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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2010
pours clear and orange/amber - aroma is citrusy, floral, fresh hop and clean - mouthfeel is very nice and not too carbonated like some IPAs. Flavor is hops, fruity (banana like) , grapefruit and very smooth. This brew really hides the ABV - I couldn’t believe it was 8.75 - I would have guessed at around 6.5. Wish I could get more of this in Indiana.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
bomber, caramel, cereal, grass, spruce, citrus, amber, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
ON Tap @ the Brass in Portland. Truly great stuff, very nicely balanced and with a thick feel. A great summer beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - APR 24, 2007
Nice golden orange pour with substancial head. Nice hopps with a citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Bomber pours reddish amber with a large off white head into a tulip. Classic Deschutes cascade hop aroma, crystal malts stand out, biscuity, floral and honey sweetness. The cascade hops really take over this beer. Malts are in the background to balance it out to some degree. Biscuity, slightly toasty, pear and apricot in a dry finish. Velvety on the palate with close to full body and a medium level of carbonation. Pretty damn drinkable considering the abv. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Pours a nice deep amber color with a medium white head that sticks around for a little while. Smells of pine and flowers. Taste has more citrus flavor to it than the smell but it is still dominated by the pine and flower tastes. The aftertaste starts off as a sharp hoppy flavor but eventually gives way to a malty smoothness, which is the only time that malts are really apparent in this beer. A nice offering from deschutes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
Not as much hoppiness as I was expecting although I might have had an LTS. Despite the apparent lack of hops, this is still a tasty brew. Mild hop aroma with hints of grapefruit and pine and a lingering sweet malt that is more present in the taste where the hops take a back seat. Surprisingly smooth and easy drinking. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2009
I’m rating this as an Imperial IPA, not an IPA. Aroma-Piney, resinous and a little citrusy, with some strawberry esters. Appearance- It’s dark for an IIPA, the head dissipates quickly, and it is a bit cloudy when cold, possibly due to dry-hopping. Flavor- Hops! Piney and grapefruit, with some moderate resinous flavors. Bitter taste hangs on after the beer is swallowed. The Malt background balances the hop profile, barely. There are oaky flavors that I detect. There is a definate citrus flavor which triggers the sour sensor on the side of my tongue. Palate- Medium Body, the bitterness seems astingent, but it’s just the hop bitterness. Moderate-high carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Pours out redish copper with massive creamy white head. Smell piney. Taste is sweet malt and bitter hops. Nice balanced,sticky, hoppy IPA. Great fresh taste. Tasty, another great Deschutes brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bomber to glass. Aroma chock full of pine and citrus. Also has biscuit notes. Golden orange pour with a nice large head and great lacing on the glass. Long bitter finish. Always a solid ipa.


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