Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA
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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
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#43,028
Reviews:
1,216
Ratings:
3,364
pDev:
16.46%
 
 
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Photo of KMcGrath
3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maxeroni33
5/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Does it all.. Perfect. the Lindsey vonn of IPAs strong and sweet. put a ring on its finger. what do you have to lose

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Photo of OldskoolT68
5/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Redhook Long Hammer IPA is in my top 5 most favorite beers of all time. It has a very smooth & not at all overpowering. The first time I drank it was in the mid 90's at Sting concert in Atlanta Georgia (Sting was amazing live), but I digress.
If I knew someone who had never tried an IPA before, I would recommend Redhook Long Hammer.

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Photo of Helgi
4.34/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncvillain
3.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I just reviewed a very average pilsner rated over 3.5 on BA and then come to find Long Hammer rated under 3.3 on BA??? Yes, long hammer is an average IPA, but I can buy a pint can for 1.49 at my local gas station. And if my local brewery made an IPA this good, I'd be in there twice a week instead of twice every six months. If you live in Portland or Asheville you might never have a reason to drink this beer. For the rest of us, it's not a bad option if your local IPA options are limited.

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Photo of Devonking
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeddyBundy
3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper filtered with little carbonation and 2 fingers of light beige head.

Smells fruity of peaches, apples, pears and black tea.

The taste follows the nose and is light and fruity.

Medium body with little carbonation, and a dry, tannic tea like finish.

Got in Redding, drinking here today, Sept 1st, 2018. Decent brew.

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Photo of BeerSnobHater
3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks lighter than it tastes. Smells piney. Tastes crisp and pleasantly bitter. Feels smooth as it goes down. This is my go-to beer - I have quaffed more of this brew over the last 10 years than any other. Very drinkable in hot weather or especially when thirsty after physical exercise. 12pk price at Rite Aide is a great value - better than many IPAs that cost more.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.37/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dada100
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMakowski
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - light yellow not quite straw colored. Medium foam head with only light lacing. Only moderate carbonation.
Smell - Not very strong, get the pine, fruit, some grains wheat perhaps. Very moderate for an IPA, no strong hop aroma.
Taste - lots of malt and bread. Can actually taste the alcohol a bit but its not too overwhelming or anything. Very little bitterness, do pick up more sweetness than hops. There is a strange spice note, almost like cloves or cinnamon. Nothing major but it does kind of taste like apple pie. But the major flavor is of malt, wheat bread, slight pine, slight citrus, and brown sugar. It's weird because i like it but it just isn't very pale...
I'm not sure what they were going for with this one. It's sweet. It tastes decent. But it lacks the IPA flavor I'm looking for. This beats macro lagers for flavor but loses to most IPA's.
So that being said, i gotta give this good beer a grade of B

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber, moderate foamy head, lots of sticky lacing.
Smells of sticky sweet citrus blossom, tropical, grain, orange, banana, pineapple, caramel malt.
Taste is of he above notes but also a dull, lingering bitterness, some metallic elements, and sweet citrus that penetrates all the way through.
Overall enjoyable but a bit of a mess, pleasant notes with some unpleasant undertones.

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

Photo of tewksbg
3.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of PuffySAJ
4.23/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.74/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spectru
3.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy pale amber with a cream colored frothy head, fairly persistent, lacy; Mild aroma, slightly citrusy; Mild flavor, not strongly hoppy at all; Mouthfeel - smooth, slightly tangy; A pleasant, mild, drinkable IPA.

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

Part of a variety 12-Pack $13.99 Don Quiojte
Golden-amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Citrus, some bitterness, but fairly smooth
Overall a nice beer, but nothing exceptional.

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,364 ratings