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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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1,873 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1873
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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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- poured into a tulip glass. Pours a bright golden orange color with a two finger creamy white head with good retention, leaving some nice lace as the head calms.

S- the first thing I notice is huge tropical hoppy notes; fresh pineapple juice & mango, citrus zest with a bit of floral hop as well. Sweet caramel malt with some biscuit note finish. This ones smells very well balanced.

T- bold floral and citrus hops with a bit of grassiness give way to tropical fruit flavors that transition into a bold sweetness. Notes of sugarcane and caramel malt with a toasted biscuit malt finish. The finish is sweet with a long hoppy, fruity linger.

M- medium body with a slightly viscous medium mouthfeel, low carbonation with a slightly creamy finish, warming alcohol on the finish.

O- hoppy and ruthless, yet it has a nice malty sweetness to it. The flavors are pronounced on both ends of the flavor spectrum, making this one a slow sipper. 22oz May be too much for one sitting, but very good overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 22:07:21 | More by Treyliff
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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!
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,873 ratings.