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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,876 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,876
Reviews: 1,128
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 19
Gots: 273 | 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 BigRedN
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass the beer is a very pale amber. Almost golden, clear, almost looks like a macro lager. The beer had a thin head that faded to a small dollop on the liquid with a ring around the glass. Patchy lacing at best.

Smell: Aromas of hops. Smells more like an IPA than it looks. Scent of pine, a touch floral, and even a little citrousy (lemon zest). The smell has my hopes up.

Taste: Very one dimensional, all hop bitterness from the middle to the end. The bitterness is nice, not too over the top, but the piney, hops just get to me by the end.

Mouthfeel: Touch dry, clean finish without a lingering aftertaste. Lighter in body.

Drinkability: Not a terrible beer, just not a very good IPA in my book. I knew it would not be great but I like the ESB so I thought I'd give this a try. I was disappointed, even though I only paid 4.99. There are much better beers available for just a few $$ more.

Photo of beeroclock
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a light golden color with very little head even with an aggressive pour. Little to no lacing, however the pour brought out some good smell from the beer, I could smell the grassy and citrus odor pretty strongly. The taste was piney hops but kind of on the light side. An easy drinking beer, but would have liked more hops and some more bitter bite to it.

Photo of Omnium
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice gold color, thin layer of fizzy head, minor lacing.
S - Weird crackery smell, pepper, some hidden pine, and just a really off skunky smell.
T - Taste follows the smell, there's a big time crackery flavor here, its like im eating saltine's people! You definitely get that odd skunk kinda flavor, dont know what thats about. This is a lame flavor for an IPA.
M - So little bitterness for an IPA, bad metallic aftertaste.
O - This is just flat out bad. Horrible example of an IPA, the smell is almost unbearable, and the taste doesnt save it at all.

Photo of Fatduck
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Long time IPA lover, first time drinking Long Hammer, boy am I unimpressed.

Beer looks good its a pale coppery color with a light tan head. Smells a bit weak, what hops are there are a bit grassy and mild. Taste is pretty much the same, very mild hops for an IPA, grassy. A bit of caramel malts but mostly its pretty watery. In the mouth it feels thin and weak, like a real IPA with half water, but its a nice drinkable brew, gotta give it that.

This is a pretty bad beer, it tastes like what BMC would do if they made an IPA, oh wait... that's what it is.

Photo of grynder33
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy gold pour with an orangish tint, distinct but not very stong hop aroma, nice light hop taste, with a sweetness making its presence known in the aftertaste. This might be a nice IPA to introduce someone to the style, also an IPA you could drink all night.

Photo of BeerZack
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange-honey color with some floaties; okay head when poured roughly.

Citrus and earthy/herbal scents over a roasty malt presence; alcohol comes out to stretch as it warms.

Roasted (or burnt) malt flavor with spicy herbal hop bitterness. Maybe some sourness or citrus acidity in there also.

Good mouthfeel, smooth with a crisp finish.

I dunno about this beer, seems like the flavor is out of whack- that roasted/burnt flavor doesn't sit well with me.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass, bottled 5.25.07 so let's see how it holds up...

A: Pours a bit cloudy (i can still see though it but still has a bit of a haze to it) golden straw color with a creamy looking one inch pure white head, not much carbonation is visible, a bit of sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

S: Not very hop heavy as other IPAs, the nose on this one seems a bit more subdued almost like an english pale ale, bits of pine lemon and apple?!?! here and there, smells pretty sweet as well.

T/MF: I mean the hops are here and the bitterness is evident, but this does not taste like any ipa I've ever had, and I'm not saying that in a good way. It just seems a bit off because there is a bit of a apple taste mixed in with everything else. The beer is not quite as sweet as other people have been saying, but again this is just my opinion. Tastes a bit metallic as well, damn...The mouthfeel is pretty clean and the beer leaves a strip of hop oil on the tongue.

D: A strange interpretation of an ipa to be sure, maybe the worst beer that considers itself an IPA I've ever had, but it is still drinkable though not that enjoyable.

Photo of frickersticker3
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I consider myself the lord of IPA's, in a small town who is challenged to shelving the goods. Which hasn't stopped me from tasting and such...IPAs are golden and crafted on levels of distinction and taste. And when it comes to this IPA, I would rather crush some Ranger IPA. This IPA hits, but after awhile...the flavor doesn't continue as much as having the first taste.

Had in a bottle, looks like it would pour very lame and clear.

Smell is there, just like any strong righteous IPA.

Taste has value at the start, but after a couple bottles...it's the same taste as the start...no hop to hop 2.

Mouthfeel is there.

If you have heartburn...and a man with balls, drink this. But after awhile...the taste will roll flat...And thats why I suggest the Ranger.

Photo of bort11
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. A finger's width of head and leaves a spotty lacing. Color is a clear golden orange.

Smell is slightly sweet with a moderate hops bitterness. Taste also has a mild citric hops flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and clean. Seems more of an APA than an IPA. This is a no frills ale. Drinkable, but not very interesting.

Photo of BucBasil
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a pint glass at Hard Rock Cafe at Universal City, CA.

A: Pure ornage with a slight haze. Nice offwhite head with ok retention.

S: Orange rind and slight floral with a sweet note in the back.

T: Slightly watery, but has an ok hop profile. Floral. Piny with a hint of sap. Slight honey character. orange rind. Somewhat unbalanced without malts to back anything up.

O: This was an ok beer. Nothing special. Average, but better than anything else offered at the Hard Rock.

Photo of Duff27
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask served in a pint; Advertised as "IPA w/ Summit and Nelson"

Appears a still orange with a foamy off-white cap. Retention is fair and there is minimal lacing.

Aromas of tangerines and hop oil with faint tobacco and a sticky caramel base. Pretty straightforward with nothing really jumping out at me.

The taste is very similar to the nose with tangerines, a dose of hop oil and mild bitterness. Some sticky caramel holds down the low end. Balanced and drinkable.

Oily mouthfeel with a light medium body. Being on cask, the carbonation is low and turns this into more of an english style IPA with a twist.

Pretty easy to drink, but the flavor profile isn't overwhelming enough to keep me happy glass after glass.

Photo of HardTarget
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Potent cascade hop
Appearance: Clear pale yellow with some minor lacing
Flavor: Hops are there, but a bit weak for style. Also had a slight metallic twang that faded quickly
Mouthfeel: thin, light body no real hop bitter bite
Overall Impression: drinkability isn’t bad, but it lacks some character and depth. One dimensional, more like a pale ale than an IPA.

Photo of sdockter
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After pouring into a pint glass, there was a lot of carbonation, and a very large white head. Yellow-orange color, more towards yellow. Good head retention.

Aroma was citrus and pine hops, very little malt aroma.

Flavor was citrus and pine hops with very little malt to back it up. Dry clean finish. Body is very light, beer is very drinkable. This beer is not really to style and is more like a pale ale than an IPA. A drinkable beer, but very middle of the road for an IPA.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kind of an average beer all around. Doesn't really taste totally like an IPA but parts of it do making this just an odd beer overall. It's a pretty high ABV and it does go down smooth for sure. But balance wise and style wise the lines are a little bit blurred and make it hard to judge this beer.

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on-tap to pint glass. Mr. Dunderback’s Bar and Deli in Daytona Beach, FL.

Pours a hazy straw orange, decent head retention, not too thick, less than a finger. A small bit of lace on the glass. Smell is thin, hint of citrus hop, floral. Taste mimics aroma, decent oily hop flavor, pine. A little astringent, and pretty weak on the malt side. But the hop flavor is there to satisfy any craving. Mouthfeel is not bad, slick. Drinkable, but the lack of balance left me wanting. Not something I’d go back to too often.

Photo of Fenris244
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear deep amber yellow, thin half finger head with minimal retention and some lacing, strings of bubbles from the carbonation are apparent.

Floral aroma with some resin and citrus, not over powerful in the nose but it could also be the pint glass I'm using.

Hop bitterness comes on pretty strong but drops off quickly, lemon pulp and floral notes start to become apparent but after the bitterness from the hops drops off everything else drops with it. Clean finish, feels like somethings missing...

Light in body, crisp and well carbonated fells a little watery at times.

Overall not a bad beer I was just left wanting some more flavor from it.

Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared with my roommate.

A: The pour is a clear golden color with a fluffy white head that clings to the wall of the glass.

S: The nose starts off with citrus hops, floral hops, and perhaps a bit of urine. Some bread and cracker type malts are present as well.

T: This is moderately bitter, but not necessarily in a good way. Bitter grain flavors, primarily overcooked bread, along with a bitter pine flavor from the hops. Some mild citrus undertones as well as some floral notes.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation after the beer comes up to temperature.

D: Not really my favorite IPA, but it's not as terrible as some of the ratings indicate. But it is about as average as its score here.

Photo of ascags
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hollenbeck2
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this IPA is always in stock at my local grocery, and the price keeps dropping, yesterday $5.79 a six pack, unreal.

although this is not one of the stronger IPA's redhooks standard ipa is better to me.

This one is supposed to have a stronger hop taste, but it does not work so much for me, almost tastes more like a winter beer.

I think this one is dry hopped.

I would suggest a try, but would recommend the standard redhook IPA first.

Photo of Rennpferd
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pint was served to me with a hazy golden hue. Little activity. It had a frothy full head that didn't last long.

I could not smell anything, there was no scent that I could tell. Maybe I went smell blind, but only during this beer.

It was slightly malty, sweet and smooth. It had a refreshing finish.

It was very drinkable and would have had a second or third but had to move on.

Photo of beersarang
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pretty gold with a white head that sticks all over the place. Nice appearance.

Slightly bready grassy hoppy aroma, run of the mill.

Thin malt struggles against the grassy hops. Crisp hop bite is pleasant but the malt dies more and more as the beer warms. Actually becomes bland later on. Pretty average.

Thin bodied with normal carbonation, I blame the filtering.

Ok beer, got it for cheap so I won't complain.

Photo of barnzy78
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz stubby bottle, pours golden in color with a nice frothy white head, good retention and excellent lace. Doesn't appear to be an IPA. My initial thoughts are that it's mislabeled, but given color isn't everything and it looks good, it gets the 4. Aromas are herbal hops, biscuit, faint citrus. Tastes are biscuity, herbal hops, grassy, sharply astringent, sharp cheddar cheese perhaps. This really tastes more like a pilsner than an IPA to me; and for a pilsner it's pretty good. For an IPA it's lacking some qualities I'd expect for the style. Mouth-feel is thin-to-medium, smooth and dry. Overall, kind of watered down or bland compared to its counterparts in the IPA category.

Photo of ChopperSmith
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden color with small foamy head that didn't retain long and had slight lacing.

Smell - Floral and pine hops are the stars here. Not as aromatic as most IPA's, but not bad either.

Taste - Not as bitter or highly hopped as most IPA's, and definitely sweeter. Sort of tastes more like a good American Pale Ale than an IPA. But still, I liked the sweetness paired with the hops.

Mouth feel - Smooth, crisp and refreshing. Not as bitter on the tongue as most IPA's.

Drinkaility - I would definitely have another in a pinch, but probably wouldn't buy it at the store with so many other good IPA options out there.

Photo of Iparob66
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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