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Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA
3,315 Ratings
Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,315 |  Reviews: 1,197
Photo of ssjkyle
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zraly
2.85/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice, two-finger head into my Samuel Smith nonic pint glass. Light notes of citrusy, zesty hops with a hint of malt.

Overall this is quite bland -- nothing too special, but definitely drinkable. A bit bready and the citrus hops are quite nice but do not sustain long enough for the chalk-dry finish. A bit of bitter lemon peel. Carbonation is sufficient.

I think a salty dish would work well, which is not something I often envision for most brews. I'd fancy some boiled peanuts myself.

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Photo of hunteraw
3.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light caramel, had to pour straight down the middle in order to produce a meaningful head on this one. Poured at 45 degrees for the first two I had in the six-pack, and almost no head formed. Nice lacing, very clear.

Smells of fresh hops... has another aroma in there somewhere unrelated to the hops that I associate with homebrew, but I can't pin it down.

Tastes like drinking a sweet hop tea. Little in the way of malt flavors going on. Hop flavor, followed by hop bitterness.

Not exceedingly drinkable... Needs more carbonation and more malt flavor, and a dryer finish. If nothing else, though, a good way to show non-beer-drinkers what hops actually taste like.
Mouthfeel is a little on the sweet side, and not as carbonated as I'd prefer. Long, bitter finish.

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Photo of DamageCase76
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of kmo1030
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

nice clear dark gold, with a moderate white head.
the aroma has some mild but very pleasant floral citrusy hops, and some bready caramel malts.
the taste unfortunately very mild after a promising aroma. the flavors i do pick up are similar to the aroma with fresh tasting hops. fair amount of bitterness at the finish kind of covers things up. soapy at times... this would have benefited from less hop addition early on in the brewing.
the body is a little thin with fine moderate carbonation.
drinkability is good the glass goes pretty quick and it's fairly refreshing.
i thought this was going to be a hit from the aroma, but the taste doesn't deliver, a little bit of a one trick pony in that department as well, the hops, namely the bitterness dominates (for lack of a better term).

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Photo of JizackFH
2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Found this review while going through an old beer notebook of mine.

This beer pours a really clear golden amber color. It has about of a finger of pure white head resting on top. The head has okay retention, and it leaves behind no signs of lace on the glass. The nose is a bit faint, but it has a bit of caramel malt in the front. There is a nice piney hop aroma here as well. Also, I am getting some scents of orange peel and grapefruit. The taste starts off with a decent maltiness. There is a decent hop flavor/bitterness here as well. Also, I am getting some citrus flavor. The finish leaves some lingering piney hop bitterness on the palate. This has a body that is on the lighter side of medium, and it has decent carbonation, it goes down easy and has a pretty smooth feel to it. There is a pretty good bitter bite that accompanies this. There is decent drinkability here. It goes down easy, but it is a bit on the light side and the flavor is lacking a bit. It just kind of seems like a enteric version of an IPA. It isn't bad, but it isn't that good either. I'd drink this one again, but I wouldn't pay for it.

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Photo of chadwicktorres
1/5  rDev -69.5%

Photo of Skillz
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of tmryan21
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%
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 Kiro
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ale207
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
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 gpawned
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of carlmoberg
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of joecast
3.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

hazy golden with very little head but good lacing.

appetizing citrus/lemon zest aroma.

taste is refreshing and lighter than the more extreme side of the ipa scale. very balanced between hop bitterness and flavor. fairly long finish.

nothing too wild compared to the other ipas around.

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Photo of SFNC
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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

A nice amber in appearance, no cloudiness, having a thick head with good lace. Smell is hoppy, citrusy, but light in aroma. Taste has the hops, grapefruit and a light sweetness in the malt, which also seems on the light side. Mouthfeel is smooth, but light for an IPA with crisp carbonation. Certianly nothing to get excited over for true IPA lovers.

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Photo of gandres
3.22/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of neckbeered
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
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 +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickJR
3.38/5  rDev +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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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,315 ratings
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