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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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2,645 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,645
Reviews: 1,105
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 15
Gots: 175 | 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 jophish17
2/5  rDev -38.8%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Ejayz, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of kchannel9
3/5  rDev -8.3%

kchannel9, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of industrialswill
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6 pack for $5.99 at Fred Meyers
October 2011...just over 2 months old.
Deep yellow-gold with average amount of foam and carbonation.
Smells kind of like a strong pale ale or lager..kind of looks like one too.
Blindfolded, I'm not sure if I could say that this is an IPA or not. It is tasty and very enjoyable, but in a "Sam Adams Boston Lager" sort of way.
This is good beer, but lacking the overall intensity that I associate with IPAs.
For $5.99, you could do far worse with your beer dollar.

industrialswill, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of CelticAleMan
3/5  rDev -8.3%

CelticAleMan, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of ponbon63
3.5/5  rDev +7%

ponbon63, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On Tap

Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
Ravens 14 Chargers 34

Clear copper and amber in color with a thin khaki colored head that doesn't leave much stick to the glass.

Malty, bready aroma with some citrus elements, though not a ton. This beer doesn't pack a big aroma, but what's here is appropriate, though a bit on the sweet and bready side of the spectrum.

The taste follows the aroma. Caramel and toffee flavors present initially, with a moderate level of bitterness, and some citrus and pine elements. Decent enough for on tap at a Charger game.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Nothing special, though not at all terrible. Average.

ehammond1, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of fizzyted
3/5  rDev -8.3%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of ely2000k
2.88/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do feel like this beer is a bit more of a pale ale then it is an IPA... but that being said, it's pretty much average across the board. Look and smell are nothing of note, the taste is average, although a little more sweet then you would experience from the normal IPA. The taste is a bit fruity, which is kind of odd. This really is a pale ale with more hops. All that being said, I could see this maybe being a good beer for the more commercial beer drinker to get into, and expand their palate and taste from there. I do think something like a Fat Tire may be better in that sense though.

ely2000k, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

czernobog, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

beaubarnett10, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Dunkelhund, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

duff247, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Ecolello87, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 OZ on tap

A- Hazy yellow/orange with a half finger head. pretty hazy
S- floral hoppiness, some sweet malts, a little grassy, fresh hops
T- Reminds me a lot of Southern tiers IPA, a good and very fresh hop flavor, kinda skunky and grassy but a very nice hop character. Balanced out nicely with the malts. A very balanced and drinkable IPA.
M- Good carbonaion, not too bitter that its hard to get down. Has a textured feel. Easy to drink and the flavor keeps you coming back.
O- Im generally surprised this beer doesn't have a higher rating then it does. Then again the batch I tried was fresh and on tap. I will be buying again.

TwelveOunces, Dec 18, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tapped into a clear plastic cup.

Appearance - small white head with low retention and decent stick. Hazy copper body.

Smell - light and fruity. Hop is barely noticable. Very sweet.

Taste - decent hoppiness. Moderate sweetness throughout. Mild and a bit balanced towards the sweet side, except during the initial hop rush. Bitterness builds up on the tongue over time.

Mouthfeel - light and smooth with a lot of frothiness. Very mild astringency.

Overall - decent ipa. Would make a good session. Unchallenging and mild but not boring.

ZenAgnostic, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

ububru, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An extremely clear gold beer with a small, quickly vanishing head. Lacing is solid. A steady stream of tiny bubbles work their way towards the surface.

Hoppy aroma of citrus, mostly tangerine and pine, but extremely muted. Taste is disappointingly lacking; traces of tropical fruit notes and pine are present, but are overshadowed by a merely middling bitterness. Nearly nothing there; faintly sweet underneath the bitterness, a little salty on the end, but extremely small in the flavor department.

Additionally, the mouthfeel is a little too spritzy and over-carbonated, with a body on the thin side. Can't really recommend this one, as it fails to deliver much and needs a ton of amplification of subtler characteristics. Bland bitterness comes to the top, coupled with excessive carbonation, making for a pretty mediocre IPA. This was a pretty fresh bottle but it had to sit and arm for a while before the more interesting but weakly represented aspects of its flavor and taste emerged. I enjoyed the tangerine aspect of the flavor but I really had to strain to discern it.

tobelerone, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Rhen19, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

murf1087, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of JizackFH
2.48/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Found this review while going through an old beer notebook of mine.

This beer pours a really clear golden amber color. It has about of a finger of pure white head resting on top. The head has okay retention, and it leaves behind no signs of lace on the glass. The nose is a bit faint, but it has a bit of caramel malt in the front. There is a nice piney hop aroma here as well. Also, I am getting some scents of orange peel and grapefruit. The taste starts off with a decent maltiness. There is a decent hop flavor/bitterness here as well. Also, I am getting some citrus flavor. The finish leaves some lingering piney hop bitterness on the palate. This has a body that is on the lighter side of medium, and it has decent carbonation, it goes down easy and has a pretty smooth feel to it. There is a pretty good bitter bite that accompanies this. There is decent drinkability here. It goes down easy, but it is a bit on the light side and the flavor is lacking a bit. It just kind of seems like a enteric version of an IPA. It isn't bad, but it isn't that good either. I'd drink this one again, but I wouldn't pay for it.

JizackFH, Dec 12, 2011
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3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a light golden straw color with a nice 1 1/2" of whispy white foam. The head quickly disappears. The smell is mild in all aspects. Light citrus. Light pine. Light malt, somewhat bready. Just not much on the taste. Falls flat on all aspects. Didn't Redhook used to be a solid brewery? Man totally disappointed here. Not bad, just disappointed. Light bodied, plent of carbonation. Really, I'd much rather have the esb. Crazy, but I think it's more balanced. For 7.99, not mad, but here in NM, I'd rather buy some Happy Camper.

Koufax21, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

forummember, Dec 10, 2011
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,645 ratings.