Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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5/5 rDev +52.9%
I was very surprised to log onto beeradvocate.com and find that this beer only earned a C+ overall and a C- from the bros. I found that this beer was exquisitely drinkable and delicious. I was in the mood for a spring beer. I usually drink dark malty beers, but i felt a craving for a very hoppy beer, maybe due to the approaching summer and higher temps. I saw this IPA in the air force base shoppette and opted for the RedHook ESB instead (very good ale). After a few stops I finally picked up the longhammer. This IPA hits the spot... perfectly!
Appearance - I drink this brew straight from the bottle. I would have poured it into a goblet of some sort, but I just got off work and I need a beer.
Smell - this beer smells very much like an IPA, but with overtones not unlike freshcut grass, and an obvious alcohol possession.
Taste - after smelling the longhammer I took a very apprehensive swig. First off I was blown away by the balance. The taste was very hoppy and bitter, but finished with an exceptional sweet smoothness.
Mouthfeel - very crisp, and refreshing.
Drinkability - I believe this is one of the most drinkable beers i have tasted.
Some people might be taken back by the absence of the bitterness in this IPA. It is too strong and bitter to be a pale ale. But, if you are looking for balance... look no further.
03-29-2008 02:16:19 | More by highwa51
4.65/5 rDev +42.2%
Aggressive pour into pint glass
A: Clear honey yellow golden nice fat foamy white head. Lingers for a few minutes. Minimal lacing.no apparentl carbonation Looks very nice
S: lemon heads.Very floral Malty hint of hops. Smells good
T: lemony malty hoppy peppery upfront malty lemony in the middle hoppy down the back. Very minimal bitterness.Very balanced. Malty after taste. Hint of metal hint if that of alcohol
M:slightly syrupy smooth Not watery
O; Easy drinking looks good tastes good drinks smooth. Low bitterness for an IPA. 6% nicely hidden. A quality brew for a bargain price. Would definitely drink again.
04-13-2013 04:53:56 | More by WalterHeisenberg
4.5/5 rDev +37.6%
This pours a perfect clear 18 Karat Gold color that has tinges of orange to it. The head is a lofty off white color that is about the consistency of shaving cream. The nose is a sweet malt with hops that reminds me of a pine forest after a rain. The contrast between palate and nose is remarkable and well balanced. Red Hook knows hops. There is a very pleasant effervescent and dry malt flavor followed by an explosion of delicately balanced and aggressive hops. The hop flavor rolls in like the tide to leave a pleasant bitter aftertaste.
07-04-2003 12:53:28 | More by AtrumAnimus
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,607 ratings.