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RATINGS: 871   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours golden, with small white head. Aroma is of hops, pine. Very refreshing aroma. Great flavor, lots of hops, citrus, pine, with some malt and earthy notes too. A great D.I.P.A, definitely a must try for fans of the style.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (479) - CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is resiny pine, pithy citrus, tropical fruit, mild caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (4/5) Another nice IPA (OK, DIPA) from Deschutes. Similar to Chasin’ Freshies, but heavier and more intense, with a bit more malt, and less fresh juicy citrus. The ABV is well integrated, apparent as a mild warming, but not unpleasant. Decent, if a little blunt - could use more Mosaic sharpness, and less malt. (15/20)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (36) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pour from pint to shaker, yellow gold with solid head and good retention. Aroma of sweet floral notes blanketed in a loud, confirous grapefruit. Taste is awesomely refreshing, hardly resiny, palatable bitterness, heavy tangerine notes, solid malt presence. Pretty awesome IPA! Very easily drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (731) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Great IPA. This brew pours nice with a good head and good lacing. Very tasty hop and fruit flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (272) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (546) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Really hoppy. Has a great aroma and looks good. Has a good flavor. Pretty pleased with it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Pours a clear copper with lasting thin layer of head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is a boozy citrus with grapefruit and lime. Taste is dank, boozy, fruit with caramel. Palate comes through thick and creamy for an IPA, adding to the resinous feel. Finishes crisp and lip smacking. For the hop crazy description, this actually has a lot of sweet malts. Not in love with the spicy/floral combo of Cascade and Centennial hops, but it’s workable and drinkable for the ABV.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
poured from bomber....love the grapefruit nose....very tasty....have they ever made a bad beer.....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (738) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2015
22oz bottle. Golden pale tan pour with nice lacing. Oily hop nose followed with some citrus. Well balanced flavors of malts with orange and citrus. The palate matches the beer. Smooth with some burn in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (103) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle 9.5%. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, crystal hop brilliance, alcohol. Baby bath soap. Golden copper with decent white head. Hop dank, citrus and pine dominating. Smooth crisp finish. Medium body but very easy drinking. Very nice

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VungTauMantis (4) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
I don't know what it was. The Hop Henge didn't do it for me. The taste wasn't as refreshing for me as other IPA's. It wasn't horrible, but I have had a lot of IPA's that I have enjoyed more as well as better Deschutes beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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