Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3.68/5 rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A - Rocky, 2 finger head. Lacing. Beautiful colors... sunset orange.
S - Flowery, perfumey hoppiness. Slightly sweet undertone.
T - Slightly weaker than anticipating. A lot sweeter than expected as well. Tastes like grass and... I detect almost a melon aftertaste. Not bitter, nor lingering. Well-balanced.
M - I would like it to be slightly crisper. It seems a little too undercarbonated, which isn't a bad thing, just a preference.
D - I could see this being extremely easy drinking. It's abv is right on, and there's nothing that would remotely stand in your way in terms of taste.
Thank you Lothore for the sample :)
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2008 04:52:34 | More by SaucyA
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4.04/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 05:27:30 | More by LambicPentameter
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
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