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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. Itís all hop, no apologies.

Previously 10.6% abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (350) - - APR 24, 2015
04.07.15 best by date. Poured from a bomber into a pub glass on 02.01.15. A: Citrus, bready malt, and maybe honey malt. A: 1 finger head that stays. See through dark orange body. Bubbles wash up nicely when pouring. T: Pineapple and candied tropical fruit dominate. Orange, slight honey on the back end, pine, and vomit are subtle. P: Oily and smooth. Thick for an IPA. O: The oily mouthfeel and the taste werenít that great. I drain poured it when I got sick of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (347) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On tap in a tulip glass. Appearance: poured a 1" white head that dropped quickly with some nice lacing on the glass. Color is a cloudy golden-orange with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma: hop forward with pine, citrus dominate and some white bread dough in the background. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and viscous, with a dry, bitter, warming finish. Flavor: strong grapefruit, tangerine, and pine hops are balanced with nice biscuit and malty sweetness. Overall: a nice sipper at 9.5% abv. It is not overly boozy (which is plus), but the alcohol is not entirely hidden either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (346) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Well she is a middle of the packer...alot to offer yet lacking in places for me.....iipa are tough to master... This lacked in the aroma which sets the tone...I enjoyed it but will probably be another 3 years before I try it again... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle: Clear, light copper with thick head and great lace. Very lifted hoppy aroma. Slightly green but floral. Not really piney. Rich dry to off dry palate thats not sour but very bitter. Dense and long. Loads of hops on the palate but really malt driven. Great flavor and weight. A massive beer. Aromas of a West Coast IPA but the palate shows a hint of the East Coast IPA. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Wonderful beer. Bottle pours and nice copper color. Really nice fruity, hoppy aroma. Delicious fruit notes with hints of pine and grass. Top notch beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
very well done. pours a clear orange with decent head and nice lacing. smells unique, sweetish hops, some oak? flavor is similar, with some sweetish malts balancing out the big abv and moderate hop. very well balanced for the 10.6% abv, very smooth and very very tasty! very aromatic and fruity, tropical flavors all throughout the body. finishes moderately bitter, not extremely bitter, but very satisfying. nice price as well. definitely would recommend

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (331) - Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bomber to tulip. Best by 06/03/14. Nice orange honey color. Frothy white head, alcohol legs on this one. Aroma is fantastic! Right away thereís citrus, grapefruit, kiwi, pine, a bready biscuit aroma, and dare I say banana? Itís got a really sweet malt aroma too. Taste is solid, but nothing to write home about. Mild malt flavor, some grapefruit and pine hop flavors. Kind of a slippery, soapy mouthfeel that Iím kinda digging. The alcohol is hidden well at 8.8%. Overall a very solid offering from Deschutes once again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2008
I had a bomber the other night and lost my tasting notes, I do remember enjoying it but not being blown away

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 Bottle. Pours mostly clear dark (golden brownish) orange with a sizeable head. Nose is a spicy evergreen forest of hops. So hoppy that the initial malty sip is quite a surprise, but it eventually fades into earthy hops with a long nice finish. Lacks the overpowering bite of some IPAs, but the flavors are interesting and very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Dark amber body with a nice head, and it just looks really tempting. However, the aroma’s a bit skunky with a hint of grassy hops. The flavor follows through with some grass hop character. However, it’s quite subdued. I’m afraid I may have got a hold of a bad bottle or simply an old one.

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