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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

2,025 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,025
Reviews: 797
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 216
Gots: 122 | 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 Jemonster:
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Jemonster

California

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hop Henge. The "Experimental" IPA. I don't know what is so experimental about it...It doesn't really *taste*out of the ordinary. A medium hoppy DIPA, light on bittering hops. It's got a nice mellow hop profile, nothing like the usual super floralness of something like Pliny the Elder, or the super bitterness of anything made by Green Flash. High ABV at 10.6%...I should have written this review after a few sips instead of 20 oz. deep into the bomber. Nice color and lacing on this with a lingering head. Some citrus smelling hops and some yeast in the smell. Well rounded with the mouthfeel, doesn't go to one extreme or the other. Well balanced dry/sweet character. Really tasty if not basic/classic example of the style. If one were to come across a DIPA kit in a brewing shop, this is the beer that kit would produce. Not to say it isn't great. I like it. My favorite Deschutes brew thus far.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:19:49 | More by Jemonster
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Pours hazy golden color with 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. There is a good amount of lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma really isn't that strong. Most of what I can make out is apple. On tasting, there is a slight malty taste, quickly followed by a hoppy explosion. I can taste a hint of apple at the end. Kind of a bitter, soapy aftertaste. The taste is good, but there is something a little off, and it may be the soapiness at the end. I will say that I drank this a little over a month after the date on the bottle, so my review may have been different if I drank it earlier.

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/15/2014. Pours light hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, peach, papaya, apricot, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, papaya, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,025 ratings.