Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
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2,996 Ratings
THE BROS
67
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Ratings: 2,996
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 20
Gots: 365 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pbrian on 03-29-2001

The generous addition of hops both during and at the end of the fermentation process (dry-hopping) gives our India Pale Ale its characteristic bitterness and piney citrus aroma and flavor. The medium body, crisp finish, and moderate alcohol and IBU levels makes this one of America’s most drinkable and best-selling IPAs.

44 IBU
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Ratings: 2,996 | Reviews: 1,175
Photo of milehighhop
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall not too bad, nothing really I didn't like..just not a lot to get excited about.

Photo of Radome
3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

L - Medium gold color; crystal clear. Tiny bubble constantly rise. Head is off-white, fluffy and moderately long lasting. Thick, solid lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Aromas dominated by citrus and grapefruit West Coast hops, but not overly assertive or fresh-seeming. Very low bready malt in background.

T - Flavors are of strong citrusy and grassy hops as well as low malt, mostly grainy with some bread. Flavors are very clean with no yeast or alcohol notes, but also not very deep or complex.

F - Thin body. Smooth, creamy carbonation. Medium to high hops bitterness. No alcohol presence. Feels more like a cream ale than an IPA.

O - A decent, drinkable beer, but not outstanding in any area. Lack of hops assertiveness and thin body are drawbacks.

Photo of DaneBramage
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A little more hops and a little more flavor would have gone a long way with this beer. As it is, tastes like a light IPA. The 'dry hops' on the label didn't do much for me.

Photo of TheRaven
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is easy to smash his beer if you are a true aficionado. That said, not a half-bad session IPA. I grabbed a double-deuce in a gas station on the way to a baseball game. Right next to the Schlitz and Olde English. Under the right circumstances, and price conditions ($1.50), this beer can be a pleasant surprise and a welcome find for a beer snob just looking for one more drink and listening to some Grateful Dead. The key is to temper your expectations.

Photo of Bigjackieg
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An IPA for those who've never had one. For the initiated, it's moderately drinkable IPA, but that's about it.

Photo of pianoguy
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle

Pours a light golden body with a half inch head that vanished pretty fast, a little lacing

Not very prominent smell. Wet grass, a little pine.

The little bit of bitterness is enjoyable. But I couldn't find anything else . No other discernible flavors to bounce off or flow with the slight bitterness...

Feel was crisp and smooth.

Overall It's ok, (I never kick a beer out of bed...er my glass ) But this not really an IPA by today's (2015) dry hopping standards.

Photo of baile208
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was a medium gold with a copper tint. Smelled of malt mixed with grapefruit and pine. Tasted fruity and wheaty mixed with hops.

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
3.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A golden yellow Ale. It smells fruity and hoppy however most of the fruit taste is lost in the hops when you take a drink. Overall it is bitter and hopsy tasting. I love hops so it is a really good beer.

Photo of rbjorkman
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

- light copper colored
- smells a little like grass
- bland flavor
- Bitter aftertaste not too bitter
- very light and pretty refreshing
- enjoyed this IPA

Photo of partains
2.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Look: light/clear golden yellow
Smell: light fruit, hoppy
Taste: wheat, hoppy, very little fruit
Overall: this beer was too hoppy and bitter for my taste, unpleasant

Photo of CashChel
4.66/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clear golden color, smells slightly metallic, taste well balance of hops and malts.

Photo of Sydney10
3.79/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Visual: pours a light golden color.
Smell: Light fruity smell. Orange and grapefruit notes.
Taste: Wheat taste and the fruit smells match the taste.
Overall: Light body but not watery. Decent choice for a beer.

Photo of Joseph01
4.11/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Color - Pale Amber

Aroma - Hoppy

Palate - Hoppy, on the bitter side

Overall - Decent IPA

Photo of whitephi
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter, dry, citrus flavor with medium color. Light beer

Photo of Natewilson513
3.07/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A good, fairly inexpensive IPA, not too hoppy but good flavor

Photo of jmalina121
2.62/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Long hammer is pale amber in color. It has citrus aromas and flavor, but the hops are very strong.

Photo of wilgenb1
2.35/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

very filled of dry hopp flavor with a bitter taste for an IPA. Medium body, only really able to drink one

Photo of atfsapo
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is my "go to" good beer. Not at all my favorite IPA. But easily drinkable and consistent. Much better than the run of the mill Buds and Millers.

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
2.52/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not a big fan of RedHook in general, this is an example as to why.

Photo of capilial
2.71/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I'm not a fan of IPA but this one is not extremely bitter. Easier to drink than most IPA's and has a citrusy after taste.

Photo of EagleTalon
2.67/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Blah. Not an AIPA by the standards of today.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just an OK IPA for me

Photo of dbtossi
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just the right amount of hops and bitter. I like this beer!

Photo of kbernthal
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Typical IPA, strong smell and taste

Photo of Glickyt
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light not bitter easy to drink

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,996 ratings.