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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA

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1,887 Ratings
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Ratings: 1887
Reviews: 787
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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beer2day

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4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey orange pour with 1.5 finger manilla head. Not much retention or lace. Very light bubble stream.

Nose is big. Pine, mango, straw grass, alcohol burn all hit pretty hard. Nice job on the aromatics.

Taste follows the nose, with mango and grassy hops. Pine comes on in the finish, but mellows against the mango fruit. Hint of white pepper and a blast of the abv round things out. Pretty delicious.

Feel started out a bit on the thin side, but really starting to fill out as the glass warms.

Really glad I got to try this, thanks to my trading partner in Bend.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 02:11:03 | More by beer2day
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.