Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by chodinheaven:
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
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Off white, thick, foamy head, beautiful lacing throughout tasting. Hazy golden orange mixed with a deep yellow honey...nice.
WOW...a big hit of sweet citrus, caramels and fresh baked bread with an apple butter spread on the nose.
First swallow and I'm overcome with molasses, juicy, creamy and sweet. The mouthfeel is nice, somewhat heavy but not overpowering, medium carbonation. Bready malt and hops play together with caramels and toffee creating a rich even middle. The finish is big...dry and bitter, orange peel and peppery...a warm alcohol sensation lingers with the bitterness.
I love this Imperial IPA! I enjoy my IPAs a little on the sweet side...with a caramel/molasses center...this is spot on. Bold flavors and it's ampt up alcohol, (9.3%) along with its 99IBUs makes this a great hop bomb with a nice warm finish.
The only downside that I see...at over 500 calories for one 22oz bomber...you've just eaten a meal...and in my case...breakfast...enjoy...again and again and again!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 14:37:07 | More by Boca-X
4.29/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Just did a side by side comparison with the enjoy by. Very close to identical. Bought a growler fill so was pretty fresh. Very clear in appearance. The aroma was not as pronounced considering this was a dipa but the taste is spot on. Glad I picked this one up.
Serving type: growler
03-02-2014 04:09:06 | More by Jeffwildcat
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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