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RATINGS: 1504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 7, 2008
Draught at Zodoís. Hazy yellow with a big white head. Indistinct hops in the aroma. Pretty clean malts, lightly hopped for a west coast IPA, but still enough to let you know what it is. Thereís a slight soapiness that keeps it from being better, but overall its pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3812) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2008
bottle - Pours slight hazy yellow with a one finger, lingering white head. The aroma is of course of hops. Thereís some very mild citrus in there. The flavor is led by the hops as expected. The hops are strong enough for a good IPA and while they leave the characteristic bitter aftertaste, they donít overpower the beer. However, thereís very little character here. Iím not getting the flavorful malts and citrus/pine notes that make a really good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2008
A strong and flavorful IPA, a recommened buy since it is pretty easy to find in stores.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2008
Strong, flavorful indian pale ale. Very hoppy much like most ipaís. Foggy look to it and a nice big head that last three forths of the way down the glass. Nice beer. Must try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
Bottle at Holic, Kichijoji, Tokyo. Hazy amber with a small head. Green apples and citrus aroma. Good fruity and bitter flavours. A great IPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Unique69crazy (120) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
Pours tan and slightly cloudy. Aroma isnít too strong with this one, a hoppiness I presume, was expecting a little more taste with this brew. Does have a bite followed by a grassy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1033) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bottle dated 3 months prior. Medium body, hop-over-malt flavor balance. Moderate hop bitterness with underlying slightly sweet malty flavor. A reasonable balance. Canít compete with micro/brewpub extreme flavors in their IPAs but fine for a mass-marketed $6/six-pack product.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
On tap at some crappy dive bar. Poured into a pint glass. Orange color with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is very muted, with a faint soapy hoppiness and a touch of sweetness. Flavor is pretty awful. Thin grainy maltiness with a dose of diacetyl, then soapiness, then a pathetic hop finish that is reasonably bitter but flavorless. This is supposed to be an IPA?? Mouthfeel is average, body is thinnish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatTony (177) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2008
12 ounce bottle- pours a clear golden yellow with a lasting, if scant, white head. The aroma had a hint of fish. Taste was fresh, with only the slightest citrus hint, (luckily, the fish was absent). Refreshing and enjoyable without the typical IPA wince.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
m29 (1) - USA - MAR 31, 2008 does not count
Good, drinkable IPA. doesnít overwhelm you with hops. You can drink several of these and not feel your lips puckering.

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