Hop Henge Experimental IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA
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
Ratings:
2,486
Reviews:
841
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
319
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kw_pip
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OnePuttBlunder
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjpolzin
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice super-fresh hop taste. A good combo of pine and citrus. There was a solid malt background that added a nice underlying sweetness and made you know that you were drinking a DIPA.

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Photo of hophead7117
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcattey
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep copper orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a thick, tight, white foam with excellent retention. Medium high hop aromas of freshly sliced pineapple, mango, meaty tropical fruit. Medium light malt aroma beneath. Tropical citrus flavors up front with a solid medium malty backbone beneath. Medium light bodied and creamy smooth with medium light, soft carbonation. Pineapple and mango flavors are present, but not as discernible as in the aroma. Malty sweetness begins to ramp up just as the medium hop bitterness balances it out through the middle. Pleasant, smooth, boozy warming sensation from the middle to the end. Finished semi-dryly with a ripe, citrusy hop bitterness. Well balanced and complex aromas for the style. Pleasant, slightly intense hop flavors with pleasant boozy warmth. Not the typical bitter bomb for a big DIPA. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anon
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ABV listed 8.9%. Orange/copper hue, sediment traces floating about, capped with a finger width head and lacing galore. This brew basically smells like a tropical island covered in fruit baskets. Absolutely fantastic! Pineapple, mango, guava and papaya being the home run hitters. Taste is like a tsunami of tropical fruit and earth. Pineapple, guava, papaya, mango, navel and mandarin oranges, lemon zest, grapefruit, pine resin, a melding of hop varietals, dankness, grassiness, stickiness and ickiness, caramel and candy goodness are just some of the traits picked up here.

Smooth going down, soft carbonation and a good creamy feel. Slight bitterness but wholly juicy. ABV undetectable. Throuroughly enjoyed.

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

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopheadMort
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rossracing
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really good IPA. Great balance of hops and malt. Another winner from Deschutes Brewery. Very easy to drink but the high ABV can sneak up on you. Give it a try!

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid, complex ipa. This 2015 bottle is full of citrus and somewhat dank, floral hops. Some tobacco and herbal flavor, but stops short of being medicinal. Biting/ zesty/ moderately dry finish. Well-balanced and never a disappointment, this is one of the best yearly IPA's out there.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wuthrichj15
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a great IPA. Good flavor. Lots of balance, not overpowering, and has a pretty high ABV. Lots of tropical fruits in the smell and in the taste. Easy to drink. Give it a try!!

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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,486 ratings.
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