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Beer of the Month: Redhook Ale Brewery Long Hammer
Beer of the Month: Redhook Ale Brewery Long Hammer

Enough with the novelties for a while. Here's a West Coast classic, brewed since 1984, when people had scarcely heard of India Pale Ale. It pours lager gold with a medium head and slightly coarse carbonation, and it's definitely an IPA, dry-hopped with Cascade for that brisk piney nose we've grown to love. It does not, however, belong to the later West Coast school of hop extremism. It has a nice round feel on the palate, with a long, long bittersweet finish fading out cleanly on the bitter side. It's simply a very attractive IPA that will appeal to beer lovers who are not full-time hopheads. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article...

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