Hop Henge India Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

Hop Henge India Pale AleHop Henge India Pale Ale
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Hop Henge India Pale AleHop Henge India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mattmaples on 01-27-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sexy orange pour, 3/5" white head. Bundled up. Nice aroma dropping heavy amounts of forest and pine.

Taste gives plenty of citrus notes, not just grapefruit either. Big malt bill. Not dry. Heavy, woody. Covered the alcohol well. I dunno why this isn't available in a more cost friendly format, bombers suck, 12 oz bottles rule. I like the beer, don't like the format or cost at that price per oz. But it is an above average ipa, there is no doubt about that, but its not elite enough or unique enough to justify repeating the bomber experience.

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Photo of sicklorkin
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Round from PreFunk. Almost perfect IPA. Beautiful fluffy head, mellow piney/citrusy nose, and some puckering tartness, with plenty lingering aftertaste. Truly wonderful.

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Photo of dsruble3
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nra818
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppy91
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlema1
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dank, piney....dangerously drinkable for a 9+% beer

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Photo of sfoley324
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingJahfrey
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FitgerFanatic
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevehagy
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of jakecattleco
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice resinous offering.

Presentation: 22 oz brow capped bottle. Label with an illustration mimicking Stone Henge where the stones are sacks full of hops. Small side narrative offering main intent and characteristics. Notes best by 04-25-12 and 8.5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Clear pale to deep amber pour, rich frothy head, nice retention, surface memory and lacing.

S - Slightly subdued nose, light resinous note, citric, grassy and floral hint...

T - Which shine a bit more in the palate with plenty of resin, some muted citric notes, grass, malty backbone with a dash of caramel…

M - Leading to a nice medium/full body with medium carbonation, and a slightly sticky flow over the bitter finish.

O - Not quite a monument to hops but a nice exercise in any case.

Notes: Maybe my palate has been broken by hops beyond what one needs to appreciate this brew. It is rather nice, but it does not feel particularly assertive or outstanding. Aroma is unfortunately short in this incarnation, but luckily the flavor holds it up.

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Photo of jfcaa193
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of rudy0908
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a tulip. Body is a nice orange-caramel color with a white head and some pretty good lacing. The nose brings some citrus, floral, and pine hops with a tad bit of malt in the background. The taste is slightly bready with a nice hop component and good bitterness. Good body and a nice bitter to flavor balance.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vibrancy in the orange appearance. Big craggy head. Clumps and retains and stains. Great aroma, more pine than I'm used to in a Deschutes offering.

Pick up massive orange and tangerine notes in the initial sips. And of course, hops providing those. Gets a little heavy downbottle (like all Henge versions). Nothing to cry about though, neat to see the beer evolve in front of you from pine to citrus to as if it had some wood chips in it at the end. Alcohol barely pronounced.

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Photo of zornbeast
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Pint Glass out of a bottle, first DIPA picked up out here in Hawaii, very nice pick up.

A- Amber color, great head retention
S- Clear Hop character shines through but malt is present as well, nice for style
T- Great IPA flavor, balanced with great backbone of malt but American hops come throughout the beer. Smooth from start to finish, almost creamy.
M- Thick for IPA but considering 7ABV this approaches DIPA territory and is right on for DIPA.
D- Taste and aroma lead the way while mouthfeel detracts very little, very good for style and had no problem finishing bomber.

Look forward to more Deschutes!!!

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Photo of Tolann
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - reddish in color. Not completely clear. some suspended particles, but not over clouded. Small bit of head that clings onto the glass trying it's best to stay alive.

S - Could smell it as the glass was set down next to me. Lots of hops and spice. Some gooey caramel. some earthy notes when you stick your nose right in it.

T - really good. I didn't feel that it was overly hoppy. There's some malt that keeps the bitterness in control

M - Some dry feel. Medium/light mouthfeel Not too much carbonation. Really feel the taste at the back and roof of your mouth. Nice after taste.

D - Just may have to get more of this tho I know there's another in the fridge. I don't see myself getting tired of this beer and I don't feel I'd drink it too fast into the danger zone. I can see enjoying this for a good long nite.

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Hop Henge India Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 95.6% out of 100 with 68 ratings
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