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RATINGS: 1490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CIPS514 (77) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Iím pretty sure this is the one I had. It had a good colour and decent head. Sweet aroma that was well fragrant with hops. The taste was rich with hops and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2007
12oz. bottle into pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy gold color with a light white head that dissipates quickly. Strong aromas of hops, mint and hints of citrus fruit. Flavor is very bitter with hints of lemon and a slightly sweet citrus finish. Mouthfeel is very thin and little to no carbonation involved. Could have been better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Slightly hazy dark golden bronze with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of slightly earrthy, resiny grapefruit hops and pale malt. Body has decent fullness and light pale malty sweetness but the flavor and hoppiness dies toward a blander finish. Pretty drinkable, but needs a bigger hop presence.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2007
light in color, strong head, nice initial flavor,fruit,plums, hops, evergreen. Too watery to be an IPA.Not as bad as some make out--but not great either.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2007
The most watery, mediocre, money-wasting, bland, boring, flavorless, ball-less, gutless, spineless, tasteless bunch of monkey piss that Iíve seen passed off as an IPA, yet. By far. The worst shit given this designation out of nearly 50 that Iíve tried so far, and itís not even close. No contest. This is barely a step above macro-swill. An insult to any intelligent beer loversí palate. If the brewers had any sense of decency, or just to avoid customer backlash and protect their bottom line, theyíd recall the whole production run or learn how to label a beer properly. This sucks big donkey balls times ten. Know that.
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9990) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
12oz bottle. Bottle stamped gottled on 061907 (just bought last week). Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Some suspended floaters. Aromas citrus, yeast, light caramel, and grainy. Tastes of citrus and caramel. Thin and watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1391) - 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 IPAís out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaymobrown (1746) - 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 oí 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. Iíd like a bit more hop flavor throughout. I guess interesting and had a couple, so it wasnít terrible. Just takes a while to get use to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (5623) - 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.

   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...

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