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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4040) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. One hell of an IPA. Dark amber color with a foamy cream colored head. Aroma is fresh hops and sweet malt. Flavor is more of the same, hops are piney and taste really fresh and crisp. Nice palate, fairly full for the style and a little sticky/syrupy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Batch #2. The foam clings to the glass and covers the top of the beer. The hoppy flavor is complex and pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle from K&B. Amber/brownish in color. Strong hoppy aromas. Somewhat skunky. Good hoppiness, but seems to have a bit of a soapy flavor. Pretty tasty but not great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Smells of great hops. Orange appearance w/a little haed that goes away. Great hop flavor w/the welcoming afterbite that sticks on the palate. Overall great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8139) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Copper beer with an off-white head. Sumemr fruit and light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with some summer fruit. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light tropical fruits and a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Caramel malt and hops on the nose. A kinda funky flavor, can’t put my finger on it with some hop presence, but a kick-ass finish of bittering hops comes through. Love the finish. Pretty nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2304) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2009 650 ml bottle from Freddy. Pours a translucent copper color with a big off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is rich with citrus--lemons and grapefruit--and a bit of green hops. The flavor is biter hops forward with nutty hops, sweet caramel, grapefruit and pine. The mouthfeel is smooth and malty. The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very tasty IPA.
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2008 Total Score: 4
650 ml bottle from SBD. Pours a rich copper color with a big off-white sudsy head that has good retention. The aroma is strong with citrus(mostly grapefruit), pine and caramel. The flavor is complex with biter hops in the forefront, some robust caramel and then a good citrus blast--Ripe oranges, tangerines, lemons and grapefruit. The mouthfeel is full and malty. The finish is exceptionally long with biter hops giving way to caramel flavors. Overall: A winner of an IIPA, highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Aroma was served with a healthy and hearty smell of floral hops and bold notes of citrus. Poured a burnt orange color with signs of flakes floating about and thick foam head. The flavor is a extreme shock of bitter hops and yet also contains a raw honey taste while a bready wheat oat background finishes last.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Chestnut amber with a great, lasting head. Toasty malts with an underbelly of sweet caramel. Snappy and bold hops seemed green and organic-tasting. Also zingy, electric, citrusy and sprucy. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
From the 22oz. Bottle in Honolulu Bar 35. Amber with off white top. Floral citrus aroma. Sweet. Balanced hops and malt profile. Medium body with with tasty long finish. Very good DIPA!

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