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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

827 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 145
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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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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Foxtrot

California

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally! I've been searching high and low for this beer, and finally got it. I've been off APA's and IPA"s for a while now and would like to see if my palate has shifted.

Pours from cool bomber into pint glass a usual tawny hue with just the slightest hint of amber. Head and lacing where in good abundance; head lasted for about 10 minutes then slowly gave way to sticky lacing and modest bubbles rimming my glass.

The nose is extremely pleasant. Beautiful aroma's of pine resin, with some nuances of sweet candied pineapple, along with toasted caramel to pull it all together.

Taste was just what I predicted from the nose, and then some. Flavor showcases incredible floral and fresh hops at the zenith of there glory without it being cloying or repetitive. Modestly sweet with hints of caramel malt to make it all the more satisfying. This is a exceptionally good pale ale, or wet hop ale in this case.

Mouthfeel has to be one of the defining points of this beer. Light and carbonated, but slightly creamy at the same time. I love the dual aspects of it mouthfeel with every sip.

Drinkability is fantastic. The flavor meld so well, and dose not become a chore to put this beer away. Suffice to say, I will definitely be buying this beer again and again.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 08:44:17 | More by Foxtrot
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden/red with a frothy head with some nice residual lacing. Smells like fresh hops with a hint of carmel toast. The flavor is really surprising. Grassy, citrusy, minty hops balance sublimely with the malt character here. It just keeps calling you back for another sip. The mouthfeel really adds to this. Thick and foamy, almost chewy. Needless to say I could drink many of these. This beer is in perfect balance with all of its' parts. An exceptional take on a fresh hop brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 03:53:32 | More by Neffbeer
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zhanson88

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A light ruby color with tan highlights. A little over a finger of head forms. Retention is decent, and the lacing is pretty decent too.

Smell: Caramel malts and some sweetness up front, with pine and floral hops on the back end.

Taste: Quite a bit of sweetness up front, as well as some caramel maltiness. Fairly equal amounts of floral and piney hops make for a nice back end and finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied with fine carbonation make for a smooth mouthfeel, overall. This is a very tasty fresh hop pale ale. Wouldn't hurt to see a bit more flavor and a little heavier feel, but still very solid.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 03:31:13 | More by zhanson88
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

All of the good raters from BA have had this, now me from a fresh bottle from the brewery, thanks Ken. Big bubbly head on an orangey body. Fragance of orange hips. Chewy orange mouthfeel, its a plus. There is a little musty funk at the end. Hits the mark as an APA. Carbonation is right there. Extraordinary drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 21:38:30 | More by Sammy
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flagmantho

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. Bottles is labeled best by 1/19/2011.

Appearance: body is a vivid amber-orange hue with a very slight touch of haze. Head poured two fingers of frothy ivory foam which leaves a chunky lace as it dissipates. Pretty good!

Smell: sweetly citrusy, slightly funky hops atop a light, slightly bready malt backbone. A well-scented pale ale.

Taste: flavor is just as sweet and citrusy as the aroma. There's a very bright, fresh hop flavor here which I really like. The malt is subdued and definitely plays second fiddle to the hops here. Overall, a pretty tasty pale.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation level, but nothing particularly special. Not bad, but not memorable.

Drinkability: a highly quaffable and refreshing pale ale. This makes a decent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 23:42:04 | More by flagmantho
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice beer from Deschutes. A little more orange than I expected - fairly close in colour to an IPA.

Bready, sweet malts and zesty hops. Creamy malt taste, suggestions of bread and toffee. Low hop profile.

A little to smooth, and undercarbonated. Feels a bit thick. Otherwise, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 05:51:28 | More by BDTyre
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climax

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This pale started out delightful. It poured a bright amber with perfect clarity and a good size rocky head with strong retention and lace.

The nose is well-balanced with an exceptionally fresh hop presence. The hops shine through with floral, slight tart citrus (mostly grapefruit), and some soapy esters. It is by no means a purely hop showcase. Sweet caramel and cinnamon name a few of the toasty and spicy tones.

The flavor boasts the same freshness that nose suggests. Juicy grass and floral hops fade into a white grapefruit finish. Sweet with a dash of spice on the malt side of things. I was expecting some more punch from the taste side of things, but I have to keep reminding myself this is not an IPA. It is very pleasant nonetheless.

The body is actually quite heavy for a pale ale. The carbonation is sharp at first, but seems fitting, lightening up the beefier thickness. The finish is very clean, a little more dryness may have made it even more drinkable. But it certainly excelled in that category.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 02:49:04 | More by climax
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alli4051

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a SA perfect pint.

Pours a clear, dark copper color with an average sized head. Head is off white and leaves some nice lacing in its wake. Looks great but unfortunately things kinda go downhill from there. Scent is a little on the faint side but has that distinct fresh hop smell. Taste was also a bit underwhelming. As expected hops are front and center. Minty, citrusy hops up front with a nice malt background. I don't know if my new found passion for fresh hops and high expectations for Deschutes swayed my opinion here but I just wasn't all that impressed with this one. It wasn't bad, in fact I'd drink it again, I just felt a bit let down.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 05:01:52 | More by alli4051
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billab914

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. It poured an amber orange color with a very modest but sticky head to it. The head faded away to the edges but left some very nice lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a fresh, green hoppiness to it with a bit of a grapefruit, citrus, pine, herbalness to it. Very nice fresh hop aroma.

The taste follows the aroma with a nice and bright fresh hoppiness to it. Also like the nose it has a bit of a grapefruit and pine coming through. The bitterness is also very low on it. Overall a very nice and fresh tasting beer.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with carbonation being moderate. Drinkability is very good, it's an extremely easy drinking beer. It has a nice bright fresh hop flavor to it without much bitterness at all. Very good beer overall and one of the best fresh hop beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 01:50:25 | More by billab914
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OakedCanuck

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz poured into imperial pint glass.

A - Clear, amber with a light tan head holding great retention. Minor sticky lacing

S - Fruity, grapefruit, piny hops with a kind of 'outdoor' smell.

T - Resiney piny bitterness, orange zest, strong bread malt, and nice honey sweetness.

M - Tacky, medium body, very good carbonation levels

D - Smooth and very fresh tasting, an easy one to drink and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 18:25:01 | More by OakedCanuck
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billshmeinke

California

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

Clear lively carbonation amber body with golden hues. Small quarter inch of off white head that retains incredibly well and leaves plenty of lacing behind.

Nose is apricots mostly and pears. Just a great bouquet of stone fruits.

The taste is similar to the nose. Apricots, pears, and hints of peaches. Some grass/resinous bitter hops as well. Really highlights hop flavors without being too bitter.

Smooth lush and creamy. Crisp and refreshing.

One of the best APAs I have ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 06:44:14 | More by billshmeinke
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: bright and clear, ruby red, nice, 1/4 inch, long-lasting head.

Aroma: soft and fruity, apple and cherry, some citrus and spice.

Taste: sweet, juicy malt, plenty of fruit and spice. Medium bodied, exceedingly smooth. 5.5%? That's for sure. Refreshing and lacking bitterness, lots of hop flavor, tasty as heck.

Surprised by this one, not a wild, bitter bomb, but a fresh, delicious, easy to drink IPA. Nice one, Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 01:11:52 | More by feloniousmonk
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gregshead

California

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a orangish copper color with a thin finger thick head.

S: Caramel and pine dominate. Maybe a celery-like smell

T: Toffee and caramel tones along with sweet bread malts followed with a semi-dry finish from the hops.

M: Nice fizzy carbonation with a light feel when I take into consideration the caramel/toffee flavors.

D: Very enjoyable in 22 oz format. Would happily have again if I saw it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 05:35:06 | More by gregshead
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fourplayed

California

3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours mildly hazy brownish orange amber..clears up, very little head.

smells of caramel, malts, some mild fruity esters.

taste is earty and pine hops up front then some malts and a touch of sweet fruit and grapefruit.

lite to med body, lite carbonatiobn, decent hop bite and mild alcohol warmth.

Overall it's Hops up front, malts, citrus, sweet fruit esters are mildly present. If you like hops buy this it's quite hoppy for an APA.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 18:59:20 | More by fourplayed
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle.

A: light brown color
S: hops with a bit of roasted malt, unique for an APA but what I'd expect from a true British pale ale
T: good beer, nice hops but more floral than bitter, great malt backbone, not a traditional APA but good and well-balanced, more biscuity malt taste
M: nice rounded feel from malt
D: very drinkable based on strong malt backbone

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 02:12:00 | More by wisrarebeer
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TexIndy

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Store just got it this week so very fresh. Label has a best by date of 1/19/11. It was a hazy, rich amber color with good carbonation. It had an average sized head that settled into a good collar and thin foam cap. Good sheeting with plenty sticking.

The aroma wasn't as strong as I'd expected. Good but not the big hop aromas that I'd read in other reviews. More pine than citric with caramel malt base. The aroma was also good but not overwhelmingly hoppy for a fresh hop bomb. Again pine led the way with the malt making more of a presence. Then again, this is an APA and not an IPA or DIPA so I was probably expecting too much. Going to score as an APA so really good for the style. Mouthfeel was medium to full with good carbonation and a good after taste.

Overall, a really good APA but was hoping for more of a hop bite in it. Still highly recommend. Got another one in the fridge to try soon myself. Avail here in TX. Rotation - worth a couple per season at least [O;Y]

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 02:02:59 | More by TexIndy
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BeanBone

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A copper-orange body capped by about a finger of cream-colored head that fades slowly and leaves patchy lacing.

Aroma: Lots of juicy citric hops over a caramel malt body. Very inviting.

Flavor: The flavor profile mirrors the nose almost perfectly; bright, juicy, citrusy, soft, and mildly bitter hops ride over a solid caramel malt backbone. While it may not be terribly complex, it is perfectly balanced. Biscuity malt and leafy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with creamy moderate carbonation and a drying finish.

Drinkability: An easy drinker, this bomber goes back without issue.

Verdict: Hop Trip is a fantastic little Pale Ale. Tasty, well balanced, and easily drinkable, this is one of the best fresh hop beers I've come across. It just goes to show you, it doesn't take a big IPA or a DIPA to properly showcase hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 23:55:23 | More by BeanBone
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber with a best by date of 01/19/11. Pours a very clear, reddish-copper color. Descent cap of off-white foam that displays average retention and leaves some nice sheets of lacing.

Nose is rich, fresh and tropically citric hops. Crunchy toffee malts provide a nice backdrop. Smells similar to Mirror Pond but seems deeper and a little more earthy.

Juicy and resinous hops blur the line from flavoring to bittering, more like one long, continual spectrum. I get bubblegum, pineapple, guava and grapefruit flavors. Malts are mild, at least compared to the hops, but shows a fairly sweet, toasty side. Goes down really easy, medium bodied and carbonation is low. Very good, but I think I'll take a fresh Mirror Pond by a slight margin.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 00:47:44 | More by twiggamortis420
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champ103

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy reddish/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: A big spicy, floral, grassy, and lightly piny hop aroma. Juicy pineapple even. A nice toasted bread, and caramel malt aroma for an excellent balance. Just a big and powerful nose with lots of nuance.
T: Again, floral and grassy hops are big and up front. Much sweeter though. Plenty of sweet caramel. Very nice and well balanced.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly clean, dry, and crisp. Very textured. So easy to drink. The bomber is gone in no time.

An excellent pale ale. I love it, and highly recommended. Well done Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 21:56:08 | More by champ103
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beautiful caramel body with an off white head. Sheets of lacing.

Fruit driven nose with notes of tangerine, grapefruit and cherry. Explosive hop aromas.

Caramel malt, then a wave of delicate citric, floral hop flavors. Fresh, bright, clean, and smooth. Uber drinkable, a session beer for hop heads. Perfectly balanced with virtually no bitterness, very approachable.

Only 5.5% abv and 38 ibus are proof that a great hoppy beer doesn't have to be a big beer. Deschutes does more with Hop Trip than most brewers accomplish with a double ipa. Terrific stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 03:50:02 | More by BradLikesBrew
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Bombers4Benedict

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a 16 oz. imperial pint glass.

A - Bright copper, almost orange. A nice foamy head that was off white in color. Nice lacing after each sip.

S - Immediately after the bomber was opened the first burst of smell was amazing. Floral, and hoppy. After a few seconds that smell diminishies. Once poured into the glass the floral smell takes on a sweetness to it with hints of grass.

T - This one is very mellow, and dry. The grassy, earthy tone from the smell continues upon first taste. Unfortuntely it ends with a metallic trait I do not enjoy. Once that wears of it is a very pleasing aftertaste.

D - Easily drinkable. This one is light enough to session on a hot day or heavy enough to enjoy with a good meal. I haven't finished the glass yet but don't think this one is going to leave me full. Unfortunately, I don't think this one is going to leave me wanting more either.

Sidenote - I went into this one on a recommendation from another fellow perusing the beer aisle. I only heard from the guy that it was a fresh hopped ale and very reasonably priced. He did not mention nor did I catch that is was a pale ale. I assumed it was an IPA style as most fresh/wet hopped ales tend to lean. It most definately leans the other way. Closer to a lager or pils than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 01:32:10 | More by Bombers4Benedict
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aval89

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: received this beer with a fingers worth of white almost frothy head. Body is a dark orange leaning towards copper color. Transparent body.

S: fresh hops right away. Lots of fresh cut grass notes. "green" hop characteristics..that raw hop flavor. Nice malt presence to balance things out(biscuity/bready with mild toastiness).. hints of citrus & slight lemon zest as well.

T: more of that wet hop taste. Never tasted fresh cut grass, but this beer is what I imagine it to taste like. Lots of hop flavors come through but not much bitterness. Strong malt backbone to even it out greatly.. Has a bit of astringency, like a mild mint flavor. Small hints of citrus & maybe pine.

MF: not thick but a medium body with good carbonation.. Good overall feel.

D: its quite easy to drink just wish the flavor was more appealing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2010 08:36:07 | More by aval89
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nickhiller

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: crystal clear copper, lots of carbonation, bubbles in streams up the sides, one finger head settles to a big bubbled ring around the edges, moderate lacing.

S: heaps of tangy tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, then more traditional hop notes, grass.

T: fresh tropical fruits from the nose, sweet, tangy and subtle, a nice dry bitter finish with pungent fruit and spice that lingers in the throat. Really one of the most aromatic beers I've ever had, incredibly refreshing.

M: the perfect amount of carbonation on the tongue. A nice middle of the road body, great dry finish.

D: such a refreshing beer, I usually don't like a super fruity beers, but this one has made me a believer. Near perfect balance between the sweet aroma hops and malt and the bittering hops. I could drink 100 of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 00:18:21 | More by nickhiller
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morimech

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear amber color with two fingers of head that had excellant retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. Smells of grapefruit, pine, hay, and some slight sweetness from the malt. This is a really nice tasting green hop beer. Not overly bitter but with plenty of hop flavor and balance from the malt. Hints of citrus and a raw, green tea from the hops. Some biscuit and musty notes from the malt. Just slightly dry overall. For a lower ABV beer, it has a medium body and very good carbonation. Great texture. A great drinking beer with plenty of hop goodness without the bitter blitz to the palate. I also like the relatively low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 22:07:46 | More by morimech
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djbreezy

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Deschutes Portland Pub

appearance - amber in color, transparent, good retention, sticky lacing

smell - hop and floral

taste - hop forward, grapefruit with sweet malts

mouthfeel - medium carbonation, oily, medium-light bodied

drinkability - flavorful and sweet, easy to drink

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2010 00:48:00 | More by djbreezy
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
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