Redhook Long Hammer IPA - Redhook Ale Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev +15%
Had this on tap at Forecaster's pub in Woodinville, WA. Aroma of hops was quite strong especially for such a mass produced beer. Slight sweetness came through the pine and citrus hops quite nicely. Flavor was dominated by hops with enough sweet malt character to keep everything in check. This one really surprised me at the brewery as I am so used to mediocre ESB.
08-31-2003 21:32:08 | More by jreitman
3.33/5 rDev +2.1%
Had a few of these a friend gave to me and I drank straight from the bottle so not much I can say about appearance. Smell was somewhat off, had a skunky/ bad hop smell, if that is possible. Taste is ok, really didnt mind it somewhat malty, good amount of hops. A nice bitterness to it. It is somewhat watery, carbonation is fine but a very light mouthfeel. Overall not a bad beer, not great. Other than the smell I'd say I'd recommend it, just dont expect too much.
03-03-2008 03:14:03 | More by bunnyhustle
2.45/5 rDev -24.8%
A ~ Looks like watered down clover honey. Honestly, the best clarity I have ever seen on an AIPA...Most have a bit of haze but this one is clear as crystal. Has the appearance of a Lager with some average lacing.
S ~ Wow. Not very much of anything. Smells "Clean" with a mix of lemon grass and faint Irish Spring Soap.
T ~ Lemonheads, Biscuits, white-bread with Old citrus peels (no fruit whatsoever) & leaves dominate Some dry hops add some bitter grassyness that turns very hot. Odd flavors here.
M ~ Almost salty with some pretty Excessive carbonation. Touch of dryness helps but not much.
D ~ Like an awkward mix between an American Pale and an English IPA. Don't seek out. A very burp-laden and flabby IPA.
Cleansing palette with an ESB.
07-10-2011 03:07:12 | More by chocosushi
3.48/5 rDev +6.7%
Pours a clear golden color. Smallish head is gone quick. Carbonation is apparent.
Smell doesn't have a lot detectable to me, could be allergies.
Taste is very light on the hops bitterness , very little malt profile. This beer seems closer to an American Pale Ale, than an Indian variety.
Mouthfeel is thin, crisp.
Drinkability of this beer is pretty good if your looking to cool down, the high ABV's keep it from being sessionable .
06-19-2007 00:02:31 | More by shroompod
3.7/5 rDev +13.5%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Pours with a small 1/4 inch head that sticks around and leaves a nice lace. Carbonation is medium and colour is a filtered bright gold just on the edge of copper, but lighter in colour than a lot of IPA's I've had. Smell is very floral, lavender and lilac coming to mind immediately. Mandarin orange and a light biscuity malt aroma round things off. Very crisp and pleasant nose I do say, but not over-the-top.
Taste is lively with the hops dominating the palate to be sure. Piney, resiny, oily, slightly citric hops. Anise is in evidence, and although the character of the brew definitely leans towards the bitter, there is a heathy dose of crackery malt in the finish especially. Light caramel sweetness comes in a the beer warms a little. My only real complaint is that it's a little bit raw for my taste and could stand to have a little more malty body to balance it out a bit. Finish is quite dry and very bitter, but like I said, the biscuity malt shines through in the aftertaste. Carbonation is a little numbing than I'd prefer, but that's a mild quibble. This is a solidly drinkable and refreshing IPA, but one that's still just a litle bit unfinished for my palate.
03-16-2007 19:03:21 | More by trevorwideman
2.23/5 rDev -31.6%
Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass right out of the fridge.
A - Pours a semi-hazy copper with a 1-inch white head; decent retention and lacing.
S - Yeasty/bready malt with a hint of hops.
T - Malt flavors carry the overall taste with little hops to speak of; a metallic aftertaste after the dry, bready finish.
M - Light body with fading carbonation.
D - Not an enjoyable selection; this isn't the first I've tried, so I don't believe freshness is in question.
02-05-2008 13:44:23 | More by JohnnyM2002
2.9/5 rDev -11%
Wasatch provided this as an extra in a trade. Thanks!
A - Poured into my North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin nonic pint glass. Somewhat hazy, medium golden color. Formed a 2 - 3 finger off-white head with good retention and a nice lacing on the glass.
S - Surprising amount of fruity esters mixing with the hops. Some saltine cracker-ish maltiness. Hops are very lackluster for an IPA. They aren't non-existent but are seriously underwhelming in intensity. Perhaps a floral hop character with a very mild citrus.
T - Moderate level of pine-like hop bitterness, clean malt. Variety/complexity in the hop character is lacking. Finishing medium-dry.
M - Moderate level of carbonation with a medium body. Somewhat watery/thin feeling.
D - No thanks. Missing out on the bold hop flavors that define the style. Would not buy this beer again and if you're a potential trading partner, please don't include it as an extra ;-)
02-12-2009 03:38:39 | More by BrewerB
3.33/5 rDev +2.1%
A golden/amber color, with a quater inch white colored head that forms. It dissolves away quickly, leaving a film on top. The fragrance is hops at the front citrus and pine, but ir almost seems stale in the scent. The malt finishes out the aroma, but very feintly. The malt starts the flavor out, and is very dominant at the front. Then strong flavors of citrus, pine, and earthy flavors come out, but it tastes like the don't belong together for some reason. It tastes like something is just off. The is medium as one would expect, thins out a bit, and then miraculously gains weight at the end, very inconsistant. The only redeeming characteristic of the feel is the dry palate it leaves behind. A hopeful attempt at an IPA, the hops just seemed out of place.
01-20-2008 02:59:12 | More by cameraman
3.18/5 rDev -2.5%
It has a golden color that is deeper than other IPA's I've had; it has a typical bright white head. The head quickly disapates without leaving any lace. Carbonation is extremely light and the body is fairly thin. Easy to drink though. This is my third and I have not yet had even the urge to burb.
Flavor also is relatively weak. I had Hop Ottin and a Saranac IPA the other day and this is a puppy compared. It has a stronger IPA-like flavor than Alexander Keith's but that is no compliment. This is not to say its bad though. The bitterness of the cascade hops and light malt background are extremely well balanced. Though is a relatively boring IPA the well balancing and light carbonation make this a good IPA to drink large quantities of (if there is such a thing).
This beer is typical of other Redhook offerings Ive had--not bad, just nothing to rant and rave about.
03-26-2003 12:04:38 | More by allboutbierge
3.48/5 rDev +6.7%
"Ya Sure Ya Betcha" shouted the bottle of Redhook Ballard Bitter, I mean IPA, I mean what the hell is this again?
Appearance: A hazed orange color with a short lived cap of white fluff. Not much lacing to speak of. Fat carbonation fart bubbles.
Smell: Mostly grainy with a vague hint of pine. It entertains the thought of honey and barley congregating. Smells just like an "un-American IPA" smells. This is probably better classed with the English India Pale Ales. Scaled down hop persona.
Taste: This really does come off like one of the old timey IPA's. Mostly grainy malt characters, but with a slightly exaggerated hop bitterness. Honey impression again. *Now that I have finished my drink, I will say that the flavours became more pronounced as the vessel warmed in my greasy little hand. Still, they just lacked authority. All this old chap needs is to go all the way and be a real American ( like Hulk Hogan :o ) instead of being the American IPA who talks with an English accent. Keep it real!
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is just a bit round without any sharp bite notable. About medium weight.
Drinkability: This bloke is undoubtedly consumable. Nothing offensive here, just a mild mannered brew you could drink copious amounts of while enjoying a good meal.
05-03-2005 06:44:44 | More by SupaCelt
3.98/5 rDev +22.1%
I will start out by saying that This Beer Is Underrated.
Sure, the head isn't fantastic and the smell won't blow your socks off, but the taste is there, mouthfeel is good and drinkability is a quaffer. When I drink this brew, it just reminds me of a slightly stronger aroma hopped version of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale... which certainly isn't a bad thing. I think the only thing that's holding this beer's ratings back (aside from beer snobbery) is that it represents itself as an IPA instead of an APA. Put this in the APA catagory and there won't be many that outrank it.
05-05-2009 01:26:40 | More by DaveFL1976
Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,579 ratings.