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RATINGS: 1392   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
ya, not a bad beer, just weird that they would release this when they already have a decent IPA on the market. It’s got some depth, but there doesn’t seem to be a great hop blend, only some cheap tasting hops that remind me of a home brew. I like IPAs, this one doesn’t stand out to me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asedzie (603) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours light copper with thick off-white head. Resinous, piney and citrus hop aroma with toasty malt background. Good bitter bite upfront with piney hop flavors. Followed up by round caramel malt flavor. Mouthfeel is full and a little oily.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2007
At 6.5%, there’s obviously a lot of raw material here - they’re not trying to get away cheaply. It’s surprising, then, that such a big brewery can’t do more with the style. Tastes remarkably like the first IPA I ever home brewed. Bland, slightly sweet maltiness a bit overbalanced by hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2007
This is lighter than expected being on the darker end of gold (or a light amber). Nice big foamy white head. The aroma starts off with very fresh leafy hops, but that soon fades to pretty much not noticable for some reason. For real, I thought it smelled hoppy on the first sniff, but after a couple of sips I didn’t notice much at all. And up comes something that I really thought would have been from an adjunct lager. Kind of smells like corn, actually. A bit of heat in the back. I really thought that this was a good beer on first sip and then it just turned downhill.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Had on tap at the Bennigans in The Galleria....
Starts off quite smooth..
Lacing is decent for an IPA..
not overally hoppy..
More like an English style IPA..
Made for the masses, a good intro to bitter beers..
Overall, a nice relaxed beer that isn’t to flashy..
Jessica is a dork!

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2007
On tap at John’s bachelor party (20 beers deep). Golden pour with a small head. Hops dominate the aroma. Very dry finish. Somewhat refreshing for an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1782) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Standard gold product with quick-fading white head. Aroma is piney and pleasant, but not particularly bold. Taste is tame, and not really in the IPA ballpark, but not offensive.... very macro. $2/12oz

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2007
I was surprised to find a six-pack of Long Hammer @ the Food Lion (#0951) in Eden, NC for $7.25 USD. Green cascade hop aroma, medium bitterness highlighted with citrus flavor but overall a thin, bland IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2559) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2007
This was the 4th of July beer. I was pleasantly surprised with the hop profile. This one has the green apple and grass sort of flavors and aromas. The color was a little light and the head big and white. A decent drink considering the macro nature of these guys.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2007
From bottle pours a nice amber color with a fair amount of head. A decent hop flavor with a little snap in the finish.


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