Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by deathonthemounta:
4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
In a standard american pint glass
A -- Clearly filtered, Amber with a little more orange than red, and lighter in tone than an average NW Amber...or is it darker? This brew is hiding something. Nice 1 finger head poured out,
S -- Very fresh hops, floral citrus pleasing and poignant
T -- Fresh waves of hops swells and crashes on your tongue, a hop perfectionists balance of flavors abounds! citrus, floral, bitter: all swirl around, the mix of hops used gives a nice depth to the hop character, not that the one dimensional juggernaut of the cascade-only hop brew isn't a force to be reckoned with. A nice sweet malt character balances, initially an earthy leather/wood taste that eventually yields spicy raisin, slight lightly tangy apricot/green apple flavors with a deciededly dark fruit bent to them. It is so well balanced...a subtlety that is hard to decipher. Best to sit back and be dazzled by the special effects! I don't know if this 8.1% mom slapper can be aged, but if it can, i'll bet it will really come forward. The alcohol sort of ravages you during the experience, slightly reminding me of underage barleywine.
I'm just going go out on a limb here and say a very STRAWBERRY (without the usual cloying sweetness that produce foists upon you) flavor is what is perceived at the highest level of abstraction; as it warms. Keep up with me now...
M -- Wow, absolutely perfectly matches the style and character of this brew. What a sleeper!
D -- Pretty good as far as huge Imperial IPA's go, WTF do you want? Damn the torpedoes, session any brew you want! *whimper*, but I'm a pansy so i can't session this brew *whine*
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2007 22:31:59 | More by deathonthemounta
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3.88/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Boathouse in Conshy.
Pours tangerine-orange with minimal head
Aroma not to prominent of fruity hops
Taste is citrusy hops and tangy. Not overbearing but subtle. Bitterness overtakes the citric qualities.
kind of light bodied with good carbonation.
My wife asked me how it was and the word that came to mind was ordinary. A good beer for sure but nothing that hasn't been done before.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 04:29:21 | More by hopflyer
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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