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RATINGS: 901   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. It’s all hop, no apologies.

Previously 10.6% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VungTauMantis (9) - 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

   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 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/70’s 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"this one is a different (and slightly better) recipe than the original Hop Henge. like the last review says...HUGE citrus and floral hops in the nose, and more in the flavor. A big, chewy beer. If it weren’t for a small overabundance of sweet malt, I’d have graded it even higher. As it is, it’s the best "hoppy" product from Deschutes. Very enjoyable brew. Bitter finish, with a slightly sweet lingering aftertaste."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy amber pour, full white head. Herby nose, lil’ bubblegum. Spicy malts, nicely boozy and huge hop finish. Noice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (472) - - AUG 23, 2014
Tons of tangerine, grapefruit, and orange juice. Probably from the Cascade. Super drinkable very bitter. a lot going on here. As it warmed up I kept getting different flavors and aromas. This is an interesting IPA, I really like it. Theres something about it that’s different in a good way. I really enjoyed drinking it because of how much it changed as it got warm. Really good stuff I highly recommend this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Rating #1048 -April 2, 2014 -650mL bomber from Sherbrooke for an exorbitant rate, but well worth it. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of cool citrus notes - mild tropical, mild pine, mild orange zest. Extraordinarily balanced - the sweet, cookie dough malt met with doses of bitterness, and they all linger into the finish. This beer has me closer to unlocking hidden energy sources of the ancient past.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Grapefruit, pine, floral, and citrus. Medium body. Floral, juice, grapefruit and blended fruits. Well balanced and not too hoppy. Really nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersorcerer (44) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
This is a close, quite close, to perfect IIpa. The balance is extraordinary. Having just gotten off a week of solid IPAs, reviewing my notes all the samplings, this has got to be my favorite. Beautiful bouquet that warms up nicely in the floral aspects, not overpowering but rich and again balanced with hops and the malt characteristics. Color head and retention are great. Smooth. Bitter through and thru, the hops are all there with that touch of citra that stays with the tongue. Most excellent!!! I love Deschutes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjmoen (272) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours rusty orange with white head. Good hop aroma, but a little bitter for my taste.

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