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RATINGS: 895   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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3.8
BillHick420 (470) - NORWAY - FEB 25, 2013
Pours light honey with a white head. Nose of floral hops. Smooth mouthfeel to accompany the smooth hops aroma. Some sweetness. Not complex, but very enjoyable.

4.2
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!

4
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - SEP 22, 2009
Drank it with rcasta and ghawener. I thought I had tried it before, but guess not...Wow, this is what I love in a beer. Medium bodied, full flavored, nice mouthfeel throughout.
Earlier Rating: 8/8/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Thanks to Juancho. Drank it in Panajachel, Guatemala. Pours nice golden, hazy color with a good white head. Aromas of pine and grass. Medium bodied, well balanced between malts and hops, nice complexity in the hop flavor, different levels of flavors along your mouth.

3.9
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
22oz. bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Poured a reddish gold with a finger of off white head. Big citrus/pine hop aroma also some malt sweetness. Hits you right up front with hop bitterness. Carmel maltiness. Lighter side of medium bodied. More citrus. Drying hop finish. Pretty easy drinking at 8.5%. Lots of fresh hop flavor with a solid malt base to back it up, good stuff.

4.2
pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle poured into tulip. Lovely familiar and fruity aroma. Pours bright and clear, not a cloud in the amber sky. Persistent white head. Grapefruit, peach and flowers with a sweet malty aroma. Some spruce or maybe spruce sap develops over time. Instant lacing, which is always nice. First sip is understated. Oddly, though my tongue receives it relishingly and is prepared for a full-bodied extravaganza, somehow a full sip doesn’t quite deliver. Has more in common, I would say, with Two-Hearted Ale than with Hopslam. Then the hops kick in, bitterness in the extreme, but fairly well balanced by sweetness bubbling underneath. I probably won’t pay again what I paid to get this, but I am glad I had a chance to enjoy it. Maybe someday soon Deschutes will be out this way.

3.4
KieferUGA (462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Clear, ruby color. Large, light tan head. Rich, malty aroma compliments the grassy hops. Moderate lacing. Flavor is a nice mixture of earthy hops and a chewy, bready malt. Finish is slightly hoppy with a touch of warming alcohol. Nice beer.

4.2
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Orange-golden color, slight haze, strong white head. Piney (almost rosemary) hop aroma. Slightly sweet with a nice full mouthfeel. Hoppiness and sweetness linger. One of the more interesting IPAs I’ve had in the past couple of years.

3.5
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy orange with a large 2-finger head with good retention and leaves lots of lacing. Man, you can smell this one across the room! Huge hop aroma of citrus (orange and grapefruit), dank malts, and biscuits. Taste is very strong and more earthy tasting hops than citrus. But there is also a good citrus taste, heavy dank malts, pine, and biscuits. Dry finish of citrus and malts. Excellent palate with a medium body, somewhat oily texture, average carbonation. Very good IPA. Different and stands out.

3.8
alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Coppery and clear, nice big, lasting head, good lacing. Citrus and floral notes come up first, followed by some pine. Taste is oily with hops, plenty of citrus, pine, and earthy malts. Body is medium and oily with a slightly sweet finish. Very tasty stuff!


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