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Hop Trip (Bond Street Series) by Deschutes Brewery, Inc.
American Pale Ale
5.40 % ABV


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Review by joe1510 on 11/16/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 11 18 4 8 2009
22oz Bomber

BitterBill sent me this harvest ale a couple weeks ago, thanks again Bill! Deschutes Hop Trip pours clear copper with only a hint of chill haze to detract from the clarity. There are only about three streams of carbonation leaving the glass but they rush to the surface. The head grew to three fingers of dusty white foam on a soft pour that slowly drops to a one finger cap and leaves sticky patchy lacing everywhere.

The nose of this beer is loaded with pithy grapefruit. As a matter of fact it's loaded with citrus, pithy grapefruit being the number one culprit. Sugared grapefruit plays a big role as well along with orange oils. There isn't a lot of maltiness to be found but what is there is of the sugar cookie variety. This smells like a hop driven brew and I like where it's taking me.

The flavor starts off with pure unadulterated pink grapefruit juice. It's all at once tart but sweet enough to balance. The orange oils come through mid palate with another nice citrus kick while that sugar cookie maltiness is there throughout but does what it's supposed to do, stay out of sight. This is a delicious pale ale. The hop profile is great!

This beer weighs in just over 5%. The body of this beer has the velvety feel and slight stick of a brew weighing 6-7%, which I think works brilliantly for this brew. The hops have some bitterness on the swallow but it manages to fade by the next sip.

With this great hop profile and lower abv I could easily drink this beer all night long. There's no way this brew should be sold in bombers. It should be a six pack purchase.

This is a damn fine fresh hop brew. It has a little of that resinous quality I love but the citric hoppiness makes my mouth water. Thanks again for the brew Bill, I'm a huge fan!

Reviewed: 11/22/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 11 18 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 12-21-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Pours a caramel color with a thick finger of foam.

Still has a fresh smell of citrus and pine, caramel malt, pineapple, mango, nectarine, peach, and lemons. The hop notes dominate this one and I’m only picking up a few whiffs of sweet malt and caramel.

Taste of wheat flour bread, caramel, mango, ripe peaches, and toast. Very pleasant, well blended and harmonious I would say. A slight bitterness in the finish but not over-the-top and very crisp as well.

The taste and aroma just makes the drinkability higher since it leaves you wanting more after each drink.

Now I wish I hadn’t waited so long to try one of these. Definitely one of the best tasting pale ales I’ve had thus far. I’ll certainly be picking up a few of these next time around.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 01/13/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 9 18 4 9 2008
Color is not quite as "pale" as expected, per the label. But still looks nice and amber, with a little cloudy. Smell is a little thin also. But you get plenty of things to occupy you -- a little hops, some watermelon, a little floral. Overall a somewhat mild smell. Taste is about the same. Starts off a little thin, some might even say watery. Then the hops come and the floral/fruit tastes. Feel is good as it sticks around longer than you would expect in a "pale ale".

Overall, you don't get much of a hop bite that you might expect in a fresh hop beer. Makes it easy to drink for sure, very clean and crisp.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Westside Threat on 01/12/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 2 11 16 2 8 0
A: Vibrant copper color with tangerine highlites. The beer itself is quite still with a medium off white head.

S: Watermelon, green pear and lemon juice. Smells really fresh.

T: Begins a lot like it smells. Hints of watermelon, pear and some strawberry playfully paw at the palate with a really delicate sweetness. Some green apple, kiwi and star fruit also play a part. The malt is unassuming and level, a really basic caramel dough concoction. Finishes with simple bitterness and lingering green apple sweetness.

M: Medium body, somewhat hard.

D: I like this. Very refreshing and quite drinkable. I could drink a lot of this.

Served In: Tulip

Review by Tip Top on 12/27/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 0
Review from 12/13/06

A - Pours a nice clean copper colored body. One finger white head has a soapy look to it.

S - Loads and loads of fresh hops. God I love the smell of fresh hop beers. Bitter and bold, this one smells great.

T - Hops are not nearly as agressive as the smell would lead you to believe. This is actually a nicely balanced beer. Bitter citrus hops provide a consistant attack on the tongue, but the malt mellow and balance them nicely. Bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied and very smooth.

D - Well crafted beer from Deschutes.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tangfoot on 12/16/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 14 4 8 0
Looks great in my glass. A thick, one-finger head atop a great-looking deep orange body. Looks tasty.

The hops are very present, but not overpowering. They seem to be more floral than I'm used to smelling in IPAs, even though this is -only- a Pale Ale.

I think I'm just not a fan of any PAs anymore. They used to be reasonably hoppy (and this one is certainly that), but it just lacks the punch of a decent IPA. The freshness is very present, but I long for something stronger.

The mouthfeel is pleasant. Decent carbonation, and creaminess make it a smooth drinker and very quaffable.

Served In: Pint Glass

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