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Redhook Long Hammer IPA

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I’m sure many of you out there have had this beer. I think Redhook is a gateway beer for a lot of people, at least around here. It’s everywhere and it’s fairly cheap. This was probably my first IPA. I have actually reviewed this one before in a head-to-head blind tasting, and my score was actually only one off of this one review. This IPA is brewed with Pale, Caramel, and Munich malts with Alchemy, Cascade, and Willamette hops.

Stats:
American India Pale Ale. 6.5% ABV. 44 IBUs. Washington.

Bright orange/yellow color. Head doesn’t last too long but does leave some sticky lacing. It’s fairly clear but has suspended sediment.

The nose is mainly piney hops, a splash of orange, and you do get a little bit of grain. Very straight-forward, nothing special here.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, high drinkability.

Pine and orange citrus, and a little hint of grain. That flavor profile pretty much extends throughout. The finish has quite a bit of hop bitterness with a nail polish remover and a slight veggie flavor.

This is very light, and a little bit off-balanced. Frankly, it’s just a boring and simple IPA. It screams “run of the mill.” 82 points.

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