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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA

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Ratings: 1866
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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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orangeish yellow beer that is topped by a huge foamy off white head after a fairly aggressive pour. It dissapates very slowly and leaves a lot of sticky lacing with it. Good looking beer. The aroma has a lot of nice hoppy qualities to it, with an earthy citrus that is very aromatic and refreshing. A nice bready malt backs it with hints of caramel. Overall, crisp and very pleasant citrusy nose with touch of earthy resin.

A nice balanced attack of hop bitterness evened out a little bit by a lightly toasty biscuity malt bill. The 8.96% ABV sneaks in there as well, but as an afterthought, just a touch on the breath. The front side is slightly sweet and juicy, orangey citrus coming to mind but not tart at all. There is an herbal, almost minty hop presence that then sweeps in and provides some depth. This is followed by some citrusy and resiny hop flavors that give a nice quick flavor, and then shortly taken over by the resiny bitterness in the back. The combination of flavors from the hops is very nice and has a great balance to it, not overly bitter or sweet. The citrus is the main component but the herbal and earthy flavors make a nice hop profile. Its a little prickly from the alcohol and hops, but actually drinks pretty smoothly. Lingering aftertaste of earthy hops is present and nice.

Good beer all around. Lots of nice hoppy flavors with a pretty good balance for what it is. I definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 02:40:26 | More by chodinheaven
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from the freshness dated bomber "best by 07/14"
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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