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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

918 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 169
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.45/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%

Noonan425, Yesterday at 01:31 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

pagriley, Wednesday at 11:31 PM
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

BigDiesel, Wednesday at 10:48 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Port_Seat, Wednesday at 08:43 PM
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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

s_wit, Wednesday at 05:25 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -13.7%

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 to their Red Chair NWPA.

BB1313, Wednesday at 01:13 PM
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

tmryan21, Wednesday at 03:22 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jeffwildcat, Wednesday at 03:07 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

hilgart1, Wednesday at 01:13 AM
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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%

Iparedman, Wednesday at 12:28 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jpweisel, Tuesday at 04:31 PM
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3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

Taybeh, Tuesday at 03:32 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

ViragS, Tuesday at 06:45 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jman005, Tuesday at 04:23 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

EnojysAnyBeer, Tuesday at 01:48 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

guityler83, Tuesday at 01:48 AM
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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.