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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,027 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 2,027
Reviews: 797
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 217
Gots: 123 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is their new version of Hop Henge Imperial IPA, the hops have been modified as of 1/2009.

Available: January to April
Alc. by Vol.: 8.5 - 9.0% range
IBUs: 95

(Beer added by: SurlyDuff on 01-21-2009)
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Reviews by AndyP612:
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AndyP612

Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had to try this beer after the owner of the liquor store I work at sent back a case because it doesn't sell well. This was ludicrous to me because Deschutes kills it in the store and I cannot recall a beer of theirs I did not like. Also this is my first review so bear with me.

Bomber bottle poured vigorously in a Darness Tulip

A- A bright orange amber color with a one finger head that that dissipates quickly. I think it's a rather inviting color yet it is still a slightly murky which is even more inviting to me.

S- A very sweet nose on this ale yet the malt is still very much so present. Not overpowering pine but also still there.

T- The malty sweetness definitely distracts from the big 10.6% abv published on the label yet the hops dry it out perfectly so as I continue to want more. Tropical fruit and hops dominate the palate.

M- This is a medium- full bodied IPA yet dry enough so it doesn't finish syrupy which is quite nice.

O- This ale really grew on me as I enjoyed the first pour as it seemed to grow in the glass as the flavors opened with a rise in its temperature. I can't believe it has taken me this long to taste this ale and feel a bit foolish I haven't been selling this like crazy. At $4.99 for a bomber, I will most definitely be buying this again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 20:16:34 | More by AndyP612
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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