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)
BEER INFO

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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#2,254
Reviews:
528
Ratings:
1,390
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
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Ratings: 1,390 |  Reviews: 528
Photo of Rootscipio
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a deep, clear honey amber with one thin finger of beige head that leaves splotchy lace as it recedes.

Smells of grapefruit rind and blood orange zest, sweet brown bread, hard water and flowery, piney hops.

Tastes of muddled bitter citrus oils, more bready malt, pine needles and more floral hops.

Feels soft and frothy. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Good enough.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlendonTT
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Bottle dated "best by 12/26/16" into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin eggshell-white head. Initial impression is pineapple, grapefruit, and citrus - nicely balanced by a touch of malt. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter. Very good flavor. Perhaps not the best APA I've ever had, but I would revisit.

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

Photo of ejimhof
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DesertFox24
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.77/5  rDev -8%
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 BdM
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GorillaBean
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of newbeeraday
2.75/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stooven
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rangerred
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
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 Bluerabbitbell
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice, nice balance! From tap at industry public house in Robinson Center with Leah. Excellent offering for a hoppy pale ale! Definitely have this one again!

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Photo of Nimbus_
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +4.9%
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 DamienI
2.5/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of roan22
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,390 ratings