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RATINGS: 1556   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


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear medium yellow with a slight orange hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that lasted for a good while leaving behind a thick foamy cap which produced some fair spotty lacing. The aroma was mild to say the least of a mild hay like malt, an herbal hop and a light moldy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a bit of citrus. The taste was mildly sweet and acidic with a note of caramel at first and then became mildly hoppy with notes of toffee and citrus at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration, with a hoppy citrus taste left behind to linger for just a little while longer. Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry, watery texture and a medium carbonation. Overall an average tasting IPA, a bit hoppy but nothing to overbearing...


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1559) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Golden with lasting Lacy white head; aroma is mildly hoppy; flava is rich hop spice bitter balanced with malt sweetness; feels medium and silky with some fizz; finishes mildly bitter

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mister_Li (808) - GERMANY - JUL 24, 2016
Leicht trübes goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, etwas Zitrus, blumig, leicht herb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (753) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle. Appearance- golden and very clear, a small fast-disappearing white head. Aroma- lemon, malts, wheat, fresh hops. Taste- summer fruits, bitter hops, hop resin, slightly metallic. Plenty of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Solid stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazka (19) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2016
S:citrus, A:pale, white foam, T: medium bitterness, light sweetness, P: light body, astringent, lively,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - JUL 13, 2016
6.2%ABV. IPA. Malt balanced iPa. Not impressed. Old world hops. Biscuit. Graham cracker. Beery. Ok overall. Medium finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBeerFanatic (996) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Light clear amber color very big head with good retention. Aromas light citrus, herbal, skunk, grass, caramel. Flavors grass, slight herbal, slight caramel. Lightly dry, lightly sweet. An ipa that is lacking.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
michaelcshaver (2) - Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
There is a strong hoppy-citrus aroma from the bottle; however, the nose largely disappears after pouring with the exception of a delicate must. Color does well to the description of pale ale, though with a slight buttery-amber shade to it. Pours with little to no head and clarity leaves a little to be desired, but is by no means something to complain about. Taste is flavorful at first with a mouthful of hops and bitterness, but diminishes to a watery, musty ale by the end of the glass. The beer is surprisingly drinkable with a thin, light body and no remarkably unpleasing tastes aside from a mild metallic undertone. Not necessarily indicative of the IPA style, but by no means a bad beer considering it was both smooth and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teamsale (137) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with one finger white head and nice lacing. Smells of citrus, caramel, hops. Tastes well balanced, a touch dry, not a mix of various flavors but instead is rather simple. Nice bitterness and decent aftertaste. Above average.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Generalhabit (3) - - MAY 29, 2016 does not count
Great beer!! Not one of my favs but it's good. It's more of an ale than an ipa. It had a nice 6.2 abv ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (306) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2016
An old school APA with aromas of grapefruit and honey dominating, though I get a little apricot as well. It’s predominantly bitter hops in the mouth with a strong malt structure. Like getting into a time machine and going back to the early days of US new wave brewing.


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