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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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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,031 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 170
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
38 IBU

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-15-2005)
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cleaning up old notes. Enjoyed this on 11/23/13 out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a best by date of 12/23/13 marked on the label, so probably getting close to the end of it's ideal lifespan. Poured into an IPA-specific Speigelau glass.

Appearance - Pours a bright, glowing tangelo color with a slight haze in an otherwise transparent liquid with fleeting amber highlights. Atop the radiant body is a dense, two-finger head of creamsicle microbubbles, giving it a creamy appearance. Retention is excellent, and there is nice sticky lacing down the glass after the foam dissipates, leaving healthy rings.

Smell - Tropical fruits abound along with some citrus on the sweeter end of the spectrum--mango and light guava along with tangerine and blood orange. Perhaps some nectarine and white plum as well. Beneath the fruit explosion is a caramel malt backbone, which seems to enhance the sweet impression of the fruits bouquet coming through. All very aromatic, but I not really overpowering to the olfactory--would've loved to have this a bit fresher.

Taste - Many of the same profiles are present, with tangerine and mango taking the lead, but not as juicy as some wet hop ales I've had. There is a bit more grain background, like whole grain crackers or home-baked bread crust. There is also a nice bittering component as well to keep it from running away with fruit characteristics.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation, with a semi-sweet finish and a slight lingering bitterness.

Overall, a very good beer, but one I'll have to make a point to get my hands on a little sooner next season. I've really gotten heavy into wet hop ales and while this is a solid offering, I was left a bit wanting. That being said, the promise is that of a fantastic beer when in its prime.

LambicPentameter, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

DeFaz, Friday at 04:16 AM
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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.