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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Who knows what inspired the ancients to build Stonehenge--or what inspired us to build Hop Henge in its likeness. But build it we did, out of wrapped bales of whole-flower hops out on the brewery lawn. Like the rest of the Bond Street Series, Hop Henge highlights the creativity and curiousity of our brewers. Bolder than its English ancestors, with huge hops and a bitter finish, this IPA is no wallflower.

NOTE: This is the original version. In 2007 it was bumped up to an IIPA. See that entry <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/deschutes-hop-henge-imperial-ipa/68396/>here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty and alcoholic, but also with notes of peaches tending to be over ripe. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of peaches, leading to a dry bitter finish. The body is surprisingly thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, hops and pine needles. Flavour of fruits, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a clear, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and a distinct citrusy zest. Quite full-bodied with marked citrus notes and a dry, bitter finish. 061006

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2006 Bottled. Clear copper colour, average head. Rich citric grapefruit aroma. Dyish and completely dominated by juicy hops. The maltiness is firm, but apart from some notes of cookies it doesn’t lend to much flavour to the beer, just ody. The finish continues to be predominantly hop aromatic, even though there is a great deal of bitterness. An uncomplicated but very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Draft. Hazy yellow color. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Taste is bitter orange and pineapple. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Slightly hazy dark amber colour. Fresh woodsy hop aroma with caramel and breadcrust malt. The body is a bit sticky, but gets creamier towards the finish. Rich hop bitterness is well-balanced by bready malts. Well-rounded. Lip-smacking hop finish. Pretty good fresh, but the way this hop character is, it will be probably be total crap in six months. Definitely enjoy this now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Citrus/pine aroma with a hint of malt. Beautiful reddish gold color. Poured in a Fuller’s pint it looks like Badger Tanglefoot. No other resemblance though. That ever present (for me) hint of apricot with the following bitterness. But 85 IBU? This is the mellowest 85 IBU I’ve ever had. Smooth and kind. But the hops linger. It’s just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex floral earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. A very good brew that exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Bomber poured a hazy copper with a large, lasting amber head. Aromas of Hops, lots o’ hops citrusy and piney all my favorite hops! Palate was medium bodied, dry and resiny. Flavors of Hops piney, citrusy and even earthy!also a hint of carmel with a dry, lingering pleasently bitter finish! An outstanding IPA!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2006
(22oz bottle) Clear amber body topped by medium beige head with good retention. Aroma is orange/floral, some grapefruit, light caramel, bread. Taste is medium sweet, sharp grapefruit, light floral, herbal. Watery medium body, some acidity, nicely drinkable. Straightforward IPA, good stuff.

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