rumproasts (4448) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium body with plenty of hoppy goodness. Citrus and pine are well balanced. Moderate bitterness.
Darkmagus82 (2128) - - NOV 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a huge billowy head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave tons of foamy lace clinging on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The beer has a big nose of a citrus hop smell mixed with some nice smells of sweeter citrus of tangerine and a decent showing of a tropical fruit smell of papaya and pineapple. Along with these aromas comes some light grassy smells and a little bit of a grassy smell.
Taste – The taste begins as the nose would have predicted, with a nice showing of a citrus grapefruit hop. Along with this flavor, is some lighter sweet tastes of a tangerine and tropical nature. The sweeter fruit tastes grow slightly stronger to the middle of the taste only to fade again later at the end, creating a slightly more crisp flavor profile. With some other hop flavors of a grassy and earthy flavor coming toward the middle and the end of the taste, and with the drying out of the taste throughout, one is left with a nicely hopped and moderately crisp and enjoyable hop blended flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. For the mix of citrus hop and slightly thinner body at the end of the taste, the mouthfeel is rather nice, as it upholds all the nice flavors of the brew all while keeping the beer crisp and refreshing.
Overall – This was a very enjoyable brew overall. Crisp and hop flavorful with a nice clean and enjoyable flavor profile. Another nice one in the Bond Street Series by Deschutes.
DialSquare (3781) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Dublin: clear amber pour with frothy white head. aroma of bready, caramel, grapefruit. tastes are floral, grassy, spice, citrusy, caramel, light tropical. thin palate.
AWISLguy (2075) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Bottles & Cans. 12/26/15 "best by" date. Coppery
orange pour with almost no head leaving a few spots of lace. Aroma has pine, spices, some citrus and other fruits plus some caramel. Taste is of sweet fruits, caramel, pine, some simple sugar and chewy resin. Medium bodied. Finishes quite sweetly. To the honor of the cascade hop, but also with too much residual sweetness so it gets cloying. 13.2
florio2 (6) - - NOV 10, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Pours a nice Amber head which dissipates quickly. Definitely hoppy. Finishes with a bit of bitter. If you like hoppy bears this will get your palate excited
BigBeer45 (1371) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bottle,
this ale had a medium red-burnt orange pour and gave a nice lasting, cover of faint off-white bubbles, the bubbles receded to a thin layer and ring, it left nice lacing on the glass,
the nose had toasted malt, toast and faint melanoidins, some caramel, citrus, spice and herb hops, a little orange fruit, malt and bread sweetness,
the flavors were toasted malt, a little caramel and light melanoidins with citrus, spice and herb-foral hops, some grapefruit, and a light malt sweetness,
the finish had a gentle light to almost medium hop bitterness that lingered and left the palate somewhat dry with a little malt flavor trailing,
this drink was creamy with a light mouth feel, and there was soft to average carbonation,
a nice pale ale, it was hoppy all the way through,
I enjoyed the toasted malt with the touch of munich malt, hops were citrus and spice with some herb-floral notes,
a very good drink, I would recommend trying.
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Butcher and the Boar with commonshawn. Bumped pint glass. Healthy amount of head. Kind of tannish. Copper color. Solid lacing. Aroma is mild but hop centric and earthy, grassy. Taste is bitter with pine and resiny elements. Aftertaste is heavy of hops but doesn’t linger long...a short hop trip if you will. Kind of a dull beer in my opinion. Lacks the crispness I’m looking for. There are better locales for a hop vacation.
vikingguy (993) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with tall foamy head. Fresh grassy-floral hop aroma. Taste- caramel bready malts with delicate floral hops. Also some lemon and pine resin. Rather mellow IPA, moderately bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jbuskirk (1018) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keep the fresh hop releases coming, America. Not gonna lie, I crushed my bottle of Hop Trip. Along the way, I did manage to enjoy the medium bitterness, caramel malt backbone, pine notes, and grapefruit. In passing, I was also able to appreciate the dank, floral and leafy aroma. Mostly though I was too busy pouring it down the hatch. Then, I was a sad bastard when it was finished. Come to think of it, I still am.
joejames (412) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft, Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA served in an English pint glass. Pours slightly hazy amber, off white head, some lacing and little retention. Aroma of grass and caramel. Taste is more sweet than bitter. Light bodied, average carbonation, slightly watery mouth feel. Finishes dry and clean. It’s not bad but could use more hops.