RATINGS: 1595   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (3084) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear light gold, pretty decent white head with little lace. Hoppy nose that is pine and spice based, but little else in the aroma. Clean, light mouthfeel, light to medium body and medium carbonation. Flavor is lightly bitter with a dry finish, but not much in the way of malt based flavors. Not a bad IPA as a thirst quencher, but not in the same league as the really great IPAs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6566) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Clear bright gold with an amber tinge, smallish fizzy-frothy diminishing white head. Strong initial aroma of pine and orange zest, with a hint of pineapple and grapefruit, but that fades quickly to generic dry floral resin with characterless sweet malt backing. The taste - well its pretty underwhelming, sort of citronella with dry pinewood, quite stale and a little harsh. Watery body, astringent without any upside, a stinging harsh bitterness in the back-end that lingers a long time. My lasting impression is "cheaply made"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigtaster (956) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Pours straw yellow with a hint of gold. Wispy white head. Light aroma of citrus and floral hops. Moderate hop flavor with a long finish. Light bodied. Very drinkable, lacking in flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RedSox2004 (1840) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Did a taste test of this against a Hop Ottin IPA, and the Long Hammer came up woefully short. Poured ok, with a full head, but pretty pale for an IPA. The aroma and flavor both had very little in terms of hops, considering the style. Just not a very inspiring beer, and Im not likely to go for another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle, thanks to Uhre. A golden beer with a off-white head. The aroma and taste is of floral hops, grass and sweet malt. Medium body with a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
epf33 (227) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
bottled and on tap: misty golden brown color, full bodied, wouldnt recommend drinking more than one, gets kinda old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
This orange ale poured with a decent off-white head and a floral hoppy aroma. There is a strong grassy hop flavor that leaves a bitter palate. A decent refreshing drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2008
On tap. Poured a clear golden with a fizzy white head. Somewhat faint aroma of piney hops and some butter toffee. Flavor follows with bitterness up front with tastes of grass and pine needles with a bit of alcohol and an earthy dusty taste. Leans towards a bitter finish that loses a bit of hop flavor. I wouldnt call this deep or especially complex, but it did its job during the time I was drinking it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
12 oz bottle purchased at Johns Grocery in Iowa City. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was spritzy, white, and reduced quickly to a thin film. Aroma was of steeping barley, light caramel, and grassy hops. Fruity with only minimal sweetness. I tasted subdued apple, some kind of berry, and grassy hop. Paper thin body with mild hop bitterness of about 3-4 out of 10. Not much here worthy of praise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Nice light amber color with decent thin head. I liked the balance of hops and malt, and the aroma had a nice floral touch to it. Not as in-your-face as a lot of other IPAs, but still very drinkable. This could be good on a hot summer day when youre grilling dinner in the back yard.

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