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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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1,874 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 1874
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

North Carolina

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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GreesyFizeek

New York

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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-20-2014 00:35:41 | More by cornejo
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-13-2014 21:42:46 | More by MitchKrandle
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mudbug

Oregon

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!
Aroma is not subdued or powerful, kind of in the middle, I get weed, fresh cut grass, grapefruit rind, pine sap, very appealing.
Taste starts with some tropical fruit but quickly morphs into typical hop bitterness, there is a fine cracker bread sweetness that attempts a show, but it ends with bitter hops and a hint of blood orange.
Carbonation is subdued, slightly creamy
Overall this is another stellar brew by a brewery that does it right. Bravo!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 23:53:52 | More by mudbug
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber with a two-finger foamy white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Light amount of tropical fruits - mango & pineapple.

T - Starts out with tropical fruits and a nice caramel malt sweetness. The finish has an earthy lingering hop bitterness. There is also a light pepper bite in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth drinking with a crisp bite.

O - Tasty DIPA. Glad I was able to try this. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:07:31 | More by TreyIsWilson
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,874 ratings.