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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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Photo of Atron67
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I had this last night and i thought it was a pretty solid IPA, it had a solid bitterness and hop kick, however it gets a low session rating because something about it, maybe the aftertaste bothered me by the end of the 6 pack that made me not want to drink much more of it. I highly nejoyed the first one, but it dropped off

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of theopholis
2.63/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance- Pours a very light amber with a large layer of fluffy white head. Leaves some lacing, but it quickly disappears.

Aroma- Lots of floral hops and a very small note of malt sweetness. Maybe some biscuit in there to.

Taste- A bit disappointing. Has a good hop profile. Lots of fresh fresh-cut grassy, pine and other flavoring hops. Bitterness level is pretty good to. But there is very little malt or malt sweetness. This is more like a hop tea than a beer. But, despite the disappointment, I still managed to drink the entire 6-pack.

Mouthfeel- Medium to light-bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability: I'm a hop-head, and even I didn't care for it. Not that the hops were to much, but the malt was to little. Stick with Redhooks IPA. It's much better.

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.

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of malcontent
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A not-quite-clear orange/gold with a short-lived head but excellent lacing.

Yes, the hops are there in a understated, piny fashion but there's a shocking malt profile highlighted instead. In fact, the beer begins to grow flat-out grainy in aroma as it warms.

Way too malty/sweet up front to be an IPA. Artificial corn-like flavor floods the palate. The beer is saved somewhat by an assertive and long hop finish. Unfortunately that finish takes too long to materialize. The alpha acid does seem a bit higher than I'd expect from a bigger brewery, though. As the beer warms up the macro corn taste creeps back up in a big way.

The body may be the strongest aspect of the beer. Solid body, no hop oiliness, even -handed carbonation. An average to below average IPA but drinkable nonetheless. I could see snagging a 6 pack of this if I were in a convenience store stocked only with macros. Otherwise, I'm keeping my distance.

Photo of thekanna
3.42/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this on-tap at the Black Rooster Pub in D.C.

A: Somewhat average golden IPA that's a bit too clear and filtered.

S: Fruity; slight citrus (mostly orange) overtones. Hops definitely poke out.

T: Watered-down fruity esters and the floral hops. However, hops kick back in at the end and leaves a decent bite.

M: Somewhat over-carbonated as it hits the tongue, but ends up leaving the mouth buttery and slick.

D: Smooth, but more of a watered-down IPA than anything... like IPA for beginners to the style, to ease them in. I prefer mine more intense.

Photo of Justinbshelton
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of kerry4porters
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange hue; slight lacing-no head. Clear.

Smell: Cascade hops.

Flavor: mild IPA; reminds me of an English IPA. Great for training a newbee's pallate for hops or learning what Cascade hops taste like.

Drinkability: very good if you aren't a hophead, but an IPA needs more hops than this no matter what the Brits do to their IPAs.

Photo of tonistruth
3.97/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap @ Freakin Frog in Las Vegas, NV

A- golden straw, 2 finger white head, very nice retent, filmy lace rings, very nice

S- toasted malt, soft citrus, floral

T- leafy herbal hops control balance of flavor, some supporting toasted malt is there to balance bitterness, some grain husk at finish, buttery throughout, fruity characters

M- higher carbonation + hops= tongue abuse, medium body

D- rather enjoyable and very sessionable, not a hop heads delight but a nicely balanced IPA with good flavor, leans toward English style IMO, I'll by back to this

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MisledTitan
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of ThrashMaster
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.51/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pure golden hue, with excellent clarity. Foamy two finger head with good retention and plenty of sticky lacing. Herbal hop aroma is strong and hides a sweet adjunct malt scent. Massive hop leaf flavor that balances an estery sweet malt base and leaves a bitter and dry aftertaste. The even carbonation prevents the coarse alpha acid bite from becoming cloying, but the body is somewhat thin and the alcohol is percieved. A well presented IPA, just a little harsh towards the end.

Photo of wahhmaster
2.64/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale golden color. Has a medium-sized head that dissipates slowly to a tight foamy head. Leaves generous lacing.

Smell: Citrus smells dominate. Piney hops come out in the background. A little less hoppy than one would expect from an IPA.

Taste: Buttery and slightly bitter up front. Develops into a sweet hoppy flavor at the back. Slightly metallic and artifial tasting. Not the best IPA out there.

Mouthfeel: Thin and a little watery. Enough said.

Drinkability: A pretty sub-par IPA. Not nearly hoppy enough and extremely artifical tasting. Look elsewhere...

Photo of 21Maestro8
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ej285701
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Soonami
3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought at Total Wines & More in Claymont, DE as part of a make-your-own 6-pack. I'm new so I haven't heard of the brewery so I gave it a try.

A: Used to IPAs that are darker and redder in color, so I was surprised at how orange and golden it was. Also, the head was thin with very little sustain, which as also a disappointment

S: There were a good bit of citrusy hoppiness, though not what I expect from an IPA

T: The was the a little bite from the hops, but not the bitterness or penetrance of an IPA. The malt, bitter, and acid are well balanced because all of these aspects are equally weak. The balance is nice, but not the punch of a real IPA

M: The beer was a little thinner than I would've liked but it had a decent palate, pleasant carbonation, and smoothness

D: The thinness of this beer betrays the higher than average ABV so it's easy not to think about this when glugging this beer. But this softness on the palate also makes for a very drinkable beer that isn't overpowering and tiring

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.17/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of PhageLab
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Goody's Deli in Hampton, served in a chilled pint glass. This may be slightly biased, as this beer holds a soft spot in my heart, as it was my gateway beer to the craft world.

A - Quarter inch white puffy head, which stuck around for a good while. Through the frost it glowed a deep gold.

S - Light hoppy floral scent with nice hints of citrus, not too strong, but reasonably noticeable.

T - Mild bitterness, small amount of sweetness, mild spice, and a dry finish.

M - Light-bodied and clean, not much lingering around.

D - Highly drinkable and easy to enjoy, it was my gateway beer and due to it's availability and popularity I can see it doing the same for many more. I'd definitely recommend it to someone trying to break from the standard water-lagers.

Photo of cvfish
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - This beer poured a dull copper head that produced a fizzy white head that had no retention or lace to it

S - The scent of this beer had a grainy scent to it, and a little bit of hops

T - This beer had no IPA taste to it, if they would have billed this as a light APA, then maybe I would have been more receptive to it, but the grainy tastes and slight hops made this very underwhelming

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - If they would have billed this as something other than an IPA, I would have been more receptive, but as an IPA, this is not a good representation of the style

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