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RATINGS: 1366   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The distinctive India Pale Ale style was developed by British brewers in the 1700s in order to create a sturdy beer that could survive long sea journeys to far-flung colonies where troops eagerly awaited the arrival of this sublime liquid refreshment. Long Hammer takes the traditional IPA brewing process one step further by dry hopping, or adding hops at the end of the brewing process 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


3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
This has more or less become a new staple beer. It has replaced Sweetwater IPA for biological reasons. There is a nice hop flavor combined with a few other subtlties such as citrus and nutmeg. We’ll see how long this stays on my staple list.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1057) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2007
12 oz bottle: Pours a lightly murky golden/copper color with a soapy white head that lingers for a while. Aroma has a nice floral hop aroma with grapefruit and pine needles coming to the forefront. No discernable malt characteristics but the citrus fruit packs a punch in the aroma. Taste is a bright bitter hop texture with a mild lingering bitterness into the palate. In my opinion, This beer is too one dimensional for an IPA. It’s good and I would get it again but just not the cream of the crop.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3651) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Corn and lemon peel aroma. Amber color, thick white head. Bitter barley taste with a touch of grapefruit. Very grainy. Not very representative of an IPA, but not too bad. It’s what I would expect if you mixed a bitter, an helles, and a pale ale. It does have character.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 1   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 3   Bread : 4   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 2   Biscuity : 1   Hay : XX   Toasty : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 2
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 3   Spicy : 1   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 1   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Really going nowhere, soapy, thin, yeasty and almost potato-like breadiness.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
A nice try by Redhook of marrying the hops and malt together, however the beer needs more hops, in my opinion. The malt tends to cover the hops in the finish. Ths wasn’t bad tasting, but I believe there was too much malt and not enough hops. As I continued drinking it, I started getting a real syrupy mouthfeel which wasn’t that pleasant. I don’t think I would buy this again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2007
bottle, citrus, hoppy, which leads to some bitterness, but in a good way, could see getting hammered on a few of these

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Yes, I see no reason for such a low score, this is good beer. Bottle. Pours a golden light amber color, full head. Aroma is citrus hops. Flavor dominated by American hops. Not much malt backbone, this is all hops. Has a thin dryness with a wierd sweetness which brings the score down some, but overall this is good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Sweet hoppy piney aroma. Medium/light bodied. Overall another good IPA, otherwise unremarkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
On tap @ E & O Trading Co, Larkspur. Poured much lighter and more of a golden hue than most IPA’s with a fluffy off white head. This one smelled and tasted a little like a IIPA because of the pine/ citrus notes that carried through to the flavor. Clean, bitter finish was the best attribute, but I won’t have this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Nice head, body is a golden orange color. Aroma is hoppy with some citrus notes. Nice balanced beer wih some sweetness fomr malts.


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