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Deschutes Hop Henge IPA

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (468) - - 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 (61) - 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 (603) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadShaolin (68) - - FEB 16, 2015
9.5% and it smells like it. Orange marmalade nose, candied orange, mint. Delicately balanced, big and smooth. No alcohol taste that you get from the nose. Melon and tropical fruits. Man this is good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
(I remember this being closer to 8% but lower than the next version). Anyway...not a standout for a double IPa THOUGH STILL quite nice. huge body and great mouthfeel, hop aroma and flavor popping juuuust a little less.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (516) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
美味しいIPA 詳しくは覚え&

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (188) - - MAY 3, 2014
Another winner from Deschutes. 2014 experimental addition. Pours cloudy pale amber. Smaller head and less lacing. Smells of sweet malts, mango and cypress. Taste is malt forward with a pine middle and ending with floral hop bitterness. Nice balance and a hop head fan favorite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (1071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
At the Big Texas Beer Fest on 4/5/2014. Draft pours neon orange with almost no head that goes away. Aroma is earthy hops. Taste is bitter earthy with some light floral notes. Cardboard sweet malt. It is a little bitter for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (225) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours with fine bubbles with a thick white head. Immediate mild pine hop taste. With a mild lingering flavor that continues when you inhale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours orange/gold with white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, pine, grass. Taste is a combination of all of those. The malt doesn’t make much of an impression here. Not the caramel/toffee tones I get with some DIPAs. Still, quite refreshing. Clear and crisp flavors. I want more.


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