Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by imperialstout27:
3.2/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured into pub glass.
A: Light orange/ straw color. One finger slightly off-white head that recedes fairly quickly. Light chill haze that cleared after a few minutes.
S: Mild to moderate hop levels on the nose. Citrusy - grapefruit, orange, lemon perhaps.
T: Nicely grainy with very moderate bitterness for the style. Hop profile is pleasant, although not at all intricate or interesting. Very distinct citrus rind flavor in the aftertaste.
M: Thin and watery, although I thought it a bit better as it warmed. Decent carbonation.
D: Pretty high, actually. The simple, unoffensive flavor, matched with the thin body and uncomplicated nature of this beer equals the potential for significant levels of consumption, especially considering the inexpensive price.
Overall this is a very mellow IPA - seems more like an APA, really. If I was grading more to style, the scores would be lower. Uncomplicated, unexceptional, no flaws. Easy drinking and good for situations, like some parties, when you know you're not going to be paying enough attention to what's in your glass to break out the real good stuff, but you want something that tastes good. Unoffensive - could be a good intro to better beer for the uninitiated palate. Good for parties where you don't want to offend your guests' palates, but you refuse to offend your own at the same time. Good for what it is and the price point.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2010 04:04:18 | More by imperialstout27
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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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