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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

440 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 440
Hads: 1,136
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 184
Gots: 103 | 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 tigg924
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (298 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows soft citrus and pine along with rich caramel and sweet malt.
More sweet malt as a flavour, with a little spicy and piny hops behind. (174 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

This is the best part of the Hop Trip...This is the Hop Trip...The best part...I really like...What did he say? ... Sorry. Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear tawny amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, orange zest, pine resin, light grass, and a healthy amount of caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, though the resin takes a stronger position here. Luckily, the caramel balances things out rather well. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a very nice, well-balanced, hoppy pale ale. Not bad at all. (685 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this bottle in an IPA glass purchased this 12oz at Brass Rail for $2.77 after discount.

The color is golden hued amber with 3 fingers of pale tan head with very fine bead and thick lace with translucent clarity and visibly carbonated. The aroma has a mix of tropical fruit and pine hop odors with slight fruity yeast ester and mild malt scent which is mildly sweet. The feel is excellent with medium carbonation and semi-bitter in the initial sip with light toasted texture and semi-sweet essence with medium body and semi-dry finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is great with very juicy hop flavor which has a slight mango and grapefruit combo with tangerine type taste with mild malt that has a toasted quality and subtle pine in the hop profile as it finishes with mild caramel however the finish is mostly dry. Overall I was pleasantly surprised...even though Deschutes is a favorite brewery of mine since I first tried them decades ago. I expected it to be good and this is great very highly recommend this great pale ale (1,051 characters)

Photo of --Dom--
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Medium carbonation. I love most offering from Deschutes, this one was a miss for me. Came in underpowered on flavor. Perhaps true fans of the APA style will have more appreciation for this than I did. Still an above average beer, just not one I will seek out again. (277 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by 12/28/2014 printed on the label. A new fresh hop pale ale creation to me from Deschutes Brewery, acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a coppery amber orange body with two and a half finger of thick frothy off-white head with excellent staying power. Leaves nice fat lacing behind. Appears adequately carbonated with some nice fine sediment twirling around in the glass. Looks excellent.

S - The aroma is extremely fresh, fruity, and floral. Retains that typical flowery / berry esque hop smell that Deschutes is known for, in my opinion. Biscuity and malty on the second wave. A very pleasant smelling beer.

T - More biscuity and bready than I would have imagined based on the aroma, but this thing is superbly balanced. Fruity and floral berry-esque hop presence mingles nicely with the malt profile.

M - The feel is bready & bitter. Lightly piney and resinous on the finish. Very smooth, crisp, and easy-drinking. Very nice carbonation.

Overall, an excellent fresh hop pale ale from Deschutes. Very nicely balanced, and extremely drinkable. I could possibly see these being good well after their best by date. Recommended.

Deschutes Hop Trip -----4/5. (1,269 characters)

Photo of Severdali
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%

Why do you want to try this beer? Not only because Deschutes but because they claim all hops are cut off the vine and brewed within 4 hours. I believe it.

Pours dark orange with a lovely microfine head and lush lace that leaves a miniscule amount sticking.

Fresh orange/tangerine, slight caramel, lemon, fresh pine. Mild biscuit-y malt and earthiness. Smell is very close to the taste. Just a touch bitter, nice foamy mouthfeel, not a high ABV beer (5.9) but still that being said the ABV is beautifully hidden. Highly drinkable. If you find it in sixers (which I imagine is how its sold) and want a good sessionable IPA or APA pick this one up. I'm having a hard time analyzing it as it is going fast. A worthy beer of being called unique. (742 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -2.9%

A-Semi cloudy amber orange in the glass, one finger head that lingers.

S-Some malt, mild citrus, earthy and floral notes.

T-Starts with some malty sweetness, maybe a tad too much. Still within best by but I like em fresh. Hops flavors are there but mild.

M-Medium bodied, sticky, hop resins, nice carbonation.

O-A Good beer, but I'd imagine super fresh it would be even better. (383 characters)

Photo of BobJude
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by date 12/28/2014, bottle in pint glass.
L - copper color, nice head and lace.
S - not very pronounced, a bit of citrus and pine.
T- nice dank pine and citrus. Very balanced bitterness on the back end. A little sweet caramel malt
F - very smooth, good feel on the tongue. Carbonation is good, along with lingering bitterness.
O - very good fresh hop beer. The dankness of the hops really sets this apart from other wet hopped IPA's. (445 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Pours a finger of head on a hazy medium straw colored body.
The aroma has some tropical fruit: mango and pineapple, along with lemon and pine. Nice.
The taste has a moderate bitterness throughout, with caramel sweetness layered in nicely. Great balance and profile.
The texture is a little fizzy.
Quite enjoyable. (313 characters)

Photo of MisSigsFan
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a thick white head. Smells is pretty faint. Some orange and a little earthiness. 12/29/14 best by date which is 120 days out from bottling. Not very fresh so I don't expect much. Taste is very citrusy and orange up front. The low bitterness allows the hop flavor to really shine. A little spice in there too along with some earthiness. Finishes off with a nice malt backbone. Mouthfeel is good, if a little thick. I really prefer my hoppy beers to be lighter, especially when they're <7%. Overall, a good (slightly) fresh hop pale ale. I'd imagine by opinion would be greatly different if it were even fresher. (627 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (1,033 characters)

Photo of DeFaz
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Looking at some of the positive reviews, it's hard to believe I'm tasting the same beer. This is so focused on the caramel malt aroma and flavor that the hops just don't play much of a role. I know this is billed as a APA instead of a IPA, but with a name like "Hop Trip", I expected much more complexity from the hops. Instead, the malt dominates and is just too sweet in my opinion to let the rest of the flavors play a role. Mouthfeel is fair, and appearance is quite nice actually, but again, I leave disappointed. (518 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head that still left good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney hops, tropical and light citrus fruit. Flavor is rich caramel malt, resiny pine and citrus hops, light orange citrus and mixed fruit. Medium bodied, nice for a pale ale. One of the ales that straddles the border between pale ales and IPAs. Not as intensely hoppy as many current IPAs, but well and freshly hopped with a substantial malt body. Great balance and flavor. I'm not a regular pale ale drinker and so I've missed this in the past. I will definitely pick this up again. A stellar APA. (651 characters)

Photo of Redneckwine
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - A brilliant, hazy, glowing amber in hue. One finger head leaves a wispy cap that leaves a bit of sticky lacing.

Smell - Sweet, fruity hop flavor... Like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles cereal with a toasty biscuit malt backdrop. Has that distinct "Deschutes" house character... Fresh and clean.

Taste - So much fruity, sweet hop goodness up front, a bit of pithy citrus and a bit floral and fresh. The toasty, bready malts complement and balance very nicely. Deschutes yeasty, estery flavor is apparent and welcome, it brings a fresh, clean taste to the party. Finishes perfectly dry with a very restrained hop bitterness.

Feel - Here's where this one really excels: the medium body is so smooth and nicely carbonated... The word creamy definitely comes to mind. Crisp and refreshing as well, this beer is very, very drinkable.

Overall - One of the best APAs I've ever had. It reminds me a lot Fresh Squeezed IPA, but just a little lighter: so balanced and smooth. The big hop punch comes with very restrained bitterness - this one is very easy to knock back. I'll be buying multiple sixers of this for sure. (1,144 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

I really like this well balanced beer. The color was nice copper with white head that laced all down my glass. There was enough hops to balance the slightly sweet malt. This is a great session ale. Nice job. (211 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

A: Slight white head over deep amber liquid.

S: Cherries, pleasant herbs and peaches.

T: Cherries, peaches, blueberries and pleasant herbal notes over toasty and caramel malts.

M: Medium viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: Delicious. Mosaic is fantastic when brewed this way, and this hop would go well in a dark Belgian. As a pale ale, it doesn't get much better than this. (390 characters)

Photo of jkrich
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Per bottle label: best by 12/28/14. Poured a bright reddish and golden hue with a slowly receding off-white head. I have yet to have a beer from this brewery that does not have an attractive, clean pour.

Very fragrant hop profile: inviting citrus with some faint pine.

This is a very balanced tasting ale - soft and slightly bittersweet fruit flavor with a subdued malt backbone. While the ale is hoppy, it never becomes bitter. The finish is dry and clean with some lingering malt on the palate.

This is perhaps my favorite ale from Deschutes. This is not a hop bomb but a flavorful and dangerously drinkable ale. (622 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Best by 12/28/2014. Poured into a snifter 11/6/2014.

A- Medium brown-caramel body. Two finger fluffy, very thick and substantial offwhite head with long, long retention time. Nice lacing. [4]

S- Hop resins. Lots of resin. Caramel. Tropical fruits. Citrus. Mild grassiness. Very nice hop presence overall, solidly balanced. [4]

F- Caramel, rich hop resin with hints of tropical fruit and oranges. Mineral flavour in the background. Very nice light caramel flavour allows the hops to shine, but the nicest part about this is the actual resin flavour. It's nicely done along with the fruity aromas. [4]

M- Medium bodied, substantial for an APA. Nice slightly sticky, resinous, grassy finish makes it an appropriate finish to a wet hopped beer. It drinks like what I expect a wet hopped beer to drink like. Very smooth and easy to drink. [4]

O- A more than solid wet hopped beer. I enjoyed this one more than some of the local wet hop beers in the midwest. Sticky, resinous with a fair bit of bitterness that isn't too overwhelming. Sometimes I don't like that, but in this one I certainly find it enjoyable to drink. [4]

Final score: 4.00 (1,154 characters)

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:pours a bright copper orange color. a two plus finger, off white foamy head. has strong retention and leaves behind a sticky lacing all over the sides of the class. near perfect clarity and a strong brightness.

Smell: juicy hops with notes of orange peel, tropical fruits, and some florals. bit malt back bone ranging from lemon bread, toasted grains and a rich caramel.

Taste: opens up with a little bit of lemon bread sweetness. hops come in but not assertively with citrus to tropical fruit flavors, and a touch of floral. malt backbone makes itself present all over with toasted grains, rich caramel and some honey like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light and mostly refreshing but really sticky and slick. lots of hop resin without all the bitterness.

Overall: there is a lot of good taste to this one but I can't quite get over all the sticky and resiny mouthfeel. I think it needs a serious boost in bitterness and crispness to clean up the mouthfeel a bit. (972 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We open a pair, pouring into our St. Bernardus goblets. It glows a neon orange coloring, holding a one finger head of cream colored bubbles, showing decent retention. This fades into a dusty film across the top, with peppered specks of lacing around our glasses. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be light. The nose fills with aromas of strawberry and cranberry fruitiness, tart powdered Smartie sweetness, salt water, sweet pale maltiness, basil leafiness, rose petal potpourri, essence of clove and lavender, herbal and citric hop oils, sweet bready esters, burnt wheat crust, cantaloupe, sour apple Airheads, lactic sours, and curious pumpkin and allspice warmth. Coming through the flavoring is a blend of big and buttery biscuity malts, pale toast and light wheaty grit, coiny adjuncts and dried white corn, banana esters, nail polish remover chemical bite, strawberry wine cooler sugars, floral, earthy, and dirty citric hoppiness, baby powder, soapy twinge, white sugar sweetness, cotton candy esters, lime bitters, and melted Army men. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is the same. The feel borders on watery, at times, and the mouth meets only simple slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. The palate is slicked and only briefly coated, leeching into a brief tannic astringency. The abv is easily appropriate, and the beer drinks nicely.

Overall, this is a flowing, easy going beverage. The nose starts you a little strangely, with a curious tartness, but offers up fresh hoppiness alongside a toasty, gentle malt bill to see you through. This six-pack was purchased as our “sippin beers” for the night, for an easy, hoppy beverage. Being in St. Louis for the next couple days, we were looking for a local IPA to keep the background noise at bay. We settled on this, however, with Deschutes having a proven track record, and a shiny façade. While we’re happy with the decision and are still excited for the remaining four bottles, this, too, did not blow us away. I suppose expectations got the better of us here, as we were hoping for an even more hoppy showing, but this remained nicely fresh and approachable. (2,180 characters)

Photo of pagriley
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle best before 12/28/14. poured into pint.

A - Pours light amber with a thin white head. some lacing. Nice cascade of carbonation from the bottom of the pint
S - refreshing floral and pine notes with a hint of fresh herb tones
T - lots of citrus up front with a wave of sharp bitterness, but balanced
M - A bit more body than some fresh hop ales I have had this year - very nice - just enough backbone of malt to balance the quite bitter bite in the finish

O - Had this side by side with FFF Broo Doo and Founders Harvest. I would have ranked them FFF, Deschutes, then Founders, but given that FFF was $12 for a 22oz, and Founders was $13 for a 4 pack, I will be skipping them both and just getting Deschutes next year! $9 for a 6 pack is a bargain and this is absolutely as good as the harder to find big guns. (827 characters)

Photo of BB1313
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best by 12/28/14. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a burnt golden with a subtle haze; small off-white head that leaves decent lacing and retention. The aromas seem faint. Some sweet caramel apple and fresh berries in the mix. Fresh grass. Some bready notes. This tastes way better that it smells. The flavors are extremely crisp and sharp. Very clean with vibrant bitterness. This is an earthy brew. Tons of grass. Lots of fresh pine needles. Maybe some rye or black pepper giving it a subtle spiciness. More berries. Some mint leaves are present. Subtle warm citrus notes in the finish. Some orange peel. Hints of caramel. Malts are there, but take a backseat. Mouthfeel is great. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with very active carbonation. It's spritzy and refreshing.

This is a nice brew. They definitely stay true to style. This is a real pale ale. The aromas and flavors aren't flashy, but the craftsmanship is extremely impressive. Extremely sharp, clean, and crisp. It's reminiscent of their Red Chair NWPA. (1,039 characters)

Photo of Taybeh
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

on tap
A: rich tangelo-orange, 2 finger head, leaves excellent lacing.
S: Very ripe round citrus hops, with some sweet soft caramel malt
T: Follows the nose...some bitterness, but all in all, it is fairly sweet and juicy -- mango, tangerine, and a bit of pine. For being a wet hop brew, this has a lot of balance, with both caramel and bready/cracker notes.
M: Little oily, medium carbonation, kind of rounded flavors for wet hops.

Overall: As one would expect from Deschutes, this is solid; I might choose a few others over this one, but I'll definitely have this again and again. Ideally, I want a little more bite from wet hops. The juiciness made me want to do a side-by-side with Fresh Squeezed. Made me miss Red Chair, which I'll drink until the cows come home in the spring, though with that one the malt shines more. (834 characters)

Photo of guityler83
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Best Before 12/28/14

A: A two finger off-white head with a yellowish hue was built when poured into the English style pint glass. Good persistence on the head retention – As it slowly fell it left a cob-web like lacing. The beer is light amber to dark cold in color with good clarity.

S: Mild aroma with grapefruit and tangerine like hops in the forefront. Light pine and earthy spicy note in the background that flows to the balanced malty and slight toasty aroma. Reminds me of a fresh Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with more juicy fruit aroma.

T: Firm but medium juicy grapefruit, orange and tangerine like bitterness. This leads to a round malty flavor of toast and bread crust, which balances nicely with a layered pine like flavor that is soft and subtle. It finishes with a clean burst of grapefruit citrus that lingers into the aftertaste. Balance is on the hops, but not by much.. almost dead center.

M: Medium levels of carbonation with a medium body. No alcohol warming. The hops are a little rougher than most wet hopped beers I’ve had, but its nice to have some edge to it.

O: A very balanced pale ale with a unique hop flavor, yet with the classic APA characteristics making it familiar to all. Very sessionable and you can’t beat the price (1,258 characters)

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.