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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
The 12 ounce bottle poured an apricot colored beverage with a small dense white head that was mostly diminishing but it left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was fairly well balanced for the style with hops obviously dominating. The hops aroma seemed to be floral and grassy, like a Cascade hop. Not very complex. The body was medium with average carbonation and a watery texture. The flavor starts out lightly bitter with the bitterness growing a bit as the taste matures on the palate. The finish is medium in length.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1458) - State College, 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. Itís got some depth, but there doesnít seem to be a great hop blend, only some cheap tasting hops that remind me of a home brew. I like IPAs, this one doesnít stand out to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asedzie (784) - 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.

   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%, thereís obviously a lot of raw material here - theyíre not trying to get away cheaply. Itís surprising, then, that such a big brewery canít do more with the style. Tastes remarkably like the first IPA I ever home brewed. Bland, slightly sweet maltiness a bit overbalanced by hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aracauna (3399) - 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 didnít 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....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 isnít to flashy..
Jessica is a dork!

   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 Johnís bachelor party (20 beers deep). Golden pour with a small head. Hops dominate the aroma. Very dry finish. Somewhat refreshing for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2048) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (1969) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3303) - 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.

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