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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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. Itís all hop, no apologies.

Previously 10.6% abv


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (732) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours clear bright golden orange with thick fluffy head. Big sweet floral hop aroma with nice citrus notes. Taste is sweet nutty caramel malt with spicy floral hops. Really mild bitter finish. Clean flavor overall. Very well balanced for the abv this has - maybe a little on the sweet side but not cloying. Lots of juicy aromatics from the hops with minimal bitterness. Not a hop bomb like many of the DIPAs out there, but one of the better ones all things considered.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - 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 werenít for a small overabundance of sweet malt, Iíd have graded it even higher. As it is, itís the best "hoppy" product from Deschutes. Very enjoyable brew. Bitter finish, with a slightly sweet lingering aftertaste."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (359) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy amber pour, full white head. Herby nose, lilí bubblegum. Spicy malts, nicely boozy and huge hop finish. Noice!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (159) - - 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 thatís 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1050) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (898) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersorcerer (38) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjmoen (62) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours rusty orange with white head. Good hop aroma, but a little bitter for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (152) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours hazy golden amber with thick white head. Smell is pine, resin, citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is pine, resin, citrus and mango with a bitter hoppy finish. Medium body, light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2769) - Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/15/2014. Pours light hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, peach, papaya, apricot, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, papaya, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, light caramel, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours hazy blond, finger white head Smell caramel, juicy tropical fruit Taste sweet gum, fruity, sticky Mid body Solid


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