Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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1.6/5 rDev -51.1%
looks like straw - makes me scared of what is to come. smell is nice enough, citrusy. taste is just plain bad. way too attenuated - any malt flavor quickly disappears and leaves a bad bad flavor on the tongue that I have a tough time describing, perhaps a little bit of old hops with some tannins? feel is wicked thin. It will be a while before I give this beer another chance.
03-28-2003 08:48:00 | More by waughbrew
British Columbia (Canada)
1.6/5 rDev -51.1%
That about sums it up. I think you would have to be a real IPA nut to be able to appreciate this beer. It was just too bitter for me. Not really hop tasting just bitter. After a few it became a bit more drinkable but the lack of flavour along with the bitterness just killed it for me.
I don't usually find any beer to be bad, but if I had to choose one, this would be it. :(
Still however, if you can appreciate an IPA, give this a try. Who knows you might enjoy it. Always try a beer once IMO!
12-14-2009 10:29:23 | More by OpIvy
1.66/5 rDev -49.2%
On tap at The Brickwood in Rochester, NY.
Just an offensive IPA. Pours a golden yellow, with no head or lacing.
Smells like basically nothing. Maybe some sweet grains, a little bit of grass?
The taste is, well, bad too. There are hop flavors present, but they are super muted, and slightly dirty. Grainy and metallic. Awful.
Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, undrinkable.
This is an abomination.
10-26-2013 06:39:33 | More by GreesyFizeek
1.78/5 rDev -45.6%
12oz bottle, this bottle of mine looks like a new much more fresh design.
Appearance: Slightly orange/golden clear. Decent size white head.
Smell: Slightly citrusy hop like aroma. Faint hint of malts.
Mouthfeel: Light body, fairly carbonated but not overly so.
Taste: Poor hop flavor and a slight malty sweetness on the finish. Looking back over my beer drinking days it is obvious to me now that way back when I first began drinking it was supposed IPA's like this that completely turned me off of liking the style. Today IPA is one of my favorite styles and this was a complete waste of cash.
Drinkability: This could be a session beer for anyone who can get past the taste.
Overall I couldn't have been dissappointed more. I typically drink a Stone IPA or a Victory HopDevil, as these two IPAs are IMO delicious and are available in my area regularly. The RedHook IPA was the only thing called an IPA in the store so I grabbed it hoping to get a hop fix and my lord it was everything but a fix, I needed a hop fix even more after drinking it, good thing I had a Hop Wallup in the fridge. Not recommended by me.
02-28-2006 19:54:04 | More by tattooedtolley
1.78/5 rDev -45.6%
I've heard so much bad about this IPA that I have never tried it before. There were a few slipped in with a 6 pack I bought of porter to make beer bread. If my truck didn't burn more gas than Saddam during a war, I would have drove back down and returned them for a real beer. This beer pours a white head and a real pale color. This beer has almost no malt taste and no hop taste, just bitterness. Come on, most IPAs have some hop flavor like citrus or something but this beer has nothing. It's like drinking bitter water. Oh well, it's better than the beast but that is pretty bad when you're a microbrew.
03-17-2003 16:28:02 | More by zacharius
1.78/5 rDev -45.6%
Weak sauce. Tastes like a good IPA that got diluted by a lot of water- like a light beer that tried to be hoppy. The only redeemable quality is the nose, but that's quickly forgotten about because the aftertaste stays with you for a long time, and it's gross. It will take me quite a while to work my way through the six. Overall, its an embarrassment to the style.
02-11-2009 23:51:24 | More by mckajd03
1.85/5 rDev -43.4%
A Safeway Club Card burning a hole in my pocket suckered me into purchasing a 12-pack at Safeway in Natomas, Sacramento.
A: Strange - golden, but not rich and caramelly looking like my favorite Boonville Hop Ottin' IPA. Poured into Bud Light Tahoe pub glass (appropriate), resulting in a 3/4 inch head.
S: Socks? A 1967 quarter minted in Denver but sniffed in Tuscaloosa in present day?
T: Slurping the head and there are some piquant hop notes. All right! What a deal! Let's drink. Hmm... What the!?!? Where'd the hops go? The other reviewer who mentioned that this "tastes like they squeezed lemon into it and added vodka" is spot-on. Awful, no clean hop notes, lots of metal. Harsh.
M: So angry.
O: Buy this beer and you'll be sorry. With the new Bel-Air in town dealing 22-oz pounders of Hop Ottin', and Lagunitas IPA readily available, Sacramento-Natomas IPA folks should wisely stow their Safeway Club Card and pony up for a real IPA. I'll be saving the other 11 of my 12-pack for the VERY latter stages of a party.
05-27-2006 01:54:56 | More by nsw
1.88/5 rDev -42.5%
12oz : pint glass
Pours a clear golden with a fizzy white head.
Aroma is resiny, skunky weed/pine hops.
Again more resiny pine, but again with a faint skunkiness thrown in.
Medium body, with fairly average carbonation.
It has potential, but the faint skunkiness is definitely a negative. I'm not sure how it could be skunked from light exposure, as the six pack carrier covers almost the entire bottle, but I suppose anything is possible. Would like to give it another shot to see if I did get a light struck bottle.
08-16-2012 08:14:35 | More by vkv822
1.9/5 rDev -41.9%
Had this today on tap @ Hibernia in Boston.
Diacetyl? In an IPA? I think not. And what's with the low hop profile and mega-sweetness of this beer? My pint was quite cloudy too.
Beer drinkers of the world ... this is not an IPA, and it's a pretty crappy beer to boot.
12-06-2001 14:10:27 | More by Todd
1.93/5 rDev -41%
There is a thin white head that dissapates quickly. A nice color though which is a robust golden color without any redness. Distinct cascade hops flavor with just enough malt to balance. Mouthfeel is dense enough let you taste the hops without being as heavy as an average stout. Leaves a bitter aftertaste for a few seconds to finish with an average cleanness. A mediocre I.P.A. that displays the flavor of Cascade hops yet i believe it needs work on the yeast and the water profile as i do not think that these two ingredients are the best choice for an I.P.A.
05-03-2003 23:10:35 | More by RenoZymurgist
2/5 rDev -38.8%
12 oz bottle.
Light amber with a weak off white head, and minimal lacing. Doesnt look promising.
Aroma is light caramel and grapefruit.
Flavor is lightly malty, lightly hoppy. Touch of sugar in the finish. Weak, bland, boring. This is supposed to be an IPA? Nice try bud.
07-28-2007 09:24:08 | More by Padron4KM
2/5 rDev -38.8%
This beer does not taste like an IPA at all, more like a lager I would say. There was one six on the shelf on a recent trip to FLA giving the impression that it might be in demand. I love IPAs and that is really all I want to drink but this beer is awful for an IPA. The people at Red Hook are drunk on something better or don't know what an IPA is. Even calling this an Impotent Pale Ale would give it too much credit. I could not taste any hops no matter how I tried. The appearance is the only half decent characteristic of this brew.
02-23-2008 22:20:17 | More by beercat11
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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