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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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2,872 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,872
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 19
Gots: 271 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Musky on 01-10-2007

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
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle from the variety pack – Dated Mar. 8, 2013
*notes taken 06/09/13 – Imperial Nonic glass

A: Golden straw color with some light hazing although it is mostly clear. Some sudsy white stuff on top with honest hang time. Stick is rather disappointing with only some slippery streaks of lace left behind.

S: Pine, spice, herbs, and a light twist of weed smell make up most of the nose. There is some subtle pale malt sweetness coming through as the hoppy aromas dissipate. Not half bad with some nice hoppy notes.

T: Flavors open with big sappy pines and some herbal spice with lesser notes of citrus. There is a firm bready malt backing with a touch of caramel sweetness tot it. Kind of grainy actually. Hops are resinous and lingering from a nice upper amount of bitterness to the beer. Alcohol is kept well disguised all throughout. Satisfyingly hoppy.

M: Kind of watery and on the thinner side overall. Nice even carb lends to a drying crisp finish. Hops offer a light constricting bitterness and the oils are a lightly resinous.

D: Satisfies that hop fix on the cheap but definitely falls short of being great. Has some good hoppy character but that comes with some grainy malts and a watery mouthfeel. Perfectly average I would say.

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3.16/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured in a 16oz Goose Island glass.

A: golden amber with a solid white head when poured aggressively, but the head has dissipated and is now very thin and not solid. I can see through it. The lacing dissipates when tilting the glass.

S: piney, citrusy, earthy with a slight hop presence and a nice sweet blend as a result from the malt

T: earthy, lemon, citrusy, hoppy. It's not as sweet as it smells, but it still fairly well balanced. It seems pretty light for an IPA.

M: Thin bodied with moderate carbonation. It goes down very easily.

O: This is a very smooth beer. It goes down fairly smooth. I would't consider this an IPA. More of a Pale Ale, a very good one at that. Only reason I don't consider it an IPA is because I like it more bitter… with aggressive hops.

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3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,872 ratings.