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RATINGS: 886   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Arizona strong beer festival. I think they cut down a pine tree, and stuck it in a pine barrel, and brewed it. Then they squeezed a bit of grapefruit into it and served it as a beer. Oregon does have a lot of pine trees, so one wouldn’t be missed would it?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (303) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours copper and clear with a nice white head that sticks around for a bit. Aroma is mostly fruity hops with peach, melon, orange, and grapefruit with a hint of the malt backbone. Taste is more of the same in the hop department with a solid malt backbone that largely stays in the background. This is very well balanced for a 95 IBU beer. It isnt bitter for bitterness’ sake. The malt is there to stand up to the hops, but isnt forward and cloying like other double IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - APR 27, 2012
poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a nice medium orange color with a nice head. Very hop driven aromas of oranges, hops, and some spices with a touch of creams. Full bodied with really good and deep flavors of creams, spices and oranges. Fresh with a very nice feel. This was really good. Balanced with hop flavors but not overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
Draft: Pours a deep orange/red with a nice finger and a half white head. Strong citrusy hop and some honey malts underneath. Flavor has tons of hop citrusyness of orange and grapefruit. Nice sweet maltyness underneath. The bitterness lingers on your tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (290) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle poured into a glass. Very white head that dissipates quickly. Light amber, good aroma if a little light. Drinks nice, good IPA, not as as strong as hoped, but great finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (288) - 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 there’s citrus, grapefruit, kiwi, pine, a bready biscuit aroma, and dare I say banana? It’s 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 I’m kinda digging. The alcohol is hidden well at 8.8%. Overall a very solid offering from Deschutes once again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. My first taste of Deschutes. A very solid IPA, but nothing that absolutely amazed me. Waiting on my bottle of Black Butte XXIV to age a bit and see if that's more impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
22 oz bottle pours deep orange with a nice opaque off white head. The nose is hops, orange citrus, and pineapple. The taste is caramel, citrus, grass, and grapefruit. A pretty good IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Pours a beautiful perfectly clear orange-amber with a fading white head. Aroma-bright citrus, sweet malts, damp earth. Taste- orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit juices, sweet and rich malts, well rounded, bitter and juicy finish. Very enjoyable.

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