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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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1,079 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 172
Gots: 86 | FT: 1
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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:
38 IBU

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 10-15-2005)
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Photo of morimech
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of djbreezy
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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

Photo of herman77
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark burnt orange with a ver slight haze to it. Good frothy, off-white head with a nice sticky lacing.

S: Fresh citrus, lemony and pine hops with light malt undertones. There is some of that "green" smell that I get with wet hopped beers.

T: A nice and hoppy APA. The hops are there, but not as intense and bitter as an IPA. Citrus and pine hops, obviously very fresh tasting hops. A bit of a lemon taste as well. Its got that strong malt backbone that an APA should have. Very good balance from the malt sweetness. Nothing amazing, straightforward, but very solid.

M: Medium body, lighter carbonation. It is very smooth throughout the mouth.

D: Very easy drinking. Good balance, fresh hops.

Photo of JamisonM
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: burnt orange color light tan head fairly clear lacing very good!

S: Citrus a juicy thick hop smell very fresh smelling along with some spice

T: Bursting with hop flavor a ton of citrus and pine

M: med mouth with med carbonation

D: very drinkable

Overall: The best fresh hop ale I have tried this year. Very enjoyable beer.

Photo of philbertk
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deschutes Brewery & Public House--Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2005 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--55 IBU's? (4.5+ / 5.0) Pale Ale--Thick lacy head. Clear thick rich deep amber color. Huge fresh floral hop front. Creamy mild sweet rich doughy caramel biscuit mild citrus fruit body. Tangy crisp mild bitter hop spice creamy end. WOW! Sampled 11/6/2005.

Deschutes Brewery & Public House--Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2006 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABv--35 IBU's. (4.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Mild lacy head. Clear rich bright amber color. Huge floral fresh hop front. Rich malty doughy butter caramel earthy biscuit crusty sweet chewy grassy body. Smooth tangy mellow earthy hop spice end. WOW! Sampled 11/28/2006.

Deschutes Brewery--Hop Trip--A Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--35 IBU's. (4.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale. 8 @ $4.99 Each. Rich dense off white lacy head. Clear bright amber red color. Rich floral fresh hop front. Mild tangy malty mild sweet biscuit caramel hop infused body. Mild sweet hop spice tangy clean refreshing end. Sampled 10/7/2007.

Deschutes Brewery--Hop Trip--A Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--35 IBU's. (4.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Thin start develops into rich dense lacy rocky off white head. Clear rich bright amber color. Huge floral grassy pine hop front. Rich resinous fresh hop infused crisp cloying mild sweet rich caramel doughy body. Sweet hop cloying soft bitter clean end. WOW! Sampled 10/13/2008. 4 @ $3.99 Each. 22 oz. Bottle.

2009 Release. 45 IBU's Estimated. $6.99 Each. No sediment. Thin mild lace off white head. Clear pretty bright rich amber orange color. Rich smooth floral pine citrus sweet malt ester fresh hop front. Mild creamy doughy caramel fruit body infused with sweet grassy pine hop resin. Smooth mild hop end. Classic original NW Fresh Hop Ale. Others have improved on this style but Hop Trip still scores for its smooth mellow fresh hop flavor.

2010--5.50% ABV. 38 IBU's. (4.75 / 5.0) Harvest Ale--Fresh Hop. Dense lacy head. Clear rich deep amber red bright color. Delicate sweet hop fresh floral front. Mellow sweet doughy creamy subtle fresh hop resin lightly toasted caramel fruit malty Pale Ale body. Smooth balanced hop spice smooth creamy end. Nice! Sampled 10/22/2010 from 22 oz. Bottle purchased for $5.59 @ Seattle Fred Meyer--Ballard on 10/22/2010.

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a NB stem.

A: Deep amber hue with an off-white head that retains nicely and produces sticky lacing on the glass. Carbonation is fine, with tiny bubbles slowly surfacing.

S: Caramel and toasty malt blends with floral, piney hop aromas. There is a slight metallic tinge that seems to block other aromas from emerging.

T: Nothing at all offputting in the taste at all. Floral and citrusy, with some fruity notes and pine. Well balanced, with sweet undertones of caramel and freshly baked bread. Finish is clean and bitter.

Notes: Hop Trip is medium bodied, yet oily hop resins seem to coat the palate, making for a long, complex finish. Tasty indeed, and very drinkable.

Photo of CaptainTripps
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass

A- Copper in color, decent head that dissipates quickly. Left very little lacing.

S- Hoppy. Citrus hops, sweet. Some toasted malt action in their. Aroma's of grapefruit and orange.

T- Big hop taste, carmel malt sweetness. Incredible flavor. I also taste orange and grapefruit notes as well. While a being a Fresh HOp pale ale, for me it, it comes close to an IPA.

M- Light bodied and crisp. My only complaint is the lack of carbonation that I wish was present, but other then that very pleasing.

D- Great tasting brew that had me asking for more. This is not one for the cellar though, drink this guy fresh! Excellent.

Will be coming back for more of this stuff.

Photo of beagle75
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a shaker pint glass at Beachwood BBQ.
Additional comments are offered for the bottled product, but scoring reflects only the draft service.

A: Clear, medium amber color with one finger of persistent white foam head of fine bubbles. Moderate lacing remains. The bottled version appeared more red in color, the head diminished quickly, and no lacing remained.

S: Bready toasted malt with little detectable hop aroma, but a slight acidic tartness. The qualities of the bottled version were much more appealing, keeping the assertive malt but balancing with a perfume of intensely floral hops. The bottled smell suggests sweetness, rather than acidity.

T: Begins with lightly toasted malt and less assertive floral hop aromatics. Acidity increases in the middle with faint onion also detected. The finish is subtle, slightly mineral but only barely bitter. Floral aromatics linger on the palate. Barely off-dry flavors become dry by the finish. The bottled flavor is bigger and sweeter on the palate, overall: breadier, more floral, with assertive fruity esters, even a hint of butter, but lacking the acid and onion qualities. Bitterness lingers in the finish longer.

M: Thin viscosity, wet on the palate, with light carbonation. From the bottle this beer is similar to the draft service, but with slightly more texture and stickiness.

D: Delicious, in a somewhat uninteresting way when served on draft. The sensory qualities, particularly those delivered by the hops, were sadly under-represented at the tap (but appearance did count for something extra in that case). The bottled beer added much of what seemed to be missing from the draft experience, with a mostly floral hop presence. This beer changes every year, which is fine in an ephemeral and artisanal product such as a wet hop ale, but here the variance encountered in the different forms of packaging seemed noteworthy for their distinctness. I likely would have scored the bottled Hop Trip higher, but I feel that in this case the style should be at its best when served fresh, on draft.

Photo of grittybrews
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a ruby-tinged copper with a finger of off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel malt, and mild hoppy pine.

Moderate carbonation (maybe a touch on the low side) combines with a resinous/oily texture to create a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Caramel and honey notes up front followed by the taste of tangerine jam on toast. Nice hop presence on the slightly bitter finish with orange spice and pine.

Ultra smooth, easy-drinking, and very flavorful!

Photo of ocelot2500
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper color with a tight white head that leaves little lacing.

Smells of citrus hops.

Tastes of big hops upfront with a good malt backbone. Hops have plenty of fruity notes with grapefruit, apricot, and some mango notes. Hops have that oily feel characteristic of fresh hop ales. Malt is enough to keep the hops in check and offers some caramel sweetness in the back end.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Photo of bsp77
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bomber into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear orangish-amber with nice off-white head and great lacing.

Smell: Sweet, fragrant orange, with touches of grapefruit, pine and toasted malts.

Taste: Great mix of tangerine-like orange, grapefruit, toasted malt and some spiciness. The orange seems to intensify into the finish when pine and some bitterness come into play as well.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is very oily and smooth. Nice dry finish.

Drinkability: This is a very fresh beer that I really could continuously drink all day - too bad I only have the single bomber. Other Wet Hop Ales I have had have been more IPA-like, but since this is more akin to an APA, this is probably the best APA I have ever had. Just fantastic.

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

from a bomber it poured a clear red chestnut color..with a nice 1 finger beige head that stayed awhile lots of lacing on this one..smell is pine ,grapefruit.abundant hops,malt and some toffee..taste is nice citrus hops very abundant with pine and caramel malts..this is very tasty and well balanced,,mouth feel is smooth and creamy with pine/citrus hops balanced with just the right amount of malts and biscuit tastes..medium carbonation makes for a well made FRESH APA..highly drinkable very enjoyable

Photo of hardy008
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a 1 1/2 finger light tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma is amazing. Peaches, tangerines, and some ruby red grapefruit. Smells sweet and very nice.

The taste does not disappoint either. Grapefruit, peaches, tangerines, and some biscuit malt make for a nice combination of flavors which is not as sweet as the aroma would suggest.

Smooth, nicely carbonated, light to medium bodied, and finishes dry. A very nice beer which I would buy again.

Photo of vkv822
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle into tulip pint.

Thick off-white head which dissipates into craggy billowing foam that leaves beautiful lacing. The body is an amber-orange with light carbonation rising up.

The aroma is of beautiful pine hop and a light malt notes.

The taste is an incredibly well balanced blend of pine and citrus from the hops and lightly caramel malt notes.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth for an APA, and the carbonation is subtle until just the finish when it picks up a bit more and ends with a slight oily feel. Incredibly well done.

This is an extremely drinkable and well done fresh hop beer. I definitely recommend drinking fresh, as I remember having this a few months after the release last year and it doesn't compare to the fresh version this year.

Photo of jjanega08
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A= The pour is a beautiful translucent amber color with a nice off white color. Maybe it's placebo but I almost think theres a little green tinge to it. Great lacing and some pretty nice retention.

S= Nice tropical fruit hop character to it. There's a good bit of pine as well to it and maybe a little bit of the "green" smell that I attribute to wet hop beers.

T= I was expecting a bit more of an IPA in the taste but it's a for sure APA. Still nice and hoppy but very well balanced with the sweetness from the malts. The hops are nice and citrusy in the taste. Sort of like biting into a valencia orange. Excellent balance as mentioned.

M= Awesome. One of my favorite parts of this beer. Super smooth and creamy.

D= A great brew to sure. Happy this is finally in MN. I been looking forward to this and I love it. Awesome beer worth seeking out though it's less "green" in flavor than most wet hop beers.

Photo of snaotheus
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into a big ol' goblet.

Beautiful clear coppery golden color, small but noticeable pale head, not much in the way of active carbonation. Smell is pleasantly sweet and hoppy.

Taste follows right along with the smell, it's a little bit tipped toward the sweet side in terms of balance, but with a quite noticeable hops component, very good for the style.

Mouthfeel loses a little bit because of the lack of carbonation, makes it feel a little flat. Very drinkable, very nice beer.

Six pack of 12oz bottles this year.

Looks cloudier than I described before. Bigger head. This would be a great session beer for me. It's very relaxing.

Photo of hopsbreath
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours crystal clear ruby amber with a cinnamon dusted snow white head. Minimal wispy cap mostly just has a ring around the edges. Minimal to know lacing is surprising. Meh.

Caramel, honey, light citrus, pine sap, and freshly mowed grass play together in the somewhat weak nose.

Biting grapefruit membrane and spruce tips are the over-powering taste profiles. Sugary caramel malts typical of the Deschutes "house flavor" linger in the background and allow the fresh hops to do their magic. Its simple but well executed.

It feels oily and sticky with soft cask like carbonation. The finish isn't quite what I would call clean, but its crisper than I expected.

Overall this is an easy to drink and very enjoyable wet hop beer. I did have one of these from last years batch in July and it was a shell of this beer before me now. Drink while they're fresh!

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

2010 batch just hit the shelves. I'm diggin the harvest beers right now, already had three of SN's four incarnations and loved every one.

A: Aggressive pour manages to produce a 2 finger head which fades after a minute to a thin cap. Rich bronze color; no lacing, oddly enough.

S: Fresh hops (mostly cascade) and caramel malt.

T&M: Tastes like a smoother, fresher SNPA. No alcohol heat. Light body shows off the wet hops nicely.

D: Sessionable.

Great beer, but is it worth $4.79 for a bomber when sixers of deschutes are regularly $7.00? I say no. Was more impressed with Hop Henge and Hop in the Dark.

Edit: Just saw the reviewer below me gave nearly the same review, except he got lacing. Coinkidink.

Photo of seanthornton152
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased from Deschutes Portland Pub...Very fresh, recently bottled. Poured in my Hair of the Dog Tulip

A - Bronze body, shades of orange peel hue, translucent. Frothy head, leaving a sticky lace

S - Floral , orange zest, piney

T - A great balance of sweet malts and citrus bitterness.

M - medium body, a bit sticky, active carbonation

D - Wow, when its nice a fresh this beer is awesome; 5.5% a 22 oz goes down easy, i need more

Photo of Gobzilla
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured an amberish brown with orange highlights that had a half finger of head and great retention but left a little lacing asticking to the.

S: the nose is pretty big on the sweet malts alongside bready, slight pine, and faint hop notes. There also was some underlying citrus and spice character.

T: the taste was also quite malty with a very mild hop presence but did have citrus grassy and slight pine accents but had a little spice coming through on the tail end.

M: the brew was medium in body with a light amount of carbonation which had a sweet grainy, and malty finish.

D: it drank good but the hop profile and overall flavor of the beer was quite dissapointing. Id rather do hop henge or red chair as far as the bond series beers go.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I got this bottle from Sideswipe-- thanks for letting me try more west coast beers John! I opened this with my .50 caliber bottle opener and served it into my Russian River pint glass-- both courtesy of John as well. Thanks a second and third time.

Reviewed from notes.

At the time I cracked and drank this, I didn't even read the bottle-- so I just assumed this was an IPA. I'll give my ratings based on the APA style, but I'll post what my rating would have been if his were in fact an IPA.

Pours a really dark copper color with some apricot color around the edges. A mostly white head is kind of loose and lazy looking-- stands a bout a finger. Decent retention and lace.

Smells really sweet-- like a sappy, piney, sugary sweet. I imagine this is a combo of the malts and a piney hop note.

The taste starts sweet and then gets piney. The finish is really clean. Really enjoyable. This beer is a little on the heavy side-- could use some more carbonation.

I could easily drink 2 or 3 of these bombers- not bad at all, but I like my Pale ales a little lighter in color and malt presence. As an IPA, this would have scored a little worse- 3.5/4.0/3.5/3.5/3.5

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, amber colored in my pint glass. Lookin like a serious pale ale... keyword : looking.

Smells, tons of hops on the nose (centennial?) not sure, definitely not cascade, as those I can identify by smell.

Taste... what taste? Upon further inspection, I had a bottle from the same batch as the previous reviewer (best by 1/9/10) and its now 6/24/10. Very little left to be tasted. Just a hint of hops, and that's really about it. Some malts? Or maybe that's just wishful thinking. Truly a letdown after smelling.

Easy to drink. Doesn't taste horrible, but there is enough flavor to make it palatable. I think I just got this beer past its prime. I'd love to try it fresh, maybe this year...

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

Another nice lookin IPA thanks to RaulMatisse. I can't wait to try this, love Deschutes and IPAs.

A: A nice fluffy head rises up to 2 fingers and fades at a medium pace, it's a hazy golden pale orange color.

N: Some nice fruity hops, aromatic, juicy, a little chewy, some pale hops, a little citrus and tangerine, with that is some nice malts, a decent malt backbone with a touch of sweetness. Veyr juicy aroma.

T: Lots of chewy malts and hops. I def get an aged taste to it, so not as fresh as it should be. Yep, it has a best by 1/09/10, so quite a few months too late. I'll have to try this again fresh as it should be. Some fresh citrus hop flavors and a little tangerine still, but I could tell this doesn't have what it used to. A nice malty backbone comes out as well, with a touch of sweetness. SOme bitterness and pretty dry actually. Some juicy flavors too.

M: Medium body with lower but decent carbonation.

F: Some bitterness, a little spicy hop flavor, more juicy flavors lingering. Mostly dry but a touch of sweet malt lingering. SOme lingering bitterness too. A little tangerine and touch of pine coming through on the finish. I would love to try this again fresh.

Photo of dfillius
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

'09 vintage Poured into an imperial pint in late Dec. 2009.

A: Moderate pour yields 1/4 finger white head with poor retention. Reddish-amber, pretty liquid. I'd like more head please.

S: Malt heavy. Earthy herbal hop lurking below the surface. Good aroma, but I crave more hoppiness.

T: Minimal hoppiness. Good flavor, but seems like an EPA or a bitter, not an APA. Nice malt character - tasty overall.

M: Great. Smooth and sweet.

D: Very enjoyable. Sessionable beer that I'd buy again and order another of.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Abel for this one. Poured from a 22oz. bomber with a best before date of 1/9/10 (uh-oh) into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Moderate pour yields a 1 finger semi-fine white head with poor retention, evaporating quickly into a thin white film. Beer itself is a semi-clear bright orange. Lacing is spotty and sticks closely to the brew it came from.

S: Citrus, cream, vanilla, and cane sugar with a faint hint of pine freshness in the background. Very sweet.

T: The hops have definitely faded here but I don't mind... I'm not much of a hop-head anyway. Opens citrus, and piney, though not hoppy. Malt profile comes to the forefront in the middle. Slightly tangerine sour with just a spritz of hops to finish it off. Cream and cane sugar sweetness are apparent. Finishes coarse and messy but with a very subdued sweet malt aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and very smooth for its style with just a bit of twang. Coarser towards the end with a messy finish but a very pleasant aftertaste that reminds me to go back for more.

D: Having not had the fresh version, I can't really say how I might appreciate the hop addition in this beer. However, the faded, maltier version is very very good and highly drinkable. Super smooth for its style with great flavor and extremely refreshing, a bomber is finished waaaay to quickly in this case.

Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.