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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,107 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,107
Reviews: 801
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 219
Gots: 139 | 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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3.24/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear copper in color with a fair amount of sticky head that dissipates to a thin film. Plenty of lacing as you drink. Carbonation looks to be mild. Looks like a typical double IPA.

S: Apple, watermelon and apricot with a sweet toffee backbone. Overall, a pretty high, malt-forward astringent note with slight alcohol presence.

T: Bitter and fruity up front, fills in with sweet candy malts towards the middle (with the distinctive Deschutes malty flavor) and finishes bitter once again with the hops finally coming through. Grapefruit rinds are the predominant flavor left in the mouth after swallowing. Oddly, I felt this was overly bitter but didn't feel like it had much of a hop presence.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lots of chewiness and almost a bit syrupy. Quite lively on the tongue.

O: Honestly, not my cup of tea. Overall this was overly bitter and acidic, not very palatable and certainly not sessionable. I'm generally a fan of IPAs and Deschutes brews, but I'm a bit disappointed with this one. Then again, at 10.9% ABV you won't care by the time you finish the bottle.

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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 2,107 ratings.