Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and very slightly hazy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Some lacing was left on the glass as the head diminished. Aromas of fruitiness, citrus, floral, caramel, and pine. Tastes of pine, citrus, lighter fruitiness (vs. the aromas), floral, and caramel. The floralness came out more and more as I drank and enjoyed this one. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2007 Total Score: 3.5
22oz bottle share courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of orange peels, some caramel, citrus, and a little earthy. Tastes of citrus, pine, and caramel. Medium bitter with only a trace of a malt balance. Struck me to be more of an IPA vs. an IIPA.
Dogbrick (11512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Tenaya Creek in Las Vegas. The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a wispy white head that diminishes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Earthy malt, fruit and hops in the nose. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with fresh fruity hops, malt and caramel flavors. The finish is hoppy with lingering citrus and earthy malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tropical and citrus aroma, medium amber body that is unfiltlred.Taste is a bit sweet and hot.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden yellow, 3 months past expiration but only received it in last few months. Carbonation bubbles. Almost a half inch of white foam bubbly head. Lacey, hop aromas are hard to distinguish. Taste held together, initially good hoppiness, palate filler not a shredder. Creamy above average mouthfeel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Hop Henge IPA
Date: September 20, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Portland
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
Score: *** /4
Earlier Rating: 9/1/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Name: Hop Henge IIPA
Date: February 26, 2007
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
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
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangish pour. Orange peel, caramel, yeast. Flavor us sweet and malty with some background hops. Resin.
Earlier Rating: 3/16/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Pours an amber color with a very nice whitish head. Aroma is full of grapefruit peel, christmas tree and some sweet malt. Flavor carries through from the aroma. Hoppy and malty and delicious!
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange and grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet earthy orange, biscuit malt, and strong bitter orange peel flavor. Nicely blended.
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Bottle… mgumby10’s & hopscotch’s WtFFfFDotF Throwdown … Clear burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic, small, tight retention. Caramel, citric, earthy aroma – grapefruit, biscuit, black tea and pine. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Big caramel and biscuit malt backbone lends plenty of support to the nice, earthy, hop bitterness. Raspy, moderately bitter, dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle...O-Town Throwdown... Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma delivers notes of black tea, caramel, cotton candy, tropical fruit and mild grapefruit. The flavor is sweet toffee balanced decently by bitter notes of black tea and grapefruit rind. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet finish. Thanks to Crosling for sending the bottle our way!