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RATINGS: 894   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


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - MAY 25, 2013
Borders on barlywine...my kind of DIPA! Tastes like the juice from some kind of honey grapefruit tree. I dont normally care how a beer looks, but this one is downright sexy, like a fiery sunset. Perfect mouthfeel, complex sweet taste. Wow. Only thing keeping it from perfection to me, is it needs more hop bite.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1408) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Got to give it this beer as one of the most floral and heavily perfumed IPAs, Distinctive citrus notes, nice golden body just very slightly cloudy and a nice small head that hold pretty well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1401) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
650mL bottle from Slowbeer. Brewed 10/4/15 Deep golden body, holds a tight creamy white head. Resiny hop-driven aroma - candied orange, passionfruit, ripe white peach & nectarines, cut grass, dried woody herbs, with a solid biscuity, toasty, slightly caramelly malt presence. Seriously chewy body - dense without being heavy, resiny, sticky, tremendously long on the palate without being overtly boozy. Creamy carbonation. Plenty of oomph on the body - big resiny, very ripe tropical/stone fruits, dried & green leaves & grass, candied citrus, orange sherbert, lots of sweet caramel & toasty malt provide more than enough balance to do battle with an onslaught of bitterness. Tremendously tasty, tremendously balance, tremendous beer! Worth of #1400 ;)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerFiend (301) - - 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 weren’t that great. I drain poured it when I got sick of it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (143) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2015
On tap at Rozi’s. Pours medium gold with a 1 inch tight head. Aroma of city’s and tropical fruits. Flavor is light and crisp citrus, minimal malt. Very drinkable. Way better than thier other IPA. Surprisingly good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrohia (182) - - APR 17, 2015
Chappy's, Dayton, OH, draft. First impression was soap. Dark yellow and cloudy. Very hoppy, lasts forever on the palate. Hop concentration. It's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trith1 (53) - - APR 17, 2015
Straight away this hits with a really bitter nose, but I'm excited, and starting to feel thirsty. That bitterness is lightly coated with some fruitier flavours, but let's get in. A mild carbonation brings with it a savoury spice, which gives no regard to any fruit you might be thinking. Until. That classic cascade comes around and taps you in the shoulder, pretty classic citrus and sweeter notes. Stone, and peat are quite prominent on the vapour left floating in your mouth, giving oaky or scotchy elements- fuck yes. It's pretty kickass, it's pretty rocking, it's pretty damn good. Probably my favourite multi-hop brew for a while, usually they blur into madness, but this highlights the key points of each and makes as a good friend would say "One tasty beverage".

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Semi hazy orange beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, peaches, caramel and pine needles. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, caramel, peaches, oranges and tropical fruit. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheSilentSaint (82) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Fruity IPA. Sweet hints with fresh hops. Nice IPA but too malty fruity for my buds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (231) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Poured from the bomber smells like fresh hops. Taste is chunky and hoppy (which I think were the 2 cops on sandford and son). Deschutes always does a good job with the fresh hop style, all of their beer I’ve tried taste similar, but with different characteristics. This one is strong but if not for the buzz I wouldn’t have been able to tell. Fresh squeezed on steroids, and steroids is good. You keep making beer in this style and I’ll keep buying them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1537) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a thin head on a hazy medium straw body. The aroma is a big blend of citrus (all of them) plus some pine. The taste is bold and complex. Moderate bitterness throughout held up by a big malt. The texture is thick. Really nice.


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