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RATINGS: 1597   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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4.2
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
Cask at GBBF at the ladyboy table. Alround rating: Excellent balance, lychee, grapefruit, a solid IPA, excellent hop character and super dirnkable. Im monumentally suprized by a score this low, perhaps the bottles are pasturised?

2.8
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle from Canals. A thin bodied IPA that leaves little to the imagination. There is nothing out standing here it is average at best and thats not a horrible thing.

3.3
jb (3220) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Probably the best I’ve had from Redhook. Orange with great lacing. Left rings along the way as I drank it. Very strong pine and grapefruit notes both present. Not much malt as per IPA, but very moist, smooth, silky mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

2.7
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle. Hmmm is this an IPA or a bland Pale Ale? I would have expected more out of this beer. However if it were in the pale ale category it would probably score fairly high...it tastes good just too damn light to be a true IPA. Oh well.

2.5
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a golden color with a thin head. Faint aroma of hops, with some dust and grain in there as well. A very mild IPA to say the least. The flavor wasn’t bad, as it was a pretty balanced beer. However, the hint of decent hop notes was completely negated by the malty body and light palate. Personally, I think this is a good ’IPA starter’ beer to introduce to my pale lager loving friends.

2.1
Kaga (4) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2008 does not count
aroma: spruce, basement aromas, appearance: pale, sparkling, frothy head flavor: lightly bitter (FOR AN IPA) palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish, overall impression: it’s important not to pigeon hole IPA’s, but this honestly (OBJECTIVELY) wasn’t my favorite beer. it seemed to have all of the bitter and negative qualities of an IPA without all of the wonderfully robust flavors and "kick you ass" kick. Looks BEAUTIFUL, but that doesn’t carry weight if it doesn’t taste good. I wouldn’t pay to drink this again.

1.3
stchloe (1017) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Hardly worthy of being an IPA, the hops are weak at best. Bland and light body.

3.2
tennisjoel (1447) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Yellow gold pour with minimal head. Mild IPA. It has a decent flavor. Okay with citrus, pine, lemon. Well, I think it’s a little better than the score indicates, so there may be a little bit of bias, yet it still falls short of many within its style.

3
jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
(Tap) Clear light orange color with a small off white head. Crisp hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy, but balanced nicely with some malts. Light bodied.... not as bitter as a typical IPA.

3
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 2, 2008
(Bottle). Citrusy aroma. Light orange color with almost no head. Flavor has the IPA citrus tang, and some hops bitterness and malt background, but everything is muted and overly restrained. Not bad really, just not enough.


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