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RATINGS: 1524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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


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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Nice amber color with some decent carbonation...the head is lacking to none. I am getting pine in the aroma...just faint notes..but there. But the aroma is very subtle. The flavor is balanced...and the pine is coming through again. This is very drinkable, albiet laid back. Not at all bad, but not memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Clear yellow amber with fizzy withe head. Faint citrus aroma, pine and hemp taste with a slight hoppy taste to the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, 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 (2114) - 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 (1580) - 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 (2458) - 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 (4722) - 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.


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