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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA

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2,639 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,639
Reviews: 1,105
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 15
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The generous addition of hops both during and at the end of the fermentation process (dry-hopping) gives our India Pale Ale its characteristic bitterness and piney citrus aroma and flavor. The medium body, crisp finish, and moderate alcohol and IBU levels makes this one of America’s most drinkable and best-selling IPAs.

44 IBU

(Beer added by: Musky on 01-10-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

buddyvelt, Feb 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

M1k3y, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

12 oz into a pint

A - Light golden color, lightly clear. Some floating particles in the beer, indicating to me that this is a bottle conditioned beer. Head formation was light, only a film but decent lacing.

S - Light and balanced nose. Some caramel and roasted malts, offset by some floral and grapefruit hoppy notes.

T - Starts off with a light malt 2 row, some caramel malty notes. Mid-stream gets bitter, balanced, but the hop flavors don't match the bittering. Lightly orange like, some major grapefruit notes then build in the finish. Finishes with piney and grassy hop notes.

M - Moderate beer body, moderate carbonation. The body is creamy, massaging to the tongue. Some oily textures stick to the tongue.

D - Moderate drinkability. Flavors are a bit all over the place, but not overbearing. ABV is manageable. Tongue stickiness is a bit high, somewhat ruining sessioning.

katan, Aug 08, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

This comes out of the tap a pretty transparent golden with a fairly thick, fine-bubbled white head. Aroma is hoppy and slightly fruity. Flavor is strong and quite hoppy, not all that bitter. Texture has something of an edge, but it is not overly rough. Not the best IPA I have had, but worth a try.

Cyberkedi, May 26, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
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tgatort, Mar 13, 2013
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brheuer, Mar 25, 2013
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PatGreer, Jun 10, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev +6.7%

Medium sized white to slight off white head slowly settles to a nice lacing above a clear rich copper golden colored beer.

Decent aroma coming off this beer off very light sweet malts and citrus to pine style aroma hops.

Citrus and pine style hops taste with just a bit of the caramel malts sneaking in.

Light dry aftertaste with a bit of the citrus hops sticking around with this medium bodied beer.

On sale this week at Albertson's, pretty good for the price.

LXIXME, Nov 10, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev +6.7%

Brew date of January 2, 2013

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger width head, sub-par retention, and a layer of microbubbles that spots the surface. Spotty lacing.

Smell - Aroma is floral with lesser citrus notes, and plays nicely off a slightly toasted bread malt undertone.

Taste - Sweet bready malts and faint hints of caramel to start, supported by a soft floral and mild orange pith bitterness that hit mid-taste and fight the malts for supremacy well into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Nicely carbonated. A touch buttery at first, but finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Once upon a time this was one of my favorite IPA's... Oh how things have changed. Fairly weak in the hops department, in fact it's almost probably a touch more malty than it is hoppy. Red Hook might wanna consider rebranding this beer as a dry-hopped pale ale, because it doesn't cut it anymore in today's hop-heavy IPA world... then again, without that 'IPA' moniker, it might not sell as well.

TheSixthRing, Mar 24, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev +6.7%

Long Hammer is a slightly cloudy light orange with a quickly dissipating creme head that leaves impressive lacing. Smells incredibly fruity. Tropical esters and citrus hops layer over light caramel malts. Bitterness hits the front of the mouth and mellows into a ruby red grapefruit taste that lingers throughout the drinking experience. The malts are crisp and biscuity; some chewy banana balances out a bit of soapiness and a sprinkling of pepper. The finish is surprisingly dry with a tiny hint of oily spice. The pine-needle hop flavor brings the lips in for another sip. A refreshing, well-carbonated, and medium-bodied brew.

This Redhook offering is typical of Northwest IPAs, but nothing jumps out as special and no aspect of the beer leaps out of the box.

sam_bliss, May 08, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Red Hook- Long Hammer IPA

Appearance- Light golden orange with a small sticky head.
Smell- Floral oily hops with a touch of citrus rind.
Taste- Floral piney hops with a splash of grapefruit bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Sweet and light up front with a moderate hoppy bitterness in the end.

Overall- Not bad. An easy 1 to throw back. A good IPA that you could chug on the golf course on a hot summer day.

NJpadreFan, Aug 07, 2007
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

There little ploy worked, I picked this long hammer ipa on a whim, wasn't much else in that store that excited me. I now see it's the old dog in a new package, well at least I know it's fairly fresh, born on date Nov 29 06

Pours efferevescent bronze with a 2 fingers deep offwhite head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Faint perfumy hops & a little lemon, not much considering how much hops are in the taste profile

T: Lemony & grapefruit hops up front with a little fruittyness. A little breadyness as it warms. Finishes citrussy & dry

MF: Medium bodied with restrained carbonation. Balances okay

If this is in fact 6.5 ABV its well hidden. Drinks pretty darn easy, but seems to be a bit too timid style-wise an an AIPA. This ins't a bad one to go with if you are limited in choice. I have fond memories of supping Ballard's Bitter at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, a oasis in a sea of crap American & Korean beer, so this will always have a soft spot in my heart. I'll take this over the esb, which has lost all its character IMO. A good training wheels IPA IMO. This 12 pack will get consumed within the next 72 hours, loads of football this weekend!

russpowell, Jan 06, 2007
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance: golden with a thin head. No lacing. Little yeast sediment in bottom of bottle.

Smell: Not very much aroma.

Taste: Hop dominated. Hops are bitter and tar-like. Very little malt flavor

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is sufficient for style. Bitterness from hops lingers in mouth for quite a while.

Overall: meh. Not well balanced. Bitter with a long finish.

jellikit, Aug 29, 2012
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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