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RATINGS: 1442   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Pours a beautiful amber color with minimal head. Very hoppy, which is something that I always appreciate. Iím a big fan of IPAís, and this one definitely "steps up to the plate". 12 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Real standard IPA. I was glad to find it in a relative beer wasteland but it served its purpose and now I am done with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Clear boring gold with a decent white head. Smells like pine-sol, cat urine, lemons, and grapefruits. Tastes very resiny with a long, drawn out finish. Heavy on the straight forward bitterness, and not the nuances of the hops. Decently balanced. Semi-full bodied. Meh.. Run of the mill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Pours a bubbly dark golden yellow, thick dense fluffy head. Earthy grassy aroma. Also some citrus and hop presence. Orange peal and grass, with a bitter hop finish. Not too flavorful or much hops. Palate is smooth a little thin. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle. Nose is mild citrus hops. Clear yellow with a thin white head. Soft bitterness, Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Golden color out of the 12 oz bottle, with a thin fizzy white head. Pine hop nose with hints of canned peas. Orange rind bitterness with lots of grass in the finish. I also get notes of celery, pennies, and those canned peas again. There isnít really enough balance here. Pretty average IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Pours a light little amber color with a medium off white head. Smells of light hops and grapefruit citrus. Nothing complex, smells a little hoppy like it should. The flavor had a decent amount of hops to it, certainly held its own in that regard. Some grapefruit citrus lingers in the finish and the aftertaste with a decent hop bitterness as well. Solid little IPA, wasnt expecting too much and was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Haslinger (866) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Solid IPA, definite hops taste. Bitter with the taste of hops as one would expect in an IPA, would buy again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5812) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
12 oz bottle. This ipa wasnt that bad. The aroma is lighter than other IPAs Ive had, as is the taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2008
On tap. Head is pure white and leaves surprisingly good lace. Aroma has very little mild grapefruit hops, maybe a little sweetness. Weak taste of honey malt and moderate bitterness, but something else. Vegetables, celery and tomatoes hiding in there. Palate is a little too light, too watery. Oh well.

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