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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,790 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,790
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 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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

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

Squid55, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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

tjdrewry, Dec 31, 2011
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1/5  rDev -69.4%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

KidRagnarok, Dec 30, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

rtaps, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Treyliff
2.85/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a somewhat cloudy dark straw color with a small white foamy head and s bit of lacing. Smells slightly of hops, but not like most IPA's. Also getting a bit of booze as well.

Taste- Not very much hops. Doesn't really taste like an IPA. I almost get more malts that hops. It finsihes very dry. Mouthfeel is average.

Overall, seems to lack a bit on the hops to be called an IPA. Not the best I've had.

Treyliff, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of thatdirtymick
5/5  rDev +52.9%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

jamminjoe, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of StLThrash
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool looking 12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Poured with a decent 1 1/2 finger head that did not linger long and left just slight lacing. Beer was incredibly clear and golden. Looked more like a Budweiser than an IPA.

S - Not as hoppy as you'd expect from an IPA. More reminiscent of a pale ale.

T & M - Very drinkable, not too strong, and had a little bit of hop bitterness. I've had this on tap and it seemed a lot more 'hoppy'.... out of the bottle - no so much.

O - Nothing special here. There are better IPA's out there by far.

StLThrash, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of NardiByNature
3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brewed six weeks ago at the NH site (marked on the bottom of the label).

Poured into a pint glass. Less than a finger's-width of off-white head sits on top of a golden/light amber body.

Smells like lemon pledge and some light hops; there isn't so much else. Smells good though.

Tastes piney. Like if Christmas tree water was drinkable. It's not bad though. Finishes bitter.

Mouthfeel is watery.

I want to like this beer, it being from my area and all (and, admittedly, the cool bottle). But it's really nothing special. There's no reason to buy it when you can buy Smuttynose Finest Kind instead. I used the rest of the sixer to steam crab legs and they were awesome.

NardiByNature, Dec 26, 2011
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2/5  rDev -38.8%

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

Ejayz, Dec 24, 2011
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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
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,790 ratings.