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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1186) - Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Orange opaque...but not cloudy. Unique appearance. Lingering subtle bitterness. No one near as harshly bitter as I was expecting given the 95 IBUs. Balanced.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (694) - - MAR 1, 2015
Bomber. Melon and grapefruit citrus hop aroma with pine resiny notes. Pours hazy golden colored with a large soapy white head and some lacing. Starts with tropical fruit flavors with subtle grapefruit citrus. Finishes dry with more of the sweet tropical fruit and slight pine resiny flavors. Nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cruzer (72) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Great imperial IPA, plenty of balanced hops, grapefruit, and pine flavours to it. 9.5% ABV is well hidden, with a great, not too bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (182) - - FEB 28, 2015
12oz bottle with BB date of 4/15/15. Appearance: Cloudy golden with a quickly dissipating white foam head. Aroma: Intense citrus aroma with melon, pineapple, peach, and grapefruit. Taste: Rich malt sweetness with slight breadiness and caramel that quickly leads to a blend of grassy and citrus flavors of orange, peach, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a low to moderate carbonation an slight alcohol warmth. Finish: Leaves a lingering bready malt and grapefruit flavor with slight bitterness. Overall: Very flavorful IPA with a solid malt backbone that balances the high ABV and makes the bitterness very balanced. Drinks like a strong, fruity APA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (741) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle at home- pours clear golden with off white head of foam that settles to a cm ring. Nose is super fruity, tangerines, orange and rind along with sweet biscuity carastan malts and some earthy pine as well. Resinous fruity hop notes, juicy and somewhat thick bodied and long bitter finish with some abv heat. A little off balanced but pungent for sure. Hop heads rejoice though likely not sessionable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
"Best By 4/7/15", 9.5% ABV. Color is hazy golden yellow with a slightly orange head of about 1/2 finger. Smell has a strong grapefruit character with some pungent earth tones. Taste is bracingly bitter, lots of citrus peel with some savory cracker and cheese. Lots of really powerful hop flavors in this one. Tread lightly!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopens44 (2) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
resin, floral, citrus, earthy, alcohol, orange, clear, frothy, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2312) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Quintessential Double IPA. Appearance is a decent size, slow to settle, thick, off-white head, lace, and a clear honey amber color. Aroma is hops, caramel malt, spice, grain. Flavor’s like aroma, has a slight sweetness, good tartness, and the proper bitterness for this kind of beer. Has a nice mouth filling feeling yet with just the right buzz from good carbonation for excellent body. Also delivers some alcohol warmth. A hop monster for sure, but a good monster.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (701) - Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark golden with decent white head and lacing. Nose is tropical and citrus big time. Taste is big hops and sweet malts. Not much aftertaste. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1122) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle, this is a solid pale and citrus and pine IPA, probably Deschutes best IPA offering

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbnguy (8) - - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
Lots of hop presence, but not too bitter. Aroma is much more earthy/ grassy, not much citrus. Feels heavy. The abv is nicley masked, and not overly bitter at all. Very different from most IPA and DIPA’s that I have had.


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