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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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d4114

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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- One finger of off white head, orange to amber color, good amount of carbonation.

S- Good amount of hops and a malty sweetness

T- Sweet bitter at the front, slight citrus and malt sweetness in the middle then a dry bitter finish.

M- Medium body, not too heavy feeling and smooth

D- Very solid beer, super smooth for the 9% abv can't taste the alcohol at all, also very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 23:15:12 | More by d4114
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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,887 ratings.