Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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Reviews by trevorwideman:
3.7/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours with a small 1/4 inch head that sticks around and leaves a nice lace. Carbonation is medium and colour is a filtered bright gold just on the edge of copper, but lighter in colour than a lot of IPA's I've had. Smell is very floral, lavender and lilac coming to mind immediately. Mandarin orange and a light biscuity malt aroma round things off. Very crisp and pleasant nose I do say, but not over-the-top.
Taste is lively with the hops dominating the palate to be sure. Piney, resiny, oily, slightly citric hops. Anise is in evidence, and although the character of the brew definitely leans towards the bitter, there is a heathy dose of crackery malt in the finish especially. Light caramel sweetness comes in a the beer warms a little. My only real complaint is that it's a little bit raw for my taste and could stand to have a little more malty body to balance it out a bit. Finish is quite dry and very bitter, but like I said, the biscuity malt shines through in the aftertaste. Carbonation is a little numbing than I'd prefer, but that's a mild quibble. This is a solidly drinkable and refreshing IPA, but one that's still just a litle bit unfinished for my palate.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2007 19:03:21 | More by trevorwideman
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3.39/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Purchased from one of the local quick marts.
A: A slightly cloudy golden with moderate head and retention.
S: Mild notes of hops, pine and citrus.
T: Same as the smell. Mild yet well balanced.
M: Clean and crisp. Goes down easy.
O: A good intro IPA. Not for the hop sadist though. It was the first IPA I ever had and works well in that capacity. Nice to revisit but probably won't buy again.
Serving type: can
07-12-2014 22:41:13 | More by PvtSnowball
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,455 ratings.