Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by Cold:
3.55/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Dk. Gold/Lt. Amber, no haze
S: Resinous, slightly grassy, hoppy, maybe slight DMS, traces of diacetyl
T: Sweet, light, biscuity malt w/ sweet hop up front, backed by floral, grapefruit hop. Good flavor, little complexity. Very faint trace of diacetyl, possibly.
M: Fairly light-bodied, carbonation helps add backbone.
A: resinous hop & alcohol warmth tempered by carbonation & lingering bitter.
Overall: Long Hammer offers no surprises, but manages to get everything right for an eminently drinkable IPA. The DMS in the aroma was a bit of a surprise, but it was only barely detectable on the first sniff. The diacetyl, however, is a bit of a concern. While it doesn't bother me personally (and may even add a bit of smoothness to an otherwise resinous and (over?) carbonated beer), it's definitely out-of-type, and most would find it objectionable, even in its very minimal presence.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 02:56:48 | More by Cold
More User Reviews:
2.44/5 rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
This is my first IPA and I have to say, not a great impression has been made on me. I like the look and it had a hearty smell too it, like others said sort of a piney-ness to it. The taste however was very bitter, I don't feel that I'm experienced enough in the IPA category to properly judge, HOWEVER, the bitterness and aftertaste for me was not something I thoroughly enjoyed. I'll continue trying out various ipa's and rewrite a review if I feel I didn't do this one justice but I will say they put enough of a alcohol percentage in to it so that I didn't completely waste my money away!
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:54:58 | More by Matt97m3
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,489 ratings.