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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)
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Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale)

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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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Ratings: 1,378 |  Reviews: 527
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of zeff80
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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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4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber-Orange color, touch of haze. Lots of bubble rising up to the top. Thick rocky head. Lacing looks very nice on the glass.

Pine needles, resin, fresh, sweet malts.

Hop forward, but not to hoppy. Clean fresh hops, piney, resin, just a touch of floral. Nice malt structure, sweet bread, caramel. Crisp finish. Body is medium, refreshing, a little tangy and dry, nice carbonation.

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3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says best by 25 December 2012. Tasted 21 October 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium-dark amber, clear, with a touch of rust. 1.5 fingers of cream-colored head, thick and dense. Good retention and lacing.

Smell is all juicy hops. Heavy on the pine, backed by a bit of citrus. Malt base is fine, and basically undetectable, as I think it should be in a beer that showcases hops. Good - could be better with more dimensionality. But very solid for an almost-session beer.

Taste is pretty straightforward, and is in the vein of IPAs that I tend not to like. Bitter, and mostly a one-trick pony. Subdued malts, which let the potent bitterness rip through. Mostly resiny, but occasionally drifts into unpleasant aspirin-like bitter, especially in the finish. Meh. It's got flavor, I'll give it that, but I'm not loving it.

Medium-light body, tingly carbonation. Lasting bitter finish. I wish it weren't quite so lasting, actually.

Decent beer. Smell is the definite highlight. Wish the flavor had more to it than the bitter.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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

Surprise surprise! Another excellent APA by Deschutes. Basically, take Mirror Pond but give it fresh hops. It is smooth, pleasantly bitter and it has a nice citric character. When it's in season it's nice to grab a pint of this to mix it up. Perfectly sessionable, noticeably fresh.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Hop Trip Harvest Ale (Fresh Hop Ale) from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,378 ratings
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