billk (352) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2007 Tap at Caponeís. Somewhat dark amber with o/w head that dissapated quickly. This was very dissapointing. A clash of quite sweet, minimal flavor malt with very abrupt, harsh bittering hops. The two didnít go together at all. No pleasant flavors of malt or hops here. Alcohol was noticable as well. Quite shitty. F U Deschutes. I was very reluctant to try your Hop Henge, now I wonít touch any of your offerings again.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - APR 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap - Eastside Tavren
A deep hoppy aroma and a great golden color this was a great brew, This had flavor, life and balance. Whata great strong Imperial IPA.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Pours a deep orange/red with a nice finger and a half white head. Strong citrusy hop and some honey malts underneath. Flavor has tons of hop citrusyness of orange and grapefruit. Nice sweet maltyness underneath. The bitterness lingers on your tongue.
duffman462 (173) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rather dark amber color. Nice, fluffy head diminishes, but leaves a nice trail all the way up the glass. Nose is some light malt, fruit, and some grapefruit. The body is thick, creamy toffee malt with layers of hops. A nice, grapefruit bite lingers, with some alcohol warming and a sweet finish. Middle of the pack for an Imperial IPA, which of course makes it quite good.
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious beer. Reminded me somewhat of Dogfish 90. However, Hop Henge is much smoother. Alcohol warmth without bite.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle thanks to jake65. Pours a nice hazy orange, with a small head. Aromas of citrus and hops. Hop taste and bitter grapefruit. A nice malt balance with a doughy yeasty fininsh. Very nice.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared with padrefan98. Lots of fruity hop aromas off this golden orange pour. Nice fluffy head too. Aromas were apricot/mango/citrus. Some floral notes as well. Flavor was about the same with a nice bitterness coming in with grapefruit and orange. Pretty good stuff.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Tomdecapolis for sharing this...
Appears a hazed light gold with a small, creamy cap that fades into a mild film with a small collar of fluff. Streaky remnants and spots are left around the glass.
Smell is decent enough...containing notes of citrus, herbs, light pine, caramel, and candy.
Taste is overly bitter and mouth puckering with absolutely zero balance going on here with the absence of a malt backbone. Lots of yeast and hops highlight with citrus and herbs standing out.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, gritty, lip smacking of bitterness.
TomDecapolis (4334) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to kenb for the trade. Pours a translucent ruby orange amber with a smaller off white creamy head that left some light lacing. Aroma of caramel, sweet maltiness, orange, lots of pine and some grapefruit. Flavor of bitter grapefruit, pine, some yeast, toasted malts, caramel. Bitterness was up front, followed by hints of sweetness and then more bitterness that lingered. A bit on the thin side...would like some more body for this DIPA.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deschutes is one of my favourite US breweries as you are assured of a clean high-quality brew evrey time. Their bombers are treat for after work! This is a good shot at an IIPA - far from the most insane iíve tasted but thatís a good thing in some respects. Not overly sweet or sickly as they can be. Raisin, and sticky malts in the aroma. Initial bitterness gives way to orange fruit and alcohol. Astringent finish. Nice.