RATINGS: 1597   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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SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Clear gold/bronze. Dense white head. Floral and grassy hops and lightly sweet malt. Same flavors with lots of earthy bitterness, even a bit astringent. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Meh.

kendallcoultas (1) - , Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2008 does not count
This may become the only beer I drink from now on. I’m having a hard time understand some of these lower ratings. Please do yourself a favor a try this meticulously crafted masterpiece of an IPA: you will not be disappointed!

lipscomb216 (80) - USA - JUL 21, 2008
Smells better than it tastes, and it doesn’t smell all that good to me.

AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Fairly boring IPA. Light bodied and thin with soft hoppy and citrus aromas. Not very good considering all the awsome IPA’s that are out there.

MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a full head. Mild hop aroma. Medium palate. Flavor starts out hoppy with a slightly bitter finish. A good IPA for its price.

rcasta (861) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 15, 2008
En sportscenter nyc durante el all star de baseball probando y comiendo. Como la q hicimos en sibar

Imaena (2315) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle with Chip Portland 08.’ This 12 pack was dropped down a flight of stairs en-route to my flat. Chip picked it during an ice slush storm while visiting. This is a light bodied, low hop, low malt IPA. Its designed to be a flagship style beer for session consumption. Its pretty basic and understated. Not a sipper. You could rip this right out of the bottle.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
12 oz. bottle from a sixpack from Jewel (New Lenox, IL). As far as IPAs go, this might not be a great example, but I thought this beer offered a lot in the way of a summer quencher that still had the hop presence that people here love. Pours a golden hue with hints of a darker color with a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. A largely floral nose that is a touch mild for an IPA. Initial is mostly empty of defining character up front, some hops maybe, that make way to a very pleasant back end with hoppy touches of citrus fruit and a bitterness presence on the roof of my mouth. No real malt presence comparable to other IPAs, but a refreshing finish that quenches. I’d say this beer is good and would definately buy again for its drinkability and it’s psuedo-IPA properties. Starter IPA, perhaps?

hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2008
on tap at the celebrate Brooklyn concert-prospect park. Lightly hazy orange in color with a medium off white head. Aroma: faint floral hops with some clean caramel malt. Taste is subdued for an ipa- light pine and citrus with a light to moderate hop bitterness in the finish. Clean, but unassertive for an IPA.

Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2008
12oz. bottle, purchased as a single. Aroma of grapefruit and pine, some grassy and herbal notes, along with some very faint malt sweetness. Slightly hazy light-medium golden color with a very slight head. Flavor is malty and honeyish with touches of citric grapefruit, lemongrass and unwelcome traces of Pine-Sol here and there, finishing dry with a light-moderate dose of bitterness. Palate is thin and effervescent, body is medium. Pretty much fit my expectations to a T.

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