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Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,835 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,835
Reviews: 1,114
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 17
Gots: 229 | 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:
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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Photo of nortmand
2.4/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours light golden with a little bit of head.

Not much to the aroma. A bit o' skunk, some pine resins, citrus and an unpleasant astringency.

Sweet malts up front quickly become astringent hops mid tongue. Harsh, unbalanced bitterness lingers too long. Not pleasant.

Medium body, too unbalanced, no clear definition to this beer and the end bitterness is way over the top for the lack of malt.

Photo of hoplover82
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy true golden color with a small white dissapating head that leaves good lacing.

Aroma is of soft but bright lemon juice and a lot of pale base malt. Simple and one demensional.

Flavor is the same as above.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little on the watery side.

Very drinkable, good session ale.

Photo of fivetime
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of jduprey007
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of jesus808
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ajtorres311
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Dcunicelli
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of guezarka
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of addiwilliams
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of andy1701
3/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Poured on tap...a lot of IPA elements. Lacing was there throughout. Yellow with some carbonation. Thick foam. Decent retention.

Aroma was a piney hop one...but it was mild. I didn't get quite a kick from it like I expect.

Taste was basically an IPA light. Mouthfeel was also similar. Drinkability would be "higher" to people who don't really go for IPA's, I guess...its just an IPA starter. Try it out, it isn't bad..but not the greatest IPA

Photo of adkieffer
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Skillz
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of bmoney
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Quaffer
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer was an amber-gold color that was lighter than what I was expecting. An almost white head rose up to a finger and became somewhat fuffy as it settled down. It dwindled into just a ring of foam around the edge of the glass by the end of the drink and left practically no lace behind.

Smell: The aroma was fairly light, but pleasant. It was comprised of sweet malt, cracker, a hint of toffee, and a very light hops presence. The hops wasn't as pronounced as what I expect from an IPA. It was more in the background than any of the other components of the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and smooth upfront. It picked up some roughness as it moved to the back of the mouth. It also had a slightly coating, buttery feel to it on the tip of th tongue.

Taste: Upfront was a buttery diacetyl flavor that quickly gave over to a sharp hops bitterness. I had trouble putting my finger on the characteristic of the hops flavors. It might have been a little spicy or there could have been a slightly herbal quality to it, but mainly it was just bitter. There was a hint of roasted malt mixed in with the hops, but it was faint. Late in the aftertaste, a toffee sweetness emerged to linger in the mouth.

It has been years since I had this beer. I really can't remember if I liked it back in the day, but I do know I had a Ballard Bitter T-shirt. Therefore, I must have at least thought that it didn't suck. That is my assessment now as well: This beer is not great, but it definitely doesn't suck. A good session beer, in my opinion.

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 jaywes754
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was not one of the greatest IPA'S I have had. Its appearance and smell was not something to talk about. The beer itself was barely drinkable. I did not enjoy the mouthfeel of the beer it did not give a great filling taste like some other IPA'S I have had. The taste itself was somewhat citrusy with some flowery taste at the end. The drinkability of this beer for me is not good, it is not a beer I would like to try again.

Photo of sbanacho
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of BeerAngel
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear light yellow with a 2 finger head that dissipates into lumpy leftovers and is in the midde of the road as far as the head lasting. It has a smell of beer aged in wood barrels although I'm not sure this is what happens with this brew. It has a mild hop bitterness on the nose that tastes similar to maybe the cascade hops used in some of Sierra Nevada's own brews. It finishes slightly dry as far as taste and mouthfeel towards the finish of each swallow. Not a bad brew but not great. Cheers!

Photo of Casterbridge
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of Kevlee722
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of beertaster13
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a darker orange with a white head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Smell is very citrusy with a kick of hops. The taste is very light and grainy, citrus tone brings up the rear. Feels light but crisp in the mouth, drinkable in the summer or on a hot day, more pale ale than IPA. Average at best.

Bottle review 8-12-04

Suprisingly slightly better out of the bottle. Tastes more like pale still, reminds me alot of a bass. Since this is supposed to be IPA scores suffer.

Photo of 1fastz28
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pretty light for an ipa, not much head or lacing present. smells of floral hops and some citrus tones. Tastes ok, hop taste is good but not strong enough compared to other ipa's still a good beer, but not as strong. floral hops are there, but could use some more bitterness. Mouthfeel is wam and full, has the potential to be better.

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,835 ratings.