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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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2,802 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,802
Reviews: 1,112
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 224 | 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 Hopfenpeter
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug, the beet is a hazy medium gold, with about a two finger white head building. It dissipates fast, but leaves good lacing.
Smell is of piney hops and malt.
Tasting the beer the piney hops a present, but are soon overpowered by malt and honey flavors. The finish is rather weak for an IPA.
Nice drinkable beer, but not necessarily the best representative of an IPA.

Hopfenpeter, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Two finger thick head on a clear dark golden body. Nice lacing. Very nice woody, pine and wet sock hop like aroma. The flavor is a bit of a let down. Initially it is piney hop heavy but it waters down quickly in the finish. A nice coriander and floral note though. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Overall this one is an average beer and a below average IPA. More like an IPA of the masses or a weak APA.

kylehay2004, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of ColonolForbin
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

ColonolForbin, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Omer4176
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Omer4176, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of klas
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

klas, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of chuckgfk
3/5  rDev -8.3%

chuckgfk, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of jar2574
3.98/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow brew under average white head. Decent lacing.

I like the smell - piney hops and honey. Could use a stronger smell though, just a touch too faint.

Taste is nice too, although I bet the hop-heads dont like it. This IPA is balanced with smooth malty flavor. I taste honey, bread, piney flavors.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy-to-drink. Another good session beer by Red Hook. I like balanced IPAs and this is one.

jar2574, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of vicsju1991
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

vicsju1991, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow with a healthy white head that had decent retention.

Smells of citrus backed by a slight floral bouquet.

Taste was hop forward with citrus leaning towards grapefruit. The flavor started out well, but didn't lead anywhere exciting - just sort of trailed off towards bland. A decent beer, but nothing exciting.

Chickenhawk9932, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of keenan41
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

keenan41, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev +22.3%

GreyGhost4, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of GratefulP
4/5  rDev +22.3%

GratefulP, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of TTAmod
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. ----> 16.9 oz glass

A: Clear dark yellow with a tinge of orange. Thick white head dissipates into rocky, yet thinner head. Lots of visible carbonation.

S: Dank, grapefruit hops and a bit of pine.

T: Pine and grapefruit, bit of malt, various spices, metallic aftertaste. This beer also has quite a large marijuana profile...one of the more prolific ones I've had in awhile.

M: Pretty good. Oily and slick.

O: This beer gets graded a bit too harshly, in my opinion. It's not amazing, but it isn't bad. I guess people grade this harshly because it isn't a hop-bomb? If you're after a marijuana taste in an IPA, this one would suffice.

TTAmod, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Jra1985
3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- Light amber color with a good two finger head. Head retention was suprisingly low. Decent looking beer though.

S-Smell of hops and pines. Good smelling beer.

T-Tastes like pines and a bitter hops. Really not that bad. Not as hoppy as most IPAs.

M-Good carbonation and light to medium body. Kind of pale for an IPA but goes down smooth.

O-Overall this is a good beer. Definitely not the Best IPA I have had but still a good beer. With all the better IPAs out there I will not likely buy this one again though.

Jra1985, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Friend got me a mixpack. just under 3 months old which is good.

A: Orange cloudy, medium white head. Minimal lacing.

S: Pine, Grapefruit rind, maybe some pineapple. A little bit of grass. For a few months old decent aroma.

T: A little burst of grapefruit, pine and spicey grass. A bit of honey/caramel maltiness. Some bitterness but a bit underwhelming for american IPAs. Pretty clean finish, minimal yeast.

M: High Carbonation, a tad thin. Sessionable.

O: Better than harpoon IMO, less malt. Could use more hops. Nothing worth seeking out but i'll take one if offered. I dig the stubby bottles.

BigCheese, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of AlfaMale
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not overly hoppy like most American IPAs are these days. More smooth like a traditional IPA with just the correct amount of hops. Different bottle seemed a bit awkward at first, but it really didn't matter to the taste and feel of the smokey amber liquid. Overall a very nice beer that I was surprised to find in Tampa. I'll search this one out again or just wait until my next trip to Seattle. I recommend it. I feel the previous reviews are too harsh by those who think more hops are better to no end. Simply not true. It is a great American fallacy.

AlfaMale, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Huffaroma
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Huffaroma, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of zintori
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

zintori, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of HopsHopenstein
3/5  rDev -8.3%

HopsHopenstein, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of WAcraftlover
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

WAcraftlover, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Squid55
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Squid55, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of muddyh2oblues
3/5  rDev -8.3%

muddyh2oblues, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of tjdrewry
2/5  rDev -38.8%

tjdrewry, Dec 31, 2011
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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