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RATINGS: 1483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Surprised to see this is rated so poorly. Itís not great, but nowhere near bad. Pleasant hoppiness in the aroma, but itís a bit weak. A little too sweet for my tastes as well. This beer is a bit confused, it wants to have the force of a strong west coast IPA, but, coming from Redhook, it must also bitch out and tame things down a little for mass appeal. Close to being a very good IPA, but not quite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
The aroma is hoppy and flowerish - the flavor is hoppy and then sweet before it goes over to a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Bottled on 110607. Off-whte head that mostly diiminished, splotchy amounts of lacing, transparent, slow rising carbonation, and a yellow hue. The nose was hoppy, citrus, floral, sweet and some malt. The flavor was hoppy, citrus, some caramel malt and finishes sticky and somewhat gummy. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth with a bit of stickiness. Medium in body. An IPA that is not over-the-top hops, drinkable but not anything all that special IMO. A lot better ones of this style to be had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Draft - Pours a copper color with a medium white head. Mild hoppy aroma, with hints of orange. sweet taste, with medium hop notes. Drinkable but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Gold color with an average head. Aroma is of hops. Taste is hoppy but it weak for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly golden-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Mild aroma of light resiny floral hops and malt -- thatís pretty much it, itís hard to detect much as itís so mild. Flavourís not bad, hoppier then I expected which is a good thing but still mild though. The hop flavour kicks in halfway, backed by caramel malt and then thereís a light to average bitter finish -- Itís clean and thereís nothing bad here, itís just too light. Average bodied. Not bad, especially for Redhook and I could drink this, but overall itís pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a yellow amber color and has a good sized creamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit and hops. Taste is of pine, grapefruit, hops and is kind of bitter and sweet. Leaves a hoppy/bitter aftertaste. I like the taste of this brew (reminds me of their Winterhook) and it has a nice alcohol content to it. IT is pretty enjoyable whether it is warm or cold. Overall, this is a nice beer, especially considering that it is moderately cheap for a six pack and is rather fulfilling.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2008
12oz. bottle. Moderately citrusy nose rises off a light head with little staying power. Quick bite on the front of the tongue doesnít go anywhere beyond that. Some interesting notes of pine resin and heather, but they seem free-floating on the palate. This IPA is totally middle of the road. I bumped it to an 11 on the overall because thereís nothing really bad about it, and it manages to hide the alcohol content pretty nicely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2550) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear light gold, pretty decent white head with little lace. Hoppy nose that is pine and spice based, but little else in the aroma. Clean, light mouthfeel, light to medium body and medium carbonation. Flavor is lightly bitter with a dry finish, but not much in the way of malt based flavors. Not a bad IPA as a thirst quencher, but not in the same league as the really great IPAís

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Clear bright gold with an amber tinge, smallish fizzy-frothy diminishing white head. Strong initial aroma of pine and orange zest, with a hint of pineapple and grapefruit, but that fades quickly to generic dry floral resin with characterless sweet malt backing. The taste - well itís pretty underwhelming, sort of citronella with dry pinewood, quite stale and a little harsh. Watery body, astringent without any upside, a stinging harsh bitterness in the back-end that lingers a long time. My lasting impression is "cheaply made"

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