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RATINGS: 1564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
12 oz bottle 060607. My bottle says brewery in Portsmouth, NH not woodinville, Washington. Nice amber pour, hazy, big foamy head heavy lacing. Aroma is tops, very inviting citrus bouquet. Strong hops presence but not overboard. Light to medium bodied, very bitter hops burst then citrusy orange zest flavor. Very dry. Great aroma had me excited but pretty much an average IPA at best.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Not a bad ipa, and probably Redhook’s best product. Light hops in the aroma and light in the flavor. Enough to be recognizable as an ipa, but far too light overall. Some malt sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Pours golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, mild Cascade hops, and a light pineyness. Taste is light graininess, earthy and lightly citric hops. Mouthfeel is lightly resinous with lively carbonation. Drinkable, but a pretty underwhelming IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bconger (143) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bottle. Straw-colored and slightly cloudy. Medium-thin, nearly white head. Pleasent hoppy, wheaty aroma. Nicely carbonated, but lacks any real personality. Notes of hops and citrus are unbalanced due to overwhelming wateriness for style. Palate leaves much to be desired, as acrid, front-of-mouth high notes dominate. This beer needs a smooth basement flavor to level it out. Unpleasant, posterior tongue bitterness lingers for a long while. With that criticism, it is still a drinkable summer beer, but certainly not one that demonstrates what an IPA should be.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Sorry hopheads (like myself), this beer is a disappointment. Aroma does have hop smells, but very little after that. Flavor was of a bland IPA. Hops, lemons and grass notes. Just doesn’t come across well, not the best example of a quality IPA.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Blah...terrible IPA. No aroma (some hops but not very strong). Pour was a flat gold with no head. In fact this beer barely had any carbonation. Taste was lemon mostly then the hops come in after you swallow and are very weak. What’s with the lemons? I would like to take a long hammer to this bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3857) - Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 12 oz. bottle from Zinister. Pour is golden and mostly clear. Nice 2 inch white head. Aroma is nice citrus and floral hop, though somewhat muted. Taste is lemons and limes, and a bit of orange peel tartness. The body is a bit watery, and tends to dilute the flavor to this one. Quite drinkable, just not exceptional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
Bottle at Coles IPA Festival. Golden yellow body with a small froth white head. Yeasty mild citrus in the aroma with mild floral notes. The flavour has light muddled citrus. Average palate. A let down after getting excited by the packaging. Just an ok pale ale, let alone an IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2007
12oz Bottle @ Coles IPA fest Buffalo NY. Slightly hoppy, slightly floral, slightly citrusy, slightly good

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Rated 7/14/07. On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Orlando. Medium golden body with a small white head. Some lacing, but not much. Aroma was fairly neutral for an IPA. Some mild hop bitterness, caramel malts and a bit of spices. Flavor was rather bland for the style. Slight bitterness, caramel, flowers and spices all muddles together. Watery body. Smooth finish. Easy to drink, but not outstanding.


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