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RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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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3.9
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
bomber. Pours a clear, dark amber with a large, tan head. Nose is very powerful pine and floral hops. Taste is resinous pine hops with a little soapiness. Mouthfeel was oily and tingling from the hops with a big, bitter finish. Impressive.
Earlier Rating: 7/29/2008 Total Score: 3.8
bomber thanks to dunk. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Nose is of citrus and pine. Taste is of caramel malt, citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with both sweet taste with carbonation and bitter finish.

3.6
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2009
Reviewed 4/16/2009 (Bottle): Pours a reddish brownish color body. Small white head, diminishing, clearish. Bitter dry hoppy aroma, pine and citrus. Extrmemely strong aroma. Nice taste, nott too bitter, some maltiness and nuttiness too. Some piney taste. Dry aftertaste. Pretty tasty, but too sweet an IPA for me.

3.8
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a ruby amber body with a creamy off white head. Phenolic with a nice lemon, citrus and pine character. A moderate hint of alcohol and a hint of candy and malt. Chewy spicy pine y hope resins with a nice honey note to finish. The hop character is boarder line destructive as it aggressively lingers. A good brew but i’d prefer a sweeter citrus ipa.

3.7
jazz88 (2681) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle. A dark brownish amber color with a big foamy tan head. Sweet floral hops, light pine, and a malty aroma. Mildly sweet with a rich malty texture and flavor (earthy) with a dry bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/14/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Dark mahogany color with creamy tan head. Sweet malts and pine hops in the aroma, but not an intense or particularly strong aroma. It guides you along enough to let you know it is a big beer but not let on for a hop explosion and bitter finish. Well balanced with a full sweet malty body.

3.9
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 16, 2009
22oz Bottle. Batch 2 from the Safeway in Walla Walla, WA. Rich gummy tangerine aroma. Floral and fruit. Very nice. Crisp. Pours a coppery amber, clearish, with a good finger of heavy soaped foam. Flavor comes as a slightly more alcohol approach, again, rich with citrus-like hops, fir-needles, and some bright resins. Malt is a bit chewy, but the alcohols are a bit brash. Bitterness gives good clean lemony balance. Very nice. Complex, but a bit denser and low on the hop flavors for my overall preference.

3.8
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2009
(bottle). Pours an amber color. Medium size off-white head. Moderate to heavy lacing. Strong hop and grapefruit aroma. Hoppy and bitter taste. Smooth and bitter finish. Moderate carbonation.

3.6
hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Bottle… mgumby10’s & hopscotch’s WtFFfFDotF Throwdown … Clear burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic, small, tight retention. Caramel, citric, earthy aroma – grapefruit, biscuit, black tea and pine. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. Big caramel and biscuit malt backbone lends plenty of support to the nice, earthy, hop bitterness. Raspy, moderately bitter, dry finish.

Earlier Rating: 3/7/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle...O-Town Throwdown... Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma delivers notes of black tea, caramel, cotton candy, tropical fruit and mild grapefruit. The flavor is sweet toffee balanced decently by bitter notes of black tea and grapefruit rind. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet finish. Thanks to Crosling for sending the bottle our way!

3.9
djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear amber with a small creamy off white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is very hoppy with cascade, pine and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop and alcohol in a very bitter finish. A very good double IPA from Deschutes.

3.6
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bomber. Good fresh floral aroma. Orange body with off white head and good thin sheet of lace left on glass. Sweet citrus flavors but the dry bitterness was stronger to take that citrus flavor from beer. Dry sweet sticky bitter palate, need some water to rjuvinate palate.
Earlier Rating: 2/10/2007 Total Score: 4
22oz. Bottle from trade with zathrus13. Has a bread and pale citrus aroma. Amber body with white head and decent lacing. Flavor has a full boied citus sugar and bready notes. Has an alcohol presence so this is a good one to have at home not driving on the road. Sweet citrus on palate. Good brew

3.6
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - APR 15, 2009
Bottled. Pours with a gigantic head. Aroma has spritzy, lemony hops, some cooked carrots. In the mouth the beer is full bodied and rich without ever tasting malty or sweet, instead the body is just a vessel to deliver a nice chewy green hop. Fairly enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 4/30/2007 Total Score: 3.7
22oz bottle as an extra from Crosling. Pours with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, cinnamon, light malts. Juicy hop flavor is subdued by a delicate balance of pale malts. This escapes the typical boring amber background of far too many IIPAs. No caramel to be found... woohoo! A very well made beer.


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