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RATINGS: 1370   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The distinctive India Pale Ale style was developed by British brewers in the 1700s in order to create a sturdy beer that could survive long sea journeys to far-flung colonies where troops eagerly awaited the arrival of this sublime liquid refreshment. Long Hammer takes the traditional IPA brewing process one step further by dry hopping, or adding hops at the end of the brewing process 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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
On draft @ Lucky Buck’s Burgers San Diego. Aroma is light with a nice tinge of fresh hoppiness. Pours Golden with a 1 finger tan head. Taste is sweet and crisp. This is a mellow fresh IPA, not too bad at all.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 The label caught my eye at a local micro source, so I ponied up $8 for a sixer. Bubbleflubber’s RH rep had it right; this is indeed a Lowest Common Denominator brew. It tastes OK--hop presence far exceeds run-of-the-mill domestics, but so what? Think Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA reduced to 15 minutes, and this is what we have here. Best point is the aroma--hoppy, spicy, flowery. Flavor doesn’t match.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (1786) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Disappointing... completely underwhelming. Talked with the Red Hook rep personally about the brew, and when he asked my favorite IPA’s, he didn’t classify this in the same league as my "bar-raisers". He said this is "more of an all-around, introductory IPA" for all-around palates. He was right. It pours a light tea hue with sudsy foam, small retention, and decent lace. Floral nose. The flavor lacks any real malt, grapefruit or "body". It feels thin and watery, relying on a decent, light pine-hop finish that lasts a moderate time. Feels devoid of substance, honestly. Decent hop work, but that’s about all... a good IPA can’t rely on that alone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 27, 2007
(Draft) Good basic IPA...Pours light gold/amber with one finger of white head. Fruity and flowery aroma. Mouthfeel medium-light, light touches of prickliness. Flavor is a medium bitter bite overlaying fruits and flowers, light caramel underneath. Flowery hops delivered through nasal passages. A pretty nice, hoppy IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Fairly average IPA — nothing to push itself into the ranks of excellence, but also nothing to hurt itself. Average off-white, frothy head. Yellow-golden body. Orange, grapefruit and flowers in the aroma. The flavor is light to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Slightly dry finish. Medium body and slightly sticky texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Light, clear copper color with no head. Buttery aroma. Slight pine taste and a bitter, buttery feel. Very subdued and sadly bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4444) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Pours a translucent golden lighter amber with a foamy/bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of fruity esters, citrus, green hops, hints of some caramel malt, smells of active fermentation. Flavor of light pine, some watered down grapefruit, hints of caramel malt, on the thin side with a medium level of hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Milder on the hops than its regular red hook bretheren. It’s an OK overall balance.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Turbid deep golden straw colored with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of florals, hopcitrus, some pale malt. tastes dry, floral, spicy, peppery, and hopcitric, getting almost saisony as it warms, with more florals and spicy notes showing up. Not bad, and certainly underrated here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Tap at Old Chicago Uptown. You know, I was actually pleasantly surprised with this one. Not hoppy enough for my tastes but really quite pleasant. Only mildly bitter with some nice apricot and tangerine notes. Refreshing IPA for sure. Excellent intro IPA.


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