Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Stoneman78:
3.63/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear dark orange hue, big dollops of white shaving cream-like head sustains, thick lacing
Aromas of grassy hops and sweet bread malts, light alcohol
Taste is initially characterized by very bitter and grassy hops, sour grapefruit and citrus, warming alcohol, biscuit and bread malts slowly open up in the middle, tones of pine, oranges, lemons, caramel, finishes very dry and bitter
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, watery thin texture with slight bitter resin, moderate-high carbonation
Drinkability is moderate, the alcohol presence is mixed into the front of the taste and is mostly gone in the finish, a very bitter DIPA with low hop taste profile, nice malt balance, wished this had a bit more body and texture, okay but nothing great for this style
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2008 06:55:47 | More by Stoneman78
More User Reviews:
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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