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Day #207 – Redhook Long Hammer IPA

July 27, 2011

Got an IPA for today. I’ve only had it once and it was long long ago. I remember not liking it at all, but that was also before I developed a taste for IPAs. I’m looking forward to trying this guy again.

Redhook Long Hammer IPA

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Redhook is based out of Woodinville, WA. The brewery is owned by the Craft Brewers Alliance which is a conglomerate of a few craft breweries. Kona, Redhook and Widmer are a part of this group. Redhook very recently redesigned their bottles to reflect their earlier roots. I think they look pretty cool. This beer is classified as an India Pale Ale and has 6.5% ABV.

This glass is actually a Redhook glass, even though there isn’t a logo. The logo is etched in the glass near the base. It is really heavy and is one of my favorite glasses.

This beer pours a very clear golden color with a very large foamy white head. Head response was immediate and lasted awhile.

The aroma is very nice. Lots of sweet, fruity hops. I can smell grapefruit notes, citrus and some tropical notes. Great hoppy smell.

Flavor is also hoppy with more of a bitter tone that fruity. Dry finish with a lingering tingle. Some sweetness and grain but mainly spicy hops. Good! Man I don’t know what I was thinking back then.

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Cheers!

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