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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,875 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1875
Reviews: 787
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%


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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New York

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.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
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from the freshness dated bomber "best by 07/14"
Into a Sam Smiths perfect pint glass results in a slightly hazy golden body capped by a 1" head that has longevity and leaves delicate lacing and rings of foam as the level drops,nice!
Aroma is not subdued or powerful, kind of in the middle, I get weed, fresh cut grass, grapefruit rind, pine sap, very appealing.
Taste starts with some tropical fruit but quickly morphs into typical hop bitterness, there is a fine cracker bread sweetness that attempts a show, but it ends with bitter hops and a hint of blood orange.
Carbonation is subdued, slightly creamy
Overall this is another stellar brew by a brewery that does it right. Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

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O - Tasty DIPA. Glad I was able to try this. Recommended.

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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.