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RATINGS: 1586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle.Pours a clear, golden/pale tea color with a lingering, slightly off-white head that leaves some light lacing. The aroma and flavor indicate a fresh, floral, grapefruit, and light pine hop presence. There is also a bit of toasty caramel malt in the flavor. The bitterness level is mild to moderate; just enough to make this beer interesting. The only downsides are that the body seems a bit thin and watery from time to time and there is also a tinge of a metallic edge in the finish sometimes. Pretty good,suprised it was rated so low

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
popery (2079) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Blandly bitter IPA. Light caramel malt that fails to achieve any semblance of balance against the bland hop bitterness. An average to mediocre beer in a very competitive category. Slight oiliness on the palate. Light golden color with a rocky head. Some citric and floral notes from the hops but just not enough richness from the hops, at least as compared to the heights of the IPA style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Nice looking pour with fairly robust hop presence on taste and smell. Quieter malt presence allows for the drying hop quality to overpower the taste, and this leaves it a little unbalanced. Still this is a pretty good brew and a middle of the road IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Pours a light little amber color with a medium off white head. Smells of light hops and grapefruit citrus. Nothing complex, smells a little hoppy like it should. The flavor had a decent amount of hops to it, certainly held its own in that regard. Some grapefruit citrus lingers in the finish and the aftertaste with a decent hop bitterness as well. Solid little IPA, wasn’t expecting too much and was pleasantly surprised.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6508) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
POured a dark yellow color with a white head. Aroma was a lttle bit of spicey hops, some malt, a bit weak. Flavor was also a bit watery, but a nice hop balance form wat was there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours coppery orange with thing head. Smells piney, grassy, citrusy and fruity. Tastes sweet and floral, followed quickly by some citrus, then piney/bitter. Some malts present. Excellent blend of flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5686) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours gold into a shaker. Head quickly recedes to hug rim leaving sickly lacing. Strawberries and resin aromas. Crisp with sour hops from front to back.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2008 Bottle - Pours a pale orange with a small head, aroma is citrus hops, slight malt...flavour is pretty straightforward, astringent hops, a bit coppery as well...not bad, just not great...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsetlock (66) - Hartland Twp, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Nice IPA with medium head. High lacing. A definate hoppy aroma with an acholol scent. Not peppery, with a strong hoppy taste. No aftertaste, that is not too bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
I’m not a huge fan of the IPA’s but this beer is not too bad. Golden color. Average sized head. Great lacing. Sweet hoppy aroma. Flavor has a good mixture of sweet caramel and hops.


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