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

3,013 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,013
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 21
Gots: 377 | 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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Ratings: 3,013 | Reviews: 1,180
Photo of jclzony
2.28/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It pours with a nice orange to amber color with a light creamy head. However, the use of the IPA label is only that. Its aroma and taste were small on the hops let alone close to the expectations one would have for a beer labeled as an IPA. It tasted more like a typical mainstream pale ale.

Photo of mzrebiec
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with about a finger of head. Upon first sip, it is sweet with a very mild hop presence. It lingers on the roof of my mouth and the finish is long and slow. It is smooth but does not provide that bite I was expecting or yearning for. This would make a great beginners IPA.

Photo of KF_MSU
3.67/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yellow/golden in color. Somewhat of an orange aroma. Smooth and not overly hoppy with a noticeable aftertaste.

Photo of rbjorkman
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

- light copper colored
- smells a little like grass
- bland flavor
- Bitter aftertaste not too bitter
- very light and pretty refreshing
- enjoyed this IPA

Photo of dave750
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Red-gold color with a low tight head that dissapears quickly. Sweet fruity hop aroma with a slight malty aspect that arrives late as the beer warms.
A sharp bitter hop initial flavor is the dominant taste from start to finish. An underlying bready malt emerges at mid taste and remains to the finish. A grainy hop taste joins in late in midtaste and intermingles to the end along with a caramel malt flavor that strengthens toward the finish. Medium thick body with very good carbonation.
Heavy on the hops, as an IPA should be, but with enough malt to make this an enjoyable beer.

Photo of nohead02
2.76/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I have fond memories of drinking this stuff at the Ballard brewery when visiting an old childhood friend. It is therefore disappointing to report that this beer is so undistinguished when poured out of the bottle in you own home. Not much head, and repeated attempts at discerning an aroma didn't get very far. It is certainly an easy-to-quaff IPA with a low alcohol content and minimal bitterness.

I guess I'd prefer to drink a good pale ale over this faint-hearted IPA.

Photo of gearkraft
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured into a glass: this beer pours a very light golden color with subtle amber hints reaching towards the outward edges of the glass. Looks rather average from a distance.

Smell: Quite hoppy, which is what I love. Half of beer is the smell and this one delivers simply and elegantly. An initial splash of light grain quickly followed with an overwhelming hop smell. Quite pleasant.

Taste: Similar to smell, a light grainy/malt taste instantly followed with a beautiful hop punch. The delicious hop flavor fills your whole mouth.

Mouthfeel: Quite simple... A full hoppy finish. Not dry, not 'wet'... just right.

Drinkability: Any more than a few and I am left craving a little something different. The strong taste makes this a good before dinner brew, which is true for most Indian Pale Ales. I consider this my 'backyard IPA' because it seems to go well with grilled foods. Good price, good flavor.

Photo of macrent2
3.62/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
This beer came in a bottle. After pouring this beer into a clear glass, I noticed that it had a very distinct yellow/orange glowing colour with a healthy amount of carbonation and a 2 finger head that disapated rapidly. A rather nice amount of lacing to report.

Aroma:
Grapefruit and citrus pine aroma.

Palate:
Very carbonated, dry and smooth.

Flavour:
A average balance of citrus, pine, and dark hops flavour. Has a bit of a bitter and distinct aftertaste, but nothing too bad. A bit strong at times whilst drinking.

Overall:
Very Average IPA but the price is good so I may have this again!

Photo of DKMonroe
3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not overwhelmingly awesome but it's a decent tasting brew. Color is a little light, its perfectly white head is large when first poured but dissipates, and leaves some good lacing as its consumed. Smell is not intense, but there is some floral hints and some orange that is picked up. Taste of some orange peel, and slightly better than the smell. Some hops but nothing that bites back. A little sweet.

It is your basic IPA

Photo of redinge7
1.49/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Dry and nothing special. Very bitter with strong citrus flavors

Photo of baile208
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was a medium gold with a copper tint. Smelled of malt mixed with grapefruit and pine. Tasted fruity and wheaty mixed with hops.

Photo of kbernthal
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Typical IPA, strong smell and taste

Photo of dbtossi
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just the right amount of hops and bitter. I like this beer!

Photo of capilial
2.71/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I'm not a fan of IPA but this one is not extremely bitter. Easier to drink than most IPA's and has a citrusy after taste.

Photo of wilgenb1
2.35/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

very filled of dry hopp flavor with a bitter taste for an IPA. Medium body, only really able to drink one

Photo of Joseph01
4.11/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Color - Pale Amber

Aroma - Hoppy

Palate - Hoppy, on the bitter side

Overall - Decent IPA

Photo of milehighhop
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall not too bad, nothing really I didn't like..just not a lot to get excited about.

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
3.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A golden yellow Ale. It smells fruity and hoppy however most of the fruit taste is lost in the hops when you take a drink. Overall it is bitter and hopsy tasting. I love hops so it is a really good beer.

Photo of addmorehops
2.6/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had this in bottle as well as on tap in the RH brewpub in SEA. I'm always dissapointed when I see this included in the ranks of serious AIPAs.

Mom always said, if you have nothing to say...

It's a great version of an IPA to drink with filling foods/meals or perhaps when the humidity is unbearable.

Hop lovers steer clear.

Photo of ams0286
3.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have tried this beer several times before but never sat down to actually review it.

A - The appearance of this beer is slightly lighter than what I would expect however still that copper type color. Very light lacing occurred and not a ton of head which is very uncharacteristic of the style.

S - This seems very light in a aroma for an IPA. It still has the characteristic scents of pine, citrus (grapefruit) and floral hops.

T - The taste on this is much less bitter than several of the IPA's on the market. I think that this would be good for somone who has never been introduced to IPA's and may not necesarrily enjoy the bitterness added by the hops. It is still noticable however extremely palatable with a finish that dissipates quickly.

M - A bit more watery than what I would expect however still true to the style.

D - the drinkibility on this beer is amazing. Its bitter, however not too bitter making it a very good session beer. It is extremely refreshing as well. With the summer months coming this is one to crack while lying on the beach or a hammuk under a shade tree. I highly reccomend this for people just getting into the IPA style.

Photo of devilmakesthree
2.42/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had this beer many times, and while I enjoyed it initially I have since moved on. In the PNW there are just too many excellent IPAs to enjoy, and I no longer find this to be one of them.

Photo of whitephi
3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter, dry, citrus flavor with medium color. Light beer

Photo of CashChel
4.66/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Clear golden color, smells slightly metallic, taste well balance of hops and malts.

Photo of tzchandler
2.26/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I'm at Safeway on a Friday night getting some groceries and I think to myself this place should have at least one good IPA or hoppy beer worth trying. I saw the regular Sierra ales and the popular IPA (in black letters) beer which were too familiar to try again to I ventured out and got this beer. It states that it has lots of hops.

It pours pretty light and the smell of hops it very light. I would tell you you have to be looking for it to recognize there it any hops at all. Disappointing.

This beer strikes me as a cross between bud light and a wonderful stale IPA. Not good.

What was in the brewers mind making this? If your going to emphasize hops, make it count. Don't muck around. I would bet dollars to donuts that the brewery grinded it's hops to an almost powder form to get the most out of the hops. Hops drive the price up in beer especially over the last year with the short fall of harvests. Why do I think this? When you pour this beer look at the beer carefully you'll notice all the particles suspended. That's not good. Looks like finely chopped hops to me.

When you see this beer, just say no. There are so many other beers out there that are so much more worthy.

Long Hammer missed it's mark.

Photo of George75
2.7/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden color with about a finger of thin head that dissipates quickly into a thin white film around the edges.

Slight citrus (orange) aroma with some notes of grass. Very underwhelming for an American IPA.

Taste is also underwhelming for an American IPA. Almost no malt sweetness and very little actual hop flavor with pronounced bitterness from start to finish.

Carbonation is probably the best part of this beer as the mouthfeel is excellent. Slightly buttery reminds me of a bitter Sam Summer Ale.

Overall this is a mostly poor example of a modern American IPA. I expected a lot from this beer but alas it did not deliver. Their Winter Hook, on the other hand is amazing!

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 3,013 ratings.