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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)

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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%

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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Photo of caseyalanjones


5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This tasted like a clean hippy's armpit. The fresh hops were way funky, but FRESH! I like fresh hopped beers and this one was resiny fresh! I had to floss after, which is a good thing. I really enjoyed it because that frrrresh funk kept bringing me back for more. I have dreams every night of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 08:28:33 | More by caseyalanjones
Photo of nickapalooza86


4.98/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a clear amber, off white half finger of head.

Smell is holy god!!!! Fresh squeezed citrus, orange, mango, pineapple, apple. Sweetness underneath, a true pleasure to smell, I am almost afraid to taste because I do not want to be let down by the amazing aroma!

Taste is just as good, fresh and I mean fresh citrus, tropical, pineapple and orange are all over this thing! Oily, piney, good malt base. just really impressive stuff!

Mouthfeel is oily, medium, crisp and both wet and dry, really interesting feel to this one.

WOW WOW WOW, that is all I have to say about that. This is by far the best fresh hop beer I have ever had, I will not even need to look for Founders Harvest this year, this is cheaper and better IMO. I may go back for a case! I can not believe how impressive this beer it! BUY IT!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 17:21:11 | More by nickapalooza86
Photo of flag8r


4.93/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received this beer from KevSal as a bonus, thanks KevSal!
1 Pint, 6 oz bottle...best by 1/19/11. Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A-Amber looking, almost a 2 finger head.

S-Faint smell of pine, more honey, sweet smelling. Far from most stronger smelling IPAs I've had.

T-Here comes the hops! A nice mix of malt and hops. Hops up front and at the end. More malt in the middle, a very smooth taste.

M-Smooth and somewhat light.

D-Yes please, may I have another? Great APA, if only I lived on the West coast, this brew would be a standard for me. At 5.5% the ABV isn't terribly high and would allow me to indulge.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 23:08:45 | More by flag8r
Photo of jroberts8811


4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - transparent amber, one finger white head. Beauty in the glass.
S- fresh sweet hop, citrus, piney
T- grapefruit,mine, citrus, malt. Little bitterness.
M- light to medium bodies, not watery. Moderate carbonation.
O- I could drink one or twelve of these. 5.5% but so full flavored. I love with this one for sure. Sad I bought just one.

Um, I mean, don't drink this. It's horrible. More for me, mwah hahaha!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:52:09 | More by jroberts8811
Photo of jngrizzaffi


4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours dark, hazy amber color with thick, foamy head. Excellent lacing on side of glass. Hoppy citrus smell with strong citrus taste. Hints of pine. Hops and malt well balanced. Bitterness starts right when you start drinking until you have finished your sip. Mild bitter aftertaste. Excellent beer. The only thing I would change is to have a longer hoppy aftertaste, but it is superb nonetheless. You gotta try it if you see it, and drink it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 06:50:14 | More by jngrizzaffi
Photo of BlindPig


4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Really thick tan head on a cloudy deep orange body.
S- Just a ton of fresh hops in the nose. Orange, hints of grapefruit, mandarins, and that pine aroma from fresh hopping. Also a sweet caramel body hides under it all.
T- Follows the aroma with the ton of fresh hops. They stick all over the mouth and leave it with a nice bitterness and coating of hop juice. Sweet caramel body lingers just a little bit in the aftertaste too.
M- Full/medium body with low smooth carbonation.
D- Probably the best fresh hopped beer I have had. Just one great beer and shame they can't make this year round. I might have to go pick up a few more bottles before I can't find it anymore.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 21:46:20 | More by BlindPig
Photo of corey0212


4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to koopa for this one!!

Pours a hazed amber/orange/honey color, with a sturdy two-finger foamy tan head, fades slowly into a film on top of the beer and a nice collar around the inside of the glass, sticky sheets of lacing all over the glass. Lots of juicy tangerine aroma, soft floral hops, grapefruit, and a sweet caramel malt backbone. Taste is right there with all the aromas, some bitter grapefruit, and a really nice bready malt presence. Perfectly carbonated, lively and refreshing, and couldn't be any more drinkable. An absolute treat, definitely one of the finest beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 01:11:52 | More by corey0212
Photo of JezyGray


4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light fruits -- ripe peach, banana and pear -- dominate the nose and tongue. Deep honeyed amber color, off-white head with good retention. Creamy mouthfeel. Very mellow pop of bitterness at the front. Orange juice and more peach in the middle. Big sweet finish. Juicy and delicious. Drink soon!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 15:12:05 | More by JezyGray
Photo of DamianX13


4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is fucking awesome. Probably my favorite APA.
Beautiful copper color. Subtle but great hop smell. Very smooth and fresh taste. This is one of those beers that I just wish was year round. I am not very good at accurately using words like juicy and chewy and over-precocious (???), but just try this fucking beer man. Its great.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 04:45:33 | More by DamianX13
Photo of TheFlern


4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a nice amber with good amounts of white foam and lacing

Smell: Very balanced for the beers name. This is not a big hoppy IPA like it suggests. Subdued citrus notes and malt notes tease the olfactory.

Taste: This is a balanced beer for sure. It hits the tongue as somewhat fruity and leaves a malty taste lingers in the back of your mouth.

Mouthfeel: This is a very light feeling beer on the mouth that finishes incredibly smooth.

Overall: Very good beer. Give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 04:29:12 | More by TheFlern
Photo of AKBelgianBeast


4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This may be my favorite beer from this company. Hop trip pours a light amber that is fairly transparent. The nose is very floral and mild hoppy, very hoppy but not as sharp as and IPA hoppiness. The first taste shocked me at the freshness of the hop flavors without bitterness, and even a sweet finish. This is no hippie staple like black butte, it is a good harvest ale. Calling it a pale ale does not do it justice. This makes up for the hairspray that is obsidian.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2007 05:41:27 | More by AKBelgianBeast
Photo of Reagan1984


4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous beer. Two fingers of creamy white head top a orange/amber beer with excellent clarity. Some very sporadic bubbles lazily make their way to the top of the glass. The head has wonderful retention and I can already see there will be a great deal of lacing. (there was some nice lacing, but not as much as I had thought)

Real nice aroma. Very citrus like and fresh. Thick aroma... Some grain like aroma in the background, but this is all about the hops.

Man, this gets better at each step. This is a great beer. Flavor is fresh and very well balanced. A nice mix of wonderful malt/bread notes and fresh hop bitterness. Starts with a nice biscuity malt flavor that has a brief moment of sweetness, before the fresh hop flavor comes in. Some nice grapefruit stays on top, while the wonderful malt flavor plays well down below. The ending is the grapefruit/citrus hops slowly lingering away.

Mouth feel is fairly light, but has nice body. This is wonderfully drinkable.
I wish I stuck a 2nd bottle in my suit case!! I will have to have this again next year when released. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 20:15:40 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of madtappers


4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Waited all year to try this beer, and it was worth the wait.

This beer pours a dark golden haze with a fresh hop aroma, that makes you want to buy more and more...

Beer is very drinkable and an excellent choice with a pizza or chili in my opinion.

Another great addition to the Bond St Series from Deschutes!!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 19:17:05 | More by madtappers
Photo of Jmoore50


4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just to start, blown away with how good this beer is. I actually just found this beer in a liquor store in my town, so it has aged a bit.

Start with the bottle. Cool picture of a truck full of hops. Really neat picture and brings a homegrown connotation to the experience.

The appearance of the beer is a medium amber-gold. The head came two fingers width, with the heads color being a white with a slight gold tint.

The smell got me really excited. It is literally a smell that I could have 24hrs. a day. Really hoppy with some grass and a 'truck' of good ingredients. The aroma just really started me right up.

The taste is not as strong of hops as I would of liked, BUT it is a pale ale. The drinkability is amazing. I am going to go back to the liquor store and buy their entire stock. Although its winter the brew just tastes like summer, which brings me back to the good times of the summer past. The hops just grace your tongue so gently and smoothly that you just want to drench yourself in the feeling of the drink.

I give it such high rankings for a few reasons. Smells amazing. Renewed by love for Pale Ales, brought me back to my first memory of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Makes me happy.


Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 07:36:18 | More by Jmoore50
Photo of 1whiskey


4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love the label. :-)

22 oz bomber pours out a slightly hazed orange/copper color. Almost a glowing quality, like hot embers. A gently pour yields a 1 finger head that ftattens to a pancake, but stays all the way down. A little lacing.

Smells glorious. Fresh...very fresh..hops in the nose. Very sweet and floral.

Tastes is also all about the hops. Lots and lots of great hop flavor, but not really much bitterness.The IBU's are listed as 35. A suble malt backdrop becomes evident after a few sips. Very refreshing.

Somewhat heavier body that you might expect from from a APA, but that's probably from all the yummy hop oil. Very "wet" mouthfeel and some residue on the tongue. Very pleasing on the palate. Light carbonation. Super drinkable. A great session beer.

It's really too bad they only make this in the early fall. I would love to have this year round, especially in the summer. Deschutes really nailed this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2005 23:26:26 | More by 1whiskey
Photo of SurlyDuff


4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap, as well as in 22oz bottle. This review is for the bottle serving.

Bottled in the early fall, right as all the hops are being harvested. As the story goes, the Deschutes folks drive up to Yakima and load up their cargo truck full of fresh cut hops.

Wet hops, whole flowers. No pellets or drying is done. These suckers go from the vine to the vat.

Pours a yellow amber hue with a bit of haze. Good head that sticks to the glass side.

Aroma is leafy hops. Citrus and bitter pine. Oranges, tangerines, florals, fresh honey.

Juicy orange and other fruit. Mild pine and spice. The hop oil has a numbness to it, which provides an interesting aftertaste.

THis is a borderline IPA in my book, but just barely lacks the resin-stickiness. One of my top session beers of all time. Planning to grab up a case of this and hold onto until the summer. I would really enjoy this on a camping trip or a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2008 05:21:34 | More by SurlyDuff
Photo of thethrone


4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy orange amber

S - Terrific fresh hop aroma, lots of fresh grass and flowers, with some sweetness behind it.

T - Hops come through in the taste, lots of citrus and floral in the front which gives way to grassiness. Carmel malt backbone holds it all together nicely.

M - Light and oily, with a crystal clean finish from the fresh hops. I love the freshness from fresh hop ales, and this one represents the style beautifully.

D - Fantastic, easy to drink brew that I keep my eye out for during harvest season.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 04:22:25 | More by thethrone
Photo of knepper


4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow, a really different tasting beer. Starts out with a toffee, brown sugar flavor followed by tons of melon, mellow citrus, and a bit of pine. It somehow pulls of the sweetish malt character and late-hop additions surprisingly well considering their is low bitterness. Really nice flavor profile that i've never experienced before. What an awesome beer to look forward to each fall.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 00:21:27 | More by knepper
Photo of goochpunch


4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a hazy orange body with a frothy head. Smells like some funky hops. Oniony, citrusy, piney. I get some caramel and toasted bread from the malts and a touch of fruitiness from the yeast. Taste is way bigger on citrus rind than I would have imagined. I don't get as much funkiness in the flavor as I do in the nose, but those huge orange, tangerine, and grapefruit notes and delicious. Malt is certainly there, providing a sweet background with some caramel and toasted malts. Toast doesn't go overboard. My only complaint in the taste is that the sweetness can get to be a bit too much. Very minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is about perfect for what the flavors bring. Creamy and a little fluffy, but, when left in the mouth, the carbonation picks up and strips the tongue of the hop resins. This is a great beer. It's hard to put down.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 01:51:16 | More by goochpunch
Photo of Willamette


4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle this beer had a slightly hazy, amber-red color with a 2+ finger, off-white head of densely packed bubbles. The smell was excellent, much like a strong IPA - very fruity and inviting. The taste began moderately fruity and bitter, followed by much carbonation and a quick finish....starts like an IPA but ends like a Pale Ale. Mouthfeel was dominated by high carbonation and a mild - medium, not too lingering, dryness. Overall, I think the drinkability was exceptional. The lower ABV combined with the lively mouthfeel and taste make me rate this a 5-. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 21:55:55 | More by Willamette
Photo of SargeC


4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Glowing amber-orange brew with a massive golden tan head.

Smell: Big hop aroma.

Taste: Very unique. The hops are there, but present mostly flavor with limited bitterness. Sweet malt lingers in the background.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body. Wet for a hoppy ale.

Drinkability: Interesting style. I am going to seek out more fresh hop beers after this experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 04:06:27 | More by SargeC
Photo of Risser09


4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: Pours a transparent red/orange color with a 1" ivory head. It shows great retention and leaves plenty of coating lace. Even after the glass is tilted, the beer leaves lace behind everywhere.

Smell: Awesome bouquet of grapefruit, orange and lemon. There is some pine in there as well. Underneath all the hoppiness lies a sweet base of malt. Exceptionally fresh, strong and mouthwatering.

Taste: Resinous hops with grapefruit and orange. Bitter, but very tasty and quenching. Malty base is a tad sweet but knows it's role. A bitter finish completes with a slight dry, mineral taste.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, bitter and slightly sweet. Alcohol isn't very noticeable at 5.5%. Medium body.

Drinkability: Wow. This is probably the best fresh hop ale out there. It the hops carried from the aroma to the taste, equivocally, this could be a perfect beer. Very fresh and extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2009 12:36:10 | More by Risser09
Photo of IntriqKen


4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Many thanks to the lovely kolohoe for this early Easter treat.
Poured a sun tea crystal clear color in the glass topped with a white full finger head that melts to a very sticky ring of lace.
Aroma is pure and simple...HOPS...not a striking bitter bite of hops but rather a clean fresh pleasantly aromatic sweet citrus and pine hop aroma.
Taste...ah if only pale ales could always taste like this, but alas, fresh hops come only once a year.
I could session this one all day and all summer long.
Fresh, clean, bright,....there is the tiny sweetness of the pale malts and then the fresh sweetness of the hops...pink grapefruit sweet....lemon, rather than lemon peel sweet. Incredibly refreshing.
Buy it when you see it and then drink fresh.
This is a wonderful summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2007 03:29:51 | More by IntriqKen
Photo of k3n


4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle, code stamped 267 1108M. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Coppery red, lots of off-white foam that left minimal lacing.

S: Citrus, malt, melon, a bit sweet.

T: Citrus and pine, backed up by a good hit of sweet malt, and then drying hop bitterness at the end to cut things off nicely. Well played, very balanced. Not a hop bomb by any stretch, but very flavorful without being overbearing.

M: Starts with a carbonation zing, and melds into a really nice creamy finish. Uber-smooth.

D: Heck yeah.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2007 04:42:00 | More by k3n
Photo of sirk0rebreg


4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured from a bomber into a sam adams glass...

great color, nice slightly dark golden color...

smell is wonderful, slight hop smell on the nose but not overwhelming...

taste, awesome! great hop presence without the bitterness...excellent carbonation with a great mouthfeel...very nice and refreshing, a definite easy drinker...i could easily knock back 2 of these bombers and feel great...

another excellent beer from deschutes!

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2007 17:41:33 | More by sirk0rebreg
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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
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