RATINGS: 1582   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Actually, I felt this to be a pretty decent IPA, as far as middle of the road IPAs go. Had a nice bitterness, couples with a hoppy flavor with enough backbone to support it. A little citric and piney, pretty much what I like to tast in an IPA. I wasn’t mad at this at all. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Not a bad ipa. Classic IPA color. Good hop presence in the aroma. More piney hops in the taste along with some faint caramel malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2339) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2008
My first IPA and really fun to drink. I’m still getting used to more bitter beers so this brew was a very interesting drink. Pale color and the most hop character I’ve ever had. As I try more IPA and bitters I’ll probably come back to this one and give it a re-rate after my palate has developed a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1475) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
pretty nice IPA i thought, has everything you would expect outta one, decent hop flavor, good hop aroma, bit of citrus in its flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Golden pour with a medium medium head reducing to a thin layer rather quickly. The aroma is probably the best thing about this beer. Its not great but it does have a nice citrus and floral hoppiness. Taste is slightly bitter with an average finish. Not bad for picking it up at a gas station.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frohike (10) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Pours a pale straw color. Faint scent of citrus hops. Decent head, with the expected lacing. Flavor was weak, nearly an amber. Not enough of an IPA. Too boring & weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6495) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle: Oranges dominate the aroma with some faint lemon grass and even more faint floral notes. It pours a golden-amber with a small white head that quickly fades and leaves behind sporadic lacing. The flavor starts with sweet oranges and caramel. There is some graininess in the background that is out of place. The finish has some mild piny hops and grassy hops. Overall, really lacking in the hops department. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Bottle, Kegs & Barrels in McKinney, TX. Pours a clear amber with white head, good retention. Aroma of malt and grapefruit. Flavor is very nice, nice hop and malt character, nice bitterness....Palate is med-full body with high carbonation. Overall, pretty good IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3025) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
12 oz bottle at Claim Jumper, Lombard. Nice, bubbly pour, yellowish creamy head. Hazy pale beer with unfiltered floaties. Nice, not heavy, hoppy smell. Taste is mostly pine hops with some citrus and a backbone of English hops. Malts are pretty light and biscuity, letting the hops be more assertive. Mouthfeel gets a little grainy further on, but hop balance stays there throughout. Except for the alphas tickling my mouth, its not too sticky, and goes down nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at Jack Johnson concert. Excellent hops and citrus (grapefruit), very similar to Founders IPA. Best commercial description ever! This one is under the radar.

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