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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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2,873 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,873
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 19
Gots: 272 | 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: Musky on 01-10-2007

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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Photo of murf1087
4/5  rDev +22.3%

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.

Photo of Koufax21
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.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of hardy008
2.51/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger white head with decent retention and lacing. The aroma has a light amount of grapefruit, along with some pine, and bread malt. Not to my liking.

Unfortunately, the taste is much like the smell. Small amount of grapefruit, some pine, and bread malt. Not a good combination of flavors, and pretty disappointing.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. No outstanding qualities. I don't plan to drink this again.

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JeremyDrinksBeer
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Maltus
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Shango42
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of IPAman89
4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can't fault the clear and attractive golden color plus nice sudsy foam. Light aroma of flowers and biscuits. A touch of hops rather than a slap, which is pleasant enough. Very easy drinking with nice watery mouthfeel. If this was a Pilsener, nobody would complain. It's not much of an IPA, so pick your attitude. Want a deal? $2.59 at my favorite Ocean Beach store, Liticker's on Voltaire.

I opened this hoping for some hop stupidity to perk up a couple of anemic browns and pseudo-hefes, but this ain't going to do it.

03-24-2012 update - somehow I ended up with another bottle of this. A fresh one, dated March 7. The aroma nice, floral, intriguing, so I'd up my score on that. Quite inoffensive. Quite sprightly, like tonic water.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of bigred89
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
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 Murrhey
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewing from notes. Poured 11/22 in a tumbler.

A- One finger white head, orange-coppery cloudy appearance.

S- Hoppy, floral grassy hops. Lemon notes.

T- Lemon, middling bitter hops. Metallic taste on the tip of the tongue.

M- Well carbonated, medium bodied. Finishes with some remnants.

O- I've had many better IPAs, the taste is off, metallic and almost soapy. Disappointed.

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,873 ratings.