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Hop Henge Experimental IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

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

Added by SurlyDuff on 01-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,676
Reviews:
844
Ratings:
2,493
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer pours a nice amber color with about 3 fingers of off-white head. Nice head retention and sticky lacing. Rich scent of sugar and tangerine. Simple, clean and hoppy. Full-bodied and very sweet. A nice flavor. The sweetness is accompanied by a good dose of hops. Pretty nice balance, but I think a little too heavy on the sugary caramel flavor. Hits every part of the palate. Strong carbonation, full-bodied, and pretty thick. Very good imperial ipa. I love the hops (which don't overpower at the front or end), but would tone down the sweetness.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottle poured into a snifter glass with a "best by" date of 4/5/13

A- 2 fingers of bubbly white off-orange head. beautiful bright orange body with very little carbonation flying around. lacing is present and the head disappears to a thing later but some healthy bubbles stay on top.

S- not as scary and pungent as i expect in a double IPA. It's very citrusy, almost like grapefruit juice instead of the zest. the earthy and herbal qualities of the hop comes though nicely too.

T- it's a different kind of hop bomb. it's kind of grainy, kind of grassy, and the alcohol is present and warming. it's experimental for sure.

M- the alcohol sits in the back of your throat. the carbonation sparks the tongue and the body is medium.

O- Very strange. I'm glad I tried it, but the malt bill with the choice of hops really through me off. My favorite part was the appearance and aroma. When it came to actually drinking the beer, I don't think I'll come back to this one. I really like everything I've had from Deschutte's, and this one just simply isn't for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Best by 4/5/13
A- This beer pours a clear orange body with a thick creamy light beige head that last a good bit and a slow carbonation popping to the surface.

S- The juicy green herbal hops has a green citrus pith finish.

T- The pungent herbal hops is supported by a sweetness of malt that comes through as the beer opens up. There is a slightly juicy woody pine hop flavor that grows in the finish. The pungent pith with some bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

M- the medium-full mouthfeel has an alcohol heat that is gentle but cuts the bitterness nicely. There is a creamy mouthfeel as long as the head last.

O- This big, hardy double IPA has nice a full hop bill and a nice alcohol heat that cuts some of the bitterness in the aftertaste. There is a nice sweetness for support aswell. This beer is a bit of a punch in the tongue, but that is a good thing. Just not a session beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, dated best before 5/31/13, 10.4% ABV, poured into a 25oz snifter the ale is copper-amber with a frothy, off-white head, great retention & lacing down the glass. Aromas are awesome! Fruity, floral, citric aroma with grapefruit, mango, pineapple, caramel, bready malt, super fresh smelling. Some booze comes through as it warms. Terrific meld of hoppy flavors consisting of juicy grapefruit, tropical mango & pinneapple, finishes a bit piny and spicy. Nice backbone of biscuity, caramely malt.
Body is medium-full with pleasant carbonation. Overall, another exceptional beer from Deschutes!

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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2,493 ratings
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