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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,835 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,835
Reviews: 1,114
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 229 | 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 Soonami
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
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 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
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
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

Photo of toppoop
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of arguemaniac
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At first, a rich, frothy head with good retention, though it eventually reduces to a sticky, off-white lace. This amber brew pours with a slightly oily texture. Hops dominate the nose. Pine and citrus hop flavor comes through pretty strong with just a touch of malt grain and caramel too. And I think there is just a touch of roastiness as well. Hop bitternes in the finish (which is just a tad weak, even though it leaves decent bitterness behind). The somewhat oily mouthfeel is slightly thicker than medium-bodied with tangy, active carbonation.

Not bad: a brew with a nice hop bite that is quite drinakble. A rich mouthfeel and good aroma, though the finish could be a bit better. Recommended.

Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.72/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of mwa423
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Apple juice color and clarity with a thin white head that didn't stick around too long.

S - Slightly hoppy/floral aroma with a strong hint of malt.

T - Bitter hop flavor with a heavy, but smooth malt hit.

M/D - Mouthfeel is full and rich, drinkability is average with heavy hops when you gulp but nothing unexpected.

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of TonyY
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.84/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In a pint glass:

A: orange-copper cloudy body with a small white head, no lacing

S: hoppy, floral with some grassiness and lemon notes

T: strong hops, yet still some spices come out as the beer warms

M: medium, sessionable, strong hoppy grassy finish, no aftertaste

O: pretty good AIPA, I'd have this again

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of nquigley16
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BigRedN
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass the beer is a very pale amber. Almost golden, clear, almost looks like a macro lager. The beer had a thin head that faded to a small dollop on the liquid with a ring around the glass. Patchy lacing at best.

Smell: Aromas of hops. Smells more like an IPA than it looks. Scent of pine, a touch floral, and even a little citrousy (lemon zest). The smell has my hopes up.

Taste: Very one dimensional, all hop bitterness from the middle to the end. The bitterness is nice, not too over the top, but the piney, hops just get to me by the end.

Mouthfeel: Touch dry, clean finish without a lingering aftertaste. Lighter in body.

Drinkability: Not a terrible beer, just not a very good IPA in my book. I knew it would not be great but I like the ESB so I thought I'd give this a try. I was disappointed, even though I only paid 4.99. There are much better beers available for just a few $$ more.

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

Found this beer on tap, looking for a little pep. Well, unfortunately this brew didn't deliver entirely. It looks like an IPA (perhaps a bit too filtered...), it smells nice, with floral and citrus hop, but the taste just isn't there. There's almost no hop bite at all! Faint, fleeting floral and herbal hop notes start out, but the the rest of it is a bit too watery and bland. There's not even a real big malt profile here. To be honest it's not a bad beer, it tasted ok and all, but it's not an IPA. And I had no real desire to have another.

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.

Photo of jmathis
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of erha2
3.5/5  rDev +7%

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.

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Renegawam
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Chuffbomb
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

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.

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,835 ratings.