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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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 178
Gots: 101 | FT: 1
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheBungyo on 10-08-2005

38 IBU
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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of babyhobbes
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of Jason
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of warriorsoul
3.92/5  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.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is earthy leafy hops, tobacco, and toasted malt to balance the bitterness. Very good beer that showcases the dank hops, I was not aware of how good Deschutes IPAs were, but now this is three in a row that were excellent. Deschutes may be my favorite IPA producer. Another IPA to seek out.

Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
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.


Photo of bsp77
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of strangebrew52
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of magictrokini
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of deebo
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of ironlung
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of ehammond1
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of moundbz
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Late bitter, great appearance real heavy in the mouth, taste stronger than the stats show

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber liquid, bright, great clarity, mild 1/3" head on it, detergent white in color. Nice pine resin hop aroma, mild toasted crystal malt is even discernable I'd guess. Varied as well in the hop variety, seems like they got a nice salad with all the basic parts lined up.

Hop vibe keeps going, easy enough, nothing too exotic, I'd say you have the basic old school c hops, maybe even a little bit of something like glacier or noble thrown in to give it a more worldly vibe. You get some of the grapefruit, but its mild like the pink version. A juicy pale ale, gives you something at both ends of the hop spectrum, soft pine, soft citrus. Bitterness held in tow. Quite enjoyable without trying to rip the taste buds off your tongue.

Deschutes puts another winner in a well priced 12oz 6 pack.

Photo of whoneeds8
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 1/9/10

Poured into a pint glass amber with a thin white head. Minimal lacing. Smell isn't very strong but the green hops are evident. The taste isn't a very strong hop presence, and it really has sometihng missing on the back end of the palette. This fresh hop has something missing, definatly not something I expected from a great brewery.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appears a copper amber hue with a touch of haze no hop particles in this one, nice thicket of off white foam with fine evenly layerd lacing down the sides of my Allagash chalice.

Label talks about the fact that the hops went from vine to kettle in four hours that's pretty amazing and not even possible in most geographical locations. Fresh hops are poppin' with floral and pine cone tones along with a bit of citrus peels. A nice fruitiness with upfront biscuit with a touch of caramel comes from the malt profile, I can tell this is a nice mild subdued session beer versus the typical hop bomb.

Flavors are balanced between the hop and the malt but the fresh hop addition gives this one a really nice depth of complexity. The pine flavor with earthy and floral components jumps out much more than the citrus components. I believe like most of the wet hopped beers it brings out a great vegetable green hoppiness that is unlike any other style of hoppy beers out there.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a slight oily texture, mildly effervescent smooth carbonation nothing overboard. Just very pleasant easy going session style.

Drinkability follows suit with the balance of hop and malt flavors not overly aggressive just plain good drinking pale ale. The fresh hops makes this beer something special and I'm glad I had the opportunity to catch 22 ounces, thanks Geof my package should be shipping within the next week or two. This beer is the least of my favorite and of the three Bond Street Series, but it's still damn good if that says anything about the quality of Deschutes beers.

Photo of glid02
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ.

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head that recedes into a thin pancake on top. Lacing is decent.

Smells of sweet malts with hops that are a bit past their prime though still very inviting.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors with solid amounts of citrus hops. There's a light bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a very nice thickness for such a small beer with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I could easily have a few of these.

Overall this is a solid APA - I'm especially impressed how much I enjoyed it even while it didn't taste terribly fresh. Certainly worth a shot.

Photo of pwoods
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bomber poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Pours a rich golden amber, a bit of haze. Strong fluffy head forms and holds nicely. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Nice balance between the hops and malts. Hops pop a bit more with the added resin. good citrus. Malts are rich and rather sweet.

T/M: Good bitterness level. citrus with light pine and a touch of fusel alcohol. Malts are sweet and a bit thicker than I'd like. I think I'm getting a bit of a medicinal quality. Body is a bit above medium with smooth carbonation.

D: Maybe some off flavors in there. Tasty but I don't know.

Photo of LXIXME
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big off white head slowly settles into a nice lacing with a small biscuit like mound in the middle of the glass above a clear reddish copper colored beer.

Lightly roasted caramel malts blends well with a light citrus hops aroma.

A full taste of Lightly roasted caramel malts outweigh a the light hops coming through.

Dryness of the aftertaste is accented with a light roasted caramel on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty good tasting beer, but with the name Hop Trip I was expecting more hops. Although, I do wish this beer would have had a bigger hops bite I am in no way unsatisfied with it. It has a pretty good feel and taste to it, but seems like it tastes more like a bock or even an Oktoberfest than a beer that has the word HOP in the name of it.

Photo of Brenden
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A thick burnt orange color, this beer is nonetheless quite bright, even in its darkness. It is translucent, certainly closer to opaque. The head is sandy-colored and tops at just less than one finger, dropping with some time to a thinnish foam that nonetheless leaves lots of creamy lace.
The hops pour out of the nose as soon as the bottle is opened, sweet and bitter at the same time and very juicy. It features lots of orange notes including some peel but with an almost jammy nature to it. A slight note of pine strengthens the bitterness as some caramel sweetness pulls through.
The taste is fruity and spicy up front before some grains in the middle and the malty sweetness coming in to pull back the hops. It's mildly floral at one point and finishes with a bit of citrus zest lingering with a bit of cracker.
The feel is crisp in a medium body with a nice fresh brightness. It has some smoothness in the middle and finishing well even as it goes semi-dry, not losing the creaminess it obtains after the nibble up front.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
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