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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,806 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,806
Reviews: 1,112
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 224 | 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:
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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Photo of earljones199
4/5  rDev +22.3%

earljones199, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of nukem5
3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Bob for the beer.

A: Poured from a bottle to glass and nice straw color with a decent amount of foam.

S: Aroma is a malty goodness with a slightly hopped scent to it.

T: Taste is of malts and then a slight hop earthy and a bit of floral to it nice balance.

M: Mouthfeel is a medium body with nice carbonation to it.

O: Overall a good drinkable beer with a little something extra for the effort. not an everyday drinker but wouldn't it be great to have every day.

nukem5, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

BeerNDoggerel, Apr 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

GreyGhost4, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Chuffbomb
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Renegawam
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Renegawam, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of gpogo
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear golden body with a cream colored large head. Head dissipates to a foamy cap and leaves a nice dense lacing.

A- Sweet perfume-like aroma, incredibly fruity.

T- A little watery. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors with some light caramel flavors. Finishes dry with a light bitter aftertaste.

M- Medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

D- Decent IPA, very drinkable. In no way is this a hop-bomb.

gpogo, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of toppoop
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

toppoop, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of nortmand
2.4/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours light golden with a little bit of head.

Not much to the aroma. A bit o' skunk, some pine resins, citrus and an unpleasant astringency.

Sweet malts up front quickly become astringent hops mid tongue. Harsh, unbalanced bitterness lingers too long. Not pleasant.

Medium body, too unbalanced, no clear definition to this beer and the end bitterness is way over the top for the lack of malt.

nortmand, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of erha2
3.5/5  rDev +7%

erha2, May 19, 2012
Photo of hoplover82
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy true golden color with a small white dissapating head that leaves good lacing.

Aroma is of soft but bright lemon juice and a lot of pale base malt. Simple and one demensional.

Flavor is the same as above.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little on the watery side.

Very drinkable, good session ale.

hoplover82, Dec 30, 2008
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap during a brewery tour at the Portsmouth location.

Appearance: Amber color with white head that did not last long.

Smell: Hops, not very potent like have come to expect from IPAs.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium to light bodied and well balanced. Kinda bland for an IPA, I expected more, almost slightly watered down.

Overall: A little diappointed with this one. Guess I am used to heavier IPAs now. Good starter IPA for those just getting into IPAs.

Cavanaghty, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Moose90
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Moose90, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

jesus808, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

ajtorres311, May 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Dcunicelli, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

AGust82, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of TonyY
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

TonyY, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of andy1701
3/5  rDev -8.3%

andy1701, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of kshankar
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured on tap...a lot of IPA elements. Lacing was there throughout. Yellow with some carbonation. Thick foam. Decent retention.

Aroma was a piney hop one...but it was mild. I didn't get quite a kick from it like I expect.

Taste was basically an IPA light. Mouthfeel was also similar. Drinkability would be "higher" to people who don't really go for IPA's, I guess...its just an IPA starter. Try it out, it isn't bad..but not the greatest IPA

kshankar, Sep 01, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

adkieffer, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

addiwilliams, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

DeFaz, Oct 25, 2013
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,806 ratings.