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Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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

Added by pbrian on 03-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,789
Reviews:
1,200
Ratings:
3,319
pDev:
16.46%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
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Photo of austinc94
3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Markkus
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The commercial description listed of this beer is a flat out lie for the examples I have tried. There was really not much to the aroma to begin with. A bit of grainy malt. After warming up a bit some floral end citrusy hop notes were barely detectable. Very thin White head, brilliant clarity, and a light gold color. If this IPA truly was Dry-hopped, then the flavor is quite subdued, matching the disappointment of the aroma. Moderately low carbonation for the style, and a medium to medium light body. Halfway decent beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to try it unless it is extremely fresh.

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Photo of LordRogan
2.11/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2

Little to no aroma for a dry hopped IPA. Gentle bitterness. Just another brewery jumping on the IPA bandwagon. WE DONT NEED ANY MORE BORING IPAs FOLKS. If you fancy an American IPA, don't buy this. English IPA? Maybe nut the fact that they advertise as "dry hopped" means that that was not what they were going for.

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Photo of joedvegas
2.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Amber color with a little bit of haze. Nice foamy white head that lingers. Soft scents of orange-peel and tangerine, with a hint of pine. Not a lot going on flavor wise. Slight hints of honey and violet. Medium feel, brief palate coating, finish fades quickly.

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Photo of Marco-L
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chipotle
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pro45
2.96/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light gold with a soapy white head, Smell test reveals malts, and a bit of skunk. Reminds me of a pilsner. No skunk in the taste but again, I'm getting more pilsner qualities. Mild hops, malty, spice, cracker, bready. Mouthfeel is light. I may have gotten an old bottle. The date says 2017 and also has the number 10 (October?) and FEB listed. Overall not too impressive for an IPA.

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Photo of Khaack
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerisgood331
4.16/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superwho24
3.99/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SimplySinister
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A – Hazy gold brew poured from short neck 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Minimal head, minimal lacing, minimal carbonation.

S – Hops and citrus. Standard IPA with perhaps a few additional citrus notes. Grapefruit? I’m getting grapefruit and lemon peel.

T – Really nice. IPA style bitter without it being a bitter nightmare. Very, very decent.

M – Clean, crisp. Typical IPA. Just like the typical IPA, the flavor lingers a little. In this case, it’s not a bad thing.

D – Let me be the first to admit, I’m not a huge fan of this style. This is mainly because it has been somewhat popularized and co-opted by individuals with unruly facial hair and expensive retro clothing. With that being said, this beer is actually very drinkable. Second, I’ve never been a fan of 6%+ beers save imperial styles and the like, though this beer shines at 6.2%. Third, I’d really love to hate this beer as it is a macro and BA members despise anything macro even if it’s a good beer (unless it’s imported). I don’t. In fact, there are about a dozen reasons why I shouldn’t like this beer but I do! Weird. All in all, really good beer. Solid 3.75+

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Photo of CurtisD
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brownfly70
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: clear, dark straw to gold, nice head didn't last long

Aroma: light malty aroma, strong very apparent fresh hop aroma (like smelling fresh hop cones)

Flavor: strong fresh green hop flavor (just like how the fresh hop aroma would taste), very clean no off flavors, finish brings a little of a light grain flavor, bitterness is apparent but smooth not harsh.

Texture: medium body, semi dry, moderate carbonation, oily feeling on tongue lingering

Overall: good beer, was definitely surprised about how fresh and green the hop aroma and flavor is and even more surprised that it is not harsh but pleasant. Really shows the full flavor of the hops.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.37/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; smells more like a pilsner that an IPA;

T: not a lot of flavor; floral with grain in the background from start to finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking, but not comparable to what we're now used to in an IPA:

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Photo of williahd
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sellen
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evanschaaf
3.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hawaiipa
1.43/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of takusan1000
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerMe8
3.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Garritso44
3.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My go to beer. An afordable IPA that has the Pine notes I look for. Certainly not the best IPA but if you want an easy to drink afordable IPA with a hint of pine, this is the beer for you.

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Photo of fishguyac
2.35/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Just an IPA that is way to bother for me.

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Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
2.59/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Oh my, the taste of these suds are like when my mother would rudely wash my mouth out with soap mixed with the mod fruit seltzer of the now....ugh....oh well, at least there are some other options behind this one.

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,319 ratings
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