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Hop Henge Experimental IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of weonfire
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - WOW, thats a lot of head. 2 inches. Lots of lacing, pours a golden/copper.

S - Sweet flavor. Almost a bubble gum. Grapefruit and Biscuits.

T - Real mellow flavor. Sweet carmel hops. Grapefruit. Much less bitter as most IIPAs.

M - Frothy thick flavor. Beautiful. Coats the mouth very nicely.

O - Very Good. Every flavor combines superbly. Head lasts the entire time of sipping this beer. Very impressive. Only knock maybe that its a bit too mellow. IIPA i expect huge flavor that pops. This reminded me of something aged in which flavors started to blend together. Regardless, very very good.

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Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of deweese
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of brewskis
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright, opaque, orange, apricot color with a finger length white head that goes away slowly and leaves a blanket of thick lacing. Good amount of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of wonderful, juicy tropical fruits like mango, papaya, guava, pineapple, orange, some pine, floral, grass, small amount of grain. Resinous, yet sweet smelling. Taste starts with lots of hop qualities as expected: resinous pine, orange, mango, papaya. Sweet even in the beginning. May of added some dextrose sugar. The the middle brings a modest malt backbone. More than I detected in the taste. A light biscuity note, as well as some sweet carmel and grain. The finish does an excellent job of showing off the hop qualities, yet still staying pretty balanced. Lots of tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, papaya, as well as resinous grass, pine, floral notes. Tastes a lot like different flavored gummi worms. Little hint of alcohol. Full body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. The sweetness throughout really helps to cut the bitterness and balance the beer. A really solid double ipa.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Copper, medium clarity, great head and lacing.

S: Caramel, deeply fruity - citrus and melon. Honey, sweet alcohol notes. Big time all around, balanced malt and significant hops.

T: Big malty sweetness, nice hop presence with distinct (and lovely) melon notes. Not an especially pungent hop character for a beer of this size, but good.

M: Sweet, full bodied and huge. A lot of the sweetness is coming from the hops, but its a big sticky beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 17/2/13, gotta love a long time want just showing up one the shelf where you live

A clear golden copper with some tiny suspended particles being moved around by just a handful of slow tiny bubbles, for so few visible bubbles there's a well sustained two finger foam that leaves a few rings of lace

S melon and orange creamsicle followed by some floral pine, pineapple and orange rind, its not a complete hop runaway with a little caramel malt in the background

T some dry cereal and a little booze and tangerine I didn't smell with slightly more pine and caramel, I can taste booze but I just noticed the 10.6% listed on the label and I'd never had guessed it was that high. it may sound strange but I get a little yellow Pez candy

M thick and creamy, bitter almost enamel stripping, a little heat and slightly sticky on the lips but a little slick on the gums

O solid DIPA for sure, industry standard perhaps, I've had better but I wouldn't get board of this one for a while

I could drink another but for nearly 12$ for 650ml it's not cheap, I suppose I just should be happy that I have another great DIPA I can add to my rotation

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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