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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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2,606 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,606
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 14
Gots: 159 | FT: 0
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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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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7%

03-25-2013 00:22:23 | More by brheuer
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-28-2014 07:25:35 | More by aoampm
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-10-2013 00:09:48 | More by PatGreer
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New Mexico

3.49/5  rDev +6.7%

Medium sized white to slight off white head slowly settles to a nice lacing above a clear rich copper golden colored beer.

Decent aroma coming off this beer off very light sweet malts and citrus to pine style aroma hops.

Citrus and pine style hops taste with just a bit of the caramel malts sneaking in.

Light dry aftertaste with a bit of the citrus hops sticking around with this medium bodied beer.

On sale this week at Albertson's, pretty good for the price.

11-10-2013 21:20:47 | More by LXIXME
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3.49/5  rDev +6.7%

Brew date of January 2, 2013

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger width head, sub-par retention, and a layer of microbubbles that spots the surface. Spotty lacing.

Smell - Aroma is floral with lesser citrus notes, and plays nicely off a slightly toasted bread malt undertone.

Taste - Sweet bready malts and faint hints of caramel to start, supported by a soft floral and mild orange pith bitterness that hit mid-taste and fight the malts for supremacy well into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Nicely carbonated. A touch buttery at first, but finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Once upon a time this was one of my favorite IPA's... Oh how things have changed. Fairly weak in the hops department, in fact it's almost probably a touch more malty than it is hoppy. Red Hook might wanna consider rebranding this beer as a dry-hopped pale ale, because it doesn't cut it anymore in today's hop-heavy IPA world... then again, without that 'IPA' moniker, it might not sell as well.

03-24-2013 02:11:40 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.49/5  rDev +6.7%

Long Hammer is a slightly cloudy light orange with a quickly dissipating creme head that leaves impressive lacing. Smells incredibly fruity. Tropical esters and citrus hops layer over light caramel malts. Bitterness hits the front of the mouth and mellows into a ruby red grapefruit taste that lingers throughout the drinking experience. The malts are crisp and biscuity; some chewy banana balances out a bit of soapiness and a sprinkling of pepper. The finish is surprisingly dry with a tiny hint of oily spice. The pine-needle hop flavor brings the lips in for another sip. A refreshing, well-carbonated, and medium-bodied brew.

This Redhook offering is typical of Northwest IPAs, but nothing jumps out as special and no aspect of the beer leaps out of the box.

05-08-2013 03:55:16 | More by sam_bliss
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New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Red Hook- Long Hammer IPA

Appearance- Light golden orange with a small sticky head.
Smell- Floral oily hops with a touch of citrus rind.
Taste- Floral piney hops with a splash of grapefruit bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Sweet and light up front with a moderate hoppy bitterness in the end.

Overall- Not bad. An easy 1 to throw back. A good IPA that you could chug on the golf course on a hot summer day.

08-07-2007 20:26:12 | More by NJpadreFan
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

There little ploy worked, I picked this long hammer ipa on a whim, wasn't much else in that store that excited me. I now see it's the old dog in a new package, well at least I know it's fairly fresh, born on date Nov 29 06

Pours efferevescent bronze with a 2 fingers deep offwhite head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Faint perfumy hops & a little lemon, not much considering how much hops are in the taste profile

T: Lemony & grapefruit hops up front with a little fruittyness. A little breadyness as it warms. Finishes citrussy & dry

MF: Medium bodied with restrained carbonation. Balances okay

If this is in fact 6.5 ABV its well hidden. Drinks pretty darn easy, but seems to be a bit too timid style-wise an an AIPA. This ins't a bad one to go with if you are limited in choice. I have fond memories of supping Ballard's Bitter at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, a oasis in a sea of crap American & Korean beer, so this will always have a soft spot in my heart. I'll take this over the esb, which has lost all its character IMO. A good training wheels IPA IMO. This 12 pack will get consumed within the next 72 hours, loads of football this weekend!

01-06-2007 03:53:07 | More by russpowell
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance: golden with a thin head. No lacing. Little yeast sediment in bottom of bottle.

Smell: Not very much aroma.

Taste: Hop dominated. Hops are bitter and tar-like. Very little malt flavor

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is sufficient for style. Bitterness from hops lingers in mouth for quite a while.

Overall: meh. Not well balanced. Bitter with a long finish.

08-29-2012 02:09:16 | More by jellikit
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New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle from the Portsmouth NH brewery marked 051909. Sampled on September 25, 2009. It pours more orange-amber than anything else with a slight haze and a nice foamy white head. The aroma is uniquely floral more than hoppy. Maybe there is a vague yeast scent in there too. The mouthfeel is about medium. The hops are way more evident in the taste than in the aroma, which makes it kind of nice.

09-26-2009 03:02:43 | More by puboflyons
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Last of a six pack purchased at LaBodega in Riverside, CA in August 2007. 12 ounces, price unknown.

Pours a chill hazed orange-golden. Almost no head.

Aroma if slightly sweet malt base, and citrusy hops. Flavor follows through, although the hops are a mix of flowery-citrusy and sharper, harsher bitter hops. Actually a decent blend. I'm not a big fan of oily weedy piney hops, and this one keeps from going there.

Overall a decent choice.

09-25-2007 01:20:07 | More by Dukeofearl
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North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured a clear light amber beer with 1/4" head that dissipates after a couple sips and a several minutes. The smell is light to moderate hoppiness (pine and citrus). The taste is pretty good with the hops coming a bit stronger than the smell let on. Mouthfeel is lighter than most. I could go for this again if lack of choice forced me to (as it did last night). Nothing stands out about this beer, just a normal ipa a bit lighter on the hops.

06-15-2006 13:13:00 | More by rtratzlaff
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

A - Solid yellow and a touch hazy with a lazy slightly off white foamy head that may have reached a finger.

S - Piney hops overpowered most anything else

T - Like the nose,the pine scent of the hops breaks through first with a bit of a malty finish. Maybe some old fashioned licorice taste lingering around.

M - Highly carbonated with a dry finish that doesn't have too much aftertaste. Some, not a ton though.

O - Lots of distaste for this it seems, but it wasn't altogether too bad. Good for a casual beer pick up from time to time when the selection isn't great.

04-21-2011 19:32:02 | More by gopens44
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

It has a light bronze almost brass colored body. It ahs a little bit of off white head and nice lace. It has a very floral bitter grassy aroma with fruity and herbal tones. It crisp and bitter but not sour as some mass produced IPA's tend to be. It has some fruity sweetness. It is not a hopheads dream but I thought it was alright. Light with some bite to it.

11-21-2008 17:24:27 | More by MTNboy
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours a clear golden color. Smallish head is gone quick. Carbonation is apparent.

Smell doesn't have a lot detectable to me, could be allergies.

Taste is very light on the hops bitterness , very little malt profile. This beer seems closer to an American Pale Ale, than an Indian variety.

Mouthfeel is thin, crisp.

Drinkability of this beer is pretty good if your looking to cool down, the high ABV's keep it from being sessionable .

06-19-2007 00:02:31 | More by shroompod
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Hit Redhook up for their seasonals, you shant be dissapointed, but this IPA is just subpar in every respect.

It's watery and mild in many respects. Aroma is weak for an ipa. Some grassy bitterness, but thats it.

Short and sugary sweet finish, not at all impressive. Bleh. Chewy aftertaste, but some florals in there that add some character. It's approachable, as far as IPAs go, and perhaps one of the most drinkable, but just because of it's light flavor.

Infact... got an idea for you RedHook!!! Label this a LITE IPA!!! Boom, instant hit in the mass market.

09-27-2008 01:31:02 | More by SurlyDuff
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours to a pale yellow. Smell is hoppy and honey sweet. Light lacy head. Mouthfeel has good carbonation, not too much but enough. Taste is hops and hops and more hops. Tastes like cascades throughout. Good IPA Standard and flavorful. I've heard alot of people knock this beer due to is production size but if this is the "macro" of IPA's, I would still drink it anytime, anywhere.

10-27-2007 17:16:19 | More by mooseisloose
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Pretty much clear, dark yellow with not much head but enough lacing to at least rate average. Smelled grainy and not very IPAish. No real pine or hops smell that I could detect. not that hoppy or piney like I would expect from an IPA. Some citrus and grainy flavors. A bit of malt. Still, it’s not overly bitter so I’ll rate it average. Somewhat watery and not especially bitey like I like my IPAs. Average at best.

03-25-2012 20:48:29 | More by badbilly30
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

"Ya Sure Ya Betcha" shouted the bottle of Redhook Ballard Bitter, I mean IPA, I mean what the hell is this again?

Appearance: A hazed orange color with a short lived cap of white fluff. Not much lacing to speak of. Fat carbonation fart bubbles.

Smell: Mostly grainy with a vague hint of pine. It entertains the thought of honey and barley congregating. Smells just like an "un-American IPA" smells. This is probably better classed with the English India Pale Ales. Scaled down hop persona.

Taste: This really does come off like one of the old timey IPA's. Mostly grainy malt characters, but with a slightly exaggerated hop bitterness. Honey impression again. *Now that I have finished my drink, I will say that the flavours became more pronounced as the vessel warmed in my greasy little hand. Still, they just lacked authority. All this old chap needs is to go all the way and be a real American ( like Hulk Hogan :o ) instead of being the American IPA who talks with an English accent. Keep it real!

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is just a bit round without any sharp bite notable. About medium weight.

Drinkability: This bloke is undoubtedly consumable. Nothing offensive here, just a mild mannered brew you could drink copious amounts of while enjoying a good meal.

05-03-2005 06:44:44 | More by SupaCelt
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

08-16-2014 05:29:32 | More by Domino
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

this was decent. I don't know it seems like all IPAs start to taste the saem to me..
this one was strange cuz it poured out a slightly hazy yellow with nice head. reminded me of bud based on the looks.
smell was nothign special, hoppy, slight citrus notes and a little bit of a malty background
taste was about the same but seemed to ba tad too bitter for my taste. mouthfeel was good but slightly watery and thin. its quite drinkable but in my opinion not worth the 7 bucks a 6 I paid for it.

07-14-2004 13:33:18 | More by kegerator
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Just looking for a nice drinkable Am. IPA. Scores don't indicate that this fits that bill.
Initially a lager yeast quality with some citrus (lime and lemon). Upon closer inspection a little more sweetness from hops and malts with a mild spritziness. Generally quite soft altogether though.
Head is a little small, but nice and white. Adequately clear for style, yellow gold and lots and lots of bubbles. Dripping lacing.
Hop flavors with more subdued bitterness, although what is there lingers endlessly with a decent enough flavor. Good malt sweetness up front, yet still a hop dominant beer. Hop flavors do push towards harshness at times, but its generally reigned in enough for my tastes. Nice flavor changes throughout the drink.
Carbonated nicely holding a smoothness in a moderately yet lightly bodied beer.
Other than the times in which the harshness substitutes for flavor I don't have a lot of problems with this beer. Drinks well and holds several appealing flavors.

12-03-2009 03:07:09 | More by garymuchow
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Pale amber color-decent head though seems flat in the glass actually. Fairly hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor-fair amount of hops and a citrus quality thats almost lemony. Could use more malt body and flavor. Decent level of bitterness. Finish is a bit astringent. Ok body. Overall a notch above average.

03-30-2007 21:27:37 | More by lackenhauser
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3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped Pint glass

A - Beer pours with a light clear copper colored body; nice one finger size white colored head; dissipated rather quickly, but left behind a nice ring of lacing around the glass; not much visible carbonation

S - Smells of hops; there is plenty of citrus notes in this beer; slightly strong and not very overwhelming; somewhat of a caramel back-end but very light; hints more at a creamy and soapy pine note; pretty smooth

T - Mostly sweet caramel, sugary flavor; not much of a hop, pine or citrus blast; I taste more sugar in this drink than most American IPA's; could use more bite, but is pretty smooth for a beer lacking much flavor

M - Slightly creamy and effervescent; nice touch of hop bitter aftertaste, but it withers away after a while

D - Good, light hop flavored beer; nice for a beginners in the craft; not to heavy but good

09-04-2011 05:42:21 | More by ferrari29
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New York

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%

This beer poured a light amber with very little head. The smell reminded me of yeast with just a touch of floral hops. The taste was smooth and a little sweet with a hops taste that are very present but without any real bitterness. The mouthfeel was pretty average but I'd say the beer is very drinkable. I wouldn't put it high on my list of IPAs, but I can see myself picking up a six-pack to keep in the fridge if I can find it for cheap enough.

10-22-2007 19:00:25 | More by TheTrevor
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,606 ratings.