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RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3445) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
650ml bottle from The Wine Emporium. Iíve been to Stone Henge and Hop Henge is way better. Big bold beer that goes down a treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (444) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Famous for its use of the mysterious Experimental hops, Hop Henge also boasts an impressive American hop profile. After admiring the hazy orange liquid and its modest head, youíll notice the strong aroma of citrus and pine. The Cascade and Centennial hops reveal themselves in the flavor, too. Lots of grapefruit bitterness, evergreen tangy sensations, and woodsy freshness. Yet, thereís a subtle peppery spice that I assume comes from the Experimental varieties. Itís damn good in other words. In all, Hop Henge manages to be familiar while bringing some new flavors to the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (498) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. A- Citrus, piney. A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Peppery, piney, citrus, bitter. P- Medium body, sharp texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- At first sip, it really hits the back of the mouth with a pepper kick. The aroma has much more citrus than the taste does. A pretty solid IPA, although I am really curious to know more about these experimental hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (611) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Finally Deschutes makes a decent brew, not surprising it was an experiment. They should deviate from their norm more often. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Draught @ Portland Craft, Vancouver, BC

Pours yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, citrus, pine and hops. Taste is sweet, malty and citrusy with loads of fruits and pine. Finish is sweet, citrusy and piney with some bitterness. Quite heavy DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, light peach, mango, and a touch of caramel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. Thereís a good of amount of thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with citrus and mango. The finish has light grapefruit with a touch of peach. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertLiley1 (21) - - MAY 29, 2014
Golden Carmel pour with a nice head . Very smooth flavor that does not pack a punch very tasty but very light on the pslate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1398) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Lots of pine, pine, and flowery notes on this, some bread as well. Would have preferred more citrus and less floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (316) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
More, need more. The Hengiest beer I have ever had, Druids probably gooped a similar hoppy broth into them before a good olí sacrifice. A tawny bonny big bad Imperial with an impressive off-white head. Tropical stenches of mango and papaya prick the nostrils alongside massive dank, bitter piney hops. Some sweet caramel and bread malts glue it together so the citrus, pineapple and pine donít go too wild. Medium carbonation with a juicy feel. I damn need a damn one right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1025) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Cloudy golden pour w/ a white head that leaves lacing. Aroma has a bountiful amount of hops. The taste has a nice hop presence throughout but finishes clean & w/out bitterness. Easy to drink while carrying good flavor. Overall, a delightful brew!

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