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RATINGS: 1571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5186) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2008
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.

   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.

   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?

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5589) - 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.

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