The Longhammer IPA is classified as a “BOLD” beer by the Redhook Brewery and bold it is. This IPA packs a punch with 6.2% ABV (alcohol by volume) and 44 IBUs (International Bitter Units). For the home-brewers out there the OG (original gravity) of this beer sits at 14.4 degrees plato.
This IPA is a more balanced, dry-hopped IPA. The hops aren’t overwhelming but kick in at the finish with a slight jolt of bitterness. The medium body is balanced well so the person drinking it doesn’t feel so heavy after finishing one. The body color is copper like most IPAs but RedHook’s IPA has a piney scent to it. This is definitely an IPA to let craft beer beginners get their hands on. It has all the qualities of an IPA without the overpowering flavors behind it, creating an almost delicious and sessionable IPA, if that exists.
Redhook has seven main beers in their lineup with a Blueline Series and a Brewery Backyard Series. If you’re a Georgia resident hoping to find their beers around here, Eagle Rock Distributing Company in Stone Mountain, Ga. distributes their products in a large portion of the state.
Redhook was originally established in Seattle, Washington in 1981. They’re brewery in Washington has been located in Woodinville, WA since 1994. In 1996, they opened their second brewery in Portsmouth, NH to bring their beer to the East Coast craft beer geeks.
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