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RATINGS: 1461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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 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 (1640) - 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 IPAís 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 wonít have this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 The usual suspects, really isnít very interesting at all. Maybe the most boring IPA iíve ever had? With that said, itís still not too bad, it has better intentions than most macros.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Flavorless IPA. If youíve never had an IPA before, itís a good starter. But if you long for the rich bitter hoppiness that is in a real IPA, steer clear. Very pedestrian.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
meh, 12oz bottle, not really a fan of this one, not enough hops... would consider it a pale ale, in which case it would be great :D, actually mild hops finish which is easy sippin for most people

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4429) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Smells a little fishy along with those slight hop aromas. Looks like the ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color and appearance. Tastes somewhat like soap, as with most IPA. Some mild carbonation. If you like IPA, itís on style for the most part except the aroma and you should try it. Lingering grapefruit rind bitter finish. Not as week in the bitter department as many here are saying. Will not buy again. Just plain rude if simply put. Very similar in taste and palate if compared to Stone IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigMook (8) - tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2007 does not count
This beer tastes like I took a bunch of caramel, 7UP, and some earwax and put into a bottle. I like the hoppy earwax taste. And yes, I have tasted my own earwax. This beer is nothing special, just a plain old IPA with a cool name and local ties.


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