Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by Groomsy:
2.85/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Stamped with a production date of March 21, 2011.
Appearance: This seems way to light for an IPA and looks a little dull. The body was a light and radiant golden orange, totally translucent, topped by a one-finger head of soapy foam which faded quickly. There was a little bit of sediment in suspension, but it was barely noticeable. Some occasional carbonation bubbles raced to the top of the body, and as the beer was consumed, the beer left some decent but quickly fading lacing down the sides of the glass.
Smell: Meh... It has all the makings of an IPA in the nose, but it's just weak on all fronts. The most noticeable scents are some floral hops, a little bit of pine, and a vague presence of pale malts and, if I try really hard, some caramel. Some citrus scents (grapefruit) emerge later, but after that, this beer seems to fall off in the aroma category. Not bad, just weak for an American IPA. Nothing really offputting except for a slightly soapy scent, and even that is faint.
Taste: This IPA is confused and needs some serious direction, or at least some boldness. It seems like an IPA with training wheels, or, at best, a more assertive pale ale that still needs direction. The beer starts out with some astringent hop flavors in the form of a weird blend of citrus and pine/herbal tastes; not what I would call a good mix, even for an IPA. The middle of the palate just sort of floats by while some biscuity malts appear in the finish only to be zapped away by a biting bitterness which reminds me of mint leaves and maybe a hint of floral/spicy hops. It's not disgusting or offputting, but way too tame for an American IPA.
Mouthfeel: Fairly thin and smooth, but the carbonation seems a little too sharp and biting. Flavors come and go pretty quickly, and the beer creates a fairly large drying sensation in the mouth in the finish.
Overall: Sessionable drinking, good for certain foods? Absolutely. But not what I would call a good fit for the American IPA style bump up both the malt and hops, and have the flavors chase one target, and this would be an okay beer. This will be my first and last sixer of this brew.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2011 01:03:48 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer is perfectly fine. If you need a quick IPA and this is all that's on, grab it.
A: Great head retention w fat finger of healthy off-white head slowly lacing the glass.
S: Not much. What's there is creamy, flowery hops with a bit of pine.
T: Sweet, oily hop forward: part floral and part citric. Good with bitter-sweet, asian food.
MF: Sweet, creamy, smooth with a moderate body and nice carbonation. Good grassy finish.
Half way between APA and IPA, a solid staple. I'd drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 22:00:49 | More by Act25
3.76/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz into tulip glass. Pretty fresh, bottled a month to the day before consumption by me. Not sure why most folks dont like it, other than maybe its a subtler IPA than were used to. In any event, I like this beer, since it was pretty cheap for a single bottle ($1.30), and is something I could drink while skateboarding or at a party. Nicely done Redhook.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 03:46:04 | More by Johnny_Muir
2.24/5 rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
red hook ipa/long hammer ipa.
16 oz can poured into a pint glass.
there is a date on the bottom of the can, however is it a fresh by date or a DOB? because it says dec0113.
this beer pours pretty poor. a cloudy pale golden color. barely any head and minimal ring lacing. its pretty cloudy and because its over carbonated it really shows.
it doesn't smell bad, but there's not too much going on. a plain hop smell.
the taste is that of disappointment. honestly this is very plain for an IPA. not very hoppy at all. kind of tasted watered down or poorly brewed.
mouth-feel is that of a light beer. for a 6.2 abv IPA i was severely disappointed.
overall there's not much to say about this one. I am sucker for a good IPA and this is not one. better than most mainstream mass produced brews,but that is not saying much.
Serving type: can
02-23-2014 02:24:27 | More by Ohiolager
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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