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RATINGS: 904   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17713) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Intensiver Hopfenantrunk, der sich im Mittelteil steigert. Sehr aromatischer Hopfenanteil, inklusive Hefearomen. Es gesellt sich eine Bananenote hinzu, die sich auf gleicher Höhe mit der Herbe befindet. Aromatisch ist auch der Abgang, in dem der Hopfen grasig-fruchtige Noten vorlegt. Ein aromatisches und starkes, dennoch weiches IPA! 11/12/12/13/13/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Tap at Crow’s Feet Commons, Bend, 23/05/13. Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head. Nose is bitter orange, pine, hops, grapefruit. Taste carries a big pine bite, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, citrus, grass, caramel. Full bodied, fine carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle @ home. Like some of the other Deschutes IPAs, much dark than I’d expect/like. Copper pour with a white head. Nose is quite nice, at least. Very fruit forward. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Notes of apricot and peach, too. Pine, some caramel, and slight kumquat. Good balance of sweet and bitter tastes. Moderate caramel, but lots and lots of fruit. Tons of grapefruit, peach, and pineapple. Hints of kumquat on the finish and some piney bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose and taste of pineapple, citrus, hops and caramel malt. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
650mL bottle, pours hazy copper with a white head. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and caramel malts. Flavour of piney hops - somewhat bitter, citrus and balanced generously with caramel malts. Semi-sweet, medium palate. Most excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle from Ledgers Liquors. [021 09]Brilliant reddish copper color with a multi-finger off-white head. Nice aromas of citrus and floral. Medium body with mildly frothy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy. Floral and citrus. The malt is background. Finish is slightly astringent, lightly burning, but it’s not harshly bitter. But it’s bitter. Very good.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2007 Total Score: 3.8
Huge aroma of pine and grapefruit, with detectable malt. Beautiful copper amber color with an off-white head that stays and lightly tries to lace. Medium mouthfeel, burst of mixed hop, followed by strong malt. However, the malt comes and goes quickly, as this is all about a hop finish. Creamy with a bite. Relatively mild carbonation. It might get better than this, but not often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle shared with shigadeyo. Pours a clear dark copper with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy complex hoppy citrus and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Heavy hoppy bittersweet flavor with a good bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew to share with a freind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of pine, earthiness, orange, light grapefruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, orange zest and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Bomber poured a hazy copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, pine and a hint of grapefruit rind with a lingering bitter finish.

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