RATINGS: 1586   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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2008
Some IPAs strike a perfect balance between the malt and the hops. This one, unfortunately did not. Some heavy bitter pine/citrus aromas were accompanied by a thin mouth feel and a nasty bitter back end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pouts amber with a haze and a large white head. Smells of citrus, some earthy hints, caramel. Tastes earthy with some peppery splashes and citrussy touches on the finish. Mouthfeel is watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrStitch (137) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves some lacing in the glass. Aroma is very nice with pine, northern lights, and a hint of citrus dancing around in the smell. Taste is clean and lightly bitter with a reasonable amount of malt playing nicely with the bitter flavors of the hops. This beer is a nice change of pace for an I.P.A.... it uses the pine flavors and bitterness to create a refreshing summer style I.P.A. that wont leave you begging for a glass of water after you are done with it because your mouth is so sticky you cant talk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacAnUltaigh (45) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
Faint aroma of hops and pine, and pours pale gold with little head. Flavor isnt bad, but bitterness isnt up to par with other IPAs. Goes down easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 A translucent light copper beer with a modest head that doesnt last, a bit of sediment in the pout. Aroma is quite malty for an IPA, although cascade hops are there in the background. The flavor also does not scream hops to me like it should, malt is what stands out. Is a fair bit of hop bitterness in the finish, not enough for an IPA though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3112) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 18, 2008
Piney hop aroma. Apperance is yellow/brown. Flavor is hoppy, spicy. Slight hop burn on the palate. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle; pours a yellowish brown. Aroma is a little fainter than a typical IPA, but consists of the usual floral hop scent and maybe a little yeast and malt. Body has a fairly solid smooth mouthfeel, albiet a little light on the hop flavor. Slight dry, citrus bite at the end with not a whole lot of aftertaste. An easy to drink IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2008
Hazy yellow with thin white head, diminishing quickly. Light floral hop nose with some sweet malts mixed in. Pretty water with a long bad bitter finish. I generally like IPAs but this one is not a very good example of the style. A light citrus hop flavor comes through but for the most part its just bitter, and watery on top of it. No thanks, next.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2008
Draft @ the Wach: Lets Go Flyers!! Pours a clear amber w/ a small off-white head. Aroma is piney hops, all hops. Flavor is very hoppy w/ a hint of caramel malt, but mostly hops. Palate is pretty average & the beer pretty one dimensional. Not bad, not great. Lets see, this or Bud Light? Hmmm...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 Purchased 12 pack. This is quite good. I was pleasantly surprised. Its got a nice crisp hoppy bite to it but not overpowering so perhaps it could use a touch more flavor. Very smooth. A nice entry level IPA. The gentle sweet bitter hoppiness makes it extremely easy to drink. A good summer selection.

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