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
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Long hammer is a great beginners IPA. Mellow piney citrus hop. A bit more bite than a session beer. Easy to drink for the masses. Well built beer in the northwest with good ingredients. Now only if the would mass produce Big Ballard Imperial. That is a wonderful imperial IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 05:58:40 | More by Nwmike
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 2,512 ratings.