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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
38 IBU

Added by TheBungyo on 10-08-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,284
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
141
For Trade:
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Reviews: 474 | Ratings: 1,284
Photo of kitch
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
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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Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Photo of Nimbus_
3.74/5  rDev -9%
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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Photo of drtth
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of Skrumpy
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
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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Photo of Tone
4.07/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of secondtooth
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

“Best-by”-dated a little old here, 2 months past the proposed date. So a little leeway given in rating.

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, semi-cloudy amber, with sloppy swirls of sudsy lace. Kinda average here.

Aroma: Nicely crisp citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Decent.

Taste: Hoppy, but muted a little into a piney-malty mix. Not bad still, but probably quite different and much better if it were fresher. I’ll have to re-review when I can find a new bottle.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark copper cloudy color with a great white head and sticky lacing. Piney grapefruit smell. Herbal explosion and juicy citrus taste with some grapefruit and one like the smell. Medium body and carbonation. Really good pale!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amber colored, almost a half inch of head, solid clarity, loooks professional, white head. Hits with the woods, smells like pine forest, mild vienna like toasted malt too. Interesting.

Hops keep up, not tropical pungent, this is PNW c hops and something else to round it out. Bitterness is down, nice, allows the grapefruit and pine to glow. This is an enjoyable thing, glad Deschutes got back to dropping good pale ales on us, or at least changing with the times, although this one is just good, not necessarily in conformity with some of the proprietary hop trends out there right now.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/19/15

A: Medium caramel in color, with some amber at the core, orange around the edges - mostly clear - pours with a medium sized, off-white head, fades to a wispy cap, maintains a medium collar, leaves some spots of lacing

S: Light citrus and some pale malts - orange and ruby red grapefruit juice and zest - floral citrus with a touch of candied citrus - touch of fruit juice - pale and caramel malts, light sweetness - very clean overall

T: In a word, balanced - nice, soft citrus - tangerine and orange flesh with some ruby red grapefruit zest - lightly fruity overall - very floral, with some herbal notes - tea-like flavors - low level of bitterness - pale malts, caramel malts, light grains, light bread, crackers, light sweetness - definitely clean, definitely reminds me of Mirror Pond

M: On the light side of medium, medium carbonation, smooth, refreshing

O: A worthwhile trip

When I opened this, I was expecting an IPA. Once I realized it was supposed to be an APA, it clicked. This is brilliantly balanced with some nice hoppy flavors. This is definitely worth a try if you can get it.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from Don Quijote 12oz. Orange copper color, smooth fruity flavor, seems lighter compared to other IPAs that are generally heavier making it a refreshing beer. I would drink this again.

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Photo of BSiegs
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous ruby pour with ample caramel head. Viscous foam with great lacing down the glass. The smell is a bit subdued. Get some citrus, dank, earthiness, bready qualities. The flavor has more pop. More citrus, pine, earthiness. A nice balance of malts and moderately bitter. The body is medium-light with moderate carbonation. Very nice APA.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very nice pale ale from a good brewery. My biggest gripe is Deschutes pale ales and ipas always are a bit on the maltier side than I prefer. Great hop profile and super drinkable.

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Photo of leegang
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light amber and clear, with a small one inch head quickly dissipating into a thin lacing.

S: Fresh pine, floral, citrus and a hints of jack fruit. Was surprised that the aroma came as slightly subdued and not as bold as other APAs I tried.

T: More malty than expected with a good proportion of caramel flavors. Piney and earthy hop profile is more dominant, with a lingering bitter finish. The malt-hops profile is quite balanced, but would have expected it to be more hop-forward as the fresh hops is the star here. Slight clash of the more subtler hops flavor with the caramel malts.

M: Medium bodied. Lower than average carbonation compared to other APAs out there.

O: A very refreshing APA with a good fresh piney-earthy hops punch. However, the overly strong caramel malt profile clashes with the hops and steals the limelight away from this fresh hop brew. Personally would prefer less caramel malt and a bit more hops to let the freshness shine through.

Singapore, 29/11/15.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark hazy amber and a dense tan head with great retention and lacing
Smell: dank, citrusy, intensely floral
Taste: Intense dank and orangey hops flavors with a nice brown sugar malt backbone. moderate bitterness. very flavorful, similar in some ways to fresh squeezed.
Feel: Medium body, Average pleasant carbonation.

Overall: A very nice hoppy APA. Reminds me of the local Indeed Day Tripper, which itself is modeled on west coast APAs. Tons of hop flavor and aroma with minimal bitterness. More robust flavor than Mirror Pond, which I find somewhat too bitter. I think I still prefer Fresh Squeezed but this comes close.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Hop Trip pours a darker copper color with a big lacing head. Weak aroma, but a nice fresh hop aroma. Flavor has a mellow but very fresh pine hop flavors, with a hint of sweet malts. Flavors are a little weak. Overall, good beer, easy to drink.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a nice looking hazy to transparent amber color with a nice one finger white to off white foamy head that gets nice and rocky as it dissipated. The smell had a sweet deep caramel malts up front reminiscent of an English Pale Ale without the soapiness normally associated with English Pales. Light citrus hops try to balance but mainly stay in the background. The taste followed the nose to a sweet touch coming across in a sweet sticky caramel flavor. There’s a light sweet caramel aftertaste and a sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Moderate sticky sweet caramel balances across the tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good English Pale Ale that would be great with fish n’ chips but I can’t really see it as an American Pale Ale. I’d still have it again.

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Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Albertsons. Soft piney aroma greets you on the pour. Amber body with small silky beige head. Medium weight with mellow malt and bitter hop finish. Very smooth.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a huge billowy head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace clinging on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The beer has a big nose of a citrus hop smell mixed with some nice smells of sweeter citrus of tangerine and a decent showing of a tropical fruit smell of papaya and pineapple. Along with these aromas comes some light grassy smells and a little bit of a grassy smell.

Taste – The taste begins as the nose would have predicted, with a nice showing of a citrus grapefruit hop. Along with this flavor, is some lighter sweet tastes of a tangerine and tropical nature. The sweeter fruit tastes grow slightly stronger to the middle of the taste only to fade again later at the end, creating a slightly more crisp flavor profile. With some other hop flavors of a grassy and earthy flavor coming toward the middle and the end of the taste, and with the drying out of the taste throughout, one is left with a nicely hopped and moderately crisp and enjoyable hop blended flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. For the mix of citrus hop and slightly thinner body at the end of the taste, the mouthfeel is rather nice, as it upholds all the nice flavors of the brew all while keeping the beer crisp and refreshing.

Overall – This was a very enjoyable brew overall. Crisp and hop flavorful with a nice clean and enjoyable flavor profile. Another nice one in the Bond Street Series by Deschutes.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Deschutes Brewery in Portland, OR. This was part of their fresh wet hop series.

A : Caramel amber colored, with a milky head. 80% opaque.

S : Malt backbone with toffee sweetness. A mild malt presence.

T : A tough struggle between caramel malts and pine. It doesn't quite come together properly. Ends bitter/scathed.

F : Creamy, mild carbonation.

O : My least favorite in the fresh hop series.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drinking on 11/11 with a 12/27 best before date. Picked this one up on a weekend trip up to PA. Looks great in the glass. Smell is nice and citrusy but not quite at the top level like some other hop forward brews I've had as of late. The taste and mouthfeel are on a whole other level of greatness. The flavor of the hops is unlike any I've tasted lately. Its so sweet and smooth and minimal bitterness in the finish. Its almost butter and bready in the body and so full for a pale ale. Almost a caramel sweetness like a Vienna Lager or Marzen but its a hoppy pale ale. Nothing thin or watery with this one at all. It's such an incredible pale ale I don't know what else to say except "Please Deschutes, distribute in MD!

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Photo of trygelski1
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass:

Look: Pours a nice copper color with at least an inch of head with a great amount of lacing present

Smell: Citrus and hop aroma but also some maltiness coming thru

Taste: Hops and citrus but also some maltiness in there. Not overly bitter. A step below Born Yesterday by Lagunitas due to the less happiness coming thru.

Feel: Medium bodied

Overall: This one missed the mark for me slightly. After drinking Lagunitas Born Yesterday I guess I was expecting more. This is still a solid beer though. A bit on the malty side for me but it is still crisp and refreshing. I will revisit this one next year!

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Photo of westcoastbeergeek
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma and Appearance: This pours a nice clear copper colour with two fingers of foam and some sporadic small carbonation bubbles. The aroma is lemon citrus, passion fruit, tangerine, bready malt, nectarines and just an overall tropical smell that is wonderful.

Flavour: Starts with a nice bready caramel malt with some juicy fresh tangerine in the middle that has hints of hop oils and a side of pine. It finishes very dry with a lemon peel and grapefruit citrus bitter aftertaste.

Overall Impression: A bit mind blowing how much the hops shine through at 38 IBUs, just great stuff and by far one of the best true Pale Ales on the market.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle maked with a "Best By 12/27/2015
Picked up from my local, fresh from the truck, to his cooler, to my hands on the same day. So basically this should be pretty fresh.
Pour is a light copper meets orange blossom honey in hue. frothy white head builds energetically filling the top 4 fingers of my glass. But not being tightly packed, it drops down to a finger or so in less that a 60 count. Doliey-like lacing hazes the glass. Smell is grapefruit, mild pine and grass, with some generic hop bitterness. There might be some slight butter to metallic hint coming through. Hmm, diacetyl? Not sure. Malt comes through gently with a little bread/biscuitiness. I guess one could call this fairly "balanced" because the hops are barely in the driver's seat. Mouthfeel is fine. Finish is more of the pine and generic hop bitter. Pretty good, I just expected more from a fresh dose of hops.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/27/2015. Labeled as 6.1% ABV. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some light dryness from bitterness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice harvest pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,284 ratings.
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