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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

828 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 145
Gots: 36 | 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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TCHopCraver

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 01:08:38 | More by TCHopCraver
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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.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.