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RATINGS: 1543   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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afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2008
On tap. Really surprised this isn’t rated higher, I have had much worse IPAs that had much more favorable ratings. Gold in color that was served with no head. Faint smell of grass and citrus. Taste of Pine, citrus, and caramel. One of the most balanced IPAs I have had in recent memory. Finishes medium dry. Decent and sessionable.

KYackley (33) - , Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Pours a bright golden body with lingering white head. Smells of citrus soap, almost stale. Flavor is weak for an IPA, watered down taste is still very drinkable. Leaves the palate with a dry bitter taste. Overall a decent attempt from Redhook.

movezig (137) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Weak IPA but a good drinker. Hops dont stay around just get a malty essence in the finish. flowers/fruit.

Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Draught. Nothing spectacular to note here. Great, dry, hoppy IPA. I’m addicted to hops and this hit the spot for me just fine. A little dry on the finish, very drinkable.

SilkTork (5849) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015
Aug, 2008 GBBF, Trade Day,. Gravity cask. Very flowery, very fragrant. Bags of fresh, fruity flavour. Very nice. [3.4]
Jan, 2015 350ml dark bottle, filtered. £2.65 from Beers & Bottle, Southampton. 6.2% Ginger coloured. Zesty hops - not aggressive. Artificial wood smoke flavour. Clean, flat malt. No character, but holds the hop zest well, which is what these hop beers are all about. For a hop forward beer, this is quite acceptable to me - I just wish the malt was a bit more interesting. Where’s the fucking skill in chucking hops into the mix? The real skill is in fermenting the malt. [2.8]

imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2008
12oz. Pour is very light amber with thin fizzy head. Aroma... where is it??? Flavor is terrible. No hop presence at all. This should be a CBA(Corn Bomb Ale) not an IPA. I heard good things about this one and nope, LIES. Stay away from this shit. I could barely choke this one down.

Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2008
On tap. Pours golden orange with a foamy white head leaving a light lace. Slightly citrus hop smell with a little bit of earthy grain/pine. Sweet malt dominated. Taste is similar to the aroma with a touch of honey and a lighter body. Really, just an average beer with a tad bit of hop bitterness that beats having a light beer for happy hour.

BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle shared by Springslicker. Pours orange with a thin white head that does leave light lacing. The aroma is slightly grainy with backing of a mix of malt and hops. The flavor finds orange and caramel. Slight pine flavor also. Light to medium body. Decent, went well with Jay’s jambalaya.

Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
12 oz bottle. Wish I hadn’t bought the whole sixer. Not a horrible beer, but not very good either. Not as good as the other Red Hooks I’ve enjoyed. Rather bland and thin. Couldn’t pick out any real hoppiness, no subtleties, no nuthin. I love IPAs, but not this one.

Quevillon (3172) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Bouteille de 12oz acheté au Winooski Beverage Warehouse (Vermont), le 26/9/08. Blonde miel, petit collet. Arome d’houblon très peu amère, des notes de miel. Goût d’houblon un peu sucré, un peu d’amerturme dans la bouche, mais pas mal ennuyant. C’est buvable mais maudit que cette bière est ennuyante!

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