Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) | Deschutes Brewery

Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)Hop Trip (Bond Street Series)
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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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Ratings: 1,300 |  Reviews: 478
Photo of elNopalero
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Toronado during a return visit after the wet hop fest to work my way through the rest of the lineup. This is the 2012 edition that I am reviewing. I have fond memories of it from years past and am glad to see that it lives up to those recollections.

This poured an amber gold color with tight foam. It has a light aroma of tangerine & orange marmalade. The flavor has a pleasant bitterness, a subdued but emerging biscuity malt & more citrusy preserves. This brew is enjoyable without being assertive.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of LXIXME
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big off white head slowly settles into a nice lacing with a small biscuit like mound in the middle of the glass above a clear reddish copper colored beer.

Lightly roasted caramel malts blends well with a light citrus hops aroma.

A full taste of Lightly roasted caramel malts outweigh a the light hops coming through.

Dryness of the aftertaste is accented with a light roasted caramel on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty good tasting beer, but with the name Hop Trip I was expecting more hops. Although, I do wish this beer would have had a bigger hops bite I am in no way unsatisfied with it. It has a pretty good feel and taste to it, but seems like it tastes more like a bock or even an Oktoberfest than a beer that has the word HOP in the name of it.

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Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a brilliant, golden burnt orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Great retention. The resulting lace is silky, thick and with good stick.

Smell - Primarily a citrus hop aroma, sweet and a touch tangy, like tangerine, supported by a nice, bready malt backbone.

Taste - Mellow, well-balanced. Starts with a fair amount of citrus hoppiness that's more savory than bitter. There's a strong underlying note of freshly baked bread character to give this beer excellent balance. Light hints of caramel. Finishes with balanced hop and malt notes, somewhat satisfactory, but doesn't quite reach that expected peak.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with an impossibly smooth, silky delivery. Decently carbonated, but it's so slick on the tongue that it goes down before you realize you've swallowed.

Overall - This is a really good fresh hop Pale Ale. Superb drinkability is only undercut by a flavor that, while excellently balanced, doesn't quite deliver an assertive character, falling off a bit before the finish. Still, this could be a hell of a session beer, and it's one I wouldn't mind drinking again.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass, best before 12/25/12. This pours a clear brownish mahogany color with a mid sized tan head. The smells are of citrus and pine along with caramel malts. The feel is medium. The taste is pretty great, a nice amount of hops up front along with the sweet backbone.

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Photo of Lorihall1
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of silentdonkey
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Long Beach, CA.

A: Clear amber with a one finger head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass as you sip it down.

S: Nice big west coast hop aroma! Hints of citrus and pine backed by some caramel.

T: Fantastic fresh hop flavors of grapefruit and tangerine start the beer off and it finishes with the taste of grainy and caramel malts. A slight piney hop bitterness is left behind, but nothing too overpowering. An extremely well balanced pale ale.

M: Medium bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation for an APA.

O: One of the best pale ales out there in my opinion. Really fresh hop flavor. The bitterness and the malts do not overpower the hop flavor. A really easy drinker with a lot of hop character similar to an IPA.

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Photo of CommonRider
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of craigreno
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of zenwatts
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Ish1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of EzraAtom
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Zbrown2307
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Rizalini
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, with a best by date of 12/25/12, into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a crystal clear golden amber color with 1 finger of tan head, that leaves some spotty lacing as it fades.

S - Nice earthy notes of some pine and grass. Also a nice solid bready malt aroma as well.

T/M - Nice combination of bitter hops on the front, with a subtle fruity end. A nice slightly sweet malt middle. Medium, slightly slick mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation.

O - A very flavorful and well-rounder APA. The fresh hops really give it character, almost bordering on an IPA.

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Photo of NWer
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of JazzIPA55
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of hopluva1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a becker glass. Best by 12/25/12

A- Poured a pretty clear dark copper color, visible carbonation, with frothy off-white head leaving lacing that coated the glass.

S- Big juicy citrusy hops and big caramel malt dominant the aroma. Some piney and earthy notes too.

T- Lots of spicy and grassy hop flavors. Huge grainy and barley notes. Pretty big malt profile like that of an Irish Red, toasted malt, caramel, and toffee

M- Medium body, smooth, prickly carbonation, pretty dry

O- Really unique and complex fresh hop ale with big malt and hop profiles.

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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 88.2% out of 100 with 1,300 ratings
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