Long Hammer IPA
Redhook Brewlab

Long Hammer IPALong Hammer IPA
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From:
Redhook Brewlab
 
Washington, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,885
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
75
Ranked #29,551
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 16.41%
Reviews:
1,231
Ratings:
2,182
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2022
Added:
Mar 29, 2001
Wants:
  31
Gots:
  629
SCORE
75
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Long Hammer IPALong Hammer IPA
Notes: Redhook Long Hammer IPA is brewed with a generous addition of hops during the boil and dry-hopped at the end of fermentation. The result is an India Pale Ale with a piney and citrusy hop aroma and flavor and a crisp finish. Redhook Long Hammer IPA is a West Coast classic, and one of America's most drinkable IPAs.
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Rated: 3.76 by QuintusHorace from California

May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A great deal at 6.97 /sixer of 12 oz.cans with packaged on dates!These are a few months old but still good...for a nostalgic glimpse into the past, this is probably the first ipa many of us ever saw in some corner store with a few video games. Still great and recommended
nice white head, great hop notes in the nose, and a good malt balance and feel to make it crushable
Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not bad, I enjoy most of what I have had from Redhook. Took the awesome $1 brewery tour in NH and drank a ton of freshie fresh brews from the pitchers at the end with my girlfriend. Super fun old man guided the tour and let us drink plenty!
Mar 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by DarrellK from Florida

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Sep 02, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2021
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Rated by DHerm619

3.94/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Good looking beer, poured a 22oz bomber into a 1L Stein. Nice head, good carbonation, decent IPA for the price.
Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.42 by jalstontucker from Virginia

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BNSlums from Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Copped a 12 pack of 12oz cans for the low, packaged on 7.8.20. I am already very familiar with the west coast ipa style, often piney, cedary, citrusy and drier.

L: Crystal clear light caramel, srm 9. A stiff off-white head with large bubbles. Active carbonation visible. Head dies in a minute or so. The transparency is shocking

S: Pine jumped right out of the can as I cracked it supported by a more floral citrus, not juicy. Stale bread crusts balance out the nose. The intensity is to a large degree.

T: Earthy, piney base with grapefruit sour notes. Bitterness not detected until the finish. Ranged mid to back of the palate. A little heavy on malt flavor here.

F: Rather crisp but the dark bread crumbs shut that down. Oily, medium-light body. Drinkable.

Long Hammer is one of Washington's most favorable west coast ipas. I understand why. It taste like a dewy forest but with hints of citrus so often found in ipas. This citrus was more like the orange plant than the fruit itself. It is easy to throw back but I am not sure I'd want to drink more than two of these in a light, it would get boring. However, overall a standard representation of the WCIPA.
Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Very active pour into a frosted pilsner glass with foaming to a thick three finger white head. Nice lacing. Nose is very faint. Not much there. Taste is crisp and piny upfront then citrus from hops come thru. Nice but not exceptional. Feel is active with medium body nice warm even in a cold glass. I do like the bottle. Thro back design.
Sep 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can served in a nonic glass.

Look- Slightly hazy golden amber color. Solid off-white head that recedes fairly quickly to a modest ring of foam. Moderate carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Citrus (grapefruit and lemon zest), some light pineapple and melon, some decaying vegetal material, caramel malt, light wet pine other grassy/herbal notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma. Citrus and pineapple, faint melon, some vegetal funk, sweet malt and pine, moderate lingering hoppy bitter finish. decent balance.

Feel- Medium bodied, dryish side and pretty crisp. Medium carbonation on the tongue.

O- One of the old school WC original IPAs that really does taste dated and antiquated. If you'd like to try it, find it on sale.
Jul 13, 2020
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear light golden color . Smell has pine and citrus with sweet baked malts. A surprise on the taste and mouth feel it good citrus and pine give way to sweet bread malts , A balanced and tasty IPA would drink again.
Jul 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.06 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama

Jun 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
It’s a beer. Literally not much else to say here. Kind of the Toyota Corolla of IPA’s. It’s been around for a while, it’s reliable, and does it’s job but isn’t going to wow you. Pretty smooth, a little sweat. Easy drinking and at 6.2% ABV it gets you going.
Jun 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.59 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
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Rated by PugZeppelin from New York

4.77/5  rDev +45%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Go to classic West Coast iconic IPA!!!
May 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Loooonie2 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice yellow color. Smells very floral and nice. Classic piney and citrusy flavor. Flavorful. Brew has a nice consistency to it in your mouth. Very easy to drink. I like this brew. Got a 12pk for $12. Bargain for a beer this good. Reminds me of a lighter Bells Two Hearted Ale. I enjoyed it. Will buy again.
Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by RochefortChris from North Carolina

3.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark golden in color with a creamy white head that quickly dissipates, medium clarity

Resiny pine aromas with bready maltiness, some citrus as well but primarily pine/resin.

Flavor is hop forward, dank pine and resin with slight citrus notes, bready cracker flavors from the malt but almost tastes oxidized. Finishes dry

Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Subdued alcohol warmth, lingering hop flavor on the palate

Not a bad beer but very unremarkable, I do like how it's old school and piney hop forward
Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by AfricanPete14 from South Africa

4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
This was a very crushable ipa, smelt like light citrus and piney northwestern hops. Kind of light orange/amber color. Taste is light with decent flavor of dry citrus with a slight hop aftertaste that is not bitter at all. The carbonation level is excellent and finishes well. Very crisp beer.
Feb 26, 2020
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Wow! Found this beer at a Supermarket going out of business sale and what a great surprise. Now I only hope to be able to find it at any of the other stores in town.

Looks great, tastes great, definitely worth trying if you happen to find it someday.
Feb 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by adhallick from Canada (MB)

Jan 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin

Jan 16, 2020
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.6/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I didn’t know what to expect from this beer as the reviews weren’t that outstanding - but let me tell you, having drunk it I think that it is seriously underrated.
It smells very nice! Very fruity, citrusy, it’s almost like Sunkist! No kidding, it reminds me of ripe oranges, blood oranges maybe? Anyway, like my wife tells me, it’s like “fruit beer.” Again, seriously: I had numerous IPAs that were brewed with grapefruits or mangoes or oranges et cetera but none of them came close to being this fruity - and this one doesn’t even include real fruit!
The body is kind of light and really crisp, from the beginning to the end. Absolutey no bitterness and even the hop feel is like oranges. I am surprised by this beer because it might not be the most complex IPA out there, it still delivers something that many others can’t. It gives you a helluva good time.
I absolutely loved this beer and would drink it again and again!
Ps. my first beer from Seattle, first beer from Washington state - is everything this good up there?
Dec 30, 2019
 
 
Rated: 3.28 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Oct 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Oct 23, 2019
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Rated by Khocolate from Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
I thought it was a pretty good IPA. Just average.
Jul 26, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidSanity from Florida

3.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This is a very simple, balanced but pleasant IPA. It is a severely underrated IPA since I normally find it at an affordable price point($1.49 normally). Sweeter than most IPAs I drink and not overly hoppy where it becomes distracting.

The color is beautiful. Dark, brownish- orange amber color. Not much to the smell, minimal lacing but it is robust.

This is an IPA when you’re undecided on which IPA to go with. More of a starter IPA for the uninitiated and for someone looking for a quality, sessionable beer.

Mild grass notes. A little bit of pine, mild tartness and super faint lemon peel. Touch of honey on the back note but none of the flavors are overly pronounced. This is vanilla but a good quality vanilla. It’s not your overly offensive, knock you on your feet, hopbomb type IPA. This is a “4 quarters of football, I’m gonna drink 10 of these,” type of IPA. And at the price, that’s where it belongs.

You’ll easily grow to enjoy this and I find it everywhere. The Budweiser of IPAs.

And yes, that is a compliment. Cheers!
Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by h4l from England

Jun 13, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
16oz can stamped April 10 19 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 6.2% ABV. The beer pours mostly bright straw yellow with off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is faint with light citrus and malt. The taste is semisweet pils malt with just a hint of pine and citrus. Medium bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, ok. Not a modern American IPA by any stretch, but a good reminder of the first IPA I remember.
Jun 05, 2019
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Reviewed by HonoluluLouie from Hawaii

3.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Straight from the bottle tasted different from poured in a glass. The bottle seemed smoother and I was hard put to find the piney taste. Poured into a glass the pine hoppiness hit my tongue. Nice hint of citrus and pineapple with a crisp finish
The price at Tamura's Market of $13 makes this my new go to IPA No overpowering alcohol taste for a 6.2 abv.
Jun 04, 2019
 
Rated: 1.74 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.05 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Apr 22, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A-Pours a clear amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has very slight piney hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very slight piney flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-An average IPA
Apr 07, 2019
Long Hammer IPA from Redhook Brewlab
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