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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)

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

Added by TheBungyo on 10-08-2005

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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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Photo of BobJude
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by date 12/28/2014, bottle in pint glass.
L - copper color, nice head and lace.
S - not very pronounced, a bit of citrus and pine.
T- nice dank pine and citrus. Very balanced bitterness on the back end. A little sweet caramel malt
F - very smooth, good feel on the tongue. Carbonation is good, along with lingering bitterness.
O - very good fresh hop beer. The dankness of the hops really sets this apart from other wet hopped IPA's.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Pours a finger of head on a hazy medium straw colored body.
The aroma has some tropical fruit: mango and pineapple, along with lemon and pine. Nice.
The taste has a moderate bitterness throughout, with caramel sweetness layered in nicely. Great balance and profile.
The texture is a little fizzy.
Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a thick white head. Smells is pretty faint. Some orange and a little earthiness. 12/29/14 best by date which is 120 days out from bottling. Not very fresh so I don't expect much. Taste is very citrusy and orange up front. The low bitterness allows the hop flavor to really shine. A little spice in there too along with some earthiness. Finishes off with a nice malt backbone. Mouthfeel is good, if a little thick. I really prefer my hoppy beers to be lighter, especially when they're <7%. Overall, a good (slightly) fresh hop pale ale. I'd imagine by opinion would be greatly different if it were even fresher.

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Photo of Czequershuus
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a startlingly deep copper with a smallish head. The aroma is a vivid mix of citrus, really fresh pine, lavender, and chamomile. The flavor is a rich hop fueled mix of pine and citrus first, followed by some very unusual herbal tones, that mostly serve to remind me of earl grey tea. The mouthfeel perfectly catches a balance between light and redolent with rich oils. Overall this an amazing beer - best fresh hop beer of the season so far. There is so much going on, the the tea flavor is so wonderfully evocative, I cannot help but loving this beer.

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Photo of Brenden
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A thick burnt orange color, this beer is nonetheless quite bright, even in its darkness. It is translucent, certainly closer to opaque. The head is sandy-colored and tops at just less than one finger, dropping with some time to a thinnish foam that nonetheless leaves lots of creamy lace.
The hops pour out of the nose as soon as the bottle is opened, sweet and bitter at the same time and very juicy. It features lots of orange notes including some peel but with an almost jammy nature to it. A slight note of pine strengthens the bitterness as some caramel sweetness pulls through.
The taste is fruity and spicy up front before some grains in the middle and the malty sweetness coming in to pull back the hops. It's mildly floral at one point and finishes with a bit of citrus zest lingering with a bit of cracker.
The feel is crisp in a medium body with a nice fresh brightness. It has some smoothness in the middle and finishing well even as it goes semi-dry, not losing the creaminess it obtains after the nibble up front.

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Photo of DeFaz
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Looking at some of the positive reviews, it's hard to believe I'm tasting the same beer. This is so focused on the caramel malt aroma and flavor that the hops just don't play much of a role. I know this is billed as a APA instead of a IPA, but with a name like "Hop Trip", I expected much more complexity from the hops. Instead, the malt dominates and is just too sweet in my opinion to let the rest of the flavors play a role. Mouthfeel is fair, and appearance is quite nice actually, but again, I leave disappointed.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head that still left good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney hops, tropical and light citrus fruit. Flavor is rich caramel malt, resiny pine and citrus hops, light orange citrus and mixed fruit. Medium bodied, nice for a pale ale. One of the ales that straddles the border between pale ales and IPAs. Not as intensely hoppy as many current IPAs, but well and freshly hopped with a substantial malt body. Great balance and flavor. I'm not a regular pale ale drinker and so I've missed this in the past. I will definitely pick this up again. A stellar APA.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,272 ratings.
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