Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)
Deschutes Brewery

Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #92
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,947
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 10.19%
Reviews:
530
Ratings:
1,395
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Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
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Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)
Notes: 38 IBU
Reviews: 530 | Ratings: 1,395 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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2.92/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

"Best by 12/27/15"; drank 10/12/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through amber appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big eggnog head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Melon, mango & a hint of soap in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Spent wheat, faint melon & hints of macro lager flavors up front; bitter finish. The nose promised greatness, but this veered towards a Budweiser/IPA hybrid. No thanks.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Apr 08, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From notes taken 07/18/17:

Rich orange amber, hazy and fleck-filled, looks gelatinous. Chunky and fluffy head of faded tan. Throughout, aroma suggestive of bourbon or butter rum, strongest toward the start. Later, more standard grains and herbal/earthy hops. Very sweet pale ale, lots of caramel, mild fruitiness. But a perfect balance with the hops, palate following aroma, with the mildest soapiness hinging on a stronger earthy/peppery quality, and yet all subdued in the sweetness. Exceptional! Medium to full in body, syrupy, mild but abundant tingly carbonation.

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2.41/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Transparent orange-brown, white foam.

Not much.

Raisin, malty sweet. Generic golden syrup. I know Centennial sorta but I don't taste it. Very generic Amber ale, wish I knew how long ago they bottled.

Carb's non descript, brew maybe needs more density.

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pants678 from California, Dec 30, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Translucent deep reddish copper color, it tops with one finger and a half of frothy off-white head that stands with pretty good retention before gradually subsiding to some bubble atop and leaving some lacing.

In a nose, sweet floral, bright citrus, a bit juicy, orange spice, peach, pear, herbal, and grass, all from hop. Malt is also there with its bread and sweetness that mingles with hop and makes it feel like an orange candy, fruity gummy, and caramel.

The taste is based by bready and caramel malt as a main structure allowing hop coming into play with its floral, citrus, orange spice, peach, pear, herbal, grass, and some bitter kick. There are also notes of orange candy, fruity yelly and gummy just like the aroma.

Medium body with rather smooth mouthfeel and mild carbonation, the feeling is just right and quite refreshing with a typical dry finish.

Fresh, bright, and fruity APA with nice harmony of hop and malt symphony.

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Everydayoff from Thailand, Dec 04, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very good brew from Deschutes. One of my favorite of the style because it is a bit unique with a big malty finish to accompany the amazing hops. This brew does an excellent job of suspending an enormous amount of hops stuff in a malty, alcoholic watery thing we call ale.

Good stuff. Highly recommended.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a beloved Sam Adams pint.

Small, foamy head. No lacing. Clear.
Very dark for a pale.
Smells delicious. Lemon, a touch of rosemary. Grapefruit and sweet dinner rolls. Some fruity candy; assorted Runts. Ever-so-slight cat urine.
Tastes of the same sweet dinner rolls, Pillsbury describes it well. Round cherry and grapefruit. Something is out of balance here. A bit too rotund. A touch of acidity would do this beverage wonders. Not off-putting, just not perfect....
... Then it hit me! It's not bitter. That's what it needs. At first I liked the shake-up. All of the flavors of a fresh hopped ale, but no bitterness. It was cool and refreshing like a cup of fruit juice. But that gets old quick. Probably wouldn't drink more than one, just like a glass of apple juice.
Would prefer a bit more in the way of carbonation, throughout.

I like the idea of everything that I love, without the bitter, but in practice it really just serves to point out the need for balance; ie: bitterness.

Had a hopped soda once. Reminds me of that.

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MacStinson from Michigan, Dec 03, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Best By Date marked on bottle as '12/25/2017'.
Clear, amber body, pillowy white head settles to interrupted cap, good coverage of lacing.
Mild aroma of citrus hops.
Slightly sweet taste of grapefruit, with very slight rind bitterness at the end.
Easy to drink, medium mouth feel.
A pale ale that is not bitter at all, with good citrus hop aroma and taste.

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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:10 PM
Taster glass at the Bend BreweryTasting room
Sight: Light amber, hazy, medium light tan foam
Smell: very good, hoppy aroma
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness
Feel: good follow through/finish and long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good, ok too repeat, but not to look for

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gandres from Philippines, Nov 13, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gorgeous pale - a yeasty amber - subtle hop flavor with delicious sweet finish, lower bitterness than many other Oregon fresh hop ales, a true subtle pale but really tasty

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LetsgoAs9 from Washington, Nov 13, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deeper gold pour, well done but pretty run of thr mill: dry citrus hops, mild alpha oils, some stonefruit rind - nothing astringenI or "off" but gets lost in the crowd

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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania, Nov 06, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Seidel Mug. Enjoy by Christmas 2017.

L: Tawny, quite clear, fingers width of off-white foamy head that has above average retention. Lacing is very nice.

S: Smells of citrusy and leafy hops. Simple yet clean and fresh.

T: Again, nice citrusy grapefruit, not bitter at all, leafy undertone. Fresh and clean.

F: Light, lacking some carbonation.

O: Disappointing after a nice start.

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber with a white head. Smells of caramel, fruits, sweet malt, and fresh hops. Tastes of mild citrus, light fruits, sweet bready malts, fresh and non bitter hops, and spice. Medium in body and medium-light carbonation. Overall an incredible wet hopped APA.

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andrewh995 from Arizona, Oct 16, 2017
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3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear burnt gold with a fuzzy off-white blanket leaving a nice wall of lace.

Smell is dank and sticky orange candy with hints of pine and grass.

Taste is bready pine, orange and grass with a little sting of bitterness, onion and PEZ.

Crisp when chilled, smoothing out to a big froth with a semi-dry finish.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Oct 11, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For starters I love Deschutes Brewery - so I was a bit biased when I purchased this. Aroma wasn't super impressive - I have a bad sense of smell so I'll chalk that up as "user error" other reviewers are talking about tropical notes, citrus yatayatayata but I didn't pick up much on the aroma. The taste (this is what counts folks but hey I do appreciate a nice hop aroma though) is great, nice and clean finish with a decent hop bite. Mouthfeel is good, carbonation is nice and smooth. The color is a bit more amber than I like and there is some caramel notes on the malt backbone but nothing too over powering. This is a great APA - definitely pick this one up if you can.

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MeanMotaScootah from California, Feb 05, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An excellent beer! Had it on draft in a pint glass. A dark Amber color with a great head and excellent lacing. Very fragrant with a sweet floral smell. The taste is nicely malty with a pleasant sweetness and a great spicy finish. Many tastes involved here: earthy, berries, cherry, cola, cinnamon, cardamom, fresh and sweet. Enjoyed it very much!

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An amber colored beer with an off white head that leaves uniform spots of lacing on the glass. A nice bready yeast aroma with caramel sweetness, floral notes, pine and citrus. The taste is not as sweet as the aroma and has more citrus and noticeable bread flavors. The beer finishes quite dry with a nice pine bitterness. This is a tasty beer.

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FriedSlug from North Carolina, Jan 08, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a deep, clear honey amber with one thin finger of beige head that leaves splotchy lace as it recedes.

Smells of grapefruit rind and blood orange zest, sweet brown bread, hard water and flowery, piney hops.

Tastes of muddled bitter citrus oils, more bready malt, pine needles and more floral hops.

Feels soft and frothy. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Good enough.

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Hat_Fulla_Beer from Alberta (Canada), Dec 22, 2016
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3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated "best by 12/26/16" into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin eggshell-white head. Initial impression is pineapple, grapefruit, and citrus - nicely balanced by a touch of malt. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter. Very good flavor. Perhaps not the best APA I've ever had, but I would revisit.

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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania, Dec 12, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 355ml bottle with a best before date of 26th December 2016, poured into a Mikkeller pint glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear copper amber colour with a two finger fluffy and foamy off white head that had decent retention and left thick-ish lacing.

Aroma: Leafy, grassy, pine with sweet pear, a hint of citrus and a light floral element.

Taste: Sweet and malty. Pine, grass and pear with hints of grapefruit, caramel and tea.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: It’s quite nice. Not getting as much of the citrus that others seem to be getting (I will try another bottle), but the sweet-ish pear, pine, tea combo works quite nicely for me.

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kitch from Hong Kong, Nov 30, 2016
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3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz single bottle - nice and seasonal, and all, but man, I miss Chasin' Freshies around here!

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two flabby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some sparse cirrus cloud form lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of pungent, if muddled, citrus rind, gritty and grainy caramel malt, a touch of flinty stoniness, and some leafy, grassy, and certainly perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery pale malt, a lessened caramel sweetness, some still hard to differentiate domestic citrus peel fruitiness, generic herbal tea, and more grassy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate for the job at hand, via its plebeian frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and more or less smooth, the hops weirdly not getting 'fresh' here - isn't it ironic, Mlle Morissette? It finishes off-dry, but not by much - the mainly floral hops taking the metaphorical reins.

Overall, this is a decent enough pale ale, the freshness of the hops always a difficult thing to ascertain at this end point. Tasty, and something a bit different from this hop-crazy brewery, which isn't a bad thing, it just depends on expectations, yeah?

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biboergosum from Alberta (Canada), Oct 31, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, nice balance! From tap at industry public house in Robinson Center with Leah. Excellent offering for a hoppy pale ale! Definitely have this one again!

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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania, Oct 31, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark copper color with a finger of off-white foamy head resting on top. Hazy, but clear enough to see tons of bubbles rushing towards the surface. A gorgeous brew in my opinion!

Smell: Tons of citrus hops. Lemon and orange mostly, and a little bit of grapefruit. A tiny bit of floral and grassy notes in the background as well.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Citrus hops are front and center, but the floral earthy taste comes out eventually. Doesn't finish too bitter despite all the hop flavor, which is somewhat nice.

Feel: Crisp, somewhat refreshing. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a great looking beer that didn't disappoint with its flavor. It's a little too hoppy in the flavor for me, but I didn't expect much different given the "Hop Trip" name. If you like hoppy APAs, then I highly recommend you check out this brew.

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Nimbus_ from Illinois, Oct 29, 2016
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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The amber-orange beer is served in a nonic glass with only a very thin head of white foam. There are a few legs of lacing as the beer is sipped.

The aromas include some definite orange and citrus zest with a bit of malt in the background.

The flavor pretty much follow the nose with some citrus zest and orange, but also with a nicely controlled combination of light sweetness and slightly assertive bitterness.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and lightly prickly with the moderate carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the sweetness and orange begin to recede leaving the zest and slowly emerging but not overdone bitterness to lead into a nice dry slightly bitter finish.

Overall a very well made beer and one I intend to try again, it has achieved a place on my try-to-find-a-fresh-case list and is among the best APAs I've had a chance to try.

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drtth from Pennsylvania, Oct 24, 2016
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3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Coppery orange in color. Thin, tan head with minimal lacing. Aroma is fruit and caramel malt, butterscotch like. Hints of orange and apricot. The flavor is more on the pine and herbal side. Spice and citrus in the finish. A bit watery in the mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but not a favorite in this style.

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Skrumpy from Oregon, Oct 20, 2016
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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of tea, hops, hint of pine, sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and slight citrus hops. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Tastes of floral hops, slight citrus hops, hint of alcohol, hint of pine, hint of a caramel malt, sweet malt, and tea. Overall, good appearance, tea flavors dominate aroma and body, good blend.

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Tone from Missouri, Mar 15, 2016
Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
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