Name: Deschutes Brewery Hop Henge IPA
Date: 2- 3-12
Location: Bend, OR
Type: Experimental IPA
Aroma: Sweet hops
Appearance: Very clear, can see right through it. Pale Amber color, creamy white head.
Body & Texture: Bitter upfront with a sweet ending. Very smooth — surprisingly smooth! Low carbonation. Left great Brussels lacing on the glass.
Aftertaste: Sweet. A little alcohol taste but not much for an 8.5% abv.
I prefer more carbonation in my beer, so that was a let down for me. If you’re not a huge carbonation freak, like I am, then you’d probably be happy with it. The low carbonation works pretty well with this beer. This beer is definitely worth a try at $4.99. I think it’s an excellent price. For 95 IBU’s I was shocked it wasn’t more hoppy. All I can say really, is it was so sweet. I don’t think I’d buy this beer again, but this was David’s second time buying it. He really enjoyed this beer, and the first time he bought it exclaimed, “This is my favorite beer right now!”. Of course, he does say that about a lot of new beers…haha. As for claiming it as an experimental IPA (which I’ve never seen before, so that’s cool!), I think that’s a good idea. It’s not a typical hoppy IPA. Although, its aroma is sweet hops, it left me wanting more of the hops, and less of the sweet.