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RATINGS: 1540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
after a few other decent beers i tried this one on draft at the Yard House. Didn’t have much on the nose and didn’t really impress me as an IPA. no lingering hop flavor and subtle skunky maltiness followed that up. Though on the plus side it smelled slightly floral and a bit of citrus too. Maybe im just upset cause I always expect beers to be more agressive.


3
Bill Becker (1367) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
From Feb 2007 Pours from 12oz bottle a clear light gold with a smallish head of foam that shrinks quickly leaving just a fine layer with little lacing. The smell has some citrus hop nose to it but it's on the light side. The taste on first sip has good citrus hops, notably lemon, which is followed by some nice malty notes that make for a good balance, something that I didn't get from their original IPA.Further sips in and the balance continues with the finish becoming more aggressively bitter but overall, this is a very smooth and somewhat subdued sample of the style. It might make for a good introductory IPA to those wanting to try something new and are used to drinking Macros. I certainly can't see anyone being overwhelmed drinking this. ;^) Bottom line: A better product than their original and it has the potential to be a good cross over beer but, for me, it's not very exciting and not something I'd buy very often.

3.2
beer_rookie (637) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle purchased in Birmingham. Thanks for the memories!

Tough bottle cap to get off.

Pours a clear golden color. Two fingers thick white head. Good retention, great lacing.

Aroma is lightly citrusy. Light lemon, light orange peel. Floral hops. Malts are not overwhelmed by hops. Meh.

Taste is lightly citrusy. Light lemon, orange peel. Medium bitterness. Hops overpower malts in the taste.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Pretty dry, medium bitterness.

Overall, it's okay. It's a mild IPA, not a lot of flavor. I think it's sort of boring. I don't think I would recommend it, and I wouldn't buy it again.

3.5
caribou43 (1154) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - SEP 12, 2017
I bought this bottle of beer at the interspar, in the south of Verona. I drank it the last Sunday at home in Lausanne. I was not impressed by this IPA, even though, it is a drinkable one. In my opinion, it is a bit watery and more aromas or different hops could be welcome. The color is yellow/orange and a bit troubled, white foam, normal carbonation. The taste is bitter, citrus, bitterness but that's strong than usual, malt hidden by the hop, not bad.

3.9
donandres (627) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle 12 ounce bottle, poured to tulip Sight: Very Good, Golden, dark yellow/amber, hazy, cloudy, small head, some lacing Smell: Very Good, fragrant- hoppy Taste: Bitter Mouthfeel: Creamy Overall: Very good beer

3.3
Bosbouw (2984) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2017
Gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt pilsner, mout koper. Smaakt bitterzoet, fruitig, pilsner. Veredelde pils.

4.3
camay1997 (73) - patton, California, USA - AUG 21, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2017 Thick white head on top of a hazy golden body. Not as aromatic as anticipated. Hints of pine, no more. Smooth and refreshing, it doesn't assault the palette with a hop aftertaste. I can hardly tell I'm drinking an IPA. very good, but not exceptional.

3
AjHtoma (9) - - AUG 20, 2017 does not count
Bottle. Creamy feel. No outstanding floral or other flavors. Nice slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2017
8/VIII/17 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Help-Me-Get-to-10K-In-Time-Tasting 1 - BB: 5/VIII/17 or V/8/17, not entirely sure (2017-1182) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the beer!

Clear orange beer, small creamy white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very soapy smell, floral, bit chemical, what is this? MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very soapy flavours, soft bitterness, floral, pretty chemical, fruity touch in the back. Aftertaste: unpleasant bitterness, very harsh, bit resinous, some overripe fruits. Not very nice, this one. On from the looks of the other ratings, it seems it’s not just the age on the bottle...

3.3
bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2017
Rating #2700 - 2016.08.05 - Draught at IPYAYDAY at @ntnl17. Clear amber pour with little head to speak of, an agressive pour yielded no more than a weak fizz on the top of this gem. Aroma is mild citrus (grapefruit) with a spicy note in the generous hop overtones. Taste is thoroughly dry, decent bitterness, with a lingering citrusy sweetness and a faint hint of malt. Average,

3.5
AGALE (3) - Frackville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2017 Gold/pale color, light to medium body, thin feel, average carbonation. Aroma-some bread, citrus and herbal notes. Thin texture, fizzy(light carbonation). Piney citrus taste,light bitter hop finish. Overall good Ale!


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