Long Hammer IPA

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Type: India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Brewed by: Redhook Ale Brewery
  • Availability: Year-Round
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  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Moderate
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.redhook.com/
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  • 6.51% 
  • 1291/3686 
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Long Hammer embraces the IPA tradition of a strong hop profile while remaining approachable and easy to drink with its smooth flavor and clean finish.

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Reviews: 4

  • Feb 26, 2012
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    2.9
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    [Best served in a Shaker glass]

    The pour was a sparkling clear medium yellow with a slight orange hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that lasted for a good while leaving behind a thick foamy cap which produced some fair spotty lacing.

    The aroma was mild to say the least of a mild hay like malt, an herbal hop and a light moldy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a bit of citrus.

    The taste was mildly sweet and acidic with a note of caramel at first and then became mildly hoppy with notes of toffee and citrus at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration, with a hoppy citrus taste left behind to linger for just a little while longer.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry, watery texture and a medium carbonation.

    Overall an average tasting IPA, a bit hoppy but nothing to overbearing...

    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Nov 13, 2010
    ABanerjee (29)Rank: Beer AficionadoGroup: Blueberry Lovers
    4
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    Let's compare this to a strong IPA (one of the best ones), Dogfish Head 60 min IPA. This beer in comparison has a much softer bite and aftertaste.

    What this really means is that when you drink the beer (in my case, I had it in a bottle) - the taste is not overwhelming. In fact, it underwhelms a little bit, but for those individuals who don't like a hoppy beer - long hammer IPA certainly will help you train your palate to accept and eventually love them. Try this one out for those who are faint of heart for the hops.
  • Jul 23, 2009
    Waltwvu (56)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: MD Brewers
    3.6
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    One of my favorite IPA's for its hoppy flavor and over overall smoothness. Very good beer to pair with a steak or any thing else on the BBQ.
  • Apr 24, 2009
    Blakepoto (107)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: IPA Lovers
    3.1
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    A fairly drinkable IPA, but definetly lighter than your typical bold brew. With lower IBU's this IPA sheds a few key attributes of packing a typical punch. Not my first choice when it comes to IPA but much better than the slim chance.