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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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review adapted from notes taken 8/16/11

Appearance: Clear golden orange, little white head with good retention and good lacing

Smell: Kind of odd - herbal, floral, with just a hint of pine and citrus - very mild, and arguably weird, but it's definitely not a bad hop profile - malts are pale, seem adequate

Taste: Not too shabby - more hoppy than the nose would suggest - some grapefruit rind, some orange rind - a little astringent - malts are mostly pale but a little toasted - a little earthy/muddy - not exactly complex, but not bad

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, nice carbonation

Overall: Very average

I had this back in early 2008 and I thought the hop profile was terrible. Three years later, I'm somehow less negative. It's so mild that I find it hard to really complain about. This is about as average as it gets (but "average" should not imply "garbage"). It's decent.

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Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of harrymel
2.16/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottled Halloween 2011

Golden ale with no head, but evident carb from the excellent clarity. Smells like I remember: soapy, resiny, some grass and musk. I used to drink beer ice cold, this concealed the nose here very well.

Taste follows through with some grass, grapefruit and metal. The sweetness of the malt is a bit much, and I'm surprised by it considering how dry it looks, can't judge a book by its cover I guess. All in all pretty simple flavor, a beer I would sick on somebody interested in IPA's, then I would hand them something better.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass mug, the beet is a hazy medium gold, with about a two finger white head building. It dissipates fast, but leaves good lacing.
Smell is of piney hops and malt.
Tasting the beer the piney hops a present, but are soon overpowered by malt and honey flavors. The finish is rather weak for an IPA.
Nice drinkable beer, but not necessarily the best representative of an IPA.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Two finger thick head on a clear dark golden body. Nice lacing. Very nice woody, pine and wet sock hop like aroma. The flavor is a bit of a let down. Initially it is piney hop heavy but it waters down quickly in the finish. A nice coriander and floral note though. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Overall this one is an average beer and a below average IPA. More like an IPA of the masses or a weak APA.

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jar2574
3.97/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear yellow brew under average white head. Decent lacing.

I like the smell - piney hops and honey. Could use a stronger smell though, just a touch too faint.

Taste is nice too, although I bet the hop-heads dont like it. This IPA is balanced with smooth malty flavor. I taste honey, bread, piney flavors.

Mouthfeel is smooth and easy-to-drink. Another good session beer by Red Hook. I like balanced IPAs and this is one.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow with a healthy white head that had decent retention.

Smells of citrus backed by a slight floral bouquet.

Taste was hop forward with citrus leaning towards grapefruit. The flavor started out well, but didn't lead anywhere exciting - just sort of trailed off towards bland. A decent beer, but nothing exciting.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of TTAmod
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. ----> 16.9 oz glass

A: Clear dark yellow with a tinge of orange. Thick white head dissipates into rocky, yet thinner head. Lots of visible carbonation.

S: Dank, grapefruit hops and a bit of pine.

T: Pine and grapefruit, bit of malt, various spices, metallic aftertaste. This beer also has quite a large marijuana of the more prolific ones I've had in awhile.

M: Pretty good. Oily and slick.

O: This beer gets graded a bit too harshly, in my opinion. It's not amazing, but it isn't bad. I guess people grade this harshly because it isn't a hop-bomb? If you're after a marijuana taste in an IPA, this one would suffice.

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Photo of Jra1985
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- Light amber color with a good two finger head. Head retention was suprisingly low. Decent looking beer though.

S-Smell of hops and pines. Good smelling beer.

T-Tastes like pines and a bitter hops. Really not that bad. Not as hoppy as most IPAs.

M-Good carbonation and light to medium body. Kind of pale for an IPA but goes down smooth.

O-Overall this is a good beer. Definitely not the Best IPA I have had but still a good beer. With all the better IPAs out there I will not likely buy this one again though.

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Photo of BigCheese
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Friend got me a mixpack. just under 3 months old which is good.

A: Orange cloudy, medium white head. Minimal lacing.

S: Pine, Grapefruit rind, maybe some pineapple. A little bit of grass. For a few months old decent aroma.

T: A little burst of grapefruit, pine and spicey grass. A bit of honey/caramel maltiness. Some bitterness but a bit underwhelming for american IPAs. Pretty clean finish, minimal yeast.

M: High Carbonation, a tad thin. Sessionable.

O: Better than harpoon IMO, less malt. Could use more hops. Nothing worth seeking out but i'll take one if offered. I dig the stubby bottles.

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Photo of AlfaMale
3.72/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not overly hoppy like most American IPAs are these days. More smooth like a traditional IPA with just the correct amount of hops. Different bottle seemed a bit awkward at first, but it really didn't matter to the taste and feel of the smokey amber liquid. Overall a very nice beer that I was surprised to find in Tampa. I'll search this one out again or just wait until my next trip to Seattle. I recommend it. I feel the previous reviews are too harsh by those who think more hops are better to no end. Simply not true. It is a great American fallacy.

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,330 ratings
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