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RATINGS: 1550   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Compared to most IPAs this one has a very dry hop flavor. I like my IPAs soaking with hops, but this one leaves the taste buds asking for more punch. Not bad though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hbbc (1) - , Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2008 does not count
I’ve had this beer many times over the years, but I’ve finally decided to add my review. Overall, this is a fairly underwhelming IPA. Although its appearance is decent (clear, golden color), the total experience is not what one typically looks forward to when drinking an IPA. Instead of a hoppiness that assaults your senses, Long Hammer is only lightly bitter with a thin feel to the finish and after taste. If you want a mild IPA, you would probably like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - JUL 29, 2008
Not much to write about, a simple, thin IPA (or pale ale if you want to correctly title it) was expecting a lot more of everything from this one. Only bitterness from hops, very minimal hoppiness. Odd palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Clear gold/bronze. Dense white head. Floral and grassy hops and lightly sweet malt. Same flavors with lots of earthy bitterness, even a bit astringent. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kendallcoultas (1) - , Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2008 does not count
This may become the only beer I drink from now on. I’m having a hard time understand some of these lower ratings. Please do yourself a favor a try this meticulously crafted masterpiece of an IPA: you will not be disappointed!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - JUL 21, 2008
Smells better than it tastes, and it doesn’t smell all that good to me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Fairly boring IPA. Light bodied and thin with soft hoppy and citrus aromas. Not very good considering all the awsome IPA’s that are out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a full head. Mild hop aroma. Medium palate. Flavor starts out hoppy with a slightly bitter finish. A good IPA for its price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 15, 2008
En sportscenter nyc durante el all star de baseball probando y comiendo. Como la q hicimos en sibar

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle with Chip Portland 08.’ This 12 pack was dropped down a flight of stairs en-route to my flat. Chip picked it during an ice slush storm while visiting. This is a light bodied, low hop, low malt IPA. Its designed to be a flagship style beer for session consumption. Its pretty basic and understated. Not a sipper. You could rip this right out of the bottle.

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