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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-24-2012 23:59:41 | More by joshwalt
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-22-2012 01:15:01 | More by Texasfan549
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jag21

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-21-2012 23:15:55 | More by jag21
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-21-2012 08:20:07 | More by shelby415
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

5/5  rDev +21.1%

02-21-2012 02:13:43 | More by xxcarpxx
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-20-2012 15:32:38 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Archimedes

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-20-2012 00:05:24 | More by Archimedes
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coldriver

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a medium amber with great head and lacing. Heavy citrus aromas prevalent with sweet cotton candy malt. Papaya, lemon, oranges in the hop profile. A little sweeter than I'd prefer, but not overwhelmingly so.
Resinous mouthfeel, dry finish. A very nice imperial IPA, would like to see a little more bitter and a little less sweet.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 20:24:38 | More by coldriver
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-19-2012 03:54:46 | More by jfcaa193
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EinWeizenbitte

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-19-2012 01:18:47 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-18-2012 20:51:39 | More by IrishColonial
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Drinkerofales

California

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden amber with orange hints. A huge light tan head left excellent lacing.

Smell is nice, citrus and pine, some sweet malt underneath. Not a strong smell, but good.

Taste is bitter and pithy upfront, some nice orange flesh sweetness in the middle and that bitter comes back in the aftertaste.

Texture is lighter, while still having that hops tang/punch. Easy to drink.

Great beer, a bolder smell would be nice, along with some murkiness and a bit more body, but otherwise, an excellent beer I will enjoy more of. My first Deschutes experience, and it's a winner.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 08:39:16 | More by Drinkerofales
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a hazed orange tinged bronze colour with a thick sudsy head. sticky and well supported foam leaves some nice lace. pungent hoppy aroma. a lot of citrus strength complimented by a bit of pine and spruce. smells great. the taste profile is held up by a strong foundation of base maltiness...that girth allows the hops to give off all sorts of bitterness, surprisingly balanced with the sweetness. i get a lot more earthy, woody, pine and herbal flavours from the hops rather than the citric blast that i perceived in the nose, which is just fine and totally appropriate. for 8.5% ABV, there are hardly any boozy notes to be had, although a slight warming sensation can be had in the belly. really impressive. this DIPA has a full, lush, round, ample body with an impressively smooth mouthfeel due to the delicate interplay of slick sweetness and coarse bitterness. fantastic. awesome drinkability...bordering on dangerous. good thing i only have one bomber!

overall i would rate this as definitely one of the better DIPA's i've ever had the pleasure of tasting. incredibly balanced and delightfully tasty. highly recommended. i'll be sure to revisit this one!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 00:12:35 | More by budgood1
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-17-2012 01:40:39 | More by Hoolihan
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-16-2012 22:38:36 | More by DaveHack
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-16-2012 21:12:23 | More by Fitzmke
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-16-2012 06:12:47 | More by mhaugo
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natemort13

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Beer pours a straw gold with a good sized foamy white head that leaves good lacing as it dissipates slowly.

On the nose I get some citrus, grass, light mango. Vegetal hops.

Taste follows the nose with a lingering hoppy bitterness that stings my tongue. Pine comes through as it warms a bit. Some peach and honey. Finish has leafy hops on the tongue, a little apparent alcohol.

Mouthfeel verges on syrupy but doesn't cross the line. Stands up well to the big hoppiness.

Overall, it's really tough to tell that this beer has 8.5 abv and 100+ibus. Very understated for such a big ipa. Nice and mellow yet hoppy and bitter. definitely worth a try. Had this a few weeks ago on tap at toronado, hops were definitely juicier and made for a more enjoyable experience, excellent ipa nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 02:02:32 | More by natemort13
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Philousa

California

3.13/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Imbibed on tap at Good Karma, SJ on 2/7/2012.

Pours a golden amber, clear, with little head. Good lacing after a couple swirls. I think they over-poured it. Very floral, nectary aroma with some pine hops. Sweet grain malt. Very inviting, not too hoppy, well balanced. Bready, a little sweet in flavor. Turns bitter, lingers, but not as bitter as the ABV would suggest. A little too syrupy overall, but balanced MF. Syrupness comes with multiple sips.

This was one that wore on me. Some open up with multiple sips, but I felt like this one's shelf life expired the more I drank it. What started out as interesting and inviting became stale and syrupy. Don't know if I'd get a pint of this again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 05:53:46 | More by Philousa
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear orange body with a good 2-finger off-white head that sticks around for a while before falling to a pretty thick cap. Leaves some nice lacing, too.

S- Grapefruit, mango, some coconut, slightly grassy, and then some caramel maltiness.

T- Piney hops up front, slight citrus, and maybe a slight tangerine flavor thrown in as well. There's also a taste that I can't quite place. It's sweet but also a little metallic. A little bitter bite at the end.

MF- An almost full bodied body, with carbonation that bites at the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 02:01:16 | More by LtCracker20
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-15-2012 01:06:51 | More by Cramerican
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Steimie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-14-2012 10:52:58 | More by Steimie
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crbooher

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

02-14-2012 07:29:00 | More by crbooher
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gkunkle

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a golden-orange color with a two finger tall off-white head in my perfect pint glass. Head sticks around fr a bit, but eventually recedes to a film with some islands of foam. Smell is of pineapple, grapefruit, pine, alcohol. In the taste I get a lot of grapefruit. I also get a subtle taste of malt. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, but that seems to increase drinkability. Alcohol is pretty high, but you wouldn't know it by the taste. This beer was actually a little dissapointing, the hop taste seems off.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 07:15:07 | More by gkunkle
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Flatlands

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-12-2012 17:56:55 | More by Flatlands
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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