Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by Roman5150:
3.18/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
750 ml bomber into Duvel glass
Appearance: clear golden orange with 2 finger bubbly white head, lots of lacing
Smell: citrusy, grapefruit, lots of floral action, lemon, hay
Taste: It has an initial hint of citrus and grapefruit, but it is immediately replaced by a corny, bready dull palate, which fades into a sharp lingering bitterness. The nose indicated a lot more flavor, but it really is the corn/bread taste that dominates the palate, with a dry bitterness that doesn't really please. You can taste the adjunct macro in it, which is sad because I didn't rated this not initially knowing Red Hook was owned by InBev (which makes sense why I see this at every gas station).
Mouthfeel: High carbonation but rather thin bodied
Overall: An alright IPA, better than the rating may indicate, especially for the price, but nothing I would seek out. It was about $2.50, otherwise I would not have given it much look. Not to be biased or discriminate, as before I knew Red Hook was owned by Anheuser-Busch/InBev, I thought I tasted a hint of corn taste. I bet this was even better before they sold out, but i'm not gonna go there.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2013 03:25:35 | More by Roman5150
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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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