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RATINGS: 1491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (2086) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle with Chip Portland 08.’ This 12 pack was dropped down a flight of stairs en-route to my flat. Chip picked it during an ice slush storm while visiting. This is a light bodied, low hop, low malt IPA. Its designed to be a flagship style beer for session consumption. Its pretty basic and understated. Not a sipper. You could rip this right out of the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
12 oz. bottle from a sixpack from Jewel (New Lenox, IL). As far as IPAs go, this might not be a great example, but I thought this beer offered a lot in the way of a summer quencher that still had the hop presence that people here love. Pours a golden hue with hints of a darker color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. A largely floral nose that is a touch mild for an IPA. Initial is mostly empty of defining character up front, some hops maybe, that make way to a very pleasant back end with hoppy touches of citrus fruit and a bitterness presence on the roof of my mouth. No real malt presence comparable to other IPAs, but a refreshing finish that quenches. I’d say this beer is good and would definately buy again for its drinkability and it’s psuedo-IPA properties. Starter IPA, perhaps?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2008
on tap at the celebrate Brooklyn concert-prospect park. Lightly hazy orange in color with a medium off white head. Aroma: faint floral hops with some clean caramel malt. Taste is subdued for an ipa- light pine and citrus with a light to moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Clean, but unassertive for an IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2008
12oz. bottle, purchased as a single. Aroma of grapefruit and pine, some grassy and herbal notes, along with some very faint malt sweetness. Slightly hazy light-medium golden color with a very slight head. Flavor is malty and honeyish with touches of citric grapefruit, lemongrass and unwelcome traces of Pine-Sol here and there, finishing dry with a light-moderate dose of bitterness. Palate is thin and effervescent, body is medium. Pretty much fit my expectations to a T.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
poured golden yellow with small head very light for ipa no hop intensity. but on the good side very easy drinability

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
On Tap at YardHouse Brea, Ca. Pours light amber/orange with super thin white head. Aroma is really difficult to detect (might be the setting). Light subtle aroma of hops. Flavor is very mellow, with notes of sweet citrus (oranges) then finishes with a slight hoppiness (for an IPA). The after-taste leaves the throat dry and slightly hoppy. Very diapointing for an IPA. As a self proclaimed Hop-Head, the San Diego IPA’s are much, much better.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2008
12oz. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Mostly sweet in the nose, body follows with loads of sweet malt and the slightest notion of hop. Carbonation is medium to high, makes it fairly drinkable. A good introductory IPA and that is why you will find it in most grocery stores.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours golden with medium amount of carbonation producing a small fine head. Aroma is strong of pine and flavor matches the aroma very well. Overall a decent IPA for the money.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5027) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
light gold pour with a thin layer of white froth. decent hops on the nose with some fruity notes. good thickness but the hops are way too mellow for an ipa imo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Actually, I felt this to be a pretty decent IPA, as far as middle of the road IPAs go. Had a nice bitterness, couples with a hoppy flavor with enough backbone to support it. A little citric and piney, pretty much what I like to tast in an IPA. I wasn’t mad at this at all. Nice.


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