Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.48/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
06-21-2014 19:16:38 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,050 ratings.