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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%

ThirdEyePA, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Jules11788, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jacobbocce72, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tasted this beer first at the SLO Xtreme Beerfest. It pours a clear golden color with a white foamy head. It demonstrates good head retention. Lovely grapefruit and candied fruit bouquet. Grapefruit and pine flavors balanced nicely with malt. A very smooth, drinkable IPA with a slick mouthfeel that completes this excellent beer.

DocJitsu, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Joukahainen, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

DoctorB2B, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

buckyp, Mar 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

Chopman50, Mar 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Kirby, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

jlouwagie, Mar 08, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber with 8.5% ABV listed on the bottle; pours a slight hazy amber orange color with a 2 finger foamy tan head that had tons of bubbles in it and faded very slowly, leaving very good foamy lacing clinging to the sides and a creamy layer on top.

Smells of big citrus hops up front, with grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, piney hops, flowers, brown sugar, biscuit, light herbs, caramel, and mild spices like pepper and coriander; this is all citrus in the nose, very sweet and fruity overall, hiding the ABV very well.

Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon, toasted grains, biscuit, herbs, tea leaf, caramel, pine cone/piney hops, brown sugar, wheat bread and light spices like pepper and coriander. The hops blast your palate up front, then let the bready grains tame them a little which then allows the sweet bitter finish to showcase the hops again with an oily hop and herbal residue lingering.

Mouthfeel is creamy and velvety smooth, with light carbonation, a medium chewy body and a bitter citrus finish that leaves a combo of hop sweetness and herbs that is almost dry and refreshing. This goes down very easy for a strong beer and hides the ABV very well.

An excellent DIPA which I hope will become more available on the East Coast. Very enjoyable, well balanced and easy to drink: a high recommendation, this beer is a winner.

CHickman, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DWolf, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ithinkimasofa, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

marine1975, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

paxchristi, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

piclee, Mar 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

juliusseizure, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

durrrr, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

osboxc, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

woodenbones, Feb 29, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled served in a pint glass

A - Clear bronze amber with a fluffy khaki 2 finger head with good retention and excellent lacing. A beauty.

S - Hoppy nose of grapefruit and floral hops

T - At 95 IBUs it starts off a less bold than I expected with a smooth floral hops flavor and malty sweetness with almost a barleywine sweet bready finish with a touch of EtOH.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - A nice smooth and fairly light hitting double IPA.

williamjbauer, Feb 28, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.8%

batl77, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

kylemckinnis, Feb 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51.6%

RGinKC, Feb 25, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coppery and clear, nice big, lasting head, good lacing. Citrus and floral notes come up first, followed by some pine. Taste is oily with hops, plenty of citrus, pine, and earthy malts. Body is medium and oily with a slightly sweet finish. Very tasty stuff!

AlCaponeJunior, Feb 25, 2012
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,086 ratings.