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)
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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

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529
Ratings:
1,392
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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Photo of dafla67
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Libeertarian
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of Half-full
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pants678
2.41/5  rDev -41.2%
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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Photo of JeffSK
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aprabhu
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barryLongcut
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdtoffers
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Everydayoff
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -2.9%
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 -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacStinson
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
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 +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korymiller
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
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 -2.7%
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 -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,392 ratings