Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
A: half finger head on a clear to very slightly hazy amber-golden body. Nice lacing.
S: sweet caramel and toffee, almost a candy like fruitness as well.
T: nice malt backbone. sweet caramel malt up front blends into a citrus and mildly pine bitterness in the finish.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: I actually had this one right after a Pliny the Elder. It is a nice example of how different IPAs can be based on the malt profile. In its own right this is a nice brew.
04-19-2012 01:33:43 | More by kylehay2004
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
A-Clear orange, some carbonation, two finger head
S-Lots of hops, some grass, good deal of citrus as well
T-Nice mix of malt and and hops to start, grassy and pine notes, a little bit of citrus and ends with good bitterness.
M-Medium bodied, very smooth with some carbonation.
O-Another good beer from Deschutes. A great all round DIPA, not any glaring holes just a good beer.
04-18-2012 15:19:37 | More by rlee1390
3.75/5 rDev -9.2%
Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.
Look - almost a light ruby red color, clear, with about half a finger's worth of off-tan colored foam that dissipates slowly.
Smell - hoppy, but with a subdued quality about it. You can smell a bit of the higher abv too. A bit of a floral scent to it as well.
Taste - definitely hoppy, both in taste at the beginning, and then bitterness in the middle. It seems like there's an element of sweetness somewhere in between the middle and the finish, but the finish and after taste are both quite bitter.
Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans a little more on the watery side.
Overall - not a bad brew at all, and fairly interesting to sample and think about.
04-18-2012 03:28:28 | More by Nerudamann
3.63/5 rDev -12.1%
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass. Best by 26 June 2012. 1214.
A: Creamy-thick head tops a very clear pale gold beer.
S: Light peachy hops. It doesn't smell very bitter. Full of soft fruit.
T: Full, hoppy, and full of Simcoe-ish garlic/onions. Sweet grapefruit, the afore-smelt peach, and white grape. The interplay between hops and fruit is the main feature (and only interesting part) of this beer. An herbal-bitter aftertaste. The beer improves as time passes.
M: Round, drinkable, sometimes-citrusy, and fairly unremarkable.
O: A good beer. I'd have another few (it's quite tasty) but I'm unsure what makes this beer 'experimental'. Moderately recommended.
04-12-2012 05:07:16 | More by AgentMunky
3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Best by date: 6/26/12, with a slightly higher 8.96 percent ABV. Reviewed live. Expectations are high due to my love of Deschutes.
A- Finger and a half thick fluffy white head. Fairly long retention for the ABV, about two minutes long. Ringed, fluffy lacing. Pale orange-gold color with some cloudiness. Nice looking beer.
S- HEAVY citrus hops, grapefruit and cloves. Smells sweet and floral to pair with the citrus aspect of it.
T- Light and malty to start, kicks with the heavy bitter citrusy hops and finishes sweet. Malts, grapefruit, apple, brown sugar. Interesting DIPA.
M- Begins and finishes light with a creamy feel in the middle. Fairly wet feel surprisingly.
O- Beastly hop character, yet surprisingly drinkable. This beer is an enigma. A tasty enigma.
04-11-2012 04:15:13 | More by Murrhey
4.13/5 rDev 0%
a: bright copper body. a three finger head quickly rises and slowly settles to a frothy ring leaving big clumpy spotty lacing behind.
s: big citrus aromas, malts and some sugars.
t: orange upfront with plenty of citrus hops and a nice malt body to evenly balance.
m: medium to full body with a slight oily feel on the cheeks before turning to a dry finish.
o: very drinkable, well balanced beer.
04-07-2012 19:24:28 | More by match1112
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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