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RATINGS: 905   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. Its all hop, no apologies.

Previously 10.6% abv

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (995) - 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 its workable and drinkable for the ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
poured from bomber....love the grapefruit nose....very tasty....have they ever made a bad beer.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (843) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (272) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VungTauMantis (9) - 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and citrusy, with hints of caramel, barnyard, lime, resin, and licorice. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, and crisp; finishes with a long bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Poured from a 22. Aroma is a bit dank/70s basement. Flavor is sweet, a bit thick and has a slight spicy finish. The sweet flavor is somewhat caramel but the dank spice is a bit distracting. The beer is also a bit "thicker" than I like.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11472) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"this one is a different (and slightly better) recipe than the original Hop Henge. like the last review says...HUGE citrus and floral hops in the nose, and more in the flavor. A big, chewy beer. If it werent for a small overabundance of sweet malt, Id have graded it even higher. As it is, its the best "hoppy" product from Deschutes. Very enjoyable brew. Bitter finish, with a slightly sweet lingering aftertaste."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy amber pour, full white head. Herby nose, lil bubblegum. Spicy malts, nicely boozy and huge hop finish. Noice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Tons of tangerine, grapefruit, and orange juice. Probably from the Cascade. Super drinkable very bitter. a lot going on here. As it warmed up I kept getting different flavors and aromas. This is an interesting IPA, I really like it. Theres something about it thats different in a good way. I really enjoyed drinking it because of how much it changed as it got warm. Really good stuff I highly recommend this!

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