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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

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3.9
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Wonderful floral arome, head quickly went away showing a hazy orange hue. Nice malty initial flavor with a fruity overtone. Not as hoppy as I would have expected, but nice just the same. The mild hop flavor lasts well after swallowing - a nice beer.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
22-oz. bottle. Pours coppery bronze with a tall rocky light tan head. Aroma is hoppy, hugely (pine, spruce) with a fragrant floral nose. Heavy bitterness greets your palate, grapefruit rind and moderate acidity, no sweetness, just sour hop; hop juice. Medium bodied and slightly fizzy and smooth palate.

4.2
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
22 oz bottle. Deep orangey amber in color with a nice fluffy tan head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Orange and earthy notes. Very hoppy. Malty and hoppy flavor. Finish is hoppy. Very drinkable. Nice beer.

4.2
Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2006
22 oz bottle. Brown/amber in color with a tan head. Aroma is perfect for the style, citrus, grapefruit zest and tangerine. Nice cascades do not totally dominate but are right up front.

3.5
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2006
22 oz bottle. Foamy head. Aroma is hops and citrus mostly . Flavor is full and complex of citrus and hops with a sweetness malt and a woody taste. Great beer.

3.7
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
22 oz bottle shared with ClarkVV, Master of Michigan Mass and Maine. Stable, beautiful foamy-rocky head tops a deep apricot body and provides thick, clumpy lacing as it slowly subsides....muddy aromas of various hops, apricot and citrus and spruce qualities, by turns harsh - aromatic -fruity and woody, interesting and complex to be sure but too much a melange to really attract....fortunately it’s more palatable on the tongue, sweet and qutie malty at the front with a moderate bitterness from the get-go continuing on through new-woody groves and some lactic/milky character towards the finish....rather heavy and thick, with carbonation just a touch low. Mixed bag; quality ingredients and interesting concept make for a somewhat difficult quaff....once I realized that this was a slow sipper, I liked it more.

4
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka (thanks!). Poured a deep and slightly cloudy orange color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, some grapefruit and a little spicy. Tastes of grapefruit, caramel, floral, and very light spices. Nice hoppy presence with somewhat of a malty balance. Lots of lacing left on the glass.

3.9
Oakes (19027) - 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!

4
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2006
bottle. pours dark orange creamy color with thick head. Grapefruit and hops. I love the bitterness of this beer. This is one fine reeb.

4
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Larry Pitonka: Pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing, off-white, dense frothy plateau of a head. Big fresh grapefruity piney hoppy aroma explodes out of the bottle. Once it settles, more sweet toasty caramel malty notes are present. Body starts with a nice caramel malty sweetness with some toffee flavor hiding underneath a mound of fresh citrusy flavoring and bittering hops. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with dry lingering resinous pine notes. A very nice IPA.


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