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RATINGS: 893   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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4.5
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012
2011-03-03, bottle from Liberty Wine, 10th St., Vancouver, as Hop Henge Experimental IPA, 9% ABV, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Beautiful copper-amber color; generous creamy head. The aroma is initially resiny and citrusy, but it evolves into a more fruity one, with sweet toffee and apricots. The body is leaner than the strength may suggest, increasing the drinkability; good caramel and toffee flavor, with a light residual sweetness; the hopping is more fruity than resiny, with yellow fruits jam, apricots, peach, mango; some resins appear in the end; the final is bitter and persistent of course, but without excess.
A delicious, fresh, powerful yet balanced, and harmonious beer.

2010-01-29, as Hop Henge Imperial IPA, 8.1% ABV, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Beautiful amber color. The aroma is a good mix of fruity and creamy hops. Sweet malt and toffee flavor, well balanced by the fruity hop, with oranges and light resins. Very good.

2009-09-22, as Hop Henge Imperial IPA, 8.1% ABV, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Hazy amber color, small head with a nice lace. Very nice hoopy aroma, with a Parmesan and sweaty touch. Smooth mouthfeel, malty flavor but not too strong, with powerful hopping, but as well it’s not too aromatic. Good and pleasant.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (20425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Tap at Crow’s Feet Commons, Bend, 23/05/13. Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head. Nose is bitter orange, pine, hops, grapefruit. Taste carries a big pine bite, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, citrus, grass, caramel. Full bodied, fine carbonation. Good stuff.

4
mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
650mL bottle, pours hazy copper with a white head. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and caramel malts. Flavour of piney hops - somewhat bitter, citrus and balanced generously with caramel malts. Semi-sweet, medium palate. Most excellent.

3.3
Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2012
Draught, St. Augustine’s. Earthy, citrusy hop aroma. Sticky hop and crystal, maybe a bit too sticky in the finish as well. A fairly plain IPA by today’s standards, it didn’t hold my interest at all.

3.8
jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose and taste of pineapple, citrus, hops and caramel malt. Light dry finish.

3.8
brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle @ home. Like some of the other Deschutes IPAs, much dark than I’d expect/like. Copper pour with a white head. Nose is quite nice, at least. Very fruit forward. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple. Notes of apricot and peach, too. Pine, some caramel, and slight kumquat. Good balance of sweet and bitter tastes. Moderate caramel, but lots and lots of fruit. Tons of grapefruit, peach, and pineapple. Hints of kumquat on the finish and some piney bitterness.

4.2
Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft - Floral mellow earthy hops. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Well rounded strong hop flavours, pine and perfume. Rich body and deceptively smooth for the alcohol. Brilliant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle from Ledgers Liquors. [021 09]Brilliant reddish copper color with a multi-finger off-white head. Nice aromas of citrus and floral. Medium body with mildly frothy carbonation. Flavor is very hoppy. Floral and citrus. The malt is background. Finish is slightly astringent, lightly burning, but it’s not harshly bitter. But it’s bitter. Very good.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2007 Total Score: 3.8
Huge aroma of pine and grapefruit, with detectable malt. Beautiful copper amber color with an off-white head that stays and lightly tries to lace. Medium mouthfeel, burst of mixed hop, followed by strong malt. However, the malt comes and goes quickly, as this is all about a hop finish. Creamy with a bite. Relatively mild carbonation. It might get better than this, but not often.

3.9
djd07 (15330) - 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
Ratman197 (15200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of pine, earthiness, orange, light grapefruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, orange zest and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Bomber poured a hazy copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine and light citrus. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, pine and a hint of grapefruit rind with a lingering bitter finish.


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