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RATINGS: 856   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. It’s all hop, no apologies.

Previously 10.6% abv


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Draft: Nearly clear, honey gold with a small, off-white head. Slightly cheesy/floral aroma...grapefruit, resin... Taste is grapefruit/orange/bread. Nicely restrained hops. Good balalnce, not too sweet or bitter. Very smooth at 10.6%.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
giancarloh (48) - - MAY 1, 2014
Excellent IPA don't have a very respectful aroma but it is above average in every other aspect I will drink and recommend this beer in the future

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very slightly hazy copper color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is definitely hop forward, with a some floral and citrus notes, and just a touch of resin. Taste is moderately bitter, but has just a hint of bready sweetness at the end. Really a nice drink, and I’d never have guessed 10.6%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (89) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2014
Very hoppy and malty aroma; does not have as much pine and/or citrus scent as other DIPA’s I have tried. Clean. almost grassy smell comes through on the second whiff. Pours a bright golden color with tons of white foam that leaves heavy lacing on the glass. Tastes light, has some citrus that didn’t come out in the aroma, has the hop bitterness that I was looking for, but not overly bitter. I detected a little honey-like malt sweetness as well. Palate was slick and not overly carbonated. I have to dock the palate a point for not having that strong, long lasting aftertaste that I like in a DIPA. This was good, not great. Worth drinking, not very expensive, but surprisingly forgettable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3801) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2014
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours transparent copper with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, pale and caramel malts, and light dough. Flavor the same with hints of spiciness but too many malts for the hops to shine through. Average texture. Not the best of the style but not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrPlow (11) - - APR 19, 2014
Pours classic yellow with a white head. Strong pine hop aroma. Great balance of malts, hops and alcohol. A great Imperial IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1039) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2014
Wow. Great beer. Classic clear yellow orange pour with white head. Aroma is musty pine and citrus. Taste is musty pine and orange rind. One of the good ones.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (563) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
2013 bottle. Golden pour thick white head. Aroma, tropical fruit, musty hops, malty sweetness. Taste, tropical fruit, big hoppy bitter bite, lots of bite, lots of malt , delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1191) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bomber from Jim’s in Mundelein. Pours an orangey brown with an off-orange head leaving great lacing. Aroma has pine and citrus, with fruit and a solid caramel base. Taste is of sweet fruits, bitter lemon and grapefruit, a bit of spicy pine and a significant caramel backbone. Perhaps a bit of sweet honey. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes quiet bitter with underlying sweetness. This is 90% of hopslam, with a really nice caramel presence that kept showing up. A fan years ago - still am it turns out

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (267) - Napa, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle: Clear, light copper with thick head and great lace. Very lifted hoppy aroma. Slightly green but floral. Not really piney. Rich dry to off dry palate thats not sour but very bitter. Dense and long. Loads of hops on the palate but really malt driven. Great flavor and weight. A massive beer. Aromas of a West Coast IPA but the palate shows a hint of the East Coast IPA. Wonderful beer.


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