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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:
#1,678
Reviews:
844
Ratings:
2,493
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-yellow with a nice amount of dense white head.

Nose has guava, papaya, citrus notes and a slight biscuity note. Love it already.

Taste is bigger than I expected and a bit maltier. Delicious nonetheless. Some fruitier characters from the experimental hops I suspect. Blueberry and peach come to mind. This has a even amount of hop bitterness to couple with the aroma. Really a very nice representation of the style.

Deschutes obviously knows what they are doing.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle from 2013 at 50 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of flowery hops
Head large (5 cm), off-white, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing fair – clots and partial rings with varying bubble sizes
Body light orange, clear
Flavor – starts off with light hop flavor, mostly flowers, slightly sweet. No malt, no diacetyl, no alcohol tasted. Ends with sweetness and a stomach alcohol burn.
Palate medium to full, creamy, carbonation soft.

This was bottled in 2013 for the Deschutes 25th anniversary. The hoppiness is mostly gone, but this has cellared well and become very like a barleywine without the overwhelming sweetness. I would recommend it if you are not too demanding about hoppiness.

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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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