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RATINGS: 1370   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oscbert (1012) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
~Little to no head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Light goldnen color. Looks very appealing. ~ Smells like light hops. Smells good.~ Carbonation has a soft tingle.~ Light hoppy taste, could stand to be stronger in hops, but I enjoy it. Beautiful burp aftertaste.~ On sale at Belair for $12.99 case of 12. Probably won’t buy this beer again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
"My First" IPA. Barely a hint of hops, and a very watery finish. Definitely pass on this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2007
I have to say that overall I was surprised by this beer. Coming from such a larger brewery, I didn’t think that it would be able to deliver the flavor profile it did. To me this is a typical, though slightly tame, IPA. If your bottle is going to be like the one I got, it’s worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigcat03 (206) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Poured into a tulip glass. Clear orange/amber color with a 1 finger soapy off white head. Nice lacing left behind. Big malt aroma along with fresh grass and some citrus. Mostly piney hops to the taste with a little grass and malt thrown in for good measure. Pine and bread aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. A good hop presence, but lacking in the character department. Balance the pine with something else!! Good session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Not a very flavorful IPA, but perhaps it would serve well for those wishing to get into the style for the first time. Certainly a drinkable session beer. RERATE: I really enjoy this beer. It is not as flavorful or complex as say Dogfish Head, Smuttynose, or Stone, but it is every bit as well-made. A very clean and smooth beer. Very enjoyable. Definitely a starter beer for the high quality IPA category.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigMilly8 (384) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
From tap at tasting : Pours a cloudy light yellow. Big huge foamy and rocky white head. Slight hoppy aroma and taste, not very much though. Not a good ipa at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 Tap in Solvang, CA. Golden with smallish head. Sweet flowery and a bit skunky hoppy nose. Flavor has hops, but not overly bitter. Some sweetness. Pretty easy considering it’s 6.5 %.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
congener (9) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2007 does not count
Not a great aroma. Bottle pour with small intial head. Color clear golden/amber.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4744) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Rating number 1400. Bottled 082807. Sweet fruity nose - rush of grapefruit and other citrus, mild pine with somewhat exotic lychee-ish notes. Neon-orange body color, really quite strange, with a soapy beige head. Taste is sharp and bitter, fruity with a bit of bread coming through in the aftertaste, but the effect is most tropical on the whole. Hops are decent but not complex, taste is robust, body is a bit thin but definitely not watery. I’ll have to agree, much bolder than expected, and good as far as daily session+’s go, but in the end, doesn’t really reach far past average.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2007 The aroma is herbal and slightly skunky. Nice smooth flavor, but nothing too exciting. It’s not super-hoppy; I wouldn’t really call this an IPA.


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