Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

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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
Ratings:
3,301
Reviews:
1,194
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
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25
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Photo of Oysterhaven
4.4/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I don't think this is the same beer as Ballard's Bitter/IPA. Good clarity, golden in color and drapes a solid 4/5" white head. Dat boi good. Aroma is nice, there is a minor amount of soft dry hopping.

Taste is underhopped by current standards, there's hops, there's bitterness but they lay in the soft 40-50ibu range. The malt takes on some of that beechwood + barley tones. Its not heavy but some of those strange malt tones definitely compete and bring this one dangerously close to being balanced.

Somewhere between your standard mass produced lager, they decided to switch it up, drop in some ale yeast and moar hops. Its a neat gateway ipa.

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Photo of JPadilla
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wonderweasel
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oakley
3.85/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justkeepbrewing
2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Keeping it simple is what this beer does. Nothing about this ipa will knock your socks off. With that being said, it does nothing to offend. The hops come through but don't linger at all. I feel as though I drink a bit quicker as a result. Final verdict: easy drinking, decent beer. Not heavy or desert like in the least. I like it but would not refer to it as a true ipa.

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Photo of Philemon
2.22/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Not too impressed by this claimed IPA from this old time Brewery. Maybe it's because I am a fan of the new craft beer movement. But it's almost as thirst guys took an old lager and tried to paint it with new hops? I dunno what it is, it just misses the point for me!

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Photo of dbraz45
4.16/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A solid offering from Redhook. Typical IPA in appearance, golden hue and nice carbonation. This is not an over the top IPA in terms of bitterness, but it is delicious nonetheless. This one may not have all the pizzazz of some newer offerings, but it definitely stands the test of time. Give this one a try.

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Photo of ronjohn
4.18/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samputnam14
3.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
2.94/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.29/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tucson_brewson
2.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into English pint glass. Hoppy National IPA Day!

L - Pours a clear, golden straw color, with a slight amber hue. Almost like a pilsner. A good lacing of foam that lingers.

S - Slight citrus and pine, sweeter than others but a bit weak.

T - Citrus rind that transforms to rubbing alcohol. Slightly malty, reminiscent of a pale ale.

F - Light, thin, medium carbonation. Drinkable compared to other IPAs which are more sippable.

O - Maybe not a true IPA, again, reminiscent of a pale ale. It's fine. Not terrible, not my favorite IPA, but decent for the price.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zoe17
3.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wpreynolds
2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gerred
2.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ppvora
3.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into an ale glass.

Golden yellow color, a finger of head, some aeration.

Aroma: Mango, orange, nectar, honey and hops! Loved the aroma.

Taste: Hoppy, but no fruit or citrus. Interesting...the aroma is quite different from the taste. Some barley and malt. No complexity to note.

Mouthfeel: OK, nothing unusual to report.

Overall: A great introduction to hoppy beers for those who aren't used to them.

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Photo of IPA1978
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a lot going on here as todays ipa's go, hop flavor is bitter with a just a touch of spice and pine. Malt character is nondescript just provides a medium body. But its decent simple ipa go with some pizza.

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Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
3.24 out of 5 based on 3,301 ratings.
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