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RATINGS: 1382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iwc046 (22) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Very average IPA. Traditional characteristics of an IPA with slightly less hop flavor than I prefer. Was unhappy with the aroma - no real distinguishing aroma to draw you in. Good price since it is distributed by AB so not a bad way to spend a Friday night (plus at 6.5% a real steal if your looking to party). Dont use this as your barometer for an IPA but definately drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours Golden with a small white head. Aroma of Citrus, slight spices, floral hops, and sweet malts. The flavor is sweet, slight fruit, ciitrus, and finishes with a floral mild bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Light amber color - aroma of grassy hops and a hint of grapefruit & orange citrus. Flavor is mildly hoppy - not too bad really. Has a good presence of Cascade hops as others have noted. Middle of the road IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2007
A pleasant surprise--friend had a cooler full of bottles at a party. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a crystal clear light amber with a sizable, frothy white head. Good hop nose, predominately cascade. Taste is full-on hops from start to finish. Again, cascade hops are dominant but some others sneak in as well. Medium mouthfeel; not a "heavy" beer. More complex than I expected. Quite nice!

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Smells a bit bitter. Aroma of some malts and resiny hops. Poured golden in color with a small off-white head that mostly diminished. Good lacing. Clear. Sparkling. A few particles. Flavor is lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of caramel malts and floral hops. Not very bitter. Light to medium body. Thin, oily texture. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter, malty finish. Overall, a below average IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2007
A slightly above avg IPA with the usual hops,mild pine and hint of citrus. The first bottle was a little warm and had a weird end of the finish that was like tasting Play-Doh. That quickly went away. At $6 a six well worth a shot.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a blonde almost pilsner color with less carbonation. Some hops, not many malts. A little below average IPA but still not bad at all really. Thanks to Eric for the cookout and the brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
6/29/2007: Redhook Long Hammer IPA pours a clear, golden/pale iced tea color with a lingering, slightly off-white head that leaves some light lacing. The aroma and flavor indicate a fresh, floral, grapefruit, and light pine hop presence. There is also a bit of toasty caramel malt in the flavor. The bitterness level is mild to moderate; just enough to make this beer interesting. The only downsides are that the body seems a bit thin and watery from time to time and there is also a tinge of a metallic edge in the finish sometimes. Overall this beer is average, but still pretty good and quite drinkable.

12 oz bottle (sample) at the River’s Bend Wine & Spirits weekly beer tasting. Thanks Matt (mball581)!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2007
My buddy, Cornfield, provided the bottle then proceeded to bad-mouth the contents pretty thouroughly. Surprisingly, though, I found this to be a rather satisfying and sessionable brew. Aroma of light citrusy hops appeals to me. The pour is typicaly attractive with a substantial and lingering white head. The flavors are all there...caramel, citrus and pine...if a bit timid and lurking shyly in the shadows. Of course, the body is too thin and watery, but they can’t ALL be big beers. I therefore declare this beer to be better than a 36 percentile beer...please break into small groups and discuss!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
The ipa has been lost in the myriad of imperial double triple mega brews of this hour. A decent ipa with a mellow aroma and taste. Not over hopped, nor overly malty. It is a good example of a basic ipa.


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