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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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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,929 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,929
Reviews: 1,143
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 19
Gots: 321 | 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: pbrian on 03-29-2001

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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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of emwild12
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Poured a 1 finger head. Ok lacing, and decent retention. Color is a light orange/golden.

S. Weak smell of citrus hops. Bit of a fruity smell, citrus tropical fruit.

T. Taste is a balance of citrus hops and a more biscuity malt. Just a slight sweetness.

M. light/medium bodied. low/medium carbonation.

D. Not much smell or flavor. Not a bad IPA for what is acutally there. An ok beer.

Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.66/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

Am I drinking a different beer than many other reviewers? I don't find this beer so bad.

A- It's an amber color with a 1f creamy linen-white head. Good retention, nice rings of lacing.

S- It smells ok. Mild hop aroma, some citrus and earthiness.

T- Densely concentrated hop flavors. Floral and citrus. Some caramel malts, too.

M- Medium feel and good carbonation. It lacks bitterness, too clean.

O- Not great, but not a brew that I'd turn down. The hops do get lost in the finish.

Photo of kdivers
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Higravity
2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is what happens when you are in a beer bar and you let a"friend" order for you while you hit the head. The bartender was in on it with him and it was served in a pilsner glass. Odd I thought that looks way to dark to be a pilsner, they wouldn't tell me what it was. So I smelled and it was citrusy with a lot of biscuit maltyness, IPA thought I and they laugh at me. I had a few sips and found it not too bad but the flavor was what you would expect from a middle of the road IPA and when I said that it was ok but only so-so they told me what i was dirnking. I have had this many times before but it was not and has never been bad, just so-so. And so it remains easy to drink IPA with nothing remarkable about it.

Photo of philbertk
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Long Hammer IPA--India Pale Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV-45 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear bright thin gold color. Mild floral IPA hop front. Crisp mild sweet creamy clean caramel butter grassy tasty malt body. Smooth easy hop spice clean end. More hops? Mellow hop IPA. Sampled 12/29/2006.

Long Hammer IPA--India Pale Ale 2007 22 oz. 6.50% ABV. 45 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Tight off white lacy head. Clear bright rich dark gold color. Mild earthy floral hop front.Mellow sweet mild pine butterscotch caramel creamy mild earthy body. Crisp mild citrus hop spice refreshing end. Sampled 8/14/2007.

Long Hammer IPA--India Pale Ale--New Solid Block Graphic--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 42 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Rich lacy white head. Clear bright fizzy rich pretty gold color. Mellow floral hop front. Smooth mild crusty sweet hint crystal malt body. Balanced mild hop citrus spice sweet end. Well Made mild IPA. Hoppy after Lithuania Trip. Sampled 9/18/2008. Purchased for $2.99 each.

Long Hammer IPA--India Pale Ale--New Solid Block Graphic--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 45 IBU's. (3.75 / 5.0) Dense lacy white head. Clear thin bright gold color. Mild floral hop front. Thin crisp mild creamy easy caramel crystal smooth mild sweet body. Balanced mild hop spice citrus hint easy end. Smooth somewhat bland pretty mild hop IPA. Sampled 8/22/2008. Purchased 6-Pack for $6.99.

Red Hook Ale Brewery, Inc.--Long Hammer IPA Is A Big Fan Of Dry Hopping, Which Sounds Much Dirtier Than It Is--2011 New Graphic Retro Stubby 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 44 IBU's. (3.5 / 5.0) Nice mild lace lasting 1/2 inch off white head. Clear thin bright gold color. Delicate floral Cascade hopp front. Crisp mellow mildly cloying sweet smooth light caramel malty doughy fruit hint rich Pale Ale body. Clean mild refreshing light crisp hop spice balanced smooth end. Well made mellow hop Session IPA. Soft rather than sharp hops. Sampled 3/22/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $7.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 3/22/2011.

Photo of jbarletto
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a light orange color with a large bubbly head that dissipates fairly quickly, but leaves nice lacing. Has a nice floral aroma, very inviting. Tastes of earthy hops, not much else. Light bodied beer seems a little overcarbonated, but seems good otherwise, goes down great. Overall, an above average beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Truh
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 5/8/2004. 16 oz. pour in a questionably clean shaker glass at the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse, Brookline MA. Crystal clear amber hue, on the lighter side of the spectrum. Poured a frothy, cloud-white one inch initial head. Gentle hop bouquet, with slight pine hints. Clean hop presence to taste, with just a small amount of bite. Alcohol is subdued and refreshing. Great ale for sessioning.

Formerly known as the Ballard Bitter, and was no doubt once enjoyed in great abundance in Seattle’s Ballard District.

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Dark golden beer, ever-so-slightly hazy. The pale white head receded quickly.

S-A thin aroma of resiny, at times grassy, hops. It smells dry.

T-A pleasant, soft resinous hop flavor, backed by a slighter maltiness. Hops could have been more pronounced. Overall, the flavors seem subdued, but also well-balanced. Slight hop flavor persists to the clean, dry finish.

M-Good carbonation, moderate and light. A pleasant medium body. Nondescript.

D-A fine IPA. Certainly nothing near the best, but since this brew seems to be widely available at many restaurants and bars, at least one can have a shot at something moderately hoppy.

Photo of obrike
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well...my wife knows i like IPAs, so she picked this one up for me...a sweet gesture at least.

Kind of a a dull yellow pour...spotty lacing though, and a small ring of head remained for the duration.

Not much aroma on this one...especially for an IPA...where is the citrus, pine? Almost getting an adjunct scent in this one...oops.

Certainly not what you want in an IPA...but not horrible...more malt in this one than hops, a bit of sweetness initially but i'm having a tough time finding the hops.

I'm not gonna slam this one, even though I'm not sure IPA status is correct. It doesn't taste horrible...but it certainly doesn't taste like an IPA. Try again Long Hammer...I'll give you another shot.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of Justinbshelton
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Duesler
4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
2.54/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not very hoppy, which is okay with me, but hop heads will be very disappointed.

Photo of Screper
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mickeymac
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blindfold BAs and ask them what style this beer is and IPA will be low on the list. Some beers defy style yet make for a damn good beer. This isn't one of those. Whether classified as an IPA, ESB, or Pale Ale, this is just north of macro quality. It looks decent but light for an IPA, a yellow-gold with a white head that fades and leaves no trace on the glass. Although the bottle proudly announces that it's "extra hoppy," it doesn't hold up well in the hop department when compared to IPAs from Stone, Alesmith, or a host of other breweries. An unexpected trace of butterscotch is present in the taste, but overall it's on the bland side. The mouthfeel is light, but it's the kind of beer you could probably drink all day if nothing else was around.

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3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving type: 12-ounce can. “SEP1412” is written on the bottom, which I assume is the canning date. Yikes.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is hazy gold. Two fingers of fluffy, white head left an even skim and ring around the edge.

Smell: Floral hops and bready malts. Given the age of the can, I assume most of the hops have fallen out. However, there are hints of grapefruit citrus.

Taste: Decent mouthfeel and floral hops offer a nice bitterness. Bready malts, hints of orange and grapefruit.

Drinkability: Meh. It does not help that this can is almost six months old (I need to be much more vigilant in the beer aisle), but this is not keeping pace with competitors. I will need to try a fresher can in the future, though.

Photo of DaveBar
3.96/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased in Alabama in a mix a 6pk for $9.99. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Opens well. Pours unclear unfiltered golden good.

S- Very hoppy. Nice amarillo hops.

T- Very good. Bite on the tongue tells me arrmirllo hops!!

M- Typical IPA. Not special

O- Very good. Will look for it on tap if I can get it. Nice to be in the US to get something good like this..

Food Pairing

This nice little IPA goes well with... Sushi

Enjoy!

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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