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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA

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92
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1,869 Ratings
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Ratings: 1869
Reviews: 786
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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ThickNStout

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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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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!
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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