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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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2,032 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,032
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 218
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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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle from City Beer San Francisco for 5.99. Thanks to j for this one.

Appearance - Clear copper colour with an average size frothy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also pine/resin mixed with various fruits like grapefruit, strawberries, apricots, and pineapple. I can pick up on the booze as well. It ends with a hoppy and fruity aftertaste.

Overall - It definitely got better as it warmed in my glass. Probably the best beer I've had from Deschutes and a lot more west coast in style than their IPA/APA. I'd drink it again for sure, but I'd drink a Sculpin/Pliny/Idiot instead if I could.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 18:14:34 | More by spinrsx
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-09-2012 23:31:48 | More by dlello2
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-09-2012 11:24:40 | More by dorf
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-09-2012 02:43:38 | More by bumchilly25
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-08-2012 20:50:23 | More by Beer21
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A orange with no bubbles. Very foamy head that stays for a while

S I don't smell much but nothing special

T so good! Orange and bitter hops. So refreshing I need to drink this on a hot summer day. Very smooth and refreshing. Although! The alcohol stands out to me. Not a bad thing. My opinion but I know other people would disagree

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 07:29:38 | More by JesteR14
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

05-06-2012 03:51:08 | More by HopsintheSack
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-06-2012 03:18:00 | More by kyager2000
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a very nice big ipa, unique too. only 8 bucks for a bomber at a restaurant, great bargain! pours a sticky bright amber orange color with a delicate but lasting lace white head. smells enormous on the hop front. citrusy, tropical, resinous. flavor is almost backwards experientially, which i really adore in this one. starts off bitter and dry, really powerful, then moves to that pineapple/tangerine sappy sugary hops vibe at the end. this is reverse order from most big india pales, that show their sweet side up front and finish bitter. this is quite the opposite. the alcohol became very prominent as it warmed a bit. feel was nice, big bodied and well carbonated, but filling and strong, not sessionable really. a nice bomber to share over gourmet pizza and mussels. another hit from deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 20:19:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-05-2012 04:42:38 | More by brentusaurus
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3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this earlier in the night. I remember it being very cloudy and hazy in the bottle, it looked nice.

And I remember it smelling amazing. It smelled like really really fresh hops. As If I had rubbed some hops together in my hands, delish.

But it did not quitem deliver. It had a nice juicy taste, but the alcohol came through way too much and way too often. Every sip was IPA + alcohol. Really disappointing.

Maybe I should try it more fresh, but the alcohol was not well hidden. Shame on you Deschutes,

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 10:50:05 | More by raynmoon
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4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful hazy orange copper color you can tell there are gonna be some nice ibu's in this one just looking at it. The smell is of a nice hop aroma, fruity and piney. Hop bitterness on the back of the tongue leaves a sticky feeling on the mouth this beer really sticks with you and leaves you wanting more and more. Great bitterness and piney flavor. Would easily buy this IPA again and again

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:16:50 | More by alk3kenny
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-30-2012 01:16:53 | More by Pugs78
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-30-2012 00:12:48 | More by JohnBender
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint.

My first beer from Deschutes, let's see how deprived I am living on the other side of the country.

It pours out a nice, hazy orange with two fingers of persistent, sticky head. The aroma is full of full, sticky, piney hops with some strong, yet watery grapefruit. The taste is very well balanced, with sticky pine hops and nice caramel malts. The aftertaste is the beer's strongest suit, with a late hit of tropical fruits and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is on the fuller side with an appropriate level of carbonation. It coats the mouth very well. The drinkability is very good. A great first brew from Deschutes. That late hit of tropical fruits gets me every time, and makes this something unique in the DIPA game. It's enough to get a man excited about opening his Abyss in a few months.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 04:03:14 | More by shand
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

04-29-2012 00:22:17 | More by Sirvis
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4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Papago in Scottsdale, AZ.

A: Copper-orange-amber in color with a fluffy, pillowy, white head. Good lace and little retention.

S: Crisp, refreshing hops with some malt at the end.

T: Very fruity hops. Bready malt in the finish. A very balanced Double IPA. Dry but refreshing.

M: Smooth with very little carbonation. Great flavors. Easy drinker.

O: Amazing on draft just as it is in a bottle. Can Deschutes make a bad beer? I think not.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2012 20:37:28 | More by Gatch
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-28-2012 13:05:13 | More by Donsmitty
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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a nice medium orange color with a nice head.

Very hop driven aromas of oranges, hops, and some spices with a touch of creams.

Full bodied with really good and deep flavors of creams, spices and oranges. Fresh with a very nice feel.

This was really good. Balanced with hop flavors but not overbearing.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 02:32:40 | More by KDawg
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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Came to the table a copper color with a single finger of off white head that fell quickly. Somehow still laced like a champ all the way to the finish.

S: Pine and sappy hops jumping out at me from the moment they set it on the table. Closer inspection reveals some exotic citrus.

T: Hops come on immediately with a piney, resinous presence. Loads of grapefruit compliment the foresty nature of this brew. There is a very bready quality about the middle. Something like spiced bread with apple butter but not that sweet. Very layered. The booze are there but you hardly notice them.

M: Just right, sticky and chewy with a medium weight.

O: I just love this brew. Drank 3 pints without hesitation. Its a nice take on the hop bomb that is just nicely complex. It does knock me out but i love the fall.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2012 21:21:20 | More by legalpete19340
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2012 01:40:39 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-25-2012 21:15:01 | More by ATXRyan
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-25-2012 01:12:10 | More by mmurphy525
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-24-2012 05:41:02 | More by Frankieteardrop
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

04-24-2012 02:29:18 | More by CEDAMA
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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