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RATINGS: 904   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2007
pours a nice copper brown - slight aroma of citrus and floral hops - excellent caramelish malt flavor balances well with the almost over the top hops and the high alcohol warming. A most excellent beer for the style. Does a good job of not becoming an over-the-top cliche (as are many overhopped american beers).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (384) - - FEB 28, 2015
12oz bottle with BB date of 4/15/15. Appearance: Cloudy golden with a quickly dissipating white foam head. Aroma: Intense citrus aroma with melon, pineapple, peach, and grapefruit. Taste: Rich malt sweetness with slight breadiness and caramel that quickly leads to a blend of grassy and citrus flavors of orange, peach, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a low to moderate carbonation an slight alcohol warmth. Finish: Leaves a lingering bready malt and grapefruit flavor with slight bitterness. Overall: Very flavorful IPA with a solid malt backbone that balances the high ABV and makes the bitterness very balanced. Drinks like a strong, fruity APA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rick_91709 (383) - USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Orange copper color with very little head. Strong flavor with a little bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malkyore (377) - - MAY 31, 2016
Yum. So fresh! You canít really taste the alcohol and its not super bitter. Itís very balanced but with a nice fresh crisp hoppiness to it. I like it a lot.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
I really solid and lovable DIPA. The aroma is citrus and alot of it. Pours a beautiful vibrant orange with a white lacy head. The taste is everything you want in a DIPA. Nothing special but everything great. A straight forward beer. There isnít a way to not like it. great balance, great maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
decants a fairly bright orange-tinted red, with a sticky light orange head . dank nose seems to favor cascade in the blend - old school grapefruit seems to be the dominant note. a touch of toffee-ish malt nose. small note of malt up front seriously wiped out in a wave of hop bitterness and hard citric pith notes. definate high co-humulone burn in the finish. pretty impressive hop bite. the harsh rattines is not really my thing, but this is what it is - a big hop bomb busting with old school American hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2007
UPDATED: APR 22, 2007 Tap at Caponeís. Somewhat dark amber with o/w head that dissapated quickly. This was very dissapointing. A clash of quite sweet, minimal flavor malt with very abrupt, harsh bittering hops. The two didnít go together at all. No pleasant flavors of malt or hops here. Alcohol was noticable as well. Quite shitty. F U Deschutes. I was very reluctant to try your Hop Henge, now I wonít touch any of your offerings again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Pour is a dark golden copper that is crystal clear. Has thick white head that fades but leaves perfect lacing. Aroma is wonderful...the hops fill the room with lovely pine, floral and earthy notes. Also has a sweet caramel malt note. Flavor drops off slightly...its bitter but a little brash. Palate is thin and a little metallic but has good carbonation. Solid but probably best fresh.
Earlier Rating: 10/2/2008 Total Score: 4.6
So I might have to rethink what an IIPA looks like...this brew its probably the best looking beer I’ve ever seen (the liquid part that is, the head is good but is a yellowish color and just doesn’t look as pure, but since the liquid looks so amazing, its a 5). Perfectly clear golden amber. First initial smell was banana, citrus hops and slightly malty...2nd and 3rd smells I can’t smell the banana anymore. Flavor is hops of citrus and earth, malts of bread, caramel and spiciness. Very clean tasting brew that has a slight bitterness and a warm mouth feel. I really could drink this all day and night.

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