Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

3,019 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 1,182
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 21
Gots: 381 | 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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Ratings: 3,019 | Reviews: 1,182
Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
2.52/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not a big fan of RedHook in general, this is an example as to why.

Photo of capilial
2.71/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I'm not a fan of IPA but this one is not extremely bitter. Easier to drink than most IPA's and has a citrusy after taste.

Photo of EagleTalon
2.67/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Blah. Not an AIPA by the standards of today.

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

Just an OK IPA for me

Photo of dbtossi
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just the right amount of hops and bitter. I like this beer!

Photo of kbernthal
3.21/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Typical IPA, strong smell and taste

Photo of Glickyt
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light not bitter easy to drink

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes: Light colored, fizzy, thin-bodied. Some currant/gooseberry, peach, green grass, catty flavor notes. Sweet and recalls ginger soda, much like its ESB stablemate. Dry, crisp, moderately bitter finish. An old school American hop flavor but with the volume knob turned way down. I agree that its drinkable but could get cloying and dull rather quickly.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had it on draft.. Was not blown away by it. But it was the only ipa they had lol

Photo of KF_MSU
3.67/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yellow/golden in color. Somewhat of an orange aroma. Smooth and not overly hoppy with a noticeable aftertaste.

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.22/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gold pour with loose white head which disappeared quickly. A little grass nose. Slightly sour lemon grass taste. Lite mouthfeel. Ok overall.

Photo of redinge7
1.49/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Dry and nothing special. Very bitter with strong citrus flavors

Photo of JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad but not exceptional. Pretty basic, good flavors, but nothing stand out here. Basic bitter notes and slight malt.

Probably will not seek out or purchase again, but would drink again.

Photo of cabelgabel
3.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich with well-balanced hops. One of my favorite IPAs

Photo of devilmakesthree
2.42/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had this beer many times, and while I enjoyed it initially I have since moved on. In the PNW there are just too many excellent IPAs to enjoy, and I no longer find this to be one of them.

Photo of vikinggary28
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you like an IPA that is not too hoppy, then this may be the one for you. Light gold colour with a slightly grassy aroma. Goes down smooth because there is little bitterness. Slightly better than average. Buy it on sale for a BBQ and enjoy. But if you want an IPA to sip whilst thou watch a sporting event go with something else more hoppier!

Photo of edificio5
2/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not into IPA's too much. This beer didn't make me change my mind.

Photo of JohnLabisch
4.23/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dry and hoppy. That's it. It doesn't pretend to be anything else.

Photo of frankwoj
2.43/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Weak IPA. Would'nt reccemend! Very Disappointed

Photo of simcoeluv
2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Purchased 2/28/15, Bottled 11/14
Look: Golden, cloudy
Smell: Sweet, per fumy
Taste: Hmmm - water with hops. Mild with slight aftertaste
Feel: thin

If you want a beer to go with any food without complimenting or overpowering it, this should be it. I would go with a hopped farmhouse.

Photo of RobbDogg
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Crisp and refreshing, drinkable....but why? It has some of the bitterness I expect from an IPA, but very little of the Hoppiness and fruit profile that I've come to require from world class IPAs. Next.

Photo of MTYBTY5000
4.01/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Easy to drink. Opens up in a glass. The fragrance has more bite than the taste.

Photo of faolwolf
3.77/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Long Hammer IPA is an above average beer. The finish on this IPA is sometimes musky to me, however, it is a very dependable ale.

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

Light and easy on the palate. Would drink again but prefer others.

Photo of BeerMagistrate
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This guy's line summed it up: "It's not going to rock your world, but it's rock solid."

And actually, to me, that's part of the appeal of this beer. It's just a perfect go-to IPA. Quality flavor, but not too hoppy, and super drinkable. Great all year round.

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 3,019 ratings.