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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

1,026 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,026
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 170
Gots: 79 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

StArnoldFan, Oct 24, 2013
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Photo of LambicPentameter
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
Photo of oberon
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

oberon, Dec 17, 2005
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

mojohawk21, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of TCHopCraver
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

TCHopCraver, Nov 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Schlais, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ccapurso, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

sabitu, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

NWer, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

csmartin6, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of babyhobbes
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

babyhobbes, Jun 27, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

SmellsofMahagony, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Beerswag, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Jason, Nov 12, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

warriorsoul, Dec 22, 2005
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2.9/5  rDev -30.1%

Torey, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mora2000, Oct 30, 2009
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Cheers.

SkinnyElvis, Feb 10, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

SudsSurfer, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

bsp77, Oct 16, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

strangebrew52, Jan 12, 2009
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
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4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

jcdiflorio, Feb 09, 2009
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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.