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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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2,923 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,923
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 19
Gots: 320 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured Long Hammer into a tulip glass. The bottle shape is cool and the minimalist artwork would make a great poster!

Appearance- The body is a golden-yellow with a slight amber tinge to it. The head was a standard, white foamy blob that reached a finger in width.

Smell- The nose is subtle, but really refreshing. The biscuit malt is the most noticeable, and hints that is going to be a more balanced IPA than a hop forward one. What little hops I can make out seem to have a slight citrus edge to them.

Taste- I take a drink, and I know there is hop bitterness, some malty sweetness, but it is really hard to pick out exactly what these flavors are!

Hop bitterness leads the way, not citrusy like on the nose. They are more grassy and floral. The back end on the drink is a wash between grain and some sweet, biscuit malt. This drinks more like a light lager than an IPA.

Mouth feel- The weight of the drink is not that bad. Almost medium bodied, but for an IPA, it could be much creamier. The lack of carbonation has this one almost feeling watery as it slides over the tongue, slightly fizzy too.

Overall- Long Hammer hints at some nice hop profiles, but they are not nearly as big as they should be. The malt back bone is a nice start, but now Red Hook has to seal the deal by giving this one some hop character and upping the creamy factor of the mouth feel.

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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