Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA

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3,012 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,012
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 21
Gots: 377 | 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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Photo of njtmayhem
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Its an IPA, nothing good to say and nothing bad to say.

Photo of rjs246
3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was an IPA. This was not a bad IPA. I would not seek out this IPA again but would drink it happily if it materialized in front of my facehole.

Photo of daveyboy
3.47/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Never been a huge fan of Ipa's but this one was ok. I'd have it again. It came bottled. Poured in a cold glass. Good color and head retention. Decent flavor.

Photo of leantom
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

OK beer. Here goes:

L: Straw yellow with a small head that lingers. Mediocre for an IPA.

S: Citrus and grapefruit - not much complexity, really. Hops are clearly very simple, malt is OK.

T: Again, too simple. Taste largely dominated by grapefruit - very hard to detect anything else, IMO. Some citrus, though.

F: Nice carbonation, but somewhat light.

O: Ok beer. Probably won't have it again.

Photo of MattR2014
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad had on draft. Regardless of rating I would try again

Photo of Antc2382
3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A lot of hate on these review threads for this, but I did not mind it. Not really hoppy for an IPA, that's for sure. Crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation. You could do worse but certainly can do better as well

Photo of spidermite
1.84/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I used to buy this when it was 1.99 at my local store. The price went up to about 3 bucks and I wish I remembered how much I dislike it, maybe the recipe changed but im just not digging the taste or the after-burn. Reminds me of drinking natty-ice at the softball field when i was younger

Photo of Mind4Mud
1.84/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Stay away & don't waster your time or money on this inferior "IPA"

Photo of beerinabottle
3.95/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle sampled St. Stephen's day in Offaly Ireland. Did have any hop kick for me. Disappointed.

Photo of ordybill
3.92/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- has a nice citrus aroma with a hint of grains
Appearance- a golden yellow with a small white head that lingers
Taste- a nice crisp semi-tart flavor, not overpowering but well balanced
Palate- a dry beer that has medium carbonation and is also medium bodied
Overall- a really good beer from Red Hook, I would drink this again.

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
2.54/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not very hoppy, which is okay with me, but hop heads will be very disappointed.

Photo of hophugger
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very light yellow gold color(almost seems too light for a IPA. Head is weak, lacing is pretty decent. I like Redhook, but it seems that most of the reviews I give them ate similar. Although, the hops bitterness, pine and citrus comes through, overall, everything seems weak and watered down. A little disappointing.

Photo of Bierman9
3.66/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle left over in my cooler from a late-summer party... Never did try it back then... Here goes, eh?

Color is a slightly muted golden, with a bit of cloudiness, fine particulate, and minimal carbo. Head is fine, creamy and bright white, lasting a short while with ok lacing. Smelss a bit fruity, with a touch of apricot followed by some rindy grapefruit. Body is almost medium, and it has a fair amount of prickle on the tongue.

Unlike the nose, there's little in the way of sweetness in the flavor. It does have a bit of crackery malt, but nothing more in that regard. What it does have is bitterness; it's quite dry, puckery and rindy, with some grapefruit and lemon-peel present. Has little in the way of complexity or "oomph". A very run of the mill IPA.... Prosit!!

3.64/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | drinkability: 3.5


Photo of JasonHaviland
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel like this beer has come a long way over the past 10 years. On draft at Burton's in Nashua NH. Bright, clean, tasty IPA. It's not going to rock your world, but it's rock solid.

Photo of jmward21
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Nothing special here

Photo of PooblyKhan
1.25/5  rDev -61.8%

This is to IPA what Tony's is to frozen pizza. It tastes like metal and sadness. Never again!

Photo of PintOh1759
1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Garbage to say the least. No heavy hop flavor like a true IPA needs. Taste like an IPA light. Spend your $8 on something better than this.

Photo of SurferEric
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Citrusy hops, mild flavor, and easy to drink. Great beer for a 6.2% at less than $15 for a 12 pack but don't expect anything amazing.

Photo of DefenCorps
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

AUG 30, 2014
Bottled 02 Jun 2014. Thanks, Shri. A clear light orange with a dense white head that falls off leaving no lacing, this looks OK. The nose is dominated by cascade hops,grapefruity, chalky, pithy and with some candied citrus. Bitterness is noticeable. A little bit of crystal malt and cotton candy are present. The palate opens with a surprising bitterness, pungent, clean, resiny with grapefruit, pine, orange peel and a little floral character. The mid palate has a mild honey sweetness, a little cotton candy and a little dough. Drying and bitter on the finish, this beer is medium light in body and crisply carbonated. Quite decent.

Photo of Jaredy89
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Good hop. Slightly skunky taste but not too strong.

Photo of moundbz
4.1/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp in a good way, very tasty Pale Ale

Photo of Mikedive21
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Not impressive

Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

The beer does not taste but definitely lacks taste for an IPA. Heavy on the ale side but not where it should be. Ie hoppy and bitter. At least it's an easy drinking ipa.....

Photo of FLima
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Orange amber color with practically no head.
Light aroma with predominant pine notes and hints of peaches.
Flavor of green tea, pine, orange towards grapefruit citrusy which is rather muted, spices and American yeast. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with medium carbonation.
Below average for style, but I would not complain to session this and have this as an option to main stream beers in no specialized markets.
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Photo of Oakenshield53
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

I really like this IPA. It is smooth and flavorful.

I like hops as much as the next guy, right on, but I don't need a snootful every time I take a sip of beer, and for that reason I like the Longhammer. The hops blend with the rest of the flavor profile really well, so that you get a nice unified sense of taste. They don't stand out noticeably on their own, which to me is a sign of a brewer that's paying attention.

Definitely recommended if you want a nice, subtle IPA.

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 3,012 ratings.