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RATINGS: 1436   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WabashMan (1015) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Meh, it’s okay. Nothing special, here, and many more worthy IPAs are easily acquired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2007
bottled. Hazy pale orange (piss) colored ale. Nose of lite grass w/ alcohol. The taste here is slightly off-putting w/ that grassy thing going on thru the end. The hops never bite & are far from crisp. Watery. A tad stronger pale ale that is close to being drinkable. Redhook flops again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Sampled in San Diego on tap at the Blarney Stone. A nice IPA with a strong hoppy base with smooth palate and good drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Yellow with a soapy white head. Citrusy aroma of oranges and grapefruit doesn’t make me expect much in the way of malt qualities in the flavor. As expected, hops bitterness and not much else in the flavor. Somewhat acidic, slighly on the light bodied side for what I like in an IPA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
This is an abomination of an attempt at a ipa. I thought this was a bottle of bud when i first tried it. After some colorful banter with friends, i realized that Budweiser owns red hook. sad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Poured a bronze-copper clear body with a small white head. Decent hops in the nose. But again, a metallic infected flavor and unenjoyable finish. I’ve tried this beer before and thought it was better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2007
I should have known better than to pick up a six of this since I don’t care for the other Redhook beers, including their other IPA. I was thinking that maybe they realized their IPA was crappy and wanted to give it another shot. They somehow managed to do worse. This is an abysmal IPA. I will be pouring the other 5 down the drain. Life’s too short to drink lousy beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerman79 (2) - Ofallon, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2007 does not count
Strong hoppy flavor, good lingering after taste though. Second one was definitely better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
SpookiusMortem (4) - USA - AUG 14, 2007 does not count
Very bitter, paper napkin, astringent. Bottom line...worst IPA I have ever had. And also the only Red Hook beer I have ever absolutely disliked. Must have been an apprentice’s project.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2007
Cask, GBBF 2007. Cloudy gold, no head. Some floral hop and yeast in the nose of this. Mouth is hoppy floral and a touch of sweetness. Finishes bittersweet.

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