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Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA
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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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12oz : pint glass

Pours a clear golden with a fizzy white head.

Aroma is resiny, skunky weed/pine hops.

Again more resiny pine, but again with a faint skunkiness thrown in.

Medium body, with fairly average carbonation.

It has potential, but the faint skunkiness is definitely a negative. I'm not sure how it could be skunked from light exposure, as the six pack carrier covers almost the entire bottle, but I suppose anything is possible. Would like to give it another shot to see if I did get a light struck bottle.

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Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a 20 oz. shaker. Bottling date 5.12.12.

Look- Clear light amber, moderate amount of what appears to be pelleted hop fragments floating around in there. Three fingers of dense eggshell head, clings to the glass and falls in a lopsided way. Looks like pancake batter on the griddle. Not much in the way of lace

Smell- Vaguely citrusy, grapefruit and lemon sorbet. Swirling brings out pine. Sweet, mild feel. Fruity, candy character builds as it warms, smells like sweet tarts taste. Pleasant enough, but not as much bite as I'd expect from an AIPA and overly sweet.

Taste- First take offers a decent blend of grapefruit and resin; still fairly sweet. Bitter medicinal flavor builds until it approaches the taste of a headache tablet dissolved on the tongue. Aftertaste is floral and chalky. A beer tasting better when you don't think about it isn't a big selling point for me.

Mouthfeel- Juicy, nice quench factor. Slightly dry finish. Medium body, light carbonation.

Overall- I like the new bottles, and the line on the label "A big fan of dry hopping, which sounds much dirtier than it is." was worth a chuckle. Reasonably priced at $6.50/six pack as well. Not terrible, but leave it in the bottle and enjoy on a hot day with a burger or something. Not really worth drinking on its own.

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Bought from a Food Lion in Petersburg, VA. Not sure how old this six pack is, but there is a very slight skunk-like odor---which is odd in an IPA.

I love the color, the sturdy brilliant white head, and the mouthfeel of this brew. It's a very tasty IPA and it stands out from many other IPAs I've had over the years. This seems like a more substantial or serious IPA than others (Saranac, for instance). I'll buy this one again, and I might even look into getting this on-keg! Well done, Red Hook!

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Thanks, beeragent, for getting me off of the hook! It does, indeed, come in a CAN and I join you in this Serving Type, having scored some at Pinocchio's in Media on Friday. Let nothing stand in The CANQuest's (TM) way!

From the CAN: "Long Hammer IPA is a big fan of dry hopping, which sounds much dirtier than it is."; "Est. 1981 Seattle"; "Weighs less to pack out than in".

I CAN't believe my CANfusion! I dry-hopped both of yesterday's Dirty Blondes w/my Long Hammer! Tonight, Long Hammer goes BOOM!

The Crack was a total surprise as it was a) brimful and b) foamy as all get-out. This was a fresh CAN that had been refrigerated up until I bought it and directly after I got home following the two-hour trip. Upon settling, I employed the inverted Glug which netted me two fingers of tawny head with good retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden-yellow. Nose smelled of minty, grassy hops and my mouth was watering in anticipation. Mouthfeel was slightly thin, but the taste was purely hops in the mouth. It had a mostly peppermint taste, but there was a nice grassiness, also. Finish was dry and tasty with the hops lingering well after the swallow. I would definitely give this some cooler space, either at the beach or on Hula in the Coola Day (01 Feb, annually).

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,321 ratings
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