Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by Auraan:
2.91/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Drank directly from the can so no comment on appearance. Scent was pine resin and generic citrus. Standard IPA scent with nothing special, complex or stand out. Taste followed the nose, pine resin, citrus rind, grapefruit rind and a very slight grainy malt. Hop forward, but not in a complex way, it didn't seem to blend well. All the normal IPA flavors were there but in an almost abrasive way when combined with the malt. Mouthfeel was light bodied with moderate carbonation and an odd, almost creamy mouthfeel. A bit light for an IPA, on with the carbonation, but the creaminess was bizarre. It didn't make it difficult to drink or unpleasant in any way, but it was different. Overall this is a standard IPA, one that is maybe a bit too course and crude in it's flavor to really be considered a good IPA. All the right elements are present but they don't seem to mesh all that well. There are certainly better options in West Coast IPAs available.
Serving type: can
09-06-2013 08:51:45 | More by Auraan
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3.59/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says JAN 14 14.
A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Somewhat resilient lacing streaks down the glass.
S- Hoppy aroma with citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon zest. Trailing malt sweetness.
T- Starts off decent with a moderate amount of bitterness but soon washes away to some stale bready malt and a weak aftertaste. After that, it's just an uneventful ride to the bottom of the glass. One-sided hop character and a teasing bitterness that's gone as soon as you taste it. Drinkable? Yes. Exciting? Not the least bit.
M- Thin, almost watery but with enough carbonation to not be a total failure. Lightish body.
O- Though it's not as horrible as the score would lead you to believe, there's not much here for someone who's used to more potent and lively IPAs. This will be my beer for guests for the next couple of weeks.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 22:35:28 | More by Immortale25
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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