Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Duke:
British Columbia (Canada)
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(From a tulip)
Appearance: pours a saturated fulvous gold with a head that has a slight touch of amber in the white, and that is a healthy two-finger-thick affair which seems to be showing no signs of dissipation. The walls of my tulip glass are guarded by an insouciant jigsaw of alençon lacing.
Smell: Piney hopes. I think the smell of this beer is quite simple. I'm realising a touch of caramel, and grapefruit is there too, but I only figured out the latter having tasted it.
Taste: The mango almost dominates everything out of the game here, for me. I'm getting a slight citrusy bitterness of grapefruit as well, and there's a bit of caramel which lingers throughout. At the finish, the hops beat the last bubbly remnants of caramel into submission, leaving them to thinly coat my mouth.
Mouthfeel: Hop Henge is surprisingly thick and full. The carbonation is very light indeed, but it fits. The beer leaves a film of mango-sweet hoppiness on my palate.
Overall: Hop Henge is a solid IPA. The flavours pique my interests, and the mouthfeel is lovely.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2012 23:25:47 | More by Duke
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3.19/5 rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Bottle purchased at Bob's Bar in Columbus, OH.
This was unknowingly purchased a month past its best by date (3/13/14) so take this review with a grain of salt, and know that this beer does not hold up well with time.
Pours a dark peach color, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.
Smells include honey, bitter grapefruit, and alcohol.
The hop flavor has faded a lot here, replaced by the typical honey-ish sweetness. The diminished hop flavors have also allowed the alcohol burn to be more present. What hop character is left is of the bitter grapefuit variety. Possibly some pine in there.
Medium bodied, sweet and sticky mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Would like to try this again much fresher.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 03:19:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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