Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

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75
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3,301 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:
3,301
Reviews:
1,194
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
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25
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.93/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: golden yellow, clear, with very little head, no lacing
S: orange, lemony, very fragrant
T: I really like this flavor combination: bracing, very flavorful IPA: rose petals, pine needles, grapefruit; very complex, a consistent flavor profile even in the aftertaste
M: rather inert

Overall, this is a solid IPA; I'm not certain why others haven't cared for the taste, since it catches my fancy.

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

Photo of PatrickJR
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Pale clear yellow, with nice 2-3 finger head. Excellent retention, settling to a decent white cap and some nice lacing.

S - General floral/citrus hop aroma, but no malt to speak of; maybe a little grainy. Decent but uninteresting.

T - Wow, for this to be an IPA, I really like it. It's the average leafy hop thing going on, but somehow it's lighter and crisper than other IPAs. This is probably due to a complete lack of malt, which could be a flaw, probably putting this closer to a pale ale. Either way the hop presence is forthright and crisp without the numbing bitterness in the finish.

M - Very disappointing. Moderately carbonated, but about midway through the beer becomes watery. Quite unpleasant even with the modest hop bitterness.

D - Not a bad brew, but the watery-ness drops this to average. The taste would keep me coming back, but the mouthfeel is a bit much to overlook.

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

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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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 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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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.4/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tmryan21
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Easily, one of the worst IPAs I have ever had. Where are the hops?

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Photo of mthomp081
2.64/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tbone2131
2.69/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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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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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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