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Hop Hedge Experimental IPA brewed by Deschutes Brewery - Bend, Oregon


Hop Hedge Experimental IPA brewed by Deschutes Brewery - Bend, Oregon

Hops, hops, and more hops are what I taste while sitting here sipping from a snifter filled with 10 ounces of Hop Henge goodness. This year, our brewers experimented with large quantities of higher alpha acid hops and less malty sweetness and "by golly"...they've pulled it off once again. If you're a fan of all things hoppy, you will find yourself in a so-called "hop-topia," wondering why the elixir in your glass did not last quite as long as you'd hoped. Hop Henge is burnt orange in color with an immense hop aroma, flavor, and bitter finish. Just like the monument for which it was named, this Experimenral IPA will stand the test of time! Hop Lovers UNITE!
    

       
Availability and stats
Limited amounts are available(January-April) in 22 oz. bottles and on draft where Deschutes beer is sold. 10.6% ABV / 95 IBUs. Malts include Pale and Munich and the hops consists of Millennium, Delta, Mosaic, Cascade, Centennial, and Citra. Experimental.
    

    
Review by Beer Advocate
So they tweaked the hops on this years version, I am glad they were able to brew it again. Pours a dark orange amber color with a healthy crowning of off white lace. Smells of blood oranges, hemp seeds, papaya and faint evergreen which comes mostly from the hops. Clean bite in the breath of bitter hops and slightly, but very clean, solvent alcohol. Smooth with a deep creamy malt body. Hop bitterness pops but leave a few spots for the malt to come through. Slight caramel and toasted biscuit maltiness pairs well with the fruity esters. Clean warming alcohol throughout. Finishes hoppy and quite bitter but nothing that destroys the taste buds.

Spot on for the style, what ever they tweaked it still stands comparable to the previous version. Love the beer ... make it year round please.
 
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Deschutes Brewery
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in 1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous. But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of "Bravely Done!" For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers, please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.
 





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