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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,034 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,034
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 217
Gots: 121 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by sabinelr:
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sabinelr

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had some quarters left and a craving for something strong, so I went to Fred Meyer to see what they had. I found this for 3.89 a bottle. Took it home and slammed down a gulp. There's just enough bitterness to make it hard to slam down, but then it settles in with a nice friendly hop aftertaste. Then a minute later the active ingredient kicks in with a nice glow. Normally it takes me a couple hours to do a bottle of Arrogant Bastard or Lenny's RIPA, but this one has gone down fast. Be careful. As with the recently superseded Hop Stoopid, you should buy cases and cases of this to get you through the current economic downturn.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 22:27:00 | More by sabinelr
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jellikit

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange. Clear. Thick, foamy, white head. Excellent lacing.

S: sweet bubblegum followed by mango and citrus.

T: sweet malty tastes up front. Grapefruit. Biscuit.

M: medium carbonation. Medium body. More dry than sweet.

O: good IPA. Well balanced. Hops work well with balance between malts and booze.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 04:11:21 | More by jellikit
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -51.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color- cloudy gold. Huge head.

Aroma- lemons, grapefruit, and hints of grass and honey.

Taste- starts hoppy and clean, then gets a little heavy and sweet in the middle, finishing on notes of bitter greens and grapefruit rind with a lingering and long dry aftertaste. Purchased at Costco for $3.99. Drink by date 7/15/14. Tasted on 7/15/14.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 00:40:53 | More by utfiero
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy golden color with 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. There is a good amount of lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma really isn't that strong. Most of what I can make out is apple. On tasting, there is a slight malty taste, quickly followed by a hoppy explosion. I can taste a hint of apple at the end. Kind of a bitter, soapy aftertaste. The taste is good, but there is something a little off, and it may be the soapiness at the end. I will say that I drank this a little over a month after the date on the bottle, so my review may have been different if I drank it earlier.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 01:31:24 | More by jngrizzaffi
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,034 ratings.