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Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale) | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
38 IBU

Added by RedDiamond on 10-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,985
Reviews:
527
Ratings:
1,378
pDev:
10.22%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
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159
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Everydayoff
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of schoolboy
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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 Bammer21
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacStinson
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
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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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korymiller
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good amber color with a hoppy citrus scent. Not too bitter, smooth drinking pale ale.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of MDDMD
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gandres
4.07/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | 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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Photo of BCborn
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Atodd21
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shortbox81
3.57/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
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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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Photo of Eric_T_07
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of Sabtos
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
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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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stucat
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,378 ratings
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