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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#2,253
Reviews:
528
Ratings:
1,390
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep copper with some red highlights, hazy. Head comprised of fine white bubbles that persist long after the pour.

Aroma: low levels of citrus and pine hops with clean pale malt. Some caramel but not toasty or bready. No diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium-high carbonation, neither creamy nor astringent. Finishes crisp.

Flavor: pale malt with notes of caramel. citrusy/piney hops balance, slight lemon hints. Clean fermentation (no fusels, diacetyl, phenols). Finishes with lingering hop and malt notes, but clean, and hops eventually win out as the malt fades.

Overall: Great American pale ale, or even extra pale ale

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral, grassy and piney. Some caramel, too.

T - Nice tropical fruit flavors with a piney hop bitterness. Good caramel and burnt toast maltiness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry clean finish.

O - This is a great American Pale Ale. Another delicious brew from Deschutes.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very highly recommended...

A: Moderate pour of muddy copper into a tulip glass. Brutally awesome head. Thick, ridiculous head that extends half an inch above the glass. Excellent retention. Beautiful pint.

S: For a beer named Hop Trip, I find it strange that the immediate nose is malt. Toffee, caramel, perhaps a touch of cinnamon. Spicy hops, tropical, stone and citrus. Mainly stone and tropical, though.

T: Not at all hop aggressive. Hops are noticeable, but not nearly to the level of even the moderately bruising IPA these days. Malt plays a huge role in the flavor of this beer. Slightly spicy (think noble), with an awesome malt sweetness that is accentuated by the fruit forward nature of these hops. Finishes fairly dry, with a bit of ash like bitterness and a slightly resinous twang.

M: Beautifully full bodied while still maintaining session like qualities. The best aspect of this beer. Nice balance.

O: Maybe it's my preconceived notions, but I was definitely expecting more of a punch with this. I mean, it's got a truck full of hops on the label. Regardless, this is a damn fine APA and a testament that more does not always mean merrier.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice eggshell white head sits about 2 fingers high. Nice retention and lace. Light haze on a dark orange body.

S - Huge tropical notes; passion fruit, mango, papaya, and pineapple. There's a unbelievable amount of fruit in there for a non-fruit based beer.

T - Wow, that's a solid APA. Soft, and loaded with tropical fruit straight from the nose. Passion fruit, papaya, green plant bitters, honey, light biscuity malt.

M - Medium light frame with nice carbonation.

O - A light, sessionable APA with a surprisingly fruity hop profile.

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