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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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1,115 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,115
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 175
Gots: 93 | FT: 2
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Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-15-2005

38 IBU
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Photo of ADZA
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all i love the front label and it pours a light copper hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head that quickly forms to more of a bubbly film across the top and a rim of lacing,the smell is quite subdued and has feint aromas of caramel,orange zest and pine,the mouthfeel is very smooth and light-medium bodied and has tastes of caramel,toffee,orange rind,grapefruit and finishes with a hoppy pine bitterness and to be honest i could drink it all day its one of those drops that even though it really doesnt have too many distinguishing factors about it,it is very easy to knock back while still being rather enjoyable.

Photo of itsfreeasinbeer
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper, with a finger of macro bubbled head.

S: Floral hops.

T: fruity and floral hops are prominent alongside a defined malt caramel sweetness that has a distinctive bitter quality.

M: Mildly carbonated.

D: This is a well presented pale ale of which I will have no problem finishing a bomber of.

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as a christmas present from my in laws.

Appearance- coppery color, good size head, nice sticky lacing

Smell- floral hops

Taste- hops, citrus

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this was very good. Definitely a very drinkable beer

Photo of gpatt55
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ The Daily Pint

Pours a translucent copper/orange with a thin head. Nose is pretty light, not exactly a hop bomb, some floral and citrus, light fresh hop aroma. Sweet tart candied citrus hits the palate and powers through with some nice rounded sweet malty flavors. There's an austere/hard water/mineral quality to this in the Deschutes style. A fine pint but not really blowing me away.

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


A: Amber-orange. Thick, sticky lacing.

S: Floral hops and pine, light vanilla.

T: Strong grapefruit, orange peel, light pine hops, vanilla-caramel malts.

M: Medium bodied. Strong carbonation.

D: Great citrus and hops in this pale ale. Very drinkable.

Photo of Retsinis
3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 220oz bomber into a Bruery Tulip glass.

Pours almost light amber, guess closer to the color of an orange with about an inch or so of tan white head that settles and then fades, but good carbonation retention throughout.

Aromas are of tropical fruits up front, with citrus hops, pine, and sweet tangerines in the nose.

The taste was a bit more subdued on the palate then what I got off from the aroma, but consistent to the preview. Flavors of citrus fruti, then some semi-bitter hops with a sweet malt finish. A bit of a baked bread quality in the middle.

Mouth feel is thin, but with balanced carbonation, and does not overpower or destroy your palate.

Overall, an easy drinker. Had this during the winter, and it says it is good to about mid January. Curious how it would be fresh on a hot summer day though.

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

Got this from the Deschutes brewpub in Portland. Actually got it for free. I wanted to buy a bottle after having many pints (and dinner), the bartender just handed me the bomber and told me to enjoy. Split this bottle back in Toronto with Sammy. Pours a pale orange colour with big white head. Citrus hops really shine through with an understated caramel malt backbone. Nice carbonation level. One of my favourite APA's I've had, close to level of Daisy Cutter and Alpha King.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 1/18/2010. Bottle thanks to Sparky27. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt, fruity hops, caramel malt. Flavor of similar floral hops, toasted/biscuity malt, with a caramel malt finish. Very drinkable and pleasant. Good pale ale!

Photo of SkunkWorks
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle with a best before date in January. I got this in a trade from jenray, so thanks to her for the chance to try this beer!

Poured into a pint glass.

Look: poured aggressively. Looks like honey, slightly orange and a little bit hazy. The head is fluffy with bubbles and is three fingers thick. Its a bit off white. It retains quite well and ultimately ends up leaving a lot of lace that sticks around on the empty glass even two hours after I put it down. Good looking beer.

Smell: quiet, citrusy hops with some pine as well. The malt seems to balance it quite well, with some caramel and fruitiness as well.

Taste: surprisingly quite malty, a bit of spice and fruitiness, and some hops out forward. They aren't as aggressive as I would expect from a West Coast hop beer, but its quite nice.

Feel: medium bodied, a bit sticky and a little chewy, well balanced, nicely carbonated.

Drink: this is something you could drink all night. The fact that it is well balanced and the alcohol is under 6% by volume helps that cause as well.

Overall, another nice beer from Deschutes and I continue to wish that I could get these beers out in New York. It was a nice APA, true to the style, and an enjoyable beer to drink. I would recommend picking one up. Cheers!

Photo of ColoradoRocket
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz. Bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint class.

A - Burnt Honey Amber Color. One and a half finger head.

S - Slight pine on the front with honey, clove and sweet malt on the end.

T - Citrus hops, faint pine and slightly sweet finish.

M - Medium carbonation the tethers off slowly, full mouthfeel.

D - Fantastic pale, could have a few before and/or after a sitting.

Photo of flag8r
4.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received this beer from KevSal as a bonus, thanks KevSal!
1 Pint, 6 oz bottle...best by 1/19/11. Poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A-Amber looking, almost a 2 finger head.

S-Faint smell of pine, more honey, sweet smelling. Far from most stronger smelling IPAs I've had.

T-Here comes the hops! A nice mix of malt and hops. Hops up front and at the end. More malt in the middle, a very smooth taste.

M-Smooth and somewhat light.

D-Yes please, may I have another? Great APA, if only I lived on the West coast, this brew would be a standard for me. At 5.5% the ABV isn't terribly high and would allow me to indulge.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer from KeefD. Thanks Keith!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - not quite clear copper color with an off-white head that left it's fair share of sticky lacing.

S - earthy hops and sweet caramel malt.

T - the sweet malts and hoppy bitterness are very well balanced.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.

D - very easy to drink.

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

Pours an amber red color with white head. Love the label of the truck.

Smell: Fresh hops. Lots of citrus and floral.

Taste Just like it smells. Amazing citrus hop flavor. Nicely balanced bitterness. A little sweetness as well. Some grapefruit. Goes down real smooth, could put down a few glasses really easily.

Nice level of carbonation, maybe a tad bit on low end. A touch more could push a few more of the aromas out.

Loving the fresh hopped beers. Can't wait until next harvest to get a few more examples.

Photo of Foxtrot
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of Neffbeer
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of zhanson88
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of Sammy
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of BDTyre
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Photo of climax
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of alli4051
3.81/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of billab914
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Photo of OakedCanuck
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
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!

Photo of billshmeinke
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,115 ratings.