Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

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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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2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a somewhat cloudy dark straw color with a small white foamy head and s bit of lacing. Smells slightly of hops, but not like most IPA's. Also getting a bit of booze as well.

Taste- Not very much hops. Doesn't really taste like an IPA. I almost get more malts that hops. It finsihes very dry. Mouthfeel is average.

Overall, seems to lack a bit on the hops to be called an IPA. Not the best I've had.

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5/5  rDev +54.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool looking 12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Poured with a decent 1 1/2 finger head that did not linger long and left just slight lacing. Beer was incredibly clear and golden. Looked more like a Budweiser than an IPA.

S - Not as hoppy as you'd expect from an IPA. More reminiscent of a pale ale.

T & M - Very drinkable, not too strong, and had a little bit of hop bitterness. I've had this on tap and it seemed a lot more 'hoppy'.... out of the bottle - no so much.

O - Nothing special here. There are better IPA's out there by far.

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3.07/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brewed six weeks ago at the NH site (marked on the bottom of the label).

Poured into a pint glass. Less than a finger's-width of off-white head sits on top of a golden/light amber body.

Smells like lemon pledge and some light hops; there isn't so much else. Smells good though.

Tastes piney. Like if Christmas tree water was drinkable. It's not bad though. Finishes bitter.

Mouthfeel is watery.

I want to like this beer, it being from my area and all (and, admittedly, the cool bottle). But it's really nothing special. There's no reason to buy it when you can buy Smuttynose Finest Kind instead. I used the rest of the sixer to steam crab legs and they were awesome.

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3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

6 pack for $5.99 at Fred Meyers
October 2011...just over 2 months old.
Deep yellow-gold with average amount of foam and carbonation.
Smells kind of like a strong pale ale or lager..kind of looks like one too.
Blindfolded, I'm not sure if I could say that this is an IPA or not. It is tasty and very enjoyable, but in a "Sam Adams Boston Lager" sort of way.
This is good beer, but lacking the overall intensity that I associate with IPAs.
For $5.99, you could do far worse with your beer dollar.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On Tap

Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
Ravens 14 Chargers 34

Clear copper and amber in color with a thin khaki colored head that doesn't leave much stick to the glass.

Malty, bready aroma with some citrus elements, though not a ton. This beer doesn't pack a big aroma, but what's here is appropriate, though a bit on the sweet and bready side of the spectrum.

The taste follows the aroma. Caramel and toffee flavors present initially, with a moderate level of bitterness, and some citrus and pine elements. Decent enough for on tap at a Charger game.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Nothing special, though not at all terrible. Average.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I do feel like this beer is a bit more of a pale ale then it is an IPA... but that being said, it's pretty much average across the board. Look and smell are nothing of note, the taste is average, although a little more sweet then you would experience from the normal IPA. The taste is a bit fruity, which is kind of odd. This really is a pale ale with more hops. All that being said, I could see this maybe being a good beer for the more commercial beer drinker to get into, and expand their palate and taste from there. I do think something like a Fat Tire may be better in that sense though.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 OZ on tap

A- Hazy yellow/orange with a half finger head. pretty hazy
S- floral hoppiness, some sweet malts, a little grassy, fresh hops
T- Reminds me a lot of Southern tiers IPA, a good and very fresh hop flavor, kinda skunky and grassy but a very nice hop character. Balanced out nicely with the malts. A very balanced and drinkable IPA.
M- Good carbonaion, not too bitter that its hard to get down. Has a textured feel. Easy to drink and the flavor keeps you coming back.
O- Im generally surprised this beer doesn't have a higher rating then it does. Then again the batch I tried was fresh and on tap. I will be buying again.

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