Saturday, October 29, 2011

Redhook Long Hammer IPA

What's that? You thought this blog was dead? Well you are wrong m f'er! See, the one thing that the writers on this blog have in common (besides being devishly handsome) is that we can be LAZY. Sorry to all you sorry sons of bitches who got used to reading wonderfully funny and inarticulate beer reviews every day. LIFE HAPPENS. But we're back! At least for this one post.

Red Hook Brewery started in Seattle in 1981. I love Seattle. It's probably the best city in the world (I haven't been to Tripoli but I can assume Seattle > Tripoli). Unlike most craft beers, you can get Redhook beers pretty much anywhere, as it is sold in 48 states of the great U S of A. They even have breweries on both sides of the country, one in Woodinville, WA, and one in Portsmouth, NH. The one thing in common between Woodinville and Portsmouth, besides brewing Redhook? Vampires.

The Redhook Long Hammer IPA is a tasty IPA, clocking in at 44 IBUs and 6.5% ABV. It's not the best IPA in the world (again, never been to Tripoli), but it's not the worst either. It has a nice floral, citrus, hoppy flavor, and given the relatively low IBUs, its easy to drink a couple in a row (like 3 in one minute). I got a variety pack on sale on the local Teet for $13.49, a fine deal in my book. The case also included their Pilsnerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, ESB, and Copperhook (one of the items that you can acquire in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past). Plus the bottles are differently shaped than normal beer bottles. They are more stout and have a shorter neck, kind of like that Jamaican shit Red Stripe. Just not as shitty.

Go out and get the Redhook variety pack, or just get a six-er of the Long Hammer IPA. You're guaranteed to like it, or your money back (not sure who will give you your money back though, so good luck with that, wang).

Drinkability: 7/10
Taste: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Curb Appeal: 6/10

Overall: 6.5/10

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