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RATINGS: 1389   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Disappointing for an IPA. I was expecting for the hops to kick in except the donít... and fall off the palate. Iím sure this is better on draught, like most things, but I await the day to try that. Average, at best, India Pale Ale that leaves much to be desired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Generally pleasant generic over-hopped IPA. Not too bitter, not too sweet, and for something approaching a macro brewery, itís something better to fallback on when nothing else is available (much like a Guinness when given the choice of Bud and Coors). Granted, its one of the better Red Hook brews that Iíve has as well. (Bottle - way too many times)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
If you are trying to get someone to start to like different beers this is a good starter IPA. Light hoppy aroma, pours with a white sudsy head. Decent hoppy flavor, well balanced. IPA light, but still not a bad beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sickassmick (224) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
A pretty solid beer.. A lot better than I would have guess it would be. The appearance is clear and white sudsy head that stays throughout. Better than average lacing. The taste is a sort of dry bitter that hits you up front and stays on your mouth for a reasonable amount of time. Not nearly enough sweetness to balance this beer off, even though itís not overly hoppy, if that makes sense. Its a pretty heavy feeling beer, and not the session drinkerís beer. Bottom line is a pretty standard IPA, nothing special but better than I would have expected. Its always on sale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Pours an OK head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves behind what I call dish drain suds around the edges. Iím not impressed with the aroma--thereís a hint of hoppyness, but it otherwise smells like standard beer, though not quite as thin and rank. The taste, however, is surprisingly smooth; thereís a minor hint of bitterness at first taste and a bit of malty flavor. In the end, not what Iíd go after for an IPA, but it could be a good starter IPA for people who want to get into the bitter/hoppy arena, but just canít go full bore. In the end, I wouldnít kick a six pack of this outta bed, but then again, Iíd definitely opt for another, truer IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2007
I canít say I"m surprised that this very smooth, drinkable IPA comes into this site with an anemic 38 percentile score. Itís not disgustingly hoppy. Itís smooth and drinkable like seveal of Redhookís offerings, so the hopheads MUST denigrate it. For those beer drinkers like me who dontí worship at the hop alter, this is a very drinkable IPA

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
I would call this IPA light. Starts off with a nice hop bouquet but disappoints in the taste. Malty with very slight hoppiness. As the beer warmed the malt took over and some off flavours started to present themselves. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Medium gold color. Nose of weak hops, grass, small notes of malt and flower. Flavor is of weak hops and malts as well with more noticeable flower presence. Over carbonated and very mediocre drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours pale gold, small white head. Aroma is malt and slight hops. Flavor was a very subdued hops and pine / citrus. Way too subdued for me. This beer would please the BMC drinkers that have never tasted an IPA, as it is not aggressive at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2007
THOUGHTS: Once again an IPA that seems to miss the mark. Not much balance here. Aroma was fairly nice once it wared up a little more, but the flavor is just bad. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium orange with a small white head that quickly diminished. The aroma was light to moderate caramel malt and heavy pine and citrus hops. The flavor was moderate sweetness and light bitterness. while the finish was light sweetness and heavy to harsh bitterness with an average finish, but short for the style. The flavor was mostly pine and citrus hops but flavor really dropped off as it hit the back of the mouth and throat. The light to medium body was dry with soft carbonation that was a little tingly and had a metallic finish.

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