Redhook Long Hammer IPA | Redhook Ale Brewery

Redhook Long Hammer IPARedhook Long Hammer IPA
3,308 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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Photo of jettjon
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle dated “bottle 07 1 07” into my Sam Adams pint glass (thanks, guys!), it’s a pale orange dusky color with a small amount of carbonation. Two fingers of white head quickly resolves to a thin cap but with good sticky lacing along the sides. Nose of piney hops, crisp and smart with light floral notes. Mouth of piney and floral hops with a slight nod toward the malt; balance is good overall. A bit of a dry, lightly burned hoppy finish. Crispness on the palate is aided by middle-to-high carbonation. Wet and quenching with middle-to-low viscosity. Good drinkability; 6.5% ABV precludes this brew as a session beer, but otherwise, sure, I’d come back for more.

Overall: Probably the best of the Redhook products I’ve tried, and a cut above their “regular” IPA. Definitely worth a few tries.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of alysmith4
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty much your average American IPA. Poured a nice golden body with a half-inch head. Smell was of grain, hops, sugar, and straw. Tasted like a nice, well-balanced IPA with a lot of nice, juicy, hop flavor. Carbonation was average. I'm surprised at such a nice quality of beer from a large producer, and it's a good quality for being available alongside the BCM at the supermarket. This is my go-to beer when I can't get to a specialty beer store.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of July2Nov
2.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale gold with a finger of head.
S: Strong scent of hops right up front.
T&M: It's very shocking to the palette. The hops are very pronounced and that's not always a good thing, like for instance in this brew. It tend tends to mellow out near the end and the mouth is left with a slight cotton-mouth dryness.
D: I bought this one on a whim and probably will not again. The taste just doesn't do it for me, but if friends had this and that was all they had, I would drink it (not a ringing endorsement by any means).

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Minkybut
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a nice pretty golden color but much like any other regular beer. The head was nice anf fluffy and held on pretty well. The lacing was good and held up pretty well also. The taste was a little harsh a little pineapply. I just did not like the taste and will not buy again as this is like the third try.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.32/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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2/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -- Deep, clear gold with a substantial and resilient white head.

S -- Piny and citrus hops with biscuit malt peeking through.

T -- Same piny, resinous hop as in the nose, mellow biscuit malt back, finishing with citrus hop aftertaste. Balance definitely to the hops, but the malts don't run and hide.

M -- Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body. Slight alcohol warming.

D -- Very drinkable without being in your face as American IPAs can be. I found this to be just the ticket for a hop-craving I was having, though not going overboard. A nice brew to have on hand.

This beer deserves more respect than it gets.

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Redhook Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 3,308 ratings
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