottle, but that just might be my hand making it warm and less tasty. A lovely drink for a day of grilling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
calgone (17) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottled. Light orange/copper color. Fruity aroma with pretty strong American hop aroma. Smells pretty good I think. Very easy to drink, perhaps too much so. Not extremely bitter. I think its a nice refreshing beer. Finishes a bit grassy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b33r (750) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Average IPA all around. Nothing unique, but still refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Draft. Poured pale yellow gold in color with a white frothy head. I was surprised to see an IPA quite this pale. Aroma mostly of floral hops and mildly sweet. Taste is more along the lines of an APA. The floral hops are present but in gereral its pretty one dimensional.

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