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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

466 Reviews
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Reviews: 466
Hads: 1,253
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 204
Gots: 134 | FT: 1
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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

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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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber colored, almost a half inch of head, solid clarity, loooks professional, white head. Hits with the woods, smells like pine forest, mild vienna like toasted malt too. Interesting.

Hops keep up, not tropical pungent, this is PNW c hops and something else to round it out. Bitterness is down, nice, allows the grapefruit and pine to glow. This is an enjoyable thing, glad Deschutes got back to dropping good pale ales on us, or at least changing with the times, although this one is just good, not necessarily in conformity with some of the proprietary hop trends out there right now.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/19/15

A: Medium caramel in color, with some amber at the core, orange around the edges - mostly clear - pours with a medium sized, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, maintains a medium collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Light citrus and some pale malts - orange and ruby red grapefruit juice and zest - floral citrus with a touch of candied citrus - touch of fruit juice - pale and caramel malts, light sweetness - very clean overall

T: In a word, balanced - nice, soft citrus - tangerine and orange flesh with some ruby red grapefruit zest - lightly fruity overall - very floral, with some herbal notes - tea-like flavors - low level of bitterness - pale malts, caramel malts, light grains, light bread, crackers, light sweetness - definitely clean, definitely reminds me of Mirror Pond

M: On the light side of medium, medium carbonation, smooth, refreshing

O: A worthwhile trip

When I opened this, I was expecting an IPA. Once I realized it was supposed to be an APA, it clicked. This is brilliantly balanced with some nice hoppy flavors. This is definitely worth a try if you can get it.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from Don Quijote 12oz. Orange copper color, smooth fruity flavor, seems lighter compared to other IPAs that are generally heavier making it a refreshing beer. I would drink this again.

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Photo of BSiegs
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous ruby pour with ample caramel head. Viscous foam with great lacing down the glass. The smell is a bit subdued. Get some citrus, dank, earthiness, bready qualities. The flavor has more pop. More citrus, pine, earthiness. A nice balance of malts and moderately bitter. The body is medium-light with moderate carbonation. Very nice APA.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very nice pale ale from a good brewery. My biggest gripe is Deschutes pale ales and ipas always are a bit on the maltier side than I prefer. Great hop profile and super drinkable.

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Photo of leegang
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light amber and clear, with a small one inch head quickly dissipating into a thin lacing.

S: Fresh pine, floral, citrus and a hints of jack fruit. Was surprised that the aroma came as slightly subdued and not as bold as other APAs I tried.

T: More malty than expected with a good proportion of caramel flavors. Piney and earthy hop profile is more dominant, with a lingering bitter finish. The malt-hops profile is quite balanced, but would have expected it to be more hop-forward as the fresh hops is the star here. Slight clash of the more subtler hops flavor with the caramel malts.

M: Medium bodied. Lower than average carbonation compared to other APAs out there.

O: A very refreshing APA with a good fresh piney-earthy hops punch. However, the overly strong caramel malt profile clashes with the hops and steals the limelight away from this fresh hop brew. Personally would prefer less caramel malt and a bit more hops to let the freshness shine through.

Singapore, 29/11/15.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark hazy amber and a dense tan head with great retention and lacing
Smell: dank, citrusy, intensely floral
Taste: Intense dank and orangey hops flavors with a nice brown sugar malt backbone. moderate bitterness. very flavorful, similar in some ways to fresh squeezed.
Feel: Medium body, Average pleasant carbonation.

Overall: A very nice hoppy APA. Reminds me of the local Indeed Day Tripper, which itself is modeled on west coast APAs. Tons of hop flavor and aroma with minimal bitterness. More robust flavor than Mirror Pond, which I find somewhat too bitter. I think I still prefer Fresh Squeezed but this comes close.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Hop Trip pours a darker copper color with a big lacing head. Weak aroma, but a nice fresh hop aroma. Flavor has a mellow but very fresh pine hop flavors, with a hint of sweet malts. Flavors are a little weak. Overall, good beer, easy to drink.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a nice looking hazy to transparent amber color with a nice one finger white to off white foamy head that gets nice and rocky as it dissipated. The smell had a sweet deep caramel malts up front reminiscent of an English Pale Ale without the soapiness normally associated with English Pales. Light citrus hops try to balance but mainly stay in the background. The taste followed the nose to a sweet touch coming across in a sweet sticky caramel flavor. There’s a light sweet caramel aftertaste and a sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Moderate sticky sweet caramel balances across the tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Pale Ale that would be great with fish n’ chips but I can’t really see it as an American Pale Ale. I’d still have it again.

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Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Albertsons. Soft piney aroma greets you on the pour. Amber body with small silky beige head. Medium weight with mellow malt and bitter hop finish. Very smooth.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a huge billowy head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace clinging on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The beer has a big nose of a citrus hop smell mixed with some nice smells of sweeter citrus of tangerine and a decent showing of a tropical fruit smell of papaya and pineapple. Along with these aromas comes some light grassy smells and a little bit of a grassy smell.

Taste – The taste begins as the nose would have predicted, with a nice showing of a citrus grapefruit hop. Along with this flavor, is some lighter sweet tastes of a tangerine and tropical nature. The sweeter fruit tastes grow slightly stronger to the middle of the taste only to fade again later at the end, creating a slightly more crisp flavor profile. With some other hop flavors of a grassy and earthy flavor coming toward the middle and the end of the taste, and with the drying out of the taste throughout, one is left with a nicely hopped and moderately crisp and enjoyable hop blended flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. For the mix of citrus hop and slightly thinner body at the end of the taste, the mouthfeel is rather nice, as it upholds all the nice flavors of the brew all while keeping the beer crisp and refreshing.

Overall – This was a very enjoyable brew overall. Crisp and hop flavorful with a nice clean and enjoyable flavor profile. Another nice one in the Bond Street Series by Deschutes.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Deschutes Brewery in Portland, OR. This was part of their fresh wet hop series.

A : Caramel amber colored, with a milky head. 80% opaque.

S : Malt backbone with toffee sweetness. A mild malt presence.

T : A tough struggle between caramel malts and pine. It doesn't quite come together properly. Ends bitter/scathed.

F : Creamy, mild carbonation.

O : My least favorite in the fresh hop series.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drinking on 11/11 with a 12/27 best before date. Picked this one up on a weekend trip up to PA. Looks great in the glass. Smell is nice and citrusy but not quite at the top level like some other hop forward brews I've had as of late. The taste and mouthfeel are on a whole other level of greatness. The flavor of the hops is unlike any I've tasted lately. Its so sweet and smooth and minimal bitterness in the finish. Its almost butter and bready in the body and so full for a pale ale. Almost a caramel sweetness like a Vienna Lager or Marzen but its a hoppy pale ale. Nothing thin or watery with this one at all. It's such an incredible pale ale I don't know what else to say except "Please Deschutes, distribute in MD!

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Photo of trygelski1
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass:

Look: Pours a nice copper color with at least an inch of head with a great amount of lacing present

Smell: Citrus and hop aroma but also some maltiness coming thru

Taste: Hops and citrus but also some maltiness in there. Not overly bitter. A step below Born Yesterday by Lagunitas due to the less happiness coming thru.

Feel: Medium bodied

Overall: This one missed the mark for me slightly. After drinking Lagunitas Born Yesterday I guess I was expecting more. This is still a solid beer though. A bit on the malty side for me but it is still crisp and refreshing. I will revisit this one next year!

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Photo of westcoastbeergeek
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma and Appearance: This pours a nice clear copper colour with two fingers of foam and some sporadic small carbonation bubbles. The aroma is lemon citrus, passion fruit, tangerine, bready malt, nectarines and just an overall tropical smell that is wonderful.

Flavour: Starts with a nice bready caramel malt with some juicy fresh tangerine in the middle that has hints of hop oils and a side of pine. It finishes very dry with a lemon peel and grapefruit citrus bitter aftertaste.

Overall Impression: A bit mind blowing how much the hops shine through at 38 IBUs, just great stuff and by far one of the best true Pale Ales on the market.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle maked with a "Best By 12/27/2015
Picked up from my local, fresh from the truck, to his cooler, to my hands on the same day. So basically this should be pretty fresh.
Pour is a light copper meets orange blossom honey in hue. frothy white head builds energetically filling the top 4 fingers of my glass. But not being tightly packed, it drops down to a finger or so in less that a 60 count. Doliey-like lacing hazes the glass. Smell is grapefruit, mild pine and grass, with some generic hop bitterness. There might be some slight butter to metallic hint coming through. Hmm, diacetyl? Not sure. Malt comes through gently with a little bread/biscuitiness. I guess one could call this fairly "balanced" because the hops are barely in the driver's seat. Mouthfeel is fine. Finish is more of the pine and generic hop bitter. Pretty good, I just expected more from a fresh dose of hops.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/27/2015. Labeled as 6.1% ABV. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some light dryness from bitterness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice harvest pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of MNAle
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Medium amber, moderate+ carbonation. 1 inch off-white, tanish creamy head with plenty of lacing that continues all the way down the glass as you drink. Aroma has hints of fruit, perhaps a little citrus, malt. Thick & creamy mouth feel. Earthy initial taste, with medium bittering in the middle and finish. Substantial malt backbone. A subtle beer, in the tradition of Mirror Pond. Nice and drinkable, but I was expecting a bit more of the fresh hop character in the taste.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on October 25, 2015. Look is deep amber in color with a somewhat thin head but nice lacing. Smell is faint with hints of floral hops, citrus fruit and caramel malts. Taste is a nice balance of bitter citrus and sweet malt flavors. Feel is medium to light in body with a smooth finish.

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Photo of Strix
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear orange-golden with a nice head that leaves curtains of lace.

Bready with a fresh green smell.

Bready, earthy, fresh, lemon and orange peel. Hops present but merge right in with the malt. Pleasant flavor profile.

Smooth. Crisp.

This beer's strength is its balance, and it excels at that. Phenomenally drinkable, just really hit the spot for me. Hard to review because I just kept drinking it.

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Photo of tzieser
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. Best by 12/27/15

L: Pours amber in color with a slight haze to it. Fluffy white head that sticks around for quite some time. Another excellent looking beer by Deschutes.

S: Tons of fruity hops in the nose; lemons, strawberries come to mind. Subtle malt sweetness in the back. Quite nice for a pale ale.

T: Lots of fresh hops. Notes of lemon, orange and a bit of pineapple and mango. Expertly balanced by bready, biscuit malt sweetness. Quite a juicy fresh hop experience from start to finish with barley any bitterness. Very good

F: Smooth and full bodied thanks to a nice malt bill

O: One of my favorite hop harvest beers. Pretty reasonable price @ $10 a six pack compared to other beers, Highly recommended.

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Photo of Siduriman
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 120z poured into a Chalice.

L- Deep gold-red color, looks beautiful. No head at all and no lacing.

S- Dank, somewhat sweet malt on the back, with aromas of cedar and sweeter citrus.

T- Pretty much what you're getting off of the nose, with a little bit more of the hops and citrus aromas on the tongue. I can't taste much malt on the tongue.

F- Crisp and with an effervescent quality.

O- This is a pretty delicious beer, I will be enjoying the rest of this six-pack certainly. Doesn't stand out significantly with other fresh hops I've had this year though.

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Photo of braker649er
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle - 12 oz.

Mine poured a pretty, ruddy color. Not much head and what there was died down quick.

Great wet hop brew, as you'd expect from Deschutes. In my book, they deliver consistency on hop-forward beers that aren't overly bitter.

This one had a lot of citrus and sweet but also enough pine/earthiness to keep it from getting all candylike. Great showcase of the fresh hops!

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Photo of markcp
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2015 bottle. Amber in color, with a thick white head. Not much on the nose--some faint malt and spicy hops. Taste is mostly malt sweetness. Surprised for a wet hop beer how little hop flavor is detectable.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is earthy leafy hops, tobacco, and toasted malt to balance the bitterness. Very good beer that showcases the dank hops, I was not aware of how good Deschutes IPAs were, but now this is three in a row that were excellent. Deschutes may be my favorite IPA producer. Another IPA to seek out.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.