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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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3.1
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2009
Bottled. Thanks larsniclas. Clear golden colour. Vanilla, tropical fruits and rubber balloon in aroma. Flavourwise, it’s a bit subtle with a doughy maltiness as well as vanilla. Pretty good bitterness, that comes early and leaves late, just like an annoying guest. The maltiness is a bit disappointing.

3.5
Cavie (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2011 I’ve had several IPA’s before and never really had a taste for them. This one still didn’t change my mind but it also didn’t offend me either with an overblown sense of hops. 1.6
RE-RATE 7/26/11 Bottle. This beer pours a very clear golden color with a very large foamy white head. Head response was immediate and lasted awhile. 

The aroma is very nice. Lots of sweet, fruity hops. I can smell grapefruit notes, citrus and some tropical notes. Great hoppy smell. 

Flavor is also hoppy with more of a bitter tone that fruity. Dry finish with a lingering tingle. Some sweetness and grain but mainly spicy hops. Good! Man I don’t know what I was thinking back then. 

3.1
gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2017 First rating
355 ml bottle thanks to larsniclas
On March 7, 2009
Mostly clear golden color, some big aweful looking floating artefacts though, like dry skin peels floating in the glass. White head. Weak fruity hoppy scent, some sweetness. Acidic and bitter taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
4/1/4/3/7=1.9

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Bottled on a RC cruise from FT Lauderdale to Haiti, Feb 2017.
Clear golden color, white head. Hoppy and a bit malty scent and taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness. A lot better than the bottle I had and rated all those eyars back!
6/3/6/3/13=3.1

3.2
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear pale orange with a thin white head. Aroma is mostly of pine and citrus hops. Flavor starts with citrus goes to some malts and ends with some bitterness. Not bad.

2.9
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Poured into a pilsener glass for some reason... It could pass in color for a pilsener... Decent aroma of citrus and grass.... Very orange citrus flavor up front, a bit medicinal in the finish... Palatable beer, this is not so bad, but a good IPA it is not... It is almost refreshing in a way, hybrid of a beer... I like how it not sweet, the malts did not need to be excessive, more malts would have killed this beer for me... If this was classified as an american pale ale i think it does much much better...

2.8
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Pours a weak yellow color. Aroma is faint hops, both floral and pine. Flavor is way weak for an IPA. Nothing really in the aftertaste. No hop bitters. Thin body. Very disappointing.

2.5
reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
pours a very pale yellow with a very thin white head. aroma displays some malty sweetness and some citrus and floral hops. flavor is lightly malty and has light grapefruit and tea. very thin watery mouthfeel and a fairly abrupt finish. pretty mild and basic ipa.

2.4
LAbrewcrew (7) - , Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2009 does not count
The flavor was very mild and not impressive. This is definitely a beginners ipa. There is a bitter finish.

3.4
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2009
In Northfield, MA. Copper colour with slight, prickly and white head. Hoppy nose with citrus. Hoppy taste obviously. Sweetish and soapy also. Good consistency. Bitter in the finish. Nice all-around IPA.

3.3
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours Golden color. 1 finger head, that dissipated quickly. Smells wonderfully hoppy and clean. Has a good medium mouthfeel. Has a pretty clean taste too it and has some bitterness, but really not all that bitter, i expected a bit more out of an IPA. I like it, but then again im just now getting into IPAs and im still not loving overly hopped beers. Even with that I thought i would be getting a bit more out of this one...but still has a good flavor, just not too much going on here. I am abit suprised to see the abv on this is 6.5% though, feels much less.


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