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
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3,297
Reviews:
1,193
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Grapefruit to golden yellow with a small thin white head. Moderate citrus aroma. So-so taste that is astringent and still very overcarbonated. For an IPA, not very drinkable.
Expirey date was a couple of months ago, but it was sold to me past that date.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Two finger thick head on a clear dark golden body. Nice lacing. Very nice woody, pine and wet sock hop like aroma. The flavor is a bit of a let down. Initially it is piney hop heavy but it waters down quickly in the finish. A nice coriander and floral note though. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Overall this one is an average beer and a below average IPA. More like an IPA of the masses or a weak APA.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Schooners Patio Grille in Santa Clarita, CA.

Pours a clear apple juice color with a 1 inch puffy white head that fades to a film. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and herbal and pine hops. Taste is of sweet malt up front with an herbal and pine hop flavor that comes in on the finish. Mild hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good basic IPA. Nothing too great but not too bad either.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a fairly standard american ipa, with an obvious attempt to hop the crap out of it, balance and body were neglected to some extent. pours a flatish looking light brass color with minimal head. great nose though, big mean hops and an alcoholy dryness. really alluring. taste is well hoppy, but not as well rounded as some others, missing that malty middle to fill it out. pleasant finish, medium body. not perfect but a reasonable ipa

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA pours out as a nice looking copperish gold color, the head is pretty good looking. The lacing is nice and thick for a typical ipa. The smell is hoppy and has a good malt aroma too. The taste has a pretty good bitterness to it. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall the beer has pretty good quality from start to finish. I enjoyed this.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are light aromas of herbal hops and passionfruit in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of pine resin along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied, somewhat crisp and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink and has an interesting aroma/taste but doesn’t really deliver a hop punch compared to other IPAs. It’s like an APA with a bit more hops.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kind of an average beer all around. Doesn't really taste totally like an IPA but parts of it do making this just an odd beer overall. It's a pretty high ABV and it does go down smooth for sure. But balance wise and style wise the lines are a little bit blurred and make it hard to judge this beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Compares quite similarly in the bottle as it did on tap. Still as pine-ey and citrusy in the nose as in the keg with a very mild malt character. I usually like my standard IPA's to have a lighter body to let the hops show cleaner, but this is a bit too thin in the malt flavor and the body. Expectedly over-attenuated to increase the alcohol, but sacrificing the flavor and body. The malt seem a bit strained, allowing a grainy-bite to occur and the hops show a mild metalic flavor under a lacking sweetness and creaminess. It's not bad beer, I've just gotten used to drinking better.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. I had this a few years ago during my introduction to West Coast IPAs - methinks I've learned a lot since.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with lots and lots of bubbly, rocky, and thinly foamy white head, which leaves a pretty decent wall of drooping lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of mild white grapefruit, musty pine needles, bready caramel malt, a waft of sugary nougat, and further leafy, perfumed hops. The taste is weedy, wet pine needles, indistinct citrus pith, further wan tropical fruit notes, a touch of sweet overripe lemon, and some understated grainy, bready malt sweetness.

The carbonation is on the low end of things, just a timid frothiness presiding, the body an adequate medium weight, a bit slick, but smooth enough. It finishes on the sweet side, the bready/caramel malt standing out over the still noticeably muddled and disorganized hops.

A very restrained, but still acceptable version of the style, most likely best served as an introduction to those unfamiliar with it, as I was, once. Easy to drink, and unassuming, something to kill when your taste buds and/or palate have already been.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.77/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught at a Mexican restaurant in Manhattan Beach, California. Reviewed from notes. Cost was $6.00 USD plus tax and tip. Expectations were below average.

Paired with tortilla chips and guacamole.

A: Pours a half finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and decent retention. Colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Cream, barley, and clean malts. Indistinct hops. A light aroma. Somewhat weak for an IPA, without much presence.

T: Some cream and restrained hops. Clean malts with some layering, but nothing notable. Hints of light milky notes towards the back end. Simple but pleasant. Balanced alright. Built decently for the style, but weak and noncommital to its flavours.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours and style fairly well. Adequate carbonation. Light. A bit too thin. Too smooth.

Dr: Drinkable but boring. Not a remarkable beer. I wouldn't get it again unless no better offerings were available. A decent IPA for fans of the style, but rather generic and bland all around. Don't expect a hop bomb from this one.

Pairs decently with Mexican food.

Low C

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Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oline73
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apearance: Pours a clear golden color with a frothy head that leaves some splashy lacing

Smell: On the piney side of the IPA world, the aroma has a touch of the malt coming through as well

Taste: Starts out with a good dose of piney hops that grows in intensity through the finish; a touch of perfumy sweetness on the tip of the tongue at the end

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Perhaps the recipe has changed or perhaps we just have a case of piling on A-B, but this beer is better than other reviews attest; my beer was bottled within the last 40 days, and that may be positively affecting my view as well

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light orangey color ale with a small foamy head with average retention. Aroma of citrusy hops is quite pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some citrusy hops with some very subtle notes of malt. Body is slightly thin with some medium to low carbonation. Interesting and better then expected.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Medium sized white to slight off white head slowly settles to a nice lacing above a clear rich copper golden colored beer.

Decent aroma coming off this beer off very light sweet malts and citrus to pine style aroma hops.

Citrus and pine style hops taste with just a bit of the caramel malts sneaking in.

Light dry aftertaste with a bit of the citrus hops sticking around with this medium bodied beer.

On sale this week at Albertson's, pretty good for the price.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of zeff80
3.57/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out an amber color with a foamy, two-finger head. Leaves a little lace.

S - It smelled of Cascade hops and pine.

T - A good dose of hops and pine flavors. There is also a subtle malt taste. Slight bitter bite.

M - Crisp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - An okay IPA. Not the best in the world.

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
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