Red hook ipa dating
As fate would have it, I was in the Seattle area just a few days after buying my Long Hammer.A drop by the original Redhook brewery in nearby Woodinville was on my agenda, so I was able to taste a fresh pint of Long Hammer straight from the Woodinville brewery, too.I think the beer has wonderful balance between malt and hops, and both are well represented.This may not be as big and powerful a beer as some domestic IPAs, but it’s no slouch either, and I for one love it.
“Given that we have a brewery in New Hampshire, we really had to nail this one.
On popping open my bottle, I got an immediate rush of fresh Cascade hop aroma.
You’ll get that from sniffing the glass as well, but make sure you’re at the ready to capture the first whiff rushing to escape when you open yours. The body of the beer has a decent amount of chewy caramel malt.
But in the finish they’re joined by grassy Willamettes and impressively bitter Northern Brewer varietals.
The floral aroma and long dry lingering bitter aftertaste is a true hophead’s delight.
Still as tasty as ever, classic IPA and easily accessible.