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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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2,794 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,794
Reviews: 1,112
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 225 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

seanbren, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright clear light gold with a nice off-white head and decent carbonation. Suprisingly nice grapefruit citrusy aroma with other orange citrus character. Solid hop flavors (citrusy but less distinct than aroma) with a nice malty balance. Medium bodied and smoothly refreshing with a nicely bitter (not harsh) finish.

A very nice Redhook and a total suprise/shock for me ... sorry I avoided this one for so long!

Per RH website:
Grains: 2-row Klages, Munich, and Crystal
Hops: Northern Brewer, Willamette, and Cascade
Color: 8.4 SRM (Brass)
IBU: 38.5
ABV: 6.51% (6.5% per bottle)
OG: 1.05773

Bottled: 05/22/06
Tasted: 06/20/06

RBorsato, Jul 24, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Drk93TT, May 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A Pilsner look with light golden color and nice head that dissipates slowly to thin head that lasts. Limited veins.
S Very hoppy aroma.
T Very smooth, sweet IPA with limited bitterness. Grapefruit hop taste that lingers.
M Very smooth drink that is arguably my favorite part of the selection. Maybe the smoothest IPA I've ever had.
O A good sweet IPA with enough bitterness for the style but with a sweetness and creaminess that makes it unique. Very drinkable. This beer gets surprisingly poor reviews and I think it's due to it being on the light side hop wise for the style. I understand that criticism but it has solid bitterness and it's creaminess and drinkability make it unique. It's the opposite of a Stone selection but has it's place in the beer pantheon as a lighter hopped, smoother IPA. Underrated in my opinion.

dfwprosportsjon, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

gamer201, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

DeeMalloy, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enough to first try this beer at the redhook brewery in portsmouth and since then Ive been blown away.

Its probably my favorite IPA. Its not overbearing in any sense. They managed to take a traditional recipe and balance it. Not as much hops as one would expect but enough to bring out the real aroma of the times.

Floral highlights with tart bitter hoppy undertones.

Get it, got it? good.

JustinJTisdale, Jan 15, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Mackbekeza, Mar 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Snipe-Snout, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Say Cheese!

I had this in Ft. Lauderdale, without much head, but with a nice cheesey hop aroma, and strong cheddary hops permiates the flava: moreover, it's thin, light and very mildly creamy. The bitter cheese taste made it distinctive and flavorful from the first to last sip.

I'd rather one of this after mowing all this lawn down in South Florida than say, Mehilla. There's was British dude at the next table over-smoking, and talking loudly about his new telephoto lens, and some con artist who stole $200 million dollars, and Long Hammer stood up well to those affronts.

I'd like to see more big bouncing bubbles at the pour.

Ethanol4one, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

ColonolForbin, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

mbarnes0, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

TxMdScotty298, Oct 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

My goto IPA when I have to beer shop at the local grocery that doesn't have a craft beer selection.

H0PHead108, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

muchloveforhops3, Apr 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Spilly, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Malone47, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

CountOverride, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

chu33, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Antonius08, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Davidede, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Squid55, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

TWBirmingham, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

htc, Dec 20, 2012
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,794 ratings.