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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Light light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy , good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, orange, light to modrate yeasty, belium yesat notes, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090922]
Earlier Rating: 11/16/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle 65cl. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light heavy hoppy, pine, orange peel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090801]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry pinewood hoppy and mild peachy. Sweet, crisp fruity and light mellow yeasty flavoured. Sweet and fruity finish with a light bitterness into the far finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.6
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orangre with a small off-white head. Aroma is light caramelish and mild fruity hops aroma. MIld citrusy, solid bitter and caramelish malt flavoured. Bitter and dry finish. Solid hoppy and fruity, smooth in hops profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of grapefruity hops, hay, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, herbal, grapefruity hops, and some bread and caramel, leading to a very bitter finish. Nice. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing light orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of caramel and medium notes of over ripe fruits and hops. The flavor has strong notes of over ripe fruits as well as medium notes of caramel, hops, grass, and alcohol, leading to a very bitter finish. Thanks Papso for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of BelgianBeerGal. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Peachy hop aroma. Solid body, lots of caramel, fruit and rather perfumy hops. Solid dose of bitterness. Somewhat odd yeasty tang. 280110
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Slightly hazy deep golden with an off-white, lacing head. Fruity, citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet caramel and fruits. Strange phenollic and chemical. Sweet alcoholic finish rather than bitter. Not too impressed. 220909

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19639) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity arroma of caramel, pine needles, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grass. Dry hoppy finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/23/2009 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and cardemomme. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and grape fruits, Dry grapefruity and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/6/2008 Total Score: 3.9
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a clear orange color with a small off-white head. Malty very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a long sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012
2011-03-03, bottle from Liberty Wine, 10th St., Vancouver, as Hop Henge Experimental IPA, 9% ABV, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Beautiful copper-amber color; generous creamy head. The aroma is initially resiny and citrusy, but it evolves into a more fruity one, with sweet toffee and apricots. The body is leaner than the strength may suggest, increasing the drinkability; good caramel and toffee flavor, with a light residual sweetness; the hopping is more fruity than resiny, with yellow fruits jam, apricots, peach, mango; some resins appear in the end; the final is bitter and persistent of course, but without excess.
A delicious, fresh, powerful yet balanced, and harmonious beer.

2010-01-29, as Hop Henge Imperial IPA, 8.1% ABV, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Beautiful amber color. The aroma is a good mix of fruity and creamy hops. Sweet malt and toffee flavor, well balanced by the fruity hop, with oranges and light resins. Very good.

2009-09-22, as Hop Henge Imperial IPA, 8.1% ABV, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Hazy amber color, small head with a nice lace. Very nice hoopy aroma, with a Parmesan and sweaty touch. Smooth mouthfeel, malty flavor but not too strong, with powerful hopping, but as well it’s not too aromatic. Good and pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF tasting 2009 ... Hazy amer ... big sweet american hop nose ... light sweet toffee hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Toasted, fruity, candy, high hoppy, resin, grassy, peppery, pineapples, grape fruity. Very american.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
Draught, St. Augustine’s. Earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Sticky hop and crystal, maybe a bit too sticky in the finish as well. A fairly plain IPA by today’s standards, it didn’t hold my interest at all.


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