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RATINGS: 1543   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Pours a clear yellow with small white head. Thin hop flavor - not much else going on here although it is drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2007
On tap at the Bier Stube in Moline. Light orange pour. Slightly floral hop aroma. Pretty simple flavor-wise: just a bit of citrusy hops and not too much malt to back it up. A simple beer and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2007
355 ml bottle dated 112007. Pours almost orange with a significant amount of carbonation and a weak off-white head. The hops aroma is immediately evident as well as something kind of floral. Kind of a watery mouth feel, which was slightly disappointing but the hops flavor was powerful, which balanced the drinking pleasure a bit. I used to shy away from IPAís, but lately I have been getting into them more. This one is more approachable for me. Not too strong but strong enough to bring out the best of an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Poured a clear light copper color with a small white head. Floral and citrus hop is moderate. Light caramel malt underneath. Hoppy start with more floral and citrus notes. Fairly dry bitter mildly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Disappointing for an IPA. I was expecting for the hops to kick in except the donít... and fall off the palate. Iím sure this is better on draught, like most things, but I await the day to try that. Average, at best, India Pale Ale that leaves much to be desired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Generally pleasant generic over-hopped IPA. Not too bitter, not too sweet, and for something approaching a macro brewery, itís something better to fallback on when nothing else is available (much like a Guinness when given the choice of Bud and Coors). Granted, its one of the better Red Hook brews that Iíve has as well. (Bottle - way too many times)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
If you are trying to get someone to start to like different beers this is a good starter IPA. Light hoppy aroma, pours with a white sudsy head. Decent hoppy flavor, well balanced. IPA light, but still not a bad beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
A pretty solid beer.. A lot better than I would have guess it would be. The appearance is clear and white sudsy head that stays throughout. Better than average lacing. The taste is a sort of dry bitter that hits you up front and stays on your mouth for a reasonable amount of time. Not nearly enough sweetness to balance this beer off, even though itís not overly hoppy, if that makes sense. Its a pretty heavy feeling beer, and not the session drinkerís beer. Bottom line is a pretty standard IPA, nothing special but better than I would have expected. Its always on sale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Pours an OK head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves behind what I call dish drain suds around the edges. Iím not impressed with the aroma--thereís a hint of hoppyness, but it otherwise smells like standard beer, though not quite as thin and rank. The taste, however, is surprisingly smooth; thereís a minor hint of bitterness at first taste and a bit of malty flavor. In the end, not what Iíd go after for an IPA, but it could be a good starter IPA for people who want to get into the bitter/hoppy arena, but just canít go full bore. In the end, I wouldnít kick a six pack of this outta bed, but then again, Iíd definitely opt for another, truer IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2007
I canít say I"m surprised that this very smooth, drinkable IPA comes into this site with an anemic 38 percentile score. Itís not disgustingly hoppy. Itís smooth and drinkable like seveal of Redhookís offerings, so the hopheads MUST denigrate it. For those beer drinkers like me who dontí worship at the hop alter, this is a very drinkable IPA

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