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RATINGS: 1563   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Draft at Cataqua Public House. Pours clear light amber in color with white head. Aroma light citrus hops. Taste citrus hops and light malt with light bitter and clean finish. Good every day drinking IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Clear amber color. Smell of hops, malt, citrus and flowers. Taste of hops, citrus, malt and grass. Very watery. Hardly no flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Slightly hazy golden color with a large white head. Malty aroma with maybe a hidden citrus scent. Light body and lower carbonation. Some bitterness that indicates hops, but not a lot. A very subdued citrus hint in the flavor. A bit heavy in the thicke, short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highibus (785) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Decent color and head, but little aroma. But only a decent ipa. I won’t buy again, but it is not terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (631) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2009 I thought this was a very nice beer, more of an APA than an IPA and perhaps thats why it is marked down from where I expect its rating should be. Supposedly around 38.5 IBUs according to redhook’s site, which aligns with my taste notes. I thought this had a nice hop balance, not much malt, a bit more carbonation than I like, great taste and, as somebody said earlier, makes a nice session beer with its easy drinking style. I think I’ll get a flat of this. Again, its below IPA style guidelines for IBUs but is still a fine APA. This is MUCH better on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours a yellowish light amber with an inch of frothy white head. Slightly sweet aroma with a lot of hops. Light, fizzy body with only a little sweet fruit taste before the mediocre hop finish. Leaves a light bitter that doesn’t really last. Decent session IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours clear amber. Piney hops on the nose. The taste starts citrusy and finishes hoppy. Smooth. Not as hoppy as the top quality IPAs, but still enjoyable. Not as bad as its rated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2008
12oz bottle: pours amber brown with minimal white head, aroma slight hint of hops, flavor pretty hoppy slightly citrusy. surprised to see this one rated so bad. pretty decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2008
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy light orange color with a very thin and soapy white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral with some notes of grapefruit and malt. Flavor tastes like a pretty standard IPA; bitter and floral hops at the beginning with a lightly sweet and citrusy middle with a very slight bitter finish. Aftertaste is almost nonexistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
clueo (172) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Nice amber color with a nose of grapefruit and hops. Taste is hoppy with a touch of fruit and a nice finish. A good IPA.

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