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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11748) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11703) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
cloudy orange, smooth white head. aroma is nice flowery and piny hoppy, faint sweet malty below that. flavor is bitter flowery, sweet malty, quite bitter actually. more english bitter than pine and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a big tight foamy off white head and copper color. Aroma is nice grapefruit and lemon rind/pine hops. Tase is resin/grapefruit rind with some bitter, some herbal, medium malt. Then some tannins and alcohol come to the front, detracting. Thanks skoutis for trade with jwc215 and me. 3.3, at cellar temp 3.6
Earlier Rating: 6/9/2008 Total Score: 3.1
22oz bottle @Noogfest4.0-thanks scoobyluv–pours an off white head and cloudy copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, cherry, biting hops, alcohol. Occasional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle. [thanks for the extra, after4ever]
Pours a wonderful orange amber with a fine smallish, creamy, off-white head. Fair duration, leaves fine lacings. Aroma has lots of strawberry, grapefruit and pine. Light caramel. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour has a bit of ash, some caramel. Then lots of pine hops and general fruitiness (grapefruit, strawberry, apple, pear). Very dry throughout. Quite aggresive - and very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
A hazed golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light grassy floral hops, clover, nice. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with rye notes, clover, grapefruit pulp, very nice. On tap at Pint +Jigger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle from Ericandersnavy, thanks! Orange amber color. Melon, lychee, grapefruit and oily hops in the aroma. An oily chalky hopbitterness in the flavor. Almost woody, with pepper, pipe tobacco, lychee, pineapple and citrus. Lasting woody hopbitter aftertaste. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
22 ounce bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a a medium head. Fair head retention and good lacing. Nice aroma with notes of citrus and resin, strawberry and pear with a nice toffee and grainy malt backbone. Taste is sweet toffee malts and huge citrus notes. Very bitter hops. Peppery finish. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
Draught at Najas Place. Pours clear amber with a small, white head, diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, bread), heavy hop (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (dough) with notes of oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average bodied, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of peach and grapefruit. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a dry-bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of fruits, citrus, herbs, light flowers and light pine. Flavour of caramel, pine, herbs, flowers and light fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2009 Total Score: 3.8
Bottled. Amber coluored. Hazy. Small beige head. Aroma of pine, flowers, caramel, light soap and spice. Flavour is carmellish, soapy, herbal, spiced and light fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Is fruity and heavy bitter in the end. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Hop Henge IPA
Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Portland
Vintage: #6
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, lasting fine beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, crystal sweetness, lots of citrus with a fruity orange character, light peppery spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet fruity orange flavor, nice citrus, light bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Earlier Rating: 9/1/2007 Total Score: 3.6

Name: Hop Henge IIPA
Date: February 26, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy dark amber, frothy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big sweet pine aroma, sticky pine sweetness
Flavor: moderate hop flavor, light bitter finish, big and balanced, very drinkable in spite of the sweetness

Name: Hop Henge IIPA
Date: May 30, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: south bay drugs
Score: 3.9 to 3.6
Appearance: hazy burnt orange, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, balancing earthyness, light fruityness, touch of peppery spicyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

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