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Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA

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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Hop Henge Experimental IPA is our annual exercise in IBU escalation. An outrageous amount of Centennial and Cascade hops are added to each barrel, with a heavy dry-hop presence as well. It is dense and muscular, with a blend of crystal, pale and carastan malts creating an overall biscuity characteristic. Itís all hop, no apologies.

Previously 10.6% abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slubgob (310) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Best by June í12th, drank October í16th. So, ahh, aged? Bomber into wine glass. Apricot color, just off white head. Maple in the nose? With the expected hops. In the mouth, moderate hoops, more maple and fruit. Finishes a bit sticky. Would be curious what a fresh bottle would be like, but itís pretty enjoyable as itís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016
28th August 2016
Very hazy gold beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is airy with reasonable fine carbonation. Fluffy malts, some creamy sweetness. Spicy hop, cooling pine and ripe citrus. A little tropical fruits. Smooth finish. A little ripe. Past itís best by date by a few months. Not that that stopped Total Wines selling it in the state! Grrr! Overall itís held up well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (377) - - MAY 31, 2016
Yum. So fresh! You canít really taste the alcohol and its not super bitter. Itís very balanced but with a nice fresh crisp hoppiness to it. I like it a lot.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
22 oz. bottled poured into a snifter. Amber colored. White head that lingers a bit and then leaves healthy lacing. Hop dominated at first with citrus and some pine, but the sweetness of the malts come through very strongly. Also, it smells quite boozy for 9%. The taste is boozy too, but itís not overwhelming. Again, hops for sure. Great hop flavor, but the malts are very sweet. Lots of unfermented sugars in this guy. Caramel from the malts with some vanilla, but itís just too sweet. Strong carbonation at first, but it manages to feel creamy in the finish. Strong alcohol presence and a syrupy mouthfeel. Good, but very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (926) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Lightly clouded golden orange with a whitish-tan head. Darker citrus notes, resin, muted honey, light floral. Quite bitter, solid biscuity malt backbone. Fairly oily medium body, long lingering bitter finish. Somewhat alcoholic. Acidic. Really awesome.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Nothing small from this brew. Extreme hop aroma of cascade hops. Very recognizable. Flavor of mild crystal malts and more big buttering hops. Alcohol lightly present. Finishes of fresh hops, lie a harvest ale hop brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (707) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bomber shared by Big Lou. Malty, slight hop aroma. More hops in the taste, some floral and citrus with dry finish. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
tap. Deep golden with one finger head. Medium body with some caramel malt. Excellent crisp hops with substantial bitterness. Well balanced and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 19 May 2012 -- Bomber shared by Zac and Cheryl. Great IPA! (2012 version)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Great hop aroma of pine and floral. Pretty copper color with a nice head. Weight to the palate. Bold flavors up front with most being hops that were harsh yet balanced with a caramel background. Alcohol well-hidden.

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