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RATINGS: 1474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1385) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours a lighter amber color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus hops, slight caramel malts, and some grains. Flavor is the same with a somewhat bitter finish that lingers. Not terrible but nothing too great. Much better IPA’s out there.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1732) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Decent hops. Golden color. Quite bubbly. The nose and flavor are different. Upon first smell it was hoppy with bit o’ grapefruit and flowers. The taste really sort of put me off. Hoppy in the beginning, which was nice, but it added some off putting yeast and cracker tastes. I’d like a bit more hop flavor throughout. I guess interesting and had a couple, so it wasn’t terrible. Just takes a while to get use to.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (5501) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
As expected this beer is loaded with hop but has a bit of malt for some balance. Flavor of grapefruit is plenty tart.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle - Poured a darkish amber in color with a small whitish head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is medium of citrus hops and some sweet maltiness. Flavor is citrus hoppy with a substantial amount of malt. Some esteriness in the finish. A little thin. OK, but not great...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Pours a light amber color with light white head. Aroma is of light citrus hops, mild caramel malt. Taste is much the same with light cherry in the finish. Nothing exceptional about this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
Bottle: Poured a light orangey color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma of citrusy hops is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some citrusy hops with some very subtle notes of malt. Body is slightly thin with some medium to low carbonation. Interesting and better then expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2007
Cask @ GBBF 2007. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty and hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Sweet malty and fruity flavor with hoppy hints. Dry finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TallGuy (17) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle, into a tulip. Perfect hoppy aroma, with a dark gold color and complex hoppy, bitter, and somewhat sweet flavor. Soft Slightly above average palate. I like it.

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 (1127) - 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.


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