Review – Red Hook Longhammer IPA
Red Hook Longhammer IPA
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
Metallic brass in color with a high amount of cloudiness. This IPA reminds me of a cross between an apple juice and a freshly made apple cider in terms of color.
Very hoppy and fruity. What else did you expect? The Cascade hops are used in many IPAs because they impart such great aroma without changing the flavor too much.
Very crisp and light. This beer is quite bitter from the large quantities of hops but is still very easy to drink. I always tend to think in terms of “social” beer drinkers who like Bud and Miller and this would be ideal for them. It’s not too arrogant but provides enough flavor those of us who like to taste our beer.
Moderate carbonation with a bit of tangy, sourness on the back and sides of the tongue.
IPA is my favorite style of beer right now and I have been wanting to try the Longhammer for a long time. I fell victim to their catchy logo in a beer publication and have since been trying to locate this brew. Finally, last week I took a trip to Delaware to get some Dogfish Head limited releases and found myself staring at cases and cases of Red Hook’s IPA. I really enjoy it because of the fresh taste and easy drinkability combined with the decent amounts of alcohol.