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Deschutes Hop Henge IPA

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Who knows what inspired the ancients to build Stonehenge--or what inspired us to build Hop Henge in its likeness. But build it we did, out of wrapped bales of whole-flower hops out on the brewery lawn. Like the rest of the Bond Street Series, Hop Henge highlights the creativity and curiousity of our brewers. Bolder than its English ancestors, with huge hops and a bitter finish, this IPA is no wallflower.

NOTE: This is the original version. In 2007 it was bumped up to an IIPA. See that entry <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/deschutes-hop-henge-imperial-ipa/68396/>here.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draft. Hazy yellow color. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Taste is bitter orange and pineapple. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4493) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
On draft at the Wyoming Brewers Festival in Cheyenne 2015. Pours a clear ornage gold with an ecru head. Fruity nose. Flavors of orange with a hint of pineapple. Malty backbone. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (1392) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
At the Wyoming beer fest it is a cloudy golden color with a slight head The aroma is grapefruit and the taste is a strong bitter citrus flavor tgat finishes with a pepper finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (781) - - MAY 15, 2015
2015 bottle. It's a slightly hazy golden amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel malt with a bright, resiny hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt with an underlying, biting herbal and pine bitterness. Nice mango a slightly citrus undertones. Well balanced. A medium-full mouthfeel with bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Torpedo bottle. Cloudy orange tan color. Citrus floral aromas of hop with. Some pine and tropical taste notes. Medium hop bitterness. Very good ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2005) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Tap, liquor Depot, Calgary, AB, Canada. Hazy golden amber. Very bright citrus hops, some resin and honey. Medium body for the style, ginger and citrus, more honey. Long peppery finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darb85 (156) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bright nose. citrus flavors with mild hop finish. Extremely well balanced ipa. Atl done

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (580) - - MAR 24, 2015
Draft. About as aromatically wonderful as it can be, with big notes of peach and some caramel malts that keep the aroma from being too high-register. Dense, dense lace. Wow-level. Flavors follow the nose with a big burst of peach, then maybe something meatier to balance it out -- a malt profile I couldn?t quite identify -- and then a very fast, bitter finish that goes dry quickly. Really wonderful.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ikigai (74) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2/22/15 from bomber dated 4/08/15. . Cloudy with one finger head. Excellent aroma. Pretty well balanced. Reminds me of Pliny the Elder but slightly maltier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (647) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Murky gold, with a fluffy white head. Aroma is lost to my stuffed sinuses. Taste is pineapple/tropical fruit and citrus hops, with a great balanced sweetness. That combines to make this seem "juicy", which I love. Well carbonated, but not in a bubbles popping-off-in-your-mouth way, but in a "fluffy" kind of way (it’s all I can think of right now). Seems to lean more toward a DIPA than a regular IPA. Very, very good, and really easy to drink.


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