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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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #135
Ranked #6,059
4.1 | pDev: 10.24%
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 02, 2005
Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)
Notes: 38 IBU
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4.09 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2021
3.75 by KevinL from Michigan on Mar 21, 2021
4.06 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 20, 2021
4 by grapeshops from California on Jan 28, 2021
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 16, 2020
3 by VaporDome from New York on Nov 24, 2019
2.25 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 31, 2019
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2.92/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"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.

Apr 08, 2019
4.23 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Jul 13, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by Libeertarian from Montana

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.

Jun 18, 2018
4 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 27, 2018
3.96 by Jason_cs from Florida on Feb 14, 2018
4 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Jan 27, 2018
3.79 by omahawk from Nebraska on Jan 26, 2018
3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jan 18, 2018
4.02 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jan 16, 2018
3.68 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Jan 12, 2018
3.59 by Donkster46 from Washington on Jan 10, 2018
3.75 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Jan 09, 2018
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2.41/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by pants678 from California

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.

Dec 30, 2017
4.16 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Dec 29, 2017
4.24 by aprabhu from Kentucky on Dec 25, 2017
4.27 by barryLongcut from Illinois on Dec 15, 2017
4.25 by cdtoffers from Pennsylvania on Dec 10, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Everydayoff from Thailand

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.

Dec 04, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by schoolboy from Ohio

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.

Dec 03, 2017
3.55 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Dec 03, 2017
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3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by MacStinson from Michigan

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.

Dec 03, 2017
4.11 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Nov 30, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Korymiller from Arizona

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

Nov 26, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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.

Nov 23, 2017
3.94 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2017
3.87 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Nov 16, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by gandres from Philippines

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

Nov 13, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by LetsgoAs9 from Washington

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

Nov 13, 2017
3.7 by BCborn from Canada (BC) on Nov 11, 2017
4.41 by Atodd21 from Illinois on Nov 09, 2017
3.82 by MJSFS from Florida on Nov 08, 2017
3.57 by Shortbox81 from Washington on Nov 08, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

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

Nov 06, 2017
Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
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