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Hop Henge Experimental IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,072 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,072
Reviews: 800
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 219
Gots: 131 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Metaltildeath, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of bcsbeer
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received by special delivery from Chicago thanks to Mr Vega.

Bomber poured in to my DFH signature glass. Best by date 5/31/13 10.4% ABV

A: Dark hazy apricot trapped under a heavy two finger head. Impeccable retention and lacing. A barley bubble bath. .

S: A nice rich malty aroma. Biscuit, orange blossom

T: Was just like the nose. Big malt presence. Heavy biscuit with honey. As the beer warmed up the flowery hops started appear with orange and apricot.

M: This had a nice weight to it. Thick and creamy. Sweetness in the front and a light hop bitterness in the finish. After 30 seconds the taste buds were craving another bath of liquid bliss. (no reference to Terrapin)

O: This is a heavy weight like the masonry at Stonehenge. It tastes smells and feels like Deschutes used 50 lbs of ingredients for each bottle. The hops and bitterness were very subdued. Can we rename it Malt-Henge? If waiting 37 days past the best by date created what I had, I would recommend it, and if you plan on sharing this with a friend, buy two bottles.

bcsbeer, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

hansgruber, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

akang, Jul 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ebrifan, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Remdog, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

csfcmitchell, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Rau71, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

JamLand, Jul 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

DSkilling, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ZiggyPop, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

DarthKostrizer, Jun 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Spaz7, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Mersh, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

FrostyWPG, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

DelMontiac, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Sark
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- orange copper, plenty of carbonation, thin whispy head

Smell- bready and grain mixed with earthy hop notes, herbal spices and lemongrass come to mind

Taste- light caramel on the front, grain malts on the middle, and a delightful earth hop on the finish

Mouthfeel- medium body with milky texture, slow mannered fade out

Overall- Solid brew, not an extreme IPA for the hop heads, hardly noticeable alcohol warmth. The balance is key.

Sark, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

DrDaves49, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

heavenlyStash, Jun 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

UncleBuccs, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

headyhopzhead, Jun 18, 2013
Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,072 ratings.