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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,086 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,086
Reviews: 801
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 219
Gots: 137 | 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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Ratings: 2,086 | Reviews: 801 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

KevinL, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Admbmb92, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Minski405, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

SuperHop18, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Jsswish, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kushlash23, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Scott231, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

david18, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Gagnonsux, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

rattlehead190777, Jun 21, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden orange, with a thick, fine head. Sheets of lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Tropical fruit aromas of mango and papaya, and also some stone fruit aroma of apricot and peach.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue is that of sweet, slightly fruity, herbal, green hops and it finishes just the same, with the the character of the hops leaning towards the green and herbal flavors. Malt flavors aren’t really present/noticeable here, as the hop flavors cover them up almost completely, and they mostly add a bit of a sweet backbone to the entire profile. The character of the hops is still quite enjoyable and unique, as it tastes like a raw, fresh hop and isn’t actually as potently bitter or dry as most IPAs.

Final Word: Definitely a beer for hop lovers only, though the character of the hops used is unique enough to warrant at least a taste by any beer drinker, as it’s far from offensive. Though not as well balanced as it should be, it’s a far cry from your kick-in-the-teeth bitter IPAs out there. Try it if you love hops and are looking for something new, but don’t bother if you are still getting used to/learning to appreciate hops.

Louisville-Beer-Reviews, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

romulus523, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

army01, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

EvoJoe, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

x0darap, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

kalthaus223, Jun 19, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My first review using my new Spiegelau IPA Glass.

This one pours a nice cloudy golden color that has a nice fluffy white head that is long lived and leaves thick structured lacing down the glass.

The nose is nice and rich with sweet malts, grass, pine, rain, citrus, vanilla with a floral bouquet.

The taste is rich as well with a great hop dominance that presents in many different levels. There is a buttery bitterness up front with a sweet spike in the middle that falls to a dry bitter finish with notes of camphor, rosemary, lavender, apples and grapefruit.

The mouthfeel is equally rich and perfectly balanced for this experimental brew.

Overall this is an exceptionally drinkable beer and I highly recommend it.

AtrumAnimus, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

beerbrains, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

seifer1886, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ChrisAlbertine, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

reefa, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

BarryMFBurton, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

WDJersey, Jun 15, 2014
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,086 ratings.