Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA
BA SCORE
3.28/5
3,308 Ratings
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:
#43,146
Reviews:
1,195
Ratings:
3,308
pDev:
16.46%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
585
Trade:
0
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Photo of RHF711
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of andrewh995
2.97/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This really isn't an IPA in my opinion. It has very little bitterness or hops and has more of a sweeter crisp flavor. It's definitely drinkable and quite refreshing actually, but far from an IPA.

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Photo of Thy_Philosopher_King
2.45/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The IPA that i did not truly enjoy. I first found this because one of my girl friends said there were no IPAs at the market, so i went my self and found this one.

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Photo of mjbrandt18
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Lacks the gourmet perfection of many of the contemporary craft beers (think Ballast Point Sculpin IPA), yet nonetheless, a decent session IPA for the price and not as lackluster as generally reviewed here at BA.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Dec 12, 2016.

Bright white and shiny beaming head, two fingers and slightly soapy with scattered lacing and good coating. Body color beams nicely a simple but bright tangerine orange body, clear and shiny with slow streams of linear carbonation. Nice looking.

For an IPA this is extremely closed. Neutral sensing malt, and maybe a touch of florals? But really reaching here, neutral and shutdown. Perhaps a faint caramel touch but that's really reaching.

Palate unfortunately continues the same theme. Light bodied almost session in character, with no malt flavor. Neutral and meaningless or distinct hop flavor in the mid palate. Slightly sugary malt bill on the finish that's very papery and white flour tasting.

Overall even for a regular beer there isn't much being delivered here, in fact it hardly has any bitterness at all strangely. Seems like an IPA whose time has long since past, but is drinkable without any faults.

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

Photo of JeffBlue
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

(11/27/16, 220z, Long Beach) First time in almost 10 years trying this (w/ not favorable memories) and it is not any better this time around. However, I recall it being more bitter. I came off a bit "bready" like a common pilsner. Would've rated a bit higher if not under this classification. As a lager this would be a decent beer, 2.75

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Photo of akolb
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GregStoner
2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crissxhou_96
2.46/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puck1225
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Slightly cloud golden yellow with a small short lived head but good lacing. Subdued floral smell. The taste is fruity and a bit grassy. Not bad, but probably not something to buy on a regular basis.

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Photo of mthomp081
2.64/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Photo of GOBLIN
3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer looks decent enough (actually I don't rate much of anything over 4.0) but this beer lacks in every sense . . .

Appearance = below average
Smell = malty and outdated
Taste = malty and outdated
Feel = below average
Overall = drinkable

Tick.

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

Photo of Timtac
2.41/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of zzachm18
3.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitchmoore12
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look-3.25- dark straw color with good clarity, but a little haze. Nice one finger white head, didn't last too long but left lots of lacing
Smell- 3- not weak but not quite a strong hop aroma, cascade really shines through the pale malt smell. Citrus, floral, spicy hop aroma, bready malt smell is well balanced. Could use more hop aroma.
Taste- 3.5- mild amount of hop flavor all the way through the palate, pine flavor dominates with notes of citrus and floral. Lingering bitterness is accompanied by a slight alcohol warmth that gradually imposes on the balance of bitterness.
Feel- 3- mouthfeel was a little thin for an IPA of 6.2%, carbonation was just right, medium to medium low.
Overall- 3.25 - body could have been better, great pine hop flavor, aroma lacking on the hops a little, but I would buy a second pint in warmer weather.

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Photo of acmurphy696
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of my first rules for any beer is that it must at least stand for something and not just blandly sit there. Well, at least Long Hammer fulfills that part. But while the beer has a distinct taste, I don't know if that taste is very good. There is a definite hop edge here, but what follows is not quite there. Maybe it lacks a malt balance or something, I don't know. Still, this isn't a bad beer. Unlike my experience with Goose Island IPA, I'm not having to search for a flavor beneath the hops.

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

Photo of Ronbo56
3.84/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Don't understand why there isn't more love for this perfectly acceptable, accessible IPA.
L: Yellow-gold, looks nice but that's not why you're here. Reasonably long-lasting head but not overly foamy.
S: Way less intense than many IPAs but plenty of hops if you want to find them. More malt aroma than some IPAs.
T: Light for an IPA and very drinkable. Nice summer brew but also pairs well with food. Does not overwhelm.
O: A very light touch for an IPA. Pairs very well with spicy food (had it with both Indian and Thai). With powerful IPAs like Torpedo I don't even think about food - one or the other would suffer. Not with the Redhook. It may not be special, but it's very drinkable.

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Photo of emprox
2.67/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,308 ratings
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