Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

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75
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3,297 Ratings
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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:
3,297
Reviews:
1,193
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
25
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579
For Trade:
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Photo of Patrick999
3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Saw a relatively fresh Long Hammer single on the shelf and picked it up. Hey, I'll give it a fair taste.

Poured into a Stone pint glass. Clear gold. Bubbles pretty active. Head retains well and leaves some decent lacing. Not the best I've ever seen, but still good.

Light hop of a piney variety in the nose. Not bad. The hop aroma could just use some more intensity, that's all.

Likewise on the taste. Hop forward, just not very intense at all. Not overtly malty, either, so this *is* what I would call balanced. Minor bite of alcohol.

Not much to say about the feel. It's crisp, scrubs the palate and generally does what it should.

Obviously, for an experienced IPA drinker, this will fall short of the mark. Not bad, just not especially memorable, challenging, or even beautifully simple. Would work OK as a football game beer, or as an introduction to IPA for a newbie.

Edit: Just poured a not-very-fresh Bell's Two-Hearted to go up against this. Even the slightly stale Two-Hearted blew it away.

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Photo of Casterbridge
2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of Skillz
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of dd43
3.29/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jettjon
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle dated “bottle 07 1 07” into my Sam Adams pint glass (thanks, guys!), it’s a pale orange dusky color with a small amount of carbonation. Two fingers of white head quickly resolves to a thin cap but with good sticky lacing along the sides. Nose of piney hops, crisp and smart with light floral notes. Mouth of piney and floral hops with a slight nod toward the malt; balance is good overall. A bit of a dry, lightly burned hoppy finish. Crispness on the palate is aided by middle-to-high carbonation. Wet and quenching with middle-to-low viscosity. Good drinkability; 6.5% ABV precludes this brew as a session beer, but otherwise, sure, I’d come back for more.

Overall: Probably the best of the Redhook products I’ve tried, and a cut above their “regular” IPA. Definitely worth a few tries.

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Photo of Unchi
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of bsm80x
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of redsoxjim
3.22/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheMarkE
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of beerme626
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of vwbus7
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of alysmith4
3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty much your average American IPA. Poured a nice golden body with a half-inch head. Smell was of grain, hops, sugar, and straw. Tasted like a nice, well-balanced IPA with a lot of nice, juicy, hop flavor. Carbonation was average. I'm surprised at such a nice quality of beer from a large producer, and it's a good quality for being available alongside the BCM at the supermarket. This is my go-to beer when I can't get to a specialty beer store.

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Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of BucBasil
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap into a pint glass at Hard Rock Cafe at Universal City, CA.

A: Pure ornage with a slight haze. Nice offwhite head with ok retention.

S: Orange rind and slight floral with a sweet note in the back.

T: Slightly watery, but has an ok hop profile. Floral. Piny with a hint of sap. Slight honey character. orange rind. Somewhat unbalanced without malts to back anything up.

O: This was an ok beer. Nothing special. Average, but better than anything else offered at the Hard Rock.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.66/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

Am I drinking a different beer than many other reviewers? I don't find this beer so bad.

A- It's an amber color with a 1f creamy linen-white head. Good retention, nice rings of lacing.

S- It smells ok. Mild hop aroma, some citrus and earthiness.

T- Densely concentrated hop flavors. Floral and citrus. Some caramel malts, too.

M- Medium feel and good carbonation. It lacks bitterness, too clean.

O- Not great, but not a brew that I'd turn down. The hops do get lost in the finish.

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Photo of Shy5
3/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Photo of Faroveryonder
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of July2Nov
2.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale gold with a finger of head.
S: Strong scent of hops right up front.
T&M: It's very shocking to the palette. The hops are very pronounced and that's not always a good thing, like for instance in this brew. It tend tends to mellow out near the end and the mouth is left with a slight cotton-mouth dryness.
D: I bought this one on a whim and probably will not again. The taste just doesn't do it for me, but if friends had this and that was all they had, I would drink it (not a ringing endorsement by any means).

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Photo of blastoderm55
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kkazemi
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Minkybut
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a nice pretty golden color but much like any other regular beer. The head was nice anf fluffy and held on pretty well. The lacing was good and held up pretty well also. The taste was a little harsh a little pineapply. I just did not like the taste and will not buy again as this is like the third try.

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Photo of JayKay412
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 3,297 ratings.
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