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%
 
 
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25
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Photo of mitrandil
2.96/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UndeadBri
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into pint.
Pours slightly hazy golden beer with thin off-white head, low retention.
Smell - biscuity, lemony.
Taste - malts, medicinal bitterness.
Light body, soft carbonation, very plain and insipid.
Poor for american and also far away from english IPA.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JordanlikesAles
3.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hendrick24
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Burnthedevice
3.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A bit pale in color with a thin, quickly dissipating, but sill slightly craggly head. Aroma is pleasant, with pine and some tropical fruit. Taste wise, hop flavor is present, but somehow flat and one dimensional. Malt presence is lacking, which is unfortunate because it could lend some needed complexity to this beer. Mouthfeel is good carbonation wise, but a bit watery. Some off flavors as the beer warms. Definitely not my first choice in the world of IPAs, but you could do worse. I bought a 6 pack of this at a local gas station for 5 bucks, where it was being sold at 50%off. For that price, you could do MUCH worse. If I were to find this stuff that deeply discounted again, I would buy it, and be happy with my purchase. If not, I wouldn't seek it out, but if someone offered me one I would not complain about it.

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Photo of TKaten
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hoppy4life
3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psycHOPathy
2.76/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Really bubbly golden body, head dissapated within 5 seconds
Corn, grain, barley, apple
Tastes exactly how it smells plus a little bit of hops
Very dry and light bodied
If it had 5% less flavor it'd be indisinguishable as an IPA and would just be a bud light. Easy drinking though

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Photo of FitgerFanatic
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanls4
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Exeggutor
3.32/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tuckerh0lland
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of killcore
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JacobusFavier23
2.81/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L-Okay color. pours a straw-red ambe-rish with a nice head that loses volume quickly.
S-Really not much, mainly malt with a little bit of hops; very little hops.
T-Again its alright, slight bitterness from a slight bit of hops that I think I can taste. Its really just a malty beer.
F-Has the mouthfeel of a light domestic beer. Crisp but nothing special.
O-I hadn't ever heard about this beer, so I didn't know what to expect. This beer is just okay. If I could think of a comparison it would almost be the IPA comparison to PBR. I don't even know if it is even an IPA... With that being said, this beer is refreshing, I would drink this beer at a pool party or an event similar. I wouldn't seek this beer out again though. It really isn't anything special at all. Pretty boring.

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Photo of wjoelbrooks
3.42/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jkonte
2.48/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Redhook Ale Brewery - Long Hammer IPA. 6.2% ABV. 12oz bottle poured into snifter. Bottled 1/6/16.

Look: Body is a bright orange/yellow, with a half finger white head, that quickly dissipates into a ring. Great clarity.

Smell: Mainly bready malt, along with some faint hops and some citrus and tropical fruit; the aroma seems dull and weak.

Feel: Light body, almost medium. Carbonation is crisp and lively.

Taste: Again, mainly bready malt provides most of the flavor, leaving a cracker like taste. Some hop flavor and bitterness appear, along with the tropical and citrus fruits, but are soon gone, leaving more malt taste.

Overall: This is pretty malty for an IPA, with very little hop presence; it's not bad, but not a good IPA in terms of that. I would recommend this beer to those looking to get into bitter beers, since it has some hop presence, without being too bitter.

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Photo of lenny87
4.37/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jakethesnake503
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GermanDisease
4.61/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
3.24 out of 5 based on 3,297 ratings.
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