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RATINGS: 1482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
It pours golden orange with a quickly diminishing fizzy head. Aroma is of pine, hops, in a slightly metallic sort of way. Its flavor is again of hops, a little citrus, and a bitter finish, but not too bitter. I think this is very drinkable, and also very affordable. This is by no means the best IPA, but its better than a lot of other beers that you can get for the same price.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2008
Light orange with a red tint. Clear with a thick white head. Much lighter than other IPA’s. Refreshing pine forest, almost minty hop smell. Some spice as well. Not much flavor. Sharp bitterness with just a hint of hops (this an IPA?). Some yeast and malt to finish. Eh - not very good....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (586) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
Smell is very mild. Hops and vanilla. Golden honey-blond with a thin cream colored head. Flavor is mild. Too mild for style, but I kinda like it. Goes down exceptionally smooth for style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
Orange, with a white head. Aroma of, uh, beer, I guess. Flavor of beer, as well. It’s beer. If you can’t tell, it struggles to hold my interest...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twoskylights (11) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2008
A fairly straightforward hoppy aroma with traces of honey, dandelion and citrus. Invitingly amber and gold appearance...let’s enough light through to look refreshing, but has enough color to indicate substance. The head was pleasing, nicely dense and very white. A thin but notable layer remains on top even after the main one has burned away. The flavor was disappointingly skunky and sharp. It smooths out a bit after a few sips, but I find it a tad aggressive. Probably best with a perfectly paired food. The finish is as you might expect: hoppy, fairly dry and clingy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Floback (540) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
On draft at Hemingway’s. Appearance of honey/amber with tight lacing even on my frosted glass. Not much aroma to speak of, some slight floral hops. Flavors provide a crisp and clean hops presence, lite fruits, subtle caramel malts, crackers, oats, bread. Lively carbonation and medium body--slightly thin for the taste. Very easy to drink, though. I enjoyed this beer; it actually enhanced the disappointingly bland food that I ordered. After a sip of this, I could taste the rosemary on my roast pork, Finally!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2008
Some IPAs strike a perfect balance between the malt and the hops. This one, unfortunately did not. Some heavy bitter pine/citrus aromas were accompanied by a thin mouth feel and a nasty bitter back end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pouts amber with a haze and a large white head. Smells of citrus, some earthy hints, caramel. Tastes earthy with some peppery splashes and citrussy touches on the finish. Mouthfeel is watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves some lacing in the glass. Aroma is very nice with pine, northern lights, and a hint of citrus dancing around in the smell. Taste is clean and lightly bitter with a reasonable amount of malt playing nicely with the bitter flavors of the hops. This beer is a nice change of pace for an I.P.A.... it uses the pine flavors and bitterness to create a refreshing summer style I.P.A. that won’t leave you begging for a glass of water after you are done with it because your mouth is so sticky you can’t talk.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacAnUltaigh (45) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
Faint aroma of hops and pine, and pours pale gold with little head. Flavor isn’t bad, but bitterness isn’t up to par with other IPAs. Goes down easy.


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