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RATINGS: 1577   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
12 oz bottle purchased at John’s Grocery in Iowa City. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was spritzy, white, and reduced quickly to a thin film. Aroma was of steeping barley, light caramel, and grassy hops. Fruity with only minimal sweetness. I tasted subdued apple, some kind of berry, and grassy hop. Paper thin body with mild hop bitterness of about 3-4 out of 10. Not much here worthy of praise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Nice light amber color with decent thin head. I liked the balance of hops and malt, and the aroma had a nice floral touch to it. Not as in-your-face as a lot of other IPAs, but still very drinkable. This could be good on a hot summer day when you’re grilling dinner in the back yard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours a light copper color with a large head. the aroma is of strong hops, with grapefruit. this taste really watery, and corn tasting too, not much like an ipa. not a very good beer in my opinion

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1570) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle. Bottled on: 01/15/08. Pours a very pale copper with a small light-tan head. A fair grapefruit/pine aroma, only very subtle in a pilsner-ish kinda way. Thin and watery with a good bit of carbonation. Tastes like a combination pilsner/IPA too. Grainy...hints of corn...bitter grapefruit and orange rind...dry finish. Drinkable enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - FEB 10, 2008
Pours the color of a pilsner with a slight foamy head. Slightly citrusy on the nose, sweet pastry dough aroma. Doesn’t pack much of a hop punch for an IPA, ends sweeter than bitter, not particularly impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Real standard IPA. I was glad to find it in a relative beer wasteland but it served its purpose and now I am done with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Clear boring gold with a decent white head. Smells like pine-sol, cat urine, lemons, and grapefruits. Tastes very resiny with a long, drawn out finish. Heavy on the straight forward bitterness, and not the nuances of the hops. Decently balanced. Semi-full bodied. Meh.. Run of the mill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle. Nose is mild citrus hops. Clear yellow with a thin white head. Soft bitterness, Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Pours a bubbly dark golden yellow, thick dense fluffy head. Earthy grassy aroma. Also some citrus and hop presence. Orange peal and grass, with a bitter hop finish. Not too flavorful or much hops. Palate is smooth a little thin. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Golden color out of the 12 oz bottle, with a thin fizzy white head. Pine hop nose with hints of canned peas. Orange rind bitterness with lots of grass in the finish. I also get notes of celery, pennies, and those canned peas again. There isn’t really enough balance here. Pretty average IPA.

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