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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,031 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,031
Reviews: 798
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 218
Gots: 123 | FT: 1
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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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2014 23:15:01 | More by kushlash23
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Scott231

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-23-2014 01:39:47 | More by Scott231
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david18

New York

3/5  rDev -27.5%

06-22-2014 16:40:27 | More by david18
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-22-2014 16:36:21 | More by Gagnonsux
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rattlehead190777


3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-21-2014 19:30:10 | More by rattlehead190777
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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2014 19:16:38 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
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romulus523

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2014 19:07:38 | More by romulus523
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army01

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2014 01:17:24 | More by army01
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-19-2014 19:43:34 | More by EvoJoe
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x0darap

California

5/5  rDev +20.8%

06-19-2014 17:09:37 | More by x0darap
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2014 03:35:30 | More by tykechandler
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kalthaus223

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-19-2014 01:59:20 | More by kalthaus223
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 00:52:34 | More by AtrumAnimus
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 08:37:09 | More by SitkaSteve
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beerbrains

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-18-2014 06:06:26 | More by beerbrains
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seifer1886

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-17-2014 02:21:24 | More by seifer1886
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California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-16-2014 07:00:40 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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reefa

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-15-2014 19:06:19 | More by reefa
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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-15-2014 19:01:39 | More by BarryMFBurton
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-15-2014 04:55:52 | More by WDJersey
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phredbull

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-14-2014 04:52:23 | More by phredbull
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pathead

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-12-2014 04:01:36 | More by pathead
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-11-2014 00:35:41 | More by Rick778
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-09-2014 19:12:04 | More by IAmHollywood13
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devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2014 01:26:28 | More by devilfluff
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,031 ratings.