Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA
From Deschutes – First brewed in 2006, Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Henge Experimental IPA reappears this year with more extreme hop flavors than ever before. The new formulation is the epitome of the brewery’s experimental style and commitment to innovation, while gratifying their unquenchable thirst for beautifully balanced hoppy beers. The newest incarnation of Hop Henge uses several new hop processes and techniques to create a truly unique and unexpected beer.
Deschutes Brewery – Hop Henge Experimental IPA – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 8.75% abv.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden amber with a tight knit layer of head. Leaves spotty lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit and other citrusy hop aromas. Also some sweetness.
Taste: Bitter, abrasive hops, possibly Chinook. Citrusy hop bouquet and a sturdy layer of biscuity dry and sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Thick and moderately fizzy.
Overall: A really well balanced, bold Imperial IPA. I enjoyed it a lot.