Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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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3.88/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Boathouse in Conshy.
Pours tangerine-orange with minimal head
Aroma not to prominent of fruity hops
Taste is citrusy hops and tangy. Not overbearing but subtle. Bitterness overtakes the citric qualities.
kind of light bodied with good carbonation.
My wife asked me how it was and the word that came to mind was ordinary. A good beer for sure but nothing that hasn't been done before.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 04:29:21 | More by hopflyer
4.5/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Off white, thick, foamy head, beautiful lacing throughout tasting. Hazy golden orange mixed with a deep yellow honey...nice.
WOW...a big hit of sweet citrus, caramels and fresh baked bread with an apple butter spread on the nose.
First swallow and I'm overcome with molasses, juicy, creamy and sweet. The mouthfeel is nice, somewhat heavy but not overpowering, medium carbonation. Bready malt and hops play together with caramels and toffee creating a rich even middle. The finish is big...dry and bitter, orange peel and peppery...a warm alcohol sensation lingers with the bitterness.
I love this Imperial IPA! I enjoy my IPAs a little on the sweet side...with a caramel/molasses center...this is spot on. Bold flavors and it's ampt up alcohol, (9.3%) along with its 99IBUs makes this a great hop bomb with a nice warm finish.
The only downside that I see...at over 500 calories for one 22oz bomber...you've just eaten a meal...and in my case...breakfast...enjoy...again and again and again!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 14:37:07 | More by Boca-X
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Just did a side by side comparison with the enjoy by. Very close to identical. Bought a growler fill so was pretty fresh. Very clear in appearance. The aroma was not as pronounced considering this was a dipa but the taste is spot on. Glad I picked this one up.
Serving type: growler
03-02-2014 04:09:06 | More by Jeffwildcat
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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