Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
38 IBU

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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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Photo of MNAle
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Medium amber, moderate+ carbonation. 1 inch off-white, tanish creamy head with plenty of lacing that continues all the way down the glass as you drink. Aroma has hints of fruit, perhaps a little citrus, malt. Thick & creamy mouth feel. Earthy initial taste, with medium bittering in the middle and finish. Substantial malt backbone. A subtle beer, in the tradition of Mirror Pond. Nice and drinkable, but I was expecting a bit more of the fresh hop character in the taste.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 12 oz bottle on October 25, 2015. Look is deep amber in color with a somewhat thin head but nice lacing. Smell is faint with hints of floral hops, citrus fruit and caramel malts. Taste is a nice balance of bitter citrus and sweet malt flavors. Feel is medium to light in body with a smooth finish.

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Photo of Strix
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear orange-golden with a nice head that leaves curtains of lace.

Bready with a fresh green smell.

Bready, earthy, fresh, lemon and orange peel. Hops present but merge right in with the malt. Pleasant flavor profile.

Smooth. Crisp.

This beer's strength is its balance, and it excels at that. Phenomenally drinkable, just really hit the spot for me. Hard to review because I just kept drinking it.

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Photo of tzieser
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. Best by 12/27/15

L: Pours amber in color with a slight haze to it. Fluffy white head that sticks around for quite some time. Another excellent looking beer by Deschutes.

S: Tons of fruity hops in the nose; lemons, strawberries come to mind. Subtle malt sweetness in the back. Quite nice for a pale ale.

T: Lots of fresh hops. Notes of lemon, orange and a bit of pineapple and mango. Expertly balanced by bready, biscuit malt sweetness. Quite a juicy fresh hop experience from start to finish with barley any bitterness. Very good

F: Smooth and full bodied thanks to a nice malt bill

O: One of my favorite hop harvest beers. Pretty reasonable price @ $10 a six pack compared to other beers, Highly recommended.

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Photo of Siduriman
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 120z poured into a Chalice.

L- Deep gold-red color, looks beautiful. No head at all and no lacing.

S- Dank, somewhat sweet malt on the back, with aromas of cedar and sweeter citrus.

T- Pretty much what you're getting off of the nose, with a little bit more of the hops and citrus aromas on the tongue. I can't taste much malt on the tongue.

F- Crisp and with an effervescent quality.

O- This is a pretty delicious beer, I will be enjoying the rest of this six-pack certainly. Doesn't stand out significantly with other fresh hops I've had this year though.

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Photo of braker649er
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle - 12 oz.

Mine poured a pretty, ruddy color. Not much head and what there was died down quick.

Great wet hop brew, as you'd expect from Deschutes. In my book, they deliver consistency on hop-forward beers that aren't overly bitter.

This one had a lot of citrus and sweet but also enough pine/earthiness to keep it from getting all candylike. Great showcase of the fresh hops!

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Photo of markcp
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2015 bottle. Amber in color, with a thick white head. Not much on the nose--some faint malt and spicy hops. Taste is mostly malt sweetness. Surprised for a wet hop beer how little hop flavor is detectable.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is earthy leafy hops, tobacco, and toasted malt to balance the bitterness. Very good beer that showcases the dank hops, I was not aware of how good Deschutes IPAs were, but now this is three in a row that were excellent. Deschutes may be my favorite IPA producer. Another IPA to seek out.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows soft citrus and pine along with rich caramel and sweet malt.
More sweet malt as a flavour, with a little spicy and piny hops behind.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

This is the best part of the Hop Trip...This is the Hop Trip...The best part...I really like...What did he say? ... Sorry. Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear tawny amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, orange zest, pine resin, light grass, and a healthy amount of caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, though the resin takes a stronger position here. Luckily, the caramel balances things out rather well. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a very nice, well-balanced, hoppy pale ale. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this bottle in an IPA glass purchased this 12oz at Brass Rail for $2.77 after discount.

The color is golden hued amber with 3 fingers of pale tan head with very fine bead and thick lace with translucent clarity and visibly carbonated. The aroma has a mix of tropical fruit and pine hop odors with slight fruity yeast ester and mild malt scent which is mildly sweet. The feel is excellent with medium carbonation and semi-bitter in the initial sip with light toasted texture and semi-sweet essence with medium body and semi-dry finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is great with very juicy hop flavor which has a slight mango and grapefruit combo with tangerine type taste with mild malt that has a toasted quality and subtle pine in the hop profile as it finishes with mild caramel however the finish is mostly dry. Overall I was pleasantly surprised...even though Deschutes is a favorite brewery of mine since I first tried them decades ago. I expected it to be good and this is great very highly recommend this great pale ale

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Photo of --Dom--
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Medium carbonation. I love most offering from Deschutes, this one was a miss for me. Came in underpowered on flavor. Perhaps true fans of the APA style will have more appreciation for this than I did. Still an above average beer, just not one I will seek out again.

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Photo of Moose90
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a nice deep coppery hued golden color into the 20oz glass, there is a nice and tall head that is khaki colored, leaves behind some really nice and consistent creamy lacing with each sip.

S — Smells predominately of lightly sweet caramel malts, little hint of some citrus and lemon underneath. Little bit of Meyer lemon and some grapefruit rind bitterness.

T — Hop forward, bitter, nicely crisp without any real sweetness or juiciness from the hops, though it does seem to dwindle down towards that signature malt bill that is often predominant in Deschutes hoppier beers.

M — Light-Medium bodied, crisp, semi-dry finish.

O — Nice enough overall, crisp, dry, delicious.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by 12/28/2014 printed on the label. A new fresh hop pale ale creation to me from Deschutes Brewery, acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a coppery amber orange body with two and a half finger of thick frothy off-white head with excellent staying power. Leaves nice fat lacing behind. Appears adequately carbonated with some nice fine sediment twirling around in the glass. Looks excellent.

S - The aroma is extremely fresh, fruity, and floral. Retains that typical flowery / berry esque hop smell that Deschutes is known for, in my opinion. Biscuity and malty on the second wave. A very pleasant smelling beer.

T - More biscuity and bready than I would have imagined based on the aroma, but this thing is superbly balanced. Fruity and floral berry-esque hop presence mingles nicely with the malt profile.

M - The feel is bready & bitter. Lightly piney and resinous on the finish. Very smooth, crisp, and easy-drinking. Very nice carbonation.

Overall, an excellent fresh hop pale ale from Deschutes. Very nicely balanced, and extremely drinkable. I could possibly see these being good well after their best by date. Recommended.

Deschutes Hop Trip -----4/5.

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Photo of Severdali
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%

Why do you want to try this beer? Not only because Deschutes but because they claim all hops are cut off the vine and brewed within 4 hours. I believe it.

Pours dark orange with a lovely microfine head and lush lace that leaves a miniscule amount sticking.

Fresh orange/tangerine, slight caramel, lemon, fresh pine. Mild biscuit-y malt and earthiness. Smell is very close to the taste. Just a touch bitter, nice foamy mouthfeel, not a high ABV beer (5.9) but still that being said the ABV is beautifully hidden. Highly drinkable. If you find it in sixers (which I imagine is how its sold) and want a good sessionable IPA or APA pick this one up. I'm having a hard time analyzing it as it is going fast. A worthy beer of being called unique.

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Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -2.7%

A-Semi cloudy amber orange in the glass, one finger head that lingers.

S-Some malt, mild citrus, earthy and floral notes.

T-Starts with some malty sweetness, maybe a tad too much. Still within best by but I like em fresh. Hops flavors are there but mild.

M-Medium bodied, sticky, hop resins, nice carbonation.

O-A Good beer, but I'd imagine super fresh it would be even better.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,298 ratings.
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