RATINGS: 1600   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

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Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle thanks to Drew. Bottle poured to glass. copper in color. Small white head with a fine bead. Cedar and piney notes in the aroma. Not overly hopped or robust. A bit thin and a bit under billed for an IPA

ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body with a thin, white head. Thin, delicate lacing on the way down. Smell: Grassy, citrusy hop scents overlaying a very basic pale maltiness. Taste: Pale malts with a medium sweetness. In succession: citrus, soap, grass. Medium bitterness. Dry, only faintly bitter finish. Redhook simply phones it in with this one. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: As an India Pale Ale, it’s very basic, very average, but not very memorable.

MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Pour is fairly light... more of a gold than anything. Head is smallish. Aromas are fairly decent... a bit of the typical American IPA hops mixture... some pine, citrus and floral hops. Flavor is a watery mix of the above with a honey sweetness that takes over for just a second or two as the beer slides across the palate. It doesn’t work very well, and fortunately it is short-lived and things quickly finish with a bit of bitter hops. Still, the watery intro and the sweet middle phase are pretty big limitations for this mediocre IPA.

jdmaher58 (24) - Dover, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2009
A very nice IPA. Good bang for the buck. Not spectular but far from average. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada IPA. Another nice beer from Red Hook. Aromatic with floral citrus and sweet notes. Unsweetened ice tea along with the usual IPA flavors. Good but not great.

trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a golden amber, little white head. Nothing to write home about.

mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle. Poured a honey amber with a fairly small head. Typical IPA aromas-pine, some flowery hops. Nice crisp bite in the mouthfeel. On the sweeter side for an IPA but still quite pleasant.

BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Another one of the affordable local options I often find in the fridge. It’s OK, not spectacular and isn’t made by Anheuser-Busch.

carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Getting near the mass produced side of things as its too big for a good craft beer but still has plenty of flavor for the price. Not a bad purchase. Pretty standard PNW IPA in terms of tasting but just more watered down than the craft boys.

jwager (15) - Cary, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2009
This is a great beer for the price. I bought this for $6.99 a six pack and it is delicious. Pours a little light, but the taste is rich. Half inch of head. Hops are apparent with the first sniff and the taste is excellent. I found a new ’everyday beer.’

jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Gold color with an average head. Aroma is of hops and citrus. Taste is hoppy but it weak for an IPA.

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