Hop Henge Experimental Imperial IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Henge Experimental Imperial IPAHop Henge Experimental Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With an immense hop flavor and bitter finish, this monumental IPA is an enigma worth pondering (see what we did there?). Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, and Galaxy hops come together to create a hop sanctuary. Revere the almighty hop!

This is their new version of Hop Henge Imperial IPA, the hops have been modified as of 1/2009.

IBU: 97

Added by SurlyDuff on 01-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,800
Reviews:
855
Ratings:
2,529
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Photo of tigg924
4.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap. Pours clear gold in color with minimal head. Taste is big pine, lemon and light orange. Medium bodied and carbonation, bitter. Big piney blast. Wow Deschutes does ipa well. All day.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a chilled six pack while on Oahu. Best By date a couple months from now so should be in good shape. Deschutes doesn’t make it to MA so I look forward to their beer when I’m traveling west, especially their classic NW profiles.

Copper orange hue with limited clarity; hazy, dare I say it. Moderate head that fades quickly.

Aroma of guava, orange, passionfruit and stone fruit. Barely any pine. Light toasted malt buried beneath. Pungent; damp fauna.

Taste is heavy on the tropical fruit - stone and passionfruit, guava and lychee. Fruit-forward and saturated.

Slightly sticky and the overripe fruit sticks around on your palate. No alcohol present but the beer feels thick and chewy.

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Photo of Bluescooter
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mntlover
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper orange color small white head not much lace.

Aroma is nice old fashioned wet coat style, with some fruity hips thrown in too.

Taste is like the nose, big west coast hops along with tropical fruit notes riding on a bready malt base. Finish lingering citrus bite along with some pine resin that lingers.

Mouhfeel is pretty big medium lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall pretty solid big IPA, would have again.

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Photo of dctarga
3.32/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nosquatch
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vheissu15
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft at BitterCreek. Medium amber, streaky lacing. Hoppy aroma, taste brings some astringency. Iney, medicinal, botanical. Rerate at Taphouse. Nice looking pour on a full pint. Big hoppy aroma, thick mouth feel. Still hoppy and herbal.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.82/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a light dusting that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is subdued - sweet candied fruity hops with a little sulfur.

The flavor is sweet grainy malts with fruit and earthy spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK DIPA.

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Photo of kell50
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmatthews
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

LOOKS: Amber with a half inch of white head that settles to a cap and leaves a small amount of lacing.
AROMA: Strong astringent smell, and under that, some stone fruit and apricot. I can't get past the ick to pick up any malt in this. Smells like giant Simcoe to me, which I'm not a fan of.
TASTE: Same deal, but, I get some caramel malt in the flavor, and some citrus rind bitterness. The bitterness is not over the top.
FEEL: It feels a little thin for a 9+ abv beer, to me. a little sticky, but, dry on the finish, and the carbonation is full.
OVERALL: I like their Fresh Squeezed and Jubelale. Others may get more fruit flavors and aromas; all I really get is that harsh Simcoe vibe. Sorry, Deschutes. Will not buy again.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium orange-golden color. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, evergreen, and pine. Big malt flavors give way to a citrusy hop finish. Mango, orange, and peppercorn spice add to a dry finish.

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Hop Henge Experimental Imperial IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,529 ratings