Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Foxtrot:
4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
Finally! I've been searching high and low for this beer, and finally got it. I've been off APA's and IPA"s for a while now and would like to see if my palate has shifted.
Pours from cool bomber into pint glass a usual tawny hue with just the slightest hint of amber. Head and lacing where in good abundance; head lasted for about 10 minutes then slowly gave way to sticky lacing and modest bubbles rimming my glass.
The nose is extremely pleasant. Beautiful aroma's of pine resin, with some nuances of sweet candied pineapple, along with toasted caramel to pull it all together.
Taste was just what I predicted from the nose, and then some. Flavor showcases incredible floral and fresh hops at the zenith of there glory without it being cloying or repetitive. Modestly sweet with hints of caramel malt to make it all the more satisfying. This is a exceptionally good pale ale, or wet hop ale in this case.
Mouthfeel has to be one of the defining points of this beer. Light and carbonated, but slightly creamy at the same time. I love the dual aspects of it mouthfeel with every sip.
Drinkability is fantastic. The flavor meld so well, and dose not become a chore to put this beer away. Suffice to say, I will definitely be buying this beer again and again.
12-06-2010 08:44:17 | More by Foxtrot
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4.22/5 rDev +1.2%
Oh these fresh hop ales gotta love em, I do thats for sure.Pours a rich auburn color with a creamy like white head that settles slowly leaving a sheet of lace behind,aromas are fresh and oh so piney it just jumps out at ya the citrus is there as well beneath the pine making the mouth water.This beer slides down way to easy if this was on tap somewhere near me I would camp out there I could drink all night and be satisfied.Fresh piney,citrusy hop over top of lightly sweet malt but just really damn fresh tasting thats what this beer and other fresh hop ales are about.I would say Great Divide Fresh Hop has a slight edge but this is a winner no doubt.Hoppedup and garagekegger will be happy when I present them each with a bottle for sure.
12-17-2005 01:46:25 | More by oberon
4.55/5 rDev +9.1%
I arrived in Alaska yesterday and, lo and behold, there is a lovely little market in Haines that has a pretty kickass beer selection. This was the first to catch my eye; there should be many more to come from this trip.
Hop Trip appears out of the bottle with a gorgeous amber-orange-gold color and a near-pure white one and a half inch head when poured into a pint glass. A healthy rush of carbonation bubbles streak through the beer. The lacing left behind on the glass is rocky and quite sticky.
The aroma of this beer is truly terrific. Tropical fruit aromas of cantaloupe and honeydew melon mingle gently with citrus fruit smells of tangerine and orange peel. It is a lovely sweet hop aroma and pairs really well with softer malt aromas of biscuit and caramel. There is a slight presence of herbal and grassy smells, as well as some pine.
Sweet flavors of tangerine carry the initial wash onto my palate, then are followed by full, fruity melon flavors. The grassy and herbal hop bitterness follows, along with a bit of fresh mint. As with the aroma, a complementary malt-bill of biscuit and caramel is present. The finish has a wonderfully dry, crisp, fresh hop flavor- very earthy, piney, and herbal.
The mouthfeel measures up to the quality level of the other aspects of the beer. Throughout the sip I feel a fresh, biting hop presence on the sides of my tongue and mouth. A pretty full and creamy feel carries the middle of the sip, then is crushed at the end by a really dank, puckering hop finish. This might have the best mouthfeel of any APA that I've tried. It really is exceptional.
I don't know whether it is just the time and the place in which I am having this beer, but I really, really enjoy it. I think it surpasses Founders Harvest Ale as the best fresh hop ale that I've had, and it's right up there with Alpha King as the best Pale Ale I've had. As the first Deschutes beer that I've tried, it exceeded my expectations and really makes me excited to try more of their craft. Truly a great beer.
11-08-2011 01:08:38 | More by TCHopCraver
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
I got this bottle from Tayner. Thanks!
I poured it into a hurricane glass. Yeah, it's not the right glass, but this is what I had on hand. I got a 2 inch head on this thing and am looking at a cloudy burnt orange beer. Smells all sweet and spicy. Not a lot of hop nose, but it's there. This beer is well-balanced. Not a hop monster and not a malty mess. Just right. Buy this if you see it. Goes down smooth and makes for a nice drinking beer.
06-27-2008 22:14:07 | More by babyhobbes
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
As soon as I popped the cap there was a pleasant fresh hop aroma, an aroma that you definitely don't get with dried hops. Glowing tawny hue with a mild chill haze that disappears after the brew warms up a little. Good frothing rocky head with a very sticky lace. Very aromatic with citric juicy overtones; Clementines and mandarin oranges come to mind with a hint of rind as well. Moderate body with a semi-smooth mouth feel. Oily fresh hop character with mild citric, faint pine and a wild floral tone in the back. Hop bitterness is not sharp at all but pleasant with a balancing character. Pale malt flavor has biscuity and bready flavors throughout. Hint of fruitiness with a drying woody character from the hops in the middle. Fresh herbs and edible flowers in the semi-dry hop saturated finish.
An easy session ale for me, I could see drinking this all of the time ... why can't hops be a year round crop. Its just not fair. Hop trip is an excellent example of what a fresh hop beer is all about.
11-12-2011 04:42:12 | More by Jason
3.93/5 rDev -5.8%
Thanks to RedwoodGeorge for this one...
Pours a cloudy worn copper color...looks more like an Imperial IPA. Has a full finger of off-white head that sticks around for a while...very little lace.
Sweet aroma with a nice dose of hops...just a hint of butterscotch lingering.
The taste is pretty darn good...definitely not over the top in the hops as this is a pale ale, but it has a nice bitter finish with those fresh hops added in.
Mouthfeel is average for a pale ale, but a bit thin from comparison to others in this style. Carbonation is fine...easy drinking here.
Definitely worth checking out...especially if you like your pale ales with that little bit extra to offer the pallet.
12-22-2005 00:53:24 | More by warriorsoul
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a copper color with a small, white head. Smell is a mix of caramel malt and piney hops. Taste is much more malty than I would have imagined from a beer named Hop Trip. There are definitely hops in the taste, but they are nicely balanced with the strong malt backbone. This is one of the most drinkable beers I have had in a long time and I would recommend it to anyone.
10-30-2009 03:18:52 | More by Mora2000
4.38/5 rDev +5%
Thanks to my BA trading buddy fartingdog for this beer from my Wants. Pours with a one finger head into my pint glass. Big smell of hops. The taste is predominantly piney hops but it is not overly hopped for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is splendid with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Extremely drinkable with a low ABV. This would be one of my "house" beers if I could easily get it. I can't think of a true pale ale that I have had which is better than this beer.
02-10-2007 19:55:27 | More by SkinnyElvis
4.4/5 rDev +5.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bomber into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear orangish-amber with nice off-white head and great lacing.
Smell: Sweet, fragrant orange, with touches of grapefruit, pine and toasted malts.
Taste: Great mix of tangerine-like orange, grapefruit, toasted malt and some spiciness. The orange seems to intensify into the finish when pine and some bitterness come into play as well.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is very oily and smooth. Nice dry finish.
Drinkability: This is a very fresh beer that I really could continuously drink all day - too bad I only have the single bomber. Other Wet Hop Ales I have had have been more IPA-like, but since this is more akin to an APA, this is probably the best APA I have ever had. Just fantastic.
10-16-2010 02:11:43 | More by bsp77
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured a nice copper color with about and inch or head that slowly faded and left some nice lacing on the glass. Smell of the hops, a bit of a grassy smell along with a hint of citrus. Fresh hop and citrus taste up front i then get some of the grassy flavor and a hint of caramel malts to balance it out. It's a nice medium bodied beer with the right amount of carbonation. I could sit and drink a few of these it goes down so easy.
01-12-2009 02:01:24 | More by strangebrew52
4/5 rDev -4.1%
Heavenly aroma of fresh cut pine, squeezed grapefruit, and biscuits. Expected auburn pour with a short white head that quickly turns to an oily surface. Clean taste, as if there were a mountain stream that poured APA. Pine, oranges, grapefruit fill the mouth, but are subdued by the malty, bready back. A light, refreshing beer that should be released in the summer, but has to wait until the autumn harvest.
12-05-2008 23:13:30 | More by magictrokini
4.55/5 rDev +9.1%
Got this beer at Bev Mo on a recent trip to San Diego the wife made. A brown 22oz bomber served into a nonic glass.
Poured a hazy/cloudy mediun amber color with a rich tall creamy slighty off white head with very good retention turning chunky leaving rings of lace down the glass with a few tiny strings of bubbles crawling up the sides of the glass barely visible.
Rich carmelly aromas with piney/citrus hop notes with a touch of grapefruit and melon.
Very delightful smooth and creamyness at first sip nice balance with strong carmell malt and pine flavors upfront a citrusy grapefuit flavor comes through nicely at mid taste with a touch of pine finishes with a nice grapefruity full mouthwatering feel. Very enjoyable beer goes down very easy. Just a very nice beer all around.Was just a bit past its prime might get all 5's totally fresh.I'll be getting more of this beer when it comes out again.
02-09-2009 03:09:54 | More by jcdiflorio
4.38/5 rDev +5%
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle with a Christmas BB date. But given the aromatic hop aroma I think you want to consume this one as quickly as possible. Using Crystal wet hops.
A-Completely transparent with a beautiful light amber/copper color. Very heady. The foam is just slightly off-white, sticky, laces the glass and is around for the entire brew.
S-Yes the hops hit you first (spicy, citrus, pine tree) but there is a lot of malt in here too (really bready and just a hint of toast). Very inviting aroma.
T-This is the most malt forward fresh hopped beer I've had. For a pale ale it is absolutely full of flavor. The hops are fresh and complex (fruity, spicy, and slightly piney) and upfront. You get a significant malt backbone here as well. The beer finishes hoppy with just a hint of bitterness that cleans up quickly and begs for the next drink.
M-Highly carbonated, with lots of body for this type of brew. Drinkability for this one is super. The only thing I can find about this beer that I don't love is the bitter build up effect you get towards the bottom of the glass...would go great with some sharp cheese or some hot eats.
O-Great beer, perfectly balanced, tons of fresh hop flavor that stands out from beers like it with the slightly toasted heavy malt bill. At this point I should just keep loading up on every Deschutes brew they make. Extremely well made and they all seem to hit my preferences perfectly.
10-30-2012 02:44:15 | More by deebo
4.22/5 rDev +1.2%
22oz bottle from liquor wherehouse(HB) into AB tulip pictured above.
A: Lovely amber. Hard pour but little head goes away too quick. Nice lacing.
S: Not much on the nose, faint malt and a light hop twinge.
T: Very nice indeed! This is a tasty pale ale, the fresh hops linger as you exhale.
M: Crisp&light. Just enough carboniation to "tickle" your tounge w/ the hops!
D: Very high!! I could do a keg of this stuff a week. One of the better pale ales out there imo.
10-31-2008 20:44:57 | More by ironlung
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
A coppery orange and a relatively large off-white head that sticks around. Spotted and consistent lacing down the glass. There are hazy ribbons of sediment running through the body of the beer.
Somewhat unaromatic, but what is here is nice. It's a relatively sweet and caramelly aroma along with some citrus and pine hop presence.
This beer seems relatively simple, though extremely well balanced and well executed. There's some citrus hop presence, a slight amount of bitterness, a touch of biscuity and bready malt component, resin, and caramel sweetness.
Medium mouthfeel to full mouthfeel with ample carbonation. A pleasure.
A very well balanced, resiny IPA.
11-30-2011 20:00:55 | More by ehammond1
4.45/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: Bright and clear amber orange with lots of bubbles. A good four inches of off white head with pretty good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.
Smell: Strong aroma of citrus and floral hops. Notes of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and orange. Also a good amount of pine resin. Noticeable presence of caramel malts behind the hops. Smells strong like a IPA more so than a regular pale ale.
Taste: Fairly strong taste of citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. Pine resin flavor is pretty strong and adds a lot of spice. Also a pretty good bready taste from the caramel malts in the background. Not quite as strong and bitter as the nose leads on but still boldly flavored.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Somewhat dry in the finish. Very smooth.
Overall: A very good brew. One of the better American Pale Ales I've had.
10-14-2011 03:49:41 | More by MattyG85
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
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