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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours a clear copper with lasting thin layer of head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is a boozy citrus with grapefruit and lime. Taste is dank, boozy, fruit with caramel. Palate comes through thick and creamy for an IPA, adding to the resinous feel. Finishes crisp and lip smacking. For the hop crazy description, this actually has a lot of sweet malts. Not in love with the spicy/floral combo of Cascade and Centennial hops, but itís workable and drinkable for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (767) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2015
22oz bottle. Golden pale tan pour with nice lacing. Oily hop nose followed with some citrus. Well balanced flavors of malts with orange and citrus. The palate matches the beer. Smooth with some burn in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (690) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Really hoppy. Has a great aroma and looks good. Has a good flavor. Pretty pleased with it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (151) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle 9.5%. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, crystal hop brilliance, alcohol. Baby bath soap. Golden copper with decent white head. Hop dank, citrus and pine dominating. Smooth crisp finish. Medium body but very easy drinking. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Poured from a 22. Aroma is a bit dank/70ís basement. Flavor is sweet, a bit thick and has a slight spicy finish. The sweet flavor is somewhat caramel but the dank spice is a bit distracting. The beer is also a bit "thicker" than I like.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (497) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
poured from bomber....love the grapefruit nose....very tasty....have they ever made a bad beer.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (303) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On tap in a tulip glass. Appearance: poured a 1" white head that dropped quickly with some nice lacing on the glass. Color is a cloudy golden-orange with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: hop forward with pine, citrus dominate and some white bread dough in the background. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and viscous, with a dry, bitter, warming finish. Flavor: strong grapefruit, tangerine, and pine hops are balanced with nice biscuit and malty sweetness. Overall: a nice sipper at 9.5% abv. It is not overly boozy (which is plus), but the alcohol is not entirely hidden either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (874) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Great IPA. This brew pours nice with a good head and good lacing. Very tasty hop and fruit flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and citrusy, with hints of caramel, barnyard, lime, resin, and licorice. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, and crisp; finishes with a long bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VungTauMantis (7) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
I don't know what it was. The Hop Henge didn't do it for me. The taste wasn't as refreshing for me as other IPA's. It wasn't horrible, but I have had a lot of IPA's that I have enjoyed more as well as better Deschutes beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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