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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 146
Gots: 36 | 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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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 Wasatch


3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. Bomber

Pours a hazy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice small creamy off-white head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, hoppy, and lots of caramel. The taste is malty/hoppy, slightly bitter, and some caramel. Slightly dry/bitter finish. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice little APA from Deschutes, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2007 23:31:28 | More by Wasatch
Photo of jakon


3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased for $4.19 on 10-4-7 at Orenco New Seasons.

2007 release.

Pours a somewhat hazy rusted gold color with an adequate off-white head that diminishes quickly while leaving a few rings of lacing. The aroma is nice and hoppy. Floral, with both tropical and citrus fruit character. Like mangoes and oranges with a little jasmine or something. The taste is similar. Not much bitterness to this one. There is a light, honey-like sweetness that is actually quite pleasant. Not cloying at all. The mouthfeel is soft and somewhat oily with light carbonation that is just enough to tickle the tongue a bit and provide a small jab to the throat with each sip. Overall, a quality beer that would be easy for anybody to drink and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2007 03:10:40 | More by jakon
Photo of bosco7


4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light copper color with rocky white head. Perfect clarity.

Huge fresh cascade hop aroma. Lots of flower and orange in the nose. Some pine resin aromas. All of this backed by some biscuity malt aromas.

Sweet malty caramel flavors upfront. Palate is quickly taken over with wet/fresh tasting hop flavors; juicy orange pulp, peppery floral, and pine oil flavors. Mild bitterness.

Smooth oily mouthfeel with medium body.

Above average American Pale Ale and crammed with fresh hop flavor. Very tasty and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2007 00:47:50 | More by bosco7
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3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle. "Fresh Hop Pale Ale"

Hazy dark gold/orange. Large, rocky, off-white (almost light yellow) head. Big lacing, all the way down.

Scent included pine, grapefruit and grass. Initially, is there malt in there? Yep, caramel and honey with some bread dough. Just needed a bit of temperature to bring out.

It's clear this beer is about hops, at least initially. Bit of sweet present as well. Fruity - melons and pineapples. This became much stronger as I drank. Grainy/wheat bread taste. As I drank, hop character seemed to decrease considerably. Not much aftertaste.

Lightish body, could be thicker. Medium + in carbonation, could decrease a bit. Dry.

Nice. A relatively mild ABV, with a strong hop taste. Not overdone, and very easy to drink. I became less impressed as I drank it, as the hop character seemed to fade. It could be past it's prime, as I assume the hop harvest was in the fall, so that is at least 7 months ago.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2007 20:42:22 | More by
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North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a solid head that leaves swathes of lace

Smell: Definitely some grapefruit but also some tropical fruit such as passionfruit and guava in the aroma

Taste: Starts out with citrus and malt up front, with the grapefruit growing and overtaking by mid-palate; after the swallow, some of the other flavors emerge - passionfruit and guava; the finish is a bit bready with subtle grain flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Even though this beer has outlasted its prime tasting season, it is still a very nice brew; I've got to try it sometimes right after its made as that must just be incredible

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2007 23:16:00 | More by brentk56
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought a bomber of Hop Trip Pale Ale in a grocery store. Nice label with a 1950's vintage red pickup loaded with hops. It kept in my fridge for several months, before I poured it into a pint glass.

Pours a bright copper color and is clear. A foamy two finger off-white head forms and is remarkably resilient. The head dissipates in to chunky peaks and valleys, and sticky lace clings to the glass.

The smell is a nice floral fruity one. There is a mild pine fragrance and some sweet citrus aromas.

The taste is very good. A well balanced fairly complex combination of sweet malt and mildly bitter hops. There is a bit of a caramel flavor, and some sugared grapefruit in the finish.

Mouth feel is very good as well. It's smooth and clean with a nice creamy buttery feel.

For drinkability it's hard to beat this one. It's a smooth good tasting easy drinking brew that would be good anytime. As pales go this one is very very good. I'll look for more.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 23:04:29 | More by RJLarse
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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
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to my BA trading buddy fartingdog for this beer from my Wants. Pours with a one finger head into my pint glass. Big smell of hops. The taste is predominantly piney hops but it is not overly hopped for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is splendid with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Extremely drinkable with a low ABV. This would be one of my "house" beers if I could easily get it. I can't think of a true pale ale that I have had which is better than this beer.


Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 19:55:27 | More by SkinnyElvis
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3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber sent my way from msubulldog25. Thanks for the opportunity Brian.

A: Pours a hazy darker shade of amber. Not much by way of retention, but surprisingly theres a bunch of lacing left.
S: Pineapple, honey, apples notes. Sweet sugary caramel. Juicy and fresh.
T/M: Citrus fruits with subtle pine notes. Toasted grain notes follow the fruity hop profile. Aftertaste of a nice leafy floral presence that tickles the tongue. I was surprised by the medium body as I figured it would have been lighter. Still, it's soft and smooth on the palate. A slight spicyness become apparent as it warms a bit.
D: Session brew at it's finest. Low abv and quite easy drinking. Smooth and subtle fruit notes don't scorch the palate. A nice summer brew if you ask me.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2007 02:02:34 | More by bjohnson
Photo of Mebuzzard


4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Pours a light copper color with adequate head. Looks good as head chunks a bit.
Smells of pine, citrus and some caramel. A little bit of spice, too.
Has the taste of an AIPA; citrus and pine dominate. The caramel fades into herbal notes. Alcohol isn't very strong. The pine settles a bit and some persimmon takes over. Finishes a bit oily, a little crisp. 22oz is about enough, time to move on to something else.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2007 00:09:25 | More by Mebuzzard
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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours with a just ever so lightly hazy, reddish amber color that shows touches of copper when held up to the light. The head starts out almost at three-fingers of thickness, and is a frothy, medium sized bubbled with tan colored head. The aroma is nice and hoppy with a forward sweet citrus note that is predominantly of grapefruit. The end gets just a touch soapy, but only ever so slightly, mostly the hop fruit character continues, but becomes a bit more comprised of tropical fruit, lychee and apricot notes. Not much malt is noticeable underneath the hop aromatics. All in all the aroma has a nice, bright hop driven fruit character.

The beer is fairly dry up front, taking on a zesty, almost biting hop character that is more flavor than bitterness. Towards the middle some malt sweetness slips in and accentuates a citrus character. The beer finishes with a solid bitterness as well as a lightly herbal, sort of pine like note. The beer is much lighter in body than I was expecting. With this level of hopping I would have like to have seen a touch more fullness. Actually a bit more body and malt would have allowed the hops to more fully express themselves, but then it might not be a Pale Ale any longer. With such a light body this beer is quite quaffable, you definitely need a 22oz bottle of this beer. Lots of fruity hop flavors are here in this beer; in addition to the citrusy (bergamot, candied orange peel, ruby-red-grapefruit and tangerine) there is also softer, rounder fruit notes of apricot, lychee, and touches of tropical fruit (guava and even passion fruit play subtle roles here). The fruit notes are perhaps best balanced by the herbaceous hop notes that add a sharp biting character throughout the flavor profile.

This is definitely an enjoyable beer, but I really do feel that this would have better been cast as an IPA, with a bit more malt thrown in the mash tun; it would help to balance the ample hops that seemed to have been used here. On the other hand this beer would not be quite so quaffable at an IPA's alcohol level.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2007 01:30:02 | More by Gueuzedude
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The welcoming, relaxing, washed-out color and slightly-retro design of the Hop Trip label might say more about what's inside the botle than any text that's written on it, intended or not. Like an old pair of favorite worn bluejeans, Hop Trip seems to just fit right.

It's hazy, deep copper body has warm golden-orange highlights to it, and it's creamy, raw-canvas colored head gently settles into a wide collar and whispy surface after leaving beautiful walls and rings of creamy lace about the glass.

The nose is citrusy but soft, with notes of dull grapefruit, lemon-peel, and tangerine, but it's not at all sharp. Some soft spruce... Beyond that a lightly sweet, deep-caramel accented malt spreads. Welcoming!

In the mouth it becomes pillowy soft and creamy smooth as it warms with a medium-full body and creamy, moderate carbonation.

The flavor is lush and satisfying with a superbly rounded combination of lightly caramelish malts and juicy, tangy fruits. It's biscuity, and perhaps a touch doughy, livened with notes of grapefruit, papaya, dull pineapple, lemon rind, tangerine, apricot, pomegranite, fresh cut grass, pine, dried herbs, and flowers. The bitterness is very firm and anchoring, but it doesn't intrude; and it finishes dry with some residual grassy, citrusy, piney, and fruity (mostly apricot, but some grapefruit and pomegranite) hops that linger for quite some time.

Overall, a very impressive, supremely rounded, soft-hop ale. Lots of flavor, but not knock-you-down or kick-you-in-the-nuts bitterness. Kind of like a sleepy, lazy summer day in the hammock. Very nice. Worth seeking out!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2007 02:53:41 | More by NeroFiddled
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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer from a 22oz. bomber, this would be an excellent session beer if it was a little cheaper and/or I could find it in a six pack form. It pours a hazy orange with a nice creamy head topping it off. It does not have much aroma, a slight citrus smell is all I picked up. The initial flavor is a tingling hop sensation that coats my tongue, but not at all overpowering. This beer is very easy to drink while still having a substantial flavor and mouthfeel. I don't know if the fresh hops are what makes the beer so smooth, but this is a beer definitely worth trying. Great pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 03:35:04 | More by Barleywhiner
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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$2.99 (I think) at Aloha Wine in Carson City, NV, in December 2006; tasted in January 2007.

Based on reading the label and reviewing Deschutes' web site, it seems this one was likely made in the Fall of 2006, and it's designed to be drunk quite fresh, to take advantage of the fresh wet hops being used. This one is several months old, so I don't get that chance.

Pours a pretty golden orange, with a nice creamy white/off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the side of the glass. Slightly hazy.

Aroma is of soft floral and citrus hops- the dominant aromas, but not overpowering. Slight sweetness too. Flavor is of grapefruit, orange rind, some (slight, gentle) pine, and a light bready malt counterpoint. I like this beer. Easy to frink, it has a nice creaminess, but is interesting without being so complex that it requires a lot of thought. One of the better APAs I have had. I would love to get a chance to try it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2007 22:33:56 | More by Dukeofearl
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3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I originally reviewed this under the Deschutes Brewery and Public House. I think that was wrong... here is the review in the right place.

Pours a bright amber color, with a nice big head... lots of carbonation present. Looks good.

Beer smells like grapefruit and other citrus fruits. A pretty nice aroma on this one.

Flavor is pretty good on this one too. A citrus hop quality dominates, with a touch of sweetness and creaminess on the finish. This beer might be a bit lean. The more I drink it, the more it actually reminds me a bit of a British Pale.

Would like this one to have a touch more mouthfeel, like I noted earlier... it's a bit lean.

All in all a solid, and very drinkable beer. It didn't blow me away, but I'd have no problem having another.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 05:27:50 | More by flexabull
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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle(room temp) a hazy light reddish gold with a large head of foam that shrinks slowly leaving a fine layer with plenty of lacing.

The smell is very hoppy. Nice dominating note of grapefruit that makes for a very nice nose.

The taste is grapefruit and floral up front with some notes of biscuit and some malty tones that linger in the background creating some balance. The finish returns to the hops and makes for a nice dry finish. Yum. This is a very drinkable APA and the fact that it's only 5.5%abv helps in that department.

I bought this on my last trip to Ft Collins Colorado and if it were available locally, I'd certainly stock up on this one. A *very* tasty example of the style that fans of hoppy APAs happy.

Bottom line: Another in the series of the Bond Street Series that does not fail to satisfy. I recommend it.

Update Nov. 27th, 2008.

Since my review, Hop Trip has become a brew available locally and I've been buying it on a regular basis. As I'm sipping on a bottle right now, the first thing that strikes me is how wonderful the fresh hop flavour is in this brew. I've adjusted my rating accordingly...

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2006 00:40:28 | More by Bitterbill
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle from BevMo Sacramento (Arden Way.) States 5.5% ABV, "Bond Street Series."

Pours into bell pint glass with a big fluffy white-tan head, medium dense, leaves significant lacing. Bright medium orange, visible moderate carbonation.

Aroma is piney, spice hops, with a slightly soapy/oily hint. A little muted for an APA...

Taste is spicy, piney, oily fresh hops, finishes spicy with a bit of a bitter kick and lingers long. Other small tastes abound, but are difficult to pin down: tangerine? Orange essence? Wood?

Fairly slick, viscous mouth.

A tasty, well done beer, which showcases hops with by any means overwhelming you. A very good, basic APA in terms of balance and total hop bitterness, and not the hop punch the name and artwork might lead you to expect. Notably, their website states it's only 35 IBU! (1.058 OG.)

Their website has some cool pictures of the fresh Crystal hops being shoveled into the hopback.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2006 22:08:51 | More by warmstorage
Photo of loren01


4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an amber color, good sized frothy white head, good lacing
S: Citrusy, piney good hop scent. Awesome smell
T: Citrusy, sweet malty up front with a bitter, but not too bitter aftertaste
M: Seems a little overcarbonated, a little bit prickly
D: One of the tastiest beers I have had in a while, would for sure buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2006 14:04:07 | More by loren01
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From Descutes' 'Bond Street Series' - poured a 22 oz. bottle to a standard pint. Ultra-cool hand-drawn, 'retro'-looking label with a hop-laden red truck, parked between a hop field and a brick-faced brewery (which looks suspiciously similar to the Deschutes Pub in downtown Bend, OR).

A: Slightly hazy auburn-orange with just a wisp of white head. Decent lace. Ample carbonation, percolating constantly.

S: Mmmm...fresh clean hops. Sweet and juicy, peppery, piney and herbal. Caramel malts give this a sweet kick, too.

T: Nice fresh hop flavor, plenty of sweet citrus and malts. Buttered bready taste with a spiced finish.

M: Has a medium-full initial mouthfeel but can't quite hold on to that fullness. A clinging spicy hop bitterness lingers towards the back of the tongue, with remnants of hops lingering throughout. Finish is drier, with some crackery bread malts rounding off the hops.

D: A welcome addition to Deschutes' line-up. This is one I'd definitely have again and will recommend. Nice flavor, a balanced APA and readily available (as of November 2006)...what's not to like?

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2006 03:37:03 | More by msubulldog25
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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into traditional pint glass

A - Hazy orange copper color with a 1/2 inch sand colored head. Lacing is thick and coats well.

S - Intensely floral hop aroma that seems to epitimize the word fresh (or at least what I assume is fresh). A solid sweetness accompanies the hops and a peppery spice adds a touch of complexity.

T - So that's what fresh hops taste like. A most pleasant and filling flavor that doesn't bitter as much as an IPA. Black pepper spice is evident again in the taste, and the floral hop flavor melds nicely with whatever malt sweetness is hanging around the middle of the palate.

M - Smooth and slightly mouth coating with moderate carbonation.

D - The unique hop flavor alone is worth the purchase of Hop Trip. Low bitterness and intense flavor make for a rewarding and very drinkable treat. I look forward to getting my hands on some more fresh hopped brews this time of year.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2006 03:12:13 | More by gmcfarre
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This harvest ale is an auburn orange color with a finger's worth of head that leaves a smattering of lace throughout the glass.

S: The ale has an intense hop aroma that screams fresh hops. The pine scents are strong but they have an earthy dirty aroma that is somewhat restrained. An incredible smell!

T: The ale is a well-balanced mixture of hops and malts. The malts are grainy, biscuit flavored and provide a strong presence through the body, not just as a foundation for the hops. The hops hit the tastebuds first, registering a strong, intense piney flavor. The hops are not overpowering and meld seamlessly into the malt body. The hop finish stays on the palate, providing a peppy finish to the ale.

M: The hops and malts work well together, with neither outshining the other.

D: The fresh hops are really shine in this ale, adding a fresh zip that does not overpower the malt body. A well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2006 01:38:05 | More by akorsak
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3.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Time for a trip, jumping on the Deschutes bus for a roady. And looky here, what a nice start – hazy amber orange with a ivory pillow-top.

Tons of citrus and pine in the aroma, and umm, a subtle soapy hint. It’s in the quaff too, darn it. Still, the floral kicks in and covers the soap by mid-bomber. Sharp, crisp and dry. I like it, just not overwhelmed or even impressed by it. Would not work hard to get another bomber of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2006 21:31:40 | More by Vancer
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3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Purchased this bomber and finishing a Great Divide Fresh Hop Ale. I was surpisingly disappointed. It poured a light caramel color with moderate carbonation. Nice mouthfeel and light lacing down my glass. Smell was decently citrusy and hoppy, but nothing like what I was expecting. The taste reminded me of a average pale ale with slight bitterness. I hate to say it, but I was let down by this beer. I was expecting a lot more from it.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2006 21:43:48 | More by SBPCGuru
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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
Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.