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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

2,034 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,034
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 217
Gots: 121 | FT: 0
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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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep gold/amber with a nice head on top. Fairly good lacing and retention for such high abv.

S: Prominent tropical fruits and some noticeable booze. The hops are very pleasant but do not jump out of the glass like I would have expected. The malt is almost entirely un-noticable in the aroma.

T/M: Firm but smooth bitterness upfront, followed by well rounded tropical hops, mango, citrus, maybe a little banana or something. The alcohol is noticeable on the back end, and cuts the hop flavor short. Malt is noticable as well, a nice crackery pilsner character. The mouthfeel is dry, but not as much as some west-coast DIPAs.

Overall: I appreciate the complexity of the beer, using a lot of experimental hops and achieving a very cool hop profile. I just can't help but feel that the abv is to high for the amount of hop character in this beer. The booze seems to cut the hoppy aftertaste short. Other than that, it is an awesome hoppy beer, I am digging the mosaic hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 04:35:35 | More by Siriusfisherman
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange. Clear. Thick, foamy, white head. Excellent lacing.

S: sweet bubblegum followed by mango and citrus.

T: sweet malty tastes up front. Pine. Biscuit.

M: medium carbonation. Medium body. More dry than sweet.

O: good IPA. Well balanced. Hops work well with balance between malts and booze.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color- cloudy gold. Huge head.

Aroma- lemons, grapefruit, and hints of grass and honey.

Taste- starts hoppy and clean, then gets a little heavy and sweet in the middle, finishing on notes of bitter greens and grapefruit rind with a lingering and long dry aftertaste. Purchased at Costco for $3.99. Drink by date 7/15/14. Tasted on 7/15/14.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,034 ratings.