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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours out a hazy light gold with a soft hop aroma. Taste is also light with alcohol present. Mouth feel a little thin and watery on the palate. Lots of better IPAís out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Iíve had plenty of this at the E-Club at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD. $5 pitcher, $1.50 pints. Nice light hoppiness to it, not a super heavy IPA, but one that is better then drinking bmc or the sorts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (3996) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
IPA rating #100; bomber from Bottle Barn; nose of flowery and piney hops; slightly hazed dark gold with a small off-white head; flavor of piney hop bitterness; drinkable IPA, but nowhere near great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Pours a golden color into the glass with minimal white head. The aroma is citrusy and piney, but the taste is just alright. It seems like a super safe approach to an IPA and a bit lacking in malt. That being said, if you wanted to sit around and drink it for a while, it would be light enough to drink a bunch of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2007
~Little to no head. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Light goldnen color. Looks very appealing. ~ Smells like light hops. Smells good.~ Carbonation has a soft tingle.~ Light hoppy taste, could stand to be stronger in hops, but I enjoy it. Beautiful burp aftertaste.~ On sale at Belair for $12.99 case of 12. Probably wonít buy this beer again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
"My First" IPA. Barely a hint of hops, and a very watery finish. Definitely pass on this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2007
I have to say that overall I was surprised by this beer. Coming from such a larger brewery, I didnít think that it would be able to deliver the flavor profile it did. To me this is a typical, though slightly tame, IPA. If your bottle is going to be like the one I got, itís worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigcat03 (228) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Poured into a tulip glass. Clear orange/amber color with a 1 finger soapy off white head. Nice lacing left behind. Big malt aroma along with fresh grass and some citrus. Mostly piney hops to the taste with a little grass and malt thrown in for good measure. Pine and bread aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. A good hop presence, but lacking in the character department. Balance the pine with something else!! Good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (715) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Not a very flavorful IPA, but perhaps it would serve well for those wishing to get into the style for the first time. Certainly a drinkable session beer. RERATE: I really enjoy this beer. It is not as flavorful or complex as say Dogfish Head, Smuttynose, or Stone, but it is every bit as well-made. A very clean and smooth beer. Very enjoyable. Definitely a starter beer for the high quality IPA category.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
From tap at tasting : Pours a cloudy light yellow. Big huge foamy and rocky white head. Slight hoppy aroma and taste, not very much though. Not a good ipa at all.

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