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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,801 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,801
Reviews: 1,112
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 224 | 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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Ratings: 2,801 | Reviews: 1,112 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +52.9%

mulliwater, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

yancot, May 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

jaswilson2, May 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

DRTBrewster, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

PGVG, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Bones10, May 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.8%

buildernick, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

seplo, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

jburd19, May 20, 2013
Photo of 1sophrosyne1
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured in to an English dimpled pint glass, cold, then allowed to warm over 20 minutes of tasting.
A somewhat hazy medium gold foundation to a thin but rather durable head.
Mild citrus-sprayed weak flowers sit beside a more mealy aroma of corn tortillas with scallions.
The overall drinking experience, led by the taste and mouthfeel, is closer to that of a lager than an IPA. An oily alkaline cream makes for a less interesting flavor, but gives something to chew on.
It washes down the breadiness of pizza dough nicely, but wouldn't be the centerpiece of any table.
I would certainly drink it as a safe accompaniment to many foods with its pleasing, bright note of hops, but would not seek it out.

1sophrosyne1, May 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

ClayO, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

ColdOneKev, May 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Michaeldmanley, May 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

ajtorres311, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

DeeMalloy, May 16, 2013
Photo of Roguer
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice balance between a coppery IPA color and a more golden AAL. Slightly off-color head, decent head size, but poor retention. No lacing to speak of. Then again, this was in a standard pub glass. Decent amount of carbonation, but not at all special.

S - Small amounts of hops and citrus, some grapefruit, but nothing stands out strongly. For an IPA, the aroma is very subdued; for a normal beer, it smells nice enough, but I didn't detect much standing out.

T - Not bad at all. Some hints of grapefruit, some orange peel. A citrus sweetness, not very strong, but present, and it brings some nice balance. It's actually a nicely balanced beer. Some malts, toast, maybe a hint of pepper. A little bitterness, but not much compared to some of the hop bombs on offer. More bitterness on the backend, more sweetness on the tongue.

M - This is about as drinkable as an AAL, but I didn't feel particularly happy to swish it around and savor the flavors. Absolutely drinkable in bulk, if that's your thing; not quite as nice to savor as am individual experience.

O - This isn't a bad beer by any means, but it's not a particularly great example of the A-IPA style. Maybe it was when it came out; I can't say. For its price point and drinkability, it definitely ranks higher than your standard BMC/AAL, but if I'm grabbing an IPA, this isn't my first choice. Still, it wins points for favoring a little complexity and sweetness over simply emphasizing massive amounts of hops for their own sake.

Roguer, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Chegui, May 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Rob315, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

drummermattie02, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion, Long Hammer is an easy-drinking, tasteful ale. Is it one of the best IPAs on the market? No, but it's been one of my top-10 beers for five years or so, and I don't see that changing in the future. Honestly, to me it is more of an APA than an IPA.

Redhook (and realistically all Craft Brew Alliance beers) are hit-or-miss, but Long Hammer is a solid brew to me. I can see this being a solid transition beer for people entering the IPA realm.

Very drinkable, good taste, not too heavy, affordable.

CT949, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

aty11b, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

AmandaSchaefer, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30%

leprechaunandfatman, May 12, 2013
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,801 ratings.