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RATINGS: 1550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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

KajII's rating

   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...

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teamsale (104) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (304) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Aromas of mild malt and citrus hops. Big hop flavor is balanced with a smooth malt taste. Good dry hop finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vickey9 (991) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2016
IPA in Hawaii. Fine light IPA on my holidays. Cripsy, dry and tastefull. B@Hawaii

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2016
Light straw color, bright white head. Good staying power to the head. Looks nice in the glass. nose is grain, pine, citrus, Juicy nose. Taste is burnt caramel, metal, hop water, or maybe better is bong water, and roasted grain. Feel is a bit rough. Not real pleasing. not very good at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2438) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
Draught at The Haggerston, London. Clear golden with a small white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with bitter tones. Citrus, pine, tangerine, caramel and malts. Ok brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (947) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2016
Light gold with a big fizzy white head, lots of carbonation. Grainy, slightly nasty chemical smell, little bit of floral and citrus. Taste is grain, citrus, fairly heavy bitterness, a bit of a nasty chemical taste too

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AnG_BrgNor (408) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy golden with small short lasting head. Hops and grains in tha aroma. The taste is medium bitter and is dominated by grains with some hops in the background, There is something about it I dont quite like so much, something metalic/acid in the taste. I dont know if its old, the bottle is marked Aug 10 15 - 8 months ago....

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