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RATINGS: 901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.

Previously 10.6% abv


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2008
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.

3.9
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (10779) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft - Floral mellow earthy hops. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Well rounded strong hop flavours, pine and perfume. Rich body and deceptively smooth for the alcohol. Brilliant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Great tropical and citrus aroma, medium amber body that is unfiltlred.Taste is a bit sweet and hot.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2009
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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle @ home. Copper orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Quite potent piney, earthy, organic hoppy nose. Pretty bitter, orange/grapefruit citrusy, piney, earthy hoppy, sweet pale malty flavor. It’s not blowing me away but it’s an enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
Hazy orange with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with oranges, hops and piney notes. Hoppy flavour with pine, grapefruits and pine notes. Finished bitter. Nice one.
Earlier Rating: 12/13/2009 Total Score: 3.4
Hazy orange with a tiny white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, hops and grapefruits. Hoppy flavour with grapefruits and piney notes. Bitter finish.


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