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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

2,010 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 2,010
Reviews: 796
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 215
Gots: 120 | 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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BeerOnTheWall

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber w/best by date of 6/16/11 picked up at the local Bevmo poured into an imperial pint glass.

Vigorous pour yielded avg. white frothy head that disappeared as quickly as it arrived. Good lacing left behind. Clear light amber in color with a bit of carbonation bubbling in the glass.

Pine, alcohol, lemon zest, oranges. Mellow sweet caramel and fresh baked cookies add a nice malt complement to the sharp hop and alcohol qualities that hit you at first. Comes off fresh and balanced.

All sorts of hops dominate the flavor on this. Green veggies and fresh cut grass, citrus rind; sharp bitter finish hits and then mellows slightly. The sweet malt notes that were there on the nose have taken a big back seat but provide sufficient backbone to give some balance to a beer that leans heavily towards fresh green hop flavors. Alcohol is hidden amongst all that bitter pretty well.

Medium to light bodied for the style with bellow avg. carbonation leads to a bit of a thin feel. It's not bad...but doesn't measure up to the other qualities of the beer. This is where I think a little more maltiness would really balance this beer out and make it great. I will say that for all those hops...there is no astringent finish.

Overall I really enjoyed this one and could easily drink a couple bombers. It's not my favorite Double IPA...but if you are craving a DIPA with really fresh hops, a pleasing bitter finish, doesn't dry out your palate, and can hide 9% ABV, then you should give this a try. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 21:56:16 | More by BeerOnTheWall
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,010 ratings.