Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle from SeaofShells (awesome extra!). Best by 4/6/13 (bottled 1/6/13?). Served in a Sweetwater snifter.
Pours a crisp orange hued gold with a tight half finger of vanilla head that leaves small islands of lace.
Nose is rich with citrus and piney hops. A bit of spice and some bready sweet malts.
Big, sweet and malty flavors throughout with plenty of orangey, pine, peach and sweetened citrus rind followed by traces of caramel and white pepper. The booze is there but by taste alone, I'd have guessed 8.5-9% instead of it's hefty 10.6%abv. Nice.
Oily, slick, heavy-side-of-medium feel with nice mild carbonation. Long hoppy sweet finish.
This is good stuff. I really enjoy a malty sweet DIPA and this sure fits the bill. Don't get me wrong, there are still hops-a-plenty but it sure is thick and rich. I highly recommend it to fans of DIPAs on the malty side.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2013 02:08:58 | More by ThickNStout
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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.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 03:19:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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