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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Part of the Bond Street Series. This Fresh Hop Pale Ale is all about celebrating the hop harvest in the fall. Fresh picked hops have to be added to the brew immediately and in abundance. Roughly 270 pounds of Crystal hops from Doug Weathers' farm outside Salem, Oregon will be added to the 50 barrel batch in addition to some dry kilned whole flower hops. That adds up to approximately 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel brewed.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1812) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2006
On tap at the Latona Pub in Seattle. Pours an orangery ambery hue with golden tints to it when light touches the brew. A good sized, leaning towards foamy off white head sites atop the beer. The aroma has a citrusy hop note combined with a bit of grapefruits. The flavor has a very straight forward hit on the bitter hops when first touching the palate. This moves gently into a nicely balanced piney hop note with a sweeter malt backing to it. You can definitely taste the fresh hop near the finish. Overall, enjoyable, nothing out of the ordinary though. Decent pale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3388) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2006
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget on Covell Blvd in Davis, CA. Sampled after Reaper Deathly Pale Ale. Nose is rather estery with some banana notes along with some ethanol presence as well. SLight sweet nose, but lots of booze. Aroma is somewhat disappointing from this brewer. Transparent oragey-copper body with a small off-white head and below-average lacing. Tingly, carbonated start, which turns rather grainy with lots of malts present. Lots of cereal and biscuity, and grainy malts in the middle. Light caramel. Finishes less hoppy than the Reaper Deathly Pale. FInishing hops are a bit floral, sweet, and citric. This is quite drinkable and rather flavorful and balanced. Too bad the aroma is mediocre.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4984) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 5, 2006
This bottled brew from Jeff Squire at a rating party poured a small sized head of foam with a frothy top off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent orange colored body with I swear a pink hue and had a fair lacing. The aroma contained notes of cascade hops. The mouth feel was smooth at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of mild malt mild hops and was semi-floral. A decent one that I would certainly drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2006
bottle. copper pour with frothy off white head. citrus hop aroma is mild but very clean and crisp. citrus and floral palate. Hops have a very unique taste. tart and slightly sour. caramel malts counter. almost a soapy quality. Would like it better if had more carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2007
22 oz. Bottle. Aroma had both floral and citrus hitting the nose. Dark orange body with off white head. Flavor was a good mix of sweet cherry, oranges when the bitterness is present in the middle till finish. Dry citrus peel atertaste a decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle. Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Clear flat body with an amber color. Aroma was floral, pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, nutty and fruit. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet flavor with light to moderated bitterness. Light dry and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21938) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2008 Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of berries, pine needles, hops and grass. Fruity flavourof hops, pine needles, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1132) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 Giving the drinker a peek into the conception of a pale ale is Deschutes with their American pale ale, Hop Trip. The marketing on this beer gives me the impression that it is big and loud; the perfect beer for a dedicated hop head. Already I’m a little queasy. Still, I cling to a lingering hope that this pale may be subdued, and move to pop the cap. The thick and clouded bronze beer wells up quickly, whipping up a thick, creamy and pillowy head. Its grip on the glass seems strong, but affected, producing a widely spaced lacing that reminds me of an old and ragged doily. I make extra effort to draw on the aroma, it being both wet and diluted, but at last begin picking up the scent of wet Saltillo tile, mineral water, grapefruit, hops (of course), pineapple and most delectable of all, angel food cake. The sugars are faint, both because they resemble faintly sweet desserts and because they appear in a faint aroma, but they mingle well with the mild bitterness of the hops. So far, so good. The Hop Trip has all the symptoms of a feverish pale ale, but shows some restorative capabilities with the pineapple and angel food cake. My tongue curls in dread of a hop whipping, but finds the Hop Trip to be surprisingly gentle. Grapefruit with all the fructose extracted washes over the tongue in wave of mild bitterness, followed by a grapefruit-biscuit duo. The first 1.5 seconds of the pure grapefruit flavor is really dull, and the proceeding drier, grainier stage makes my salivary glands work overtime, but these two flavor forms are the entirety of the Hop Trip. Yes, I was practically sniveling in fear of a hop lashing, but this is just a tad too lifeless, even though the aftertaste is pure bliss.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2007
GABF 2007. Most of the fresh hop brews I’ve tried are a little underwhelming, and this one falls in line w/ my expectations. Very watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (897) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Fresh green grassy flavor. Actually doesn’t taste too hoppy but that’s ok. Lemony flavor too. Wish I had more to say but I don’t. Don’t know if that’s a bad thing or not. I was a bit underwhelmed but then again I was comparing against Great Divide.


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