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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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2,641 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,641
Reviews: 1,105
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 15
Gots: 173 | 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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Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev +7%

AGust82, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of 21Maestro8
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

21Maestro8, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden with a brown hue. Off-white head.
Nice floral, citrusy hop aroma. Toasty malt buried underneath the hops.

Taste shows a good dose of floral, citrusy hops. Toasty pale malts. Hop bitterness lingers a bit at the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin.

Not an IPA I look for, but still a solid offering.

PhantomVodoo, Dec 26, 2003
Photo of stephendr
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle- color of clear amber, with a small off white head - nose of honey , hard floral hopps , and citrus hoppyness – taste of resin , hopps , lemon lime citrus , malts , and grapefruit- body is watery , and – aftertaste of hopps , malt , and slight metallic

stephendr, Mar 02, 2007
Photo of andy1701
3/5  rDev -8.3%

andy1701, Friday at 02:17 PM
Photo of FalconA
3/5  rDev -8.3%

FalconA, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of TheDoak
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

TheDoak, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Another6Pack
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Another6Pack, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of thedoubler55
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was not one of the greatest IPA'S I have had. Its appearance and smell was not something to talk about. The beer itself was barely drinkable. I did not enjoy the mouthfeel of the beer it did not give a great filling taste like some other IPA'S I have had. The taste itself was somewhat citrusy with some flowery taste at the end. The drinkability of this beer for me is not good, it is not a beer I would like to try again.

thedoubler55, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of RedChrome
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear, light golden colored body. Half an inch of white foamy head faded fast. Above average amount of fast rising carbonation. Sticky lacing spots.

A very malted grain aroma. Hops are subdued but present in the background but don't overpower the bread quality. Sweet on the nose but not typical of style.

Pine taste of hops oil blends with an earthy grain flavor. An aftertaste had a soapy presence. Gritty grape note is also very faint in the back of the throat.

Watery, with a quick sharp burst of carbonation on the tongue. A very generic macro feel.

An average choice. Good to wash down a burger of hot dog. Nothing to go hunting for on the shelves. Weak offering in a field of much better choices.

RedChrome, Nov 09, 2007
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.

NiceTaps, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +22.3%

wertschy, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of KlayWey
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%

KlayWey, Monday at 05:22 AM
Photo of sebaastionb
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

sebaastionb, May 24, 2014
Photo of cnally
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a mixer sixer I just picked up.

The appearance is cloudy yellow-gold, with a soapy white head that sticks decently to the glass.

Aroma is subtle, mildly yeasty and with just a hint of hops to balance out the combo.

A sour one here. The flavor begins bitter with the hops--but is very one note. Little malt flavor or otherwise. There is a noticeable sourness, especially on the finish. And quite honestly, the hops aren't strong enough to make this an acceptable hop bomb. Not the best I have ever had.

Dry, sticky, a little over carbonated...

I just believe this is one of those beers that is trying to be a hop bomb. But, like all wanna be circle hangers, imitation merely masks the fact that there is no depth beyond that superficial commonality.

cnally, Nov 15, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

cjac, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of PintOHops
2.73/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance/Smell - Appeared a golden/copper color, rather bright for the style, produced a 2 finger head with ok retention, and lite-medium Co2 could be seen. The lacing was pretty good, a little broken but good. Smelled of the typical IPA aroma, an upfront & dominate spicy/fruity hop aroma with a slightly stronger pineapple & grapefruit smell. Only slightly herbal with very subtle caramel, good hop aroma and only slightly on the cleaner side.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tasted rather clean or tame, but still very delicious and hopy, some clean spice upfront with fruity pineapple/grapefruit and orange rind toward the finish. Finishes bitter but not to the extreme, and some slight dryness as well. Mouthfeel was extremely smooth and lightly carbonated, around medium bodied. I think I would have appreciated more Co2 bite to it.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - Decent drinkability, mostly due to it's under par flavor, and knowing there is much better out there. The price was certainly right though, I paid 14bucks for a 12pack of this beer, which was definitely worth it. This beer offers traditional IPA flavors/aromas on a budget, with some decent bitterness in the flavor which I really liked, decent hop fix when low on cash, otherwise Id look elsewhere.

PintOHops, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of TheKingofWichita
2.58/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

It is not too bad of a showing here. Redhook is trying to introduce the mass market to a different style of beer. However, they are only moderately successful in their effort.
Pours orange straw color, decent head, little lacing.
Smells of hops, oranges, and barley.
A little boozy tasting and pretty bitter even for an IPA.
Mouthfeel is pretty decent.
Drinks not too easily, could not have more than maybe two.

TheKingofWichita, Oct 05, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Snellgg5, Sep 30, 2013
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1/5  rDev -69.4%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

MightiestBeard, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

cantfindme, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of TheTrevor
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a light amber with very little head. The smell reminded me of yeast with just a touch of floral hops. The taste was smooth and a little sweet with a hops taste that are very present but without any real bitterness. The mouthfeel was pretty average but I'd say the beer is very drinkable. I wouldn't put it high on my list of IPAs, but I can see myself picking up a six-pack to keep in the fridge if I can find it for cheap enough.

TheTrevor, Oct 22, 2007
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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Xzfgiimtsath, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

miadw3, May 01, 2013
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,641 ratings.