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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 176
Gots: 96 | 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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Photo of gkunkle
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am blessed to live in the pacific northwest with access to so much great beer! According to deschutes the hops for this beer go from vine to the brewery in 6 hours. That is fresh! This pours a transparent amber color with a light, but tall head that leaves a little lacing on the way down. Smells divine, fresh citrus and pine hops. The first taste to register is that wonderful citrus hop, followed by a little of the pine hop. Some of the malt cones through toward the end, but it still finishes with a hop bitterness. Mourlthfeel is medium, with average carbonation. Drinkability is high! What a great beer! Not something to start your friends out on, but a great seasonal fresh hop beer.

Photo of greenmonstah
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into DFH snifter. Best by 1/19/2011, tasted on 1/20/2011

A - Dark copper with a finger of off-white head. Dissipates quickly to a thin wisp. A bit cloudy in appearance. Head is a little weak.

S - Still has plenty of hop aroma, despite being a bit old and out of its prime. Grapefruit and pine hops and a slight malty sweetness in the background.

T - Hops are far weaker than the nose, would have loved to have this fresh. Mostly a mellow malt sweetness and a bit of citrus hop. Also present is a hint of dry grain.

M - Medium body and very mellow. Not dry and not wet, this is just right.

D - So incredibly quaffable. Very tasty and enjoyable. Mine was gone in minutes. Must be exceptional when fresh.

Photo of GarrettMD
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy light brown/red hue with minimal head and no lacing. Carbonation looks good.

S - Citrus hops, slight grapefruit aroma, sweet malt aroma in the background, not very prominent. Smells like a typical IPA rather than a pale ale.

T - The hops are definitely mostly in the aroma. The malt base that was semi-present in the aroma is at the forefront now. Sweet caramel malty flavor with a slight citrus-y background. Just the right amount of bitter to offset the sweet malts.

M - Silky smooth. Carbonation is perfect leaving trace bubbles on the roof of your mouth. Finish is a tingling bitter on the back of the tongue.

D - Not overly sweet despite the malts being the prominent taste. Probably wouldn't drink more than one in a sitting, but still overall a very good pale ale.

As an additional note, the best by date is 1/19/11, so yesterday...

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

Appeared an orange yellow tinge with decent clarity, head was white cloud that reduced to a thin topper quite fast.

First thing that jumps out to me is how much of an IPA this smells and tastes like. Tons of citrus, with lemon, orange, and a bit of tropical pineapple or something else. Hops are intoxicating upon taste, as the citrus is very strong and makes you appreciate the hops more. Tiny bit of malt in background, but finishes with citrus bitterness that is very nice.

Thin beer, very easy to drink, and very light on the palate. Very good beer, even if I don't know which style it should fall into.

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

A-Body is a beautiful sundet orange hue-with minimal uniform translucency. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head that eventually fades to a thin collar and little to no lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Bright citrus-white grapefruit, mango, orange. A hint of pale malt in the packground.

T- Similar to the nose as its loaded with fresh citrus flavors-grapefruit, orange, mango, maybe a hint of lemon. The citrus intensifies for the finish and a hint of pine comes through as well. What lingers is mild to moderate citrus rind bittereness and a hint of refreshing pine.

M- High prickly carbonation and a lightweight-but not thin drinkable body.

D- This is a fantastic APA overall-I'd argue that it has a lot mroe components of an IPA than APA- but its still awesome and very good overal. I lke a good fresh hop harvest ale.

Photo of GeezLynn
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bottle sent back to MT by homeboy GD. Thanks Greg. Best by 1-19-11.

Light brown/amber shade with a big fluffy white head. Good retention and a good looking beer overall.

Hops are still pretty fresh - light pine and floral with a little cat pee. Malt is very restrained and allows the hops to give maximum effect.

As expected, hops are showcased - bright, delicate floral hops, with a slight tropical fruit flavor and a bit of pine bitterness. Again, malt contribution is very light - I'd guess crystal or pale with a touch of caramel.

Medium bodied with a slight oilyness. Feel is smooth with full carbonation. Good, but doesn't quite hit the creamy feeling that Surly's fresh hop Wet delivers.

Enjoyed this as a light and refined fresh hop ale. Not quite as good as Surly or Great Divide in my opinion, but one of the best.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.51/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on my recent trip to Vegas. Parsimmon color with a thick white head. Head dissolves into several bubbly puddles but leaves one big ring in it's wake.

Aroma is a combination of lemon and orange seltzer. Some leafy hop and hop spice. Malt, sweet malt.

Big, bold malt presence. Has some honey sweetness and an orange marmalade tinge, but it's mostly that malt tasting malt. I love that stuff. Way exceeds my perception of a 5.5% beer. Some marijuana hop stank with a snappy, spicy bitter. Vibrant carbonation plays up hop spice.

Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hops. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hops. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. Definitely a well balanced easy drinker. Also had a good aroma to keep you coming back for more with an excellent flavor. This one is a definite must try without doubt.

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

Best before 1/19/2011 - been sitting in my local's fridge for a while I think. Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Faintly cloudy orange-red liquid with a fistfull of very pale peach-yellow suds which recede by half to a sticky lasting head. Lacing adheres tenaciously forming a 2-d erect-a-set-like appearance against the sides of the glass with many equally sized bubbles/holes.

Pale malt, faint honey, and floral hops in the nose. A bit of spice as well - though I can't pick out individual notes.

Brisk clean palate entry, moderately hoppy but only mildly bitter - juicy at first, suggesting citrus or even boysenberry but quickly becoming spicier suggesting nutmeg and peppercorn. Grapefruit seeds, rosewater, and a gentle maltiness come out in the finish. Reminds me a little bit of an English Pale thanks to the contribution of Crystal hops (a noble hop substitute?)...

Light bodied, well carbonated, slightly creamy, yet still crisp.

An approachable APA, but the weakest of the otherwise stellar Bond Street Series...

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

22oz

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.

Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.