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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
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1,141 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 1,141
Hads: 3,063
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 407 | 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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Reviews: 1,141 | Hads: 3,063
Photo of DWRP
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Have always liked this beer. Like the name and bottle too (it's like like one my grandfather was drinking from in old photos). NH local, so can find it easily....and a nice one to grab when I don't want to guess. (212 characters)

Photo of microbrewlover
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a semi-transparent copper color with a white, fluffy one finger head which lasts a while. Some of the head remains as a collar and some stays on top. There is very light lacing.

The smell has both citrus and floral hops but nothing really stands out. Maybe some lemon and pine.

The taste follows the nose with some lemon and pine but neither the hops nor the malt backbone dominate. The sweet and caramel malts try to push through from the background but nothing really pops. The feel is kind of thin. There is a kind of dry, soapy aftertaste.

Overall this is an okay, far from great, IPA. I would drink it again if I found it for cheap. This beer might be better positioned as a "Session" IPA. (715 characters)

Photo of Safa1
3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Average. Average ipa. Average beer. Wait. Bomber can be found nationwide for 2.50? I buy this out of spit for beer snobs. This beer is fucking tasty and cheap. Think. Tasty hops nothing fancy and cheap. That 11.99 bomber of Clown Shoes goes real well with this. It's a filler beer. Like Budweiser for beer aficionados. Sometimes you just want more hops and you don't want them to kick your face. Aftertaste is a bit off but for 2.50 I have no fucks left to give in terms of discrediting this beer. Great choice every time. Never amazing. Always great. (552 characters)

Photo of Radome
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

L - Medium gold color; crystal clear. Tiny bubble constantly rise. Head is off-white, fluffy and moderately long lasting. Thick, solid lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Aromas dominated by citrus and grapefruit West Coast hops, but not overly assertive or fresh-seeming. Very low bready malt in background.

T - Flavors are of strong citrusy and grassy hops as well as low malt, mostly grainy with some bread. Flavors are very clean with no yeast or alcohol notes, but also not very deep or complex.

F - Thin body. Smooth, creamy carbonation. Medium to high hops bitterness. No alcohol presence. Feels more like a cream ale than an IPA.

O - A decent, drinkable beer, but not outstanding in any area. Lack of hops assertiveness and thin body are drawbacks. (822 characters)

Photo of DaneBramage
3.06/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A little more hops and a little more flavor would have gone a long way with this beer. As it is, tastes like a light IPA. The 'dry hops' on the label didn't do much for me. (174 characters)

Photo of TheRaven
3.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is easy to smash his beer if you are a true aficionado. That said, not a half-bad session IPA. I grabbed a double-deuce in a gas station on the way to a baseball game. Right next to the Schlitz and Olde English. Under the right circumstances, and price conditions ($1.50), this beer can be a pleasant surprise and a welcome find for a beer snob just looking for one more drink and listening to some Grateful Dead. The key is to temper your expectations. (456 characters)

Photo of pianoguy
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle

Pours a light golden body with a half inch head that vanished pretty fast, a little lacing

Not very prominent smell. Wet grass, a little pine.

The little bit of bitterness is enjoyable. But I couldn't find anything else . No other discernible flavors to bounce off or flow with the slight bitterness...

Feel was crisp and smooth.

Overall It's ok, (I never kick a beer out of bed...er my glass ) But this not really an IPA by today's (2015) dry hopping standards. (483 characters)

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
3.76/5  rDev +16.8%
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. (203 characters)

Photo of rbjorkman
3.24/5  rDev +0.6%
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 (158 characters)

Photo of partains
2.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Look: light/clear golden yellow
Smell: light fruit, hoppy
Taste: wheat, hoppy, very little fruit
Overall: this beer was too hoppy and bitter for my taste, unpleasant (166 characters)

Photo of Sydney10
3.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Visual: pours a light golden color.
Smell: Light fruity smell. Orange and grapefruit notes.
Taste: Wheat taste and the fruit smells match the taste.
Overall: Light body but not watery. Decent choice for a beer. (213 characters)

Photo of atfsapo
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is my "go to" good beer. Not at all my favorite IPA. But easily drinkable and consistent. Much better than the run of the mill Buds and Millers. (157 characters)

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes: Light colored, fizzy, thin-bodied. Some currant/gooseberry, peach, green grass, catty flavor notes. Sweet and recalls ginger soda, much like its ESB stablemate. Dry, crisp, moderately bitter finish. An old school American hop flavor but with the volume knob turned way down. I agree that its drinkable but could get cloying and dull rather quickly. (363 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad but not exceptional. Pretty basic, good flavors, but nothing stand out here. Basic bitter notes and slight malt.

Probably will not seek out or purchase again, but would drink again. (190 characters)

Photo of devilmakesthree
2.42/5  rDev -24.8%
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. (191 characters)

Photo of vikinggary28
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you like an IPA that is not too hoppy, then this may be the one for you. Light gold colour with a slightly grassy aroma. Goes down smooth because there is little bitterness. Slightly better than average. Buy it on sale for a BBQ and enjoy. But if you want an IPA to sip whilst thou watch a sporting event go with something else more hoppier! (344 characters)

Photo of simcoeluv
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Purchased 2/28/15, Bottled 11/14
Look: Golden, cloudy
Smell: Sweet, per fumy
Taste: Hmmm - water with hops. Mild with slight aftertaste
Feel: thin

If you want a beer to go with any food without complimenting or overpowering it, this should be it. I would go with a hopped farmhouse. (288 characters)

Photo of RobbDogg
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Crisp and refreshing, drinkable....but why? It has some of the bitterness I expect from an IPA, but very little of the Hoppiness and fruit profile that I've come to require from world class IPAs. Next. (201 characters)

Photo of BeerMagistrate
3.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This guy's line summed it up: "It's not going to rock your world, but it's rock solid."

And actually, to me, that's part of the appeal of this beer. It's just a perfect go-to IPA. Quality flavor, but not too hoppy, and super drinkable. Great all year round. (258 characters)

Photo of daveyboy
3.47/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Never been a huge fan of Ipa's but this one was ok. I'd have it again. It came bottled. Poured in a cold glass. Good color and head retention. Decent flavor. (158 characters)

Photo of leantom
3.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

OK beer. Here goes:

L: Straw yellow with a small head that lingers. Mediocre for an IPA.

S: Citrus and grapefruit - not much complexity, really. Hops are clearly very simple, malt is OK.

T: Again, too simple. Taste largely dominated by grapefruit - very hard to detect anything else, IMO. Some citrus, though.

F: Nice carbonation, but somewhat light.

O: Ok beer. Probably won't have it again. (408 characters)

Photo of Antc2382
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A lot of hate on these review threads for this, but I did not mind it. Not really hoppy for an IPA, that's for sure. Crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation. You could do worse but certainly can do better as well (210 characters)

Photo of spidermite
1.84/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I used to buy this when it was 1.99 at my local store. The price went up to about 3 bucks and I wish I remembered how much I dislike it, maybe the recipe changed but im just not digging the taste or the after-burn. Reminds me of drinking natty-ice at the softball field when i was younger (288 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.92/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- has a nice citrus aroma with a hint of grains
Appearance- a golden yellow with a small white head that lingers
Taste- a nice crisp semi-tart flavor, not overpowering but well balanced
Palate- a dry beer that has medium carbonation and is also medium bodied
Overall- a really good beer from Red Hook, I would drink this again. (379 characters)

Photo of hophugger
3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very light yellow gold color(almost seems too light for a IPA. Head is weak, lacing is pretty decent. I like Redhook, but it seems that most of the reviews I give them ate similar. Although, the hops bitterness, pine and citrus comes through, overall, everything seems weak and watered down. A little disappointing. (315 characters)

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.