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RATINGS: 1556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Bottle. Light red. Smell of hops and citrus. Taste of hops and citrus. A pretty good IPA. Better than the ESB. Pretty good stuff here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Sampled from bottle and on draught. On draught the fruit is more prevalent. And more head. a light copper colour, medium bodied with a medium white head from both types. A higher abv, and just right for this beer. Not overwhelmingly hoppy but still pleasent tasting. A nice summertime brew perhaps?

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
the long hammer ipa is not my favorite but itís a well rounded beer. a little much harsh bitterness and not enough smoothness. Not much fruity aroma or flower aroma. Nothing too impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle pours a clear copper color wiht a thin white head. Aroma of hops, pine, and citrus. Flavor is hoppy, some citrus and pine, with a nice dry finish with a bitter aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5392) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2008
12 oz bottle at a summer time bbq. Well it just goes to prove that atmospere and attitude go a long way when rating a beer. This one seemed real nice but I think it was more because I spent several hours before the bbq in a field watching childrens lacorsse and kept thinking about the bbq. Well I finally get there drink a few of these and all though the beer itself was nothing great for an IPA it certainly did hit the spot. Average at best for an IPA though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
pours gold with a 11/2 finger fluffy off white head. aroma is fruit loops/fruit punch, hops and malt with a little grain. the fruit punch is mainly pineapple and melon. has a light to medium body with descent lacing and good carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with some pine and is a little stronger than the aroma. has a dry hop aftertaste and is descent overall. the grain is a little stronger as it warms. it is more of a strong apa in the beginning to middle and then the pine kicks in. also has some orange peel when it warms. for $6.49 a six pack i would buy it again. best grocery store ipa where i live.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Nice to know there is an IPA I donít like. Too much "pale." Pale color, pale nose, pale flavor (watery), with a sour/bitter sensation that coats the entire mouth. On tap and a busy downtown bar.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintocb (652) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Tap. Light copper color. Really clear for an IPA. Mild hops in the nose. Flavor is way more APA than IPA. Balanced, but boring. I really wish I hadnít paid five bucks for this, but it was the only thing at the resturant that wasnít BMC.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4585) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2008
On tap - Light copper, small head, if any the bartender pored it off. Light, but strong, hoppy aroma. The beer is see-through and looks watery. Flavor is a pleasant moderate amount of hop, floral, crystal cold, and aromatic. Texture is a little sweet and medium bodied. Not many bubbles are present but the beer does have a moderate carbonation bite.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
larryLSB (502) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Poured from a bottle. Nice light golden color with a small-medium head. Nose was better than it tasted. A decent drinkable IPA, nothing special.


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