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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

831 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 831
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 147
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: October to December
Alc. by Vol.: 5.5%
IBUs: 38

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-15-2005)
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HoustonTX

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one very impressive fresh hopped APA. I'll come right out and say that I'm more familiar with the overly hopped fresh hop DIPA's and IPA's that have dominated.

Hop Trip brings something incredibly unique and fresh to the table.

Gorgeous appearance. Medium to light amber body. Great lively carbonation and thin sticky white lacing. Right on for the style.

Intense aromatics on this one. Ungodly amounts of fragrant dank hop nugs. Tons of nuances. Dominated by high quality marijuana notes. The closest thing to smelling pot, without it being pot. Pine needles galore, like walking into a Christmas tree factory. Undertones of juicy citrus, grapefruit and orange. Absolutely flawless, one of the best smelling beers. Period.

Taste, while not quite matching up to it's high expectations set by the incredible aroma. Holds it's own quite well.
Great hop presence and mouthfeel straight from the get go. Slick and resinous, with some nice hop oil coating your whole palate. I love the mouthfeel the fresh hopping brings, it just slides right over your tastebuds. Allowing you to fully appreciate every nuance and tempting you to take the next sip. It literally slides right down your throat. I'd say beyond dangerously drinkable. It's like it drinks itself.

The complexity envelopes your entire experience. Notes bounce around and include, slick hop oil, tobacco, grapefruit, pine, earthy malt, resinous sap. Finishes very nicely leaving all those notes slowly receding with a twist of bittering and balancing between the fresh hops, and the raw earthy malt.

In conclusion, we have one damn fine beer here. There is just so much here, you could drink this every day for a year and you would still find different nuances and things you would like.

Deschutes at their finest.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 06:44:05 | More by HoustonTX
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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 831 ratings.