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RATINGS: 1600   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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newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Draft - Pours a copper color with a medium white head. Mild hoppy aroma, with hints of orange. sweet taste, with medium hop notes. Drinkable but not great.

3.1
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Gold color with an average head. Aroma is of hops. Taste is hoppy but it weak for an IPA.

2.9
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly golden-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Mild aroma of light resiny floral hops and malt -- that’s pretty much it, it’s hard to detect much as it’s so mild. Flavour’s not bad, hoppier then I expected which is a good thing but still mild though. The hop flavour kicks in halfway, backed by caramel malt and then there’s a light to average bitter finish -- It’s clean and there’s nothing bad here, it’s just too light. Average bodied. Not bad, especially for Redhook and I could drink this, but overall it’s pretty average.

3.3
scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a yellow amber color and has a good sized creamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit and hops. Taste is of pine, grapefruit, hops and is kind of bitter and sweet. Leaves a hoppy/bitter aftertaste. I like the taste of this brew (reminds me of their Winterhook) and it has a nice alcohol content to it. IT is pretty enjoyable whether it is warm or cold. Overall, this is a nice beer, especially considering that it is moderately cheap for a six pack and is rather fulfilling.

2.6
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2008
12oz. bottle. Moderately citrusy nose rises off a light head with little staying power. Quick bite on the front of the tongue doesn’t go anywhere beyond that. Some interesting notes of pine resin and heather, but they seem free-floating on the palate. This IPA is totally middle of the road. I bumped it to an 11 on the overall because there’s nothing really bad about it, and it manages to hide the alcohol content pretty nicely.

3.3
unclemike (3124) - 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 IPA’s

2.9
HogTownHarry (6872) - 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 it’s 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"

3.1
bigtaster (979) - 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.

2.5
RedSox2004 (1895) - 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 I’m not likely to go for another.

3.2
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.


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