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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)

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1,127 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 177
Gots: 98 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheBungyo on 10-08-2005

38 IBU
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Ratings: 1,127 | Reviews: 451
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows soft citrus and pine along with rich caramel and sweet malt.
More sweet malt as a flavour, with a little spicy and piny hops behind.

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great color body, citrus aroma, tangerine taste, little sweet
one of the best apa i have had

Photo of TMoney2591
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

This is the best part of the Hop Trip...This is the Hop Trip...The best part...I really like...What did he say? ... Sorry. Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear tawny amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, orange zest, pine resin, light grass, and a healthy amount of caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, though the resin takes a stronger position here. Luckily, the caramel balances things out rather well. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a very nice, well-balanced, hoppy pale ale. Not bad at all.

Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this bottle in an IPA glass purchased this 12oz at Brass Rail for $2.77 after discount.

The color is golden hued amber with 3 fingers of pale tan head with very fine bead and thick lace with translucent clarity and visibly carbonated. The aroma has a mix of tropical fruit and pine hop odors with slight fruity yeast ester and mild malt scent which is mildly sweet. The feel is excellent with medium carbonation and semi-bitter in the initial sip with light toasted texture and semi-sweet essence with medium body and semi-dry finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is great with very juicy hop flavor which has a slight mango and grapefruit combo with tangerine type taste with mild malt that has a toasted quality and subtle pine in the hop profile as it finishes with mild caramel however the finish is mostly dry. Overall I was pleasantly surprised...even though Deschutes is a favorite brewery of mine since I first tried them decades ago. I expected it to be good and this is great very highly recommend this great pale ale

Photo of jooler
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hoppy with a sweet aftertaste. It's good

Photo of Mcwill51
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by date 12/28/14. Would like to have a fresher bottle to compare with.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.06/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just not enough intense hop presence for me on this on. Earthy and muddled. Certainly more bready than bitter. Pretty average overall.

Photo of woodchip
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unfortunately, the best before date on my particular bottle was a couple of days before consumption date, and I think this affected the rating.

Photo of --Dom--
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Medium carbonation. I love most offering from Deschutes, this one was a miss for me. Came in underpowered on flavor. Perhaps true fans of the APA style will have more appreciation for this than I did. Still an above average beer, just not one I will seek out again.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by 12/28/2014 printed on the label. A new fresh hop pale ale creation to me from Deschutes Brewery, acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a coppery amber orange body with two and a half finger of thick frothy off-white head with excellent staying power. Leaves nice fat lacing behind. Appears adequately carbonated with some nice fine sediment twirling around in the glass. Looks excellent.

S - The aroma is extremely fresh, fruity, and floral. Retains that typical flowery / berry esque hop smell that Deschutes is known for, in my opinion. Biscuity and malty on the second wave. A very pleasant smelling beer.

T - More biscuity and bready than I would have imagined based on the aroma, but this thing is superbly balanced. Fruity and floral berry-esque hop presence mingles nicely with the malt profile.

M - The feel is bready & bitter. Lightly piney and resinous on the finish. Very smooth, crisp, and easy-drinking. Very nice carbonation.

Overall, an excellent fresh hop pale ale from Deschutes. Very nicely balanced, and extremely drinkable. I could possibly see these being good well after their best by date. Recommended.

Deschutes Hop Trip -----4/5.

Photo of Severdali
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%

Why do you want to try this beer? Not only because Deschutes but because they claim all hops are cut off the vine and brewed within 4 hours. I believe it.

Pours dark orange with a lovely microfine head and lush lace that leaves a miniscule amount sticking.

Fresh orange/tangerine, slight caramel, lemon, fresh pine. Mild biscuit-y malt and earthiness. Smell is very close to the taste. Just a touch bitter, nice foamy mouthfeel, not a high ABV beer (5.9) but still that being said the ABV is beautifully hidden. Highly drinkable. If you find it in sixers (which I imagine is how its sold) and want a good sessionable IPA or APA pick this one up. I'm having a hard time analyzing it as it is going fast. A worthy beer of being called unique.

Photo of PSU79
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Great brew had it on tap Charlie Hoopers Kansas City mo

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -3.4%

A-Semi cloudy amber orange in the glass, one finger head that lingers.

S-Some malt, mild citrus, earthy and floral notes.

T-Starts with some malty sweetness, maybe a tad too much. Still within best by but I like em fresh. Hops flavors are there but mild.

M-Medium bodied, sticky, hop resins, nice carbonation.

O-A Good beer, but I'd imagine super fresh it would be even better.

Photo of sprucetip
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

notes to self mainly… tasty, easy drinking "session" type ipa. Lawnmower beer for a guy who likes big beers.

Photo of BobJude
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by date 12/28/2014, bottle in pint glass.
L - copper color, nice head and lace.
S - not very pronounced, a bit of citrus and pine.
T- nice dank pine and citrus. Very balanced bitterness on the back end. A little sweet caramel malt
F - very smooth, good feel on the tongue. Carbonation is good, along with lingering bitterness.
O - very good fresh hop beer. The dankness of the hops really sets this apart from other wet hopped IPA's.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Pours a finger of head on a hazy medium straw colored body.
The aroma has some tropical fruit: mango and pineapple, along with lemon and pine. Nice.
The taste has a moderate bitterness throughout, with caramel sweetness layered in nicely. Great balance and profile.
The texture is a little fizzy.
Quite enjoyable.

Photo of MisSigsFan
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a thick white head. Smells is pretty faint. Some orange and a little earthiness. 12/29/14 best by date which is 120 days out from bottling. Not very fresh so I don't expect much. Taste is very citrusy and orange up front. The low bitterness allows the hop flavor to really shine. A little spice in there too along with some earthiness. Finishes off with a nice malt backbone. Mouthfeel is good, if a little thick. I really prefer my hoppy beers to be lighter, especially when they're <7%. Overall, a good (slightly) fresh hop pale ale. I'd imagine by opinion would be greatly different if it were even fresher.

Photo of Brenden
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A thick burnt orange color, this beer is nonetheless quite bright, even in its darkness. It is translucent, certainly closer to opaque. The head is sandy-colored and tops at just less than one finger, dropping with some time to a thinnish foam that nonetheless leaves lots of creamy lace.
The hops pour out of the nose as soon as the bottle is opened, sweet and bitter at the same time and very juicy. It features lots of orange notes including some peel but with an almost jammy nature to it. A slight note of pine strengthens the bitterness as some caramel sweetness pulls through.
The taste is fruity and spicy up front before some grains in the middle and the malty sweetness coming in to pull back the hops. It's mildly floral at one point and finishes with a bit of citrus zest lingering with a bit of cracker.
The feel is crisp in a medium body with a nice fresh brightness. It has some smoothness in the middle and finishing well even as it goes semi-dry, not losing the creaminess it obtains after the nibble up front.

Photo of DeFaz
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Looking at some of the positive reviews, it's hard to believe I'm tasting the same beer. This is so focused on the caramel malt aroma and flavor that the hops just don't play much of a role. I know this is billed as a APA instead of a IPA, but with a name like "Hop Trip", I expected much more complexity from the hops. Instead, the malt dominates and is just too sweet in my opinion to let the rest of the flavors play a role. Mouthfeel is fair, and appearance is quite nice actually, but again, I leave disappointed.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head that still left good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney hops, tropical and light citrus fruit. Flavor is rich caramel malt, resiny pine and citrus hops, light orange citrus and mixed fruit. Medium bodied, nice for a pale ale. One of the ales that straddles the border between pale ales and IPAs. Not as intensely hoppy as many current IPAs, but well and freshly hopped with a substantial malt body. Great balance and flavor. I'm not a regular pale ale drinker and so I've missed this in the past. I will definitely pick this up again. A stellar APA.

Photo of Redneckwine
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - A brilliant, hazy, glowing amber in hue. One finger head leaves a wispy cap that leaves a bit of sticky lacing.

Smell - Sweet, fruity hop flavor... Like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal with a toasty biscuit malt backdrop. Has that distinct "Deschutes" house character... Fresh and clean.

Taste - So much fruity, sweet hop goodness up front, a bit of pithy citrus and a bit floral and fresh. The toasty, bready malts complement and balance very nicely. Deschutes yeasty, estery flavor is apparent and welcome, it brings a fresh, clean taste to the party. Finishes perfectly dry with a very restrained hop bitterness.

Feel - Here's where this one really excels: the medium body is so smooth and nicely carbonated... The word creamy definitely comes to mind. Crisp and refreshing as well, this beer is very, very drinkable.

Overall - One of the best APAs I've ever had. It reminds me a lot Fresh Squeezed IPA, but just a little lighter: so balanced and smooth. The big hop punch comes with very restrained bitterness - this one is very easy to knock back. I'll be buying multiple sixers of this for sure.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

I really like this well balanced beer. The color was nice copper with white head that laced all down my glass. There was enough hops to balance the slightly sweet malt. This is a great session ale. Nice job.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

A: Slight white head over deep amber liquid.

S: Cherries, pleasant herbs and peaches.

T: Cherries, peaches, blueberries and pleasant herbal notes over toasty and caramel malts.

M: Medium viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: Delicious. Mosaic is fantastic when brewed this way, and this hop would go well in a dark Belgian. As a pale ale, it doesn't get much better than this.

Photo of twb0392
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

super good!

Photo of jkrich
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Per bottle label: best by 12/28/14. Poured a bright reddish and golden hue with a slowly receding off-white head. I have yet to have a beer from this brewery that does not have an attractive, clean pour.

Very fragrant hop profile: inviting citrus with some faint pine.

This is a very balanced tasting ale - soft and slightly bittersweet fruit flavor with a subdued malt backbone. While the ale is hoppy, it never becomes bitter. The finish is dry and clean with some lingering malt on the palate.

This is perhaps my favorite ale from Deschutes. This is not a hop bomb but a flavorful and dangerously drinkable ale.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.