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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Courtesy of After4ever/Tom - thank you for this nice beer. It’s dark amber with a creamy, huge head and the aroma has loads of citrus, pine, mango and caramel. The flavour is nice with notes of slightly sweet citrus-fruits, mango, pine and a grape-like bitterness wrapped in smooth caramel - nice!! 2367

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10162) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10028) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10011) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9642) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9350) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Tap at City Beer Store in San Francisco. Sort of hard to know which Hop Henge to rate this under but we had the new batch, which I’m pretty positive was 9% and this is the only version listed on Deschutes’ website.

Poured a clear orange to amber with a medium white head leaving some nice sticky lace. Nose is full of orange candies, fresh citrus, and simple syrup. Taste is dry, nutty bitter, sweet syrup, candied citrus, maple, nutty bitter. Something like puppy breath comes into the flavor... As it warms, the sticky sweet body becomes too much and you are overloaded with grenadine and syrupy sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9183) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Great tropical and citrus aroma, medium amber body that is unfiltlred.Taste is a bit sweet and hot.


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