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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 1,127
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 176
Gots: 98 | 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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Ratings: 1,127 | Reviews: 451
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Photo of argock
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at 4th Street Bar & Grill (San Francisco, CA).

A: Clear golden-amber with 1/2-1 finger off-white rocky and foamy head with good retention and lacing.

S: Crisp aroma of grassy hops with plenty of grapefruit and orange citrus with light caramel malt

T: Flavor is more bitter than the aroma betrays with grassy and haylike hoppiness with citrus grapefruit and orange flavors. I think this would be more enjoyable with a little less bitterness and a little more late hop additions, but this is an old school APA.

M: Clean and crisp medium-bodied feel with even moderate carbonation.

O: A decent APA in an old-school way with hefty raw bitterness in a grassy hoppy way.

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

Had this one a few times now. Need to track down more bottles.

12oz bottle poured to a pint glass.

A- Dark honey, ruby color with a thick fluffy white head. Beautiful looking beer with great aesthetics that left a nice, sticky lace on the glass.

S- The aroma of fresh hops shoot out of the glass to your nose, sending fantastic aromatic signals to the brain. Nice misty, citrus elements of sweet grapefruit, orange peels, and tropical overtones. Hints of pine and a sticky hop resin that entice you to drink.

T- Big grapefruit body with an earthy backbone that gives this beer heft, placed on top of a biscuity malt profile. Spicy pine the stimulates the sides of the tongue to create a refreshing feeling and aftertaste that lingers nicely. Tropical characteristics of fresh mango and guava matched with hop resin and floral elements sublimely balance on the palette. Bitterness is not overwhelming by any means. Hops are smooth, fresh, and crisp.

MF- Oily, refreshing, and drinkable. Creamy textures and a dry hop finish goes down smooth, leaving behind an enthusiastic feeling in the mouth that makes you want to grab another sip. Addictively easy to drink.

O- I've really enjoyed this seasonal from Deschutes. Really wish it was a year-rounder. One of the better fresh hops this season.

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 EricCioe
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours clear amber with a two finger eggshell head that dies down leaving some nice lace. On the nose there is a huge mixture of citrus flavors, the standard grapefruit and orange but also the drier guava and peach that show up more rarely. In the mouth those same citrus notes come out with a caramel-sugar backdrop, but it's never in doubt this is hop-forward. The finish is big on the bitterness but there is a little of the caramel hanging around, too. It just isn't that long. The initial hop attack is stronger than the finish. The body is medium with a good carbonation level, easily drinkable.

Overall, I've had quite a few of these this fall, and it's a fine, fine brew. This is right up there with the best APAs I've had.

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

12oz single, bottleworks

appearance: served in a great divide shaker pint, bright amber body, light beige ring. Nice glow to this one.

smell: ruby red, bright citrus hops, tangerine, sweet caramel

taste: really nice and balanced APA - potent citrus hops, ruby red grapefruit, tangerine zest, blood orange. Nice compliment of crackery malts, caramel

mouthfeel: strong body for the style - well hopped but light bitterness

overall: solid APA - could see purchasing a sixer in the future

Photo of Gatch
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Papago Brewing Company in Scottsdale, AZ.

A - Golden-copper with shades of red. Nice, fluffy, pillowy white head. Lace sticks down the glass.

S - The nose is unreal. Citrus, specifically grapefruit. Amazing hop presence. Hop oils seem to stick to the nostrils.

T - Hops! Pine, citrus, cedar, hints of autumn spice. Balances as it warms. The hops are still strong but they mellow into a sweet bitterness with a bready malt background.

M - Moderately bitter. Refreshing. Invigorating. The fresh hops are incredible. A great change from the heavier, maltier beers of fall & winter.

Deschutes does it again.

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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.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid orange with a big white head that lingers and laces, nice.

Smells of grapefruit, plum, pine, citrus/stone fruit, citra almost, some sweetness...more light/stone fruit hops overall.

Taste is light sweetness up front followed by grapefruit/plum/citrus that moves into more stone fruit hop notes and finishes with the smallest kick of bitterness and a lingering, light hop character. Fantastic flavor, complex enough and easily palatable.

Lighter body with medium carbonation work well for the beer. Only sweet from the yeast/hop character, dry-ish overall.

This is a fantastic, smooth, sessionable pale ale that hits a distinct citrus, stone fruit note with a hint of hop sweetness. I can't turn this one down.

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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks for this fine brew to EricCioe.
12oz bottle poured into GFH glass, dated 12/25/11.

Copper colored, thin white head, minimal lacing.

Nice floral hops, citrus, grapefruit; fresh. No resin. Some pine.

The citrus flavors really come out. Mango, lemon, grapefruit, sweet and bitter. Very nice.

Minimal carbonation, medium body.

Enjoyable APA. Sessionable at 5.5%. Recommended.

Photo of setexascustoms
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour from a 12oz bottle, best by 12/25/11.

A: Beautifully clear deep orange, nearly copper. Nice head with fair lacing.

S: Sweet fresh hops, with hints of apricots, citrus and some pine and a pleasant, bready malt back bone.

T: Fallows the nose, this is one smooth beer. So fresh and full of flavors, not really bitter, the fresh hops lend a pleasant sweetness balanced by bready malts.

M: Smooth, and some what slick with hop oils. Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation.

O: This is a beer I would keep in the fridge year round if it was available. It really is a shame that hops are only harvested once a year. I highly recommend picking some up if can.

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer looks so bright, crisp and fresh as it pour into my pint glass. A burnt orange color for the body and and an off white creamy billowing head with good lacing.

Smell:Pine cone, citrus, grass, and peat. Mellow astringency and mint.

Taste: Pine, pine pine. This is so foresty and refreshing. Hints of spearmint. Mild malt notes of toffee. Punchy and refreshing.

Moutheel: Full bodied balance of fresh hops and nice English style malts. Simply delicious.

Overall: I feel so rewarded to be able to buy a sixer of this right after I get my paycheck. It makes all that hard work in long October seem worth it. This is a great American pale ale. All fresh ingredients. Buy this while you can. It’s only available for a couple months each fall.

Photo of vande
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: a solid amber in color, the kind that came from the sap that now holds prehistoric bugs... real pretty. a decent layer of head, which is somewhat dirty looking... but very appealing

S: light aromas of fruit [grapefruits, melony, bits of honeydew, etc] and nice hoppy resin :)

T: The mixture of hops w/ citrus, pine and some fresh - spring like floral notes... quite tasty.

M: WAY TOO EASY TO DRINK. I wish I had more, but I'll cherish what I have. Very smooth, somewhat silky to the palate. Flows down like water! Just better tasting.

O: A damn good pale! Very enjoyable.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.