wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours light copper, with a small white head. Aroma is slight hops, citrus and pine. Flavor is hoppy, and has at least a little bit of malt to back it up. A little watery in the finish. Not too bad, I canít believe Red Hook would even consider brewing a beer over 6% ABV.
markwise (5186) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting beer. It pours a golden/ clear color with a very small head. It has a piney aroma with notes of hop bite, and the finish is a bit unbalanced and drags its nails down my tongue slightly. Itís ok, Iíd drink it again, and respectable for a Red Hook beer.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber pour with a fizzy white head. Very light aroma of hops and citrus peel. Similar in flavor, with a bit of malt sweetness coming through. While you will never mistake this for a great IPA, itís not bad for the six-pack type.
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours golden with thin white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is hops but well balanced with malt backing. Finish is hops, but does not linger.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle pours a clear golden color with huge fluffy almost white semi sustaining head that left really good lacing. Aroma of light citrus and fruit, mainly hops. Taste is a little light as well, yet still centering around the hops. Again, a little light on the body and a watery texture ,but good carbonation and after taste. Slightly above average IPA, great for those hot days in the pool.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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?
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.