RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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.

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GenDV138 (7764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2017
Draft sample at Dominion Wine & Beer. Clear golden amber with beige head. Aromas of malt and citrus. Tastes of malt, citrus, floral notes, biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish.

sPOKEtacular (29) - - DEC 8, 2017
Pours orange amber with whites head. Hoppy piny dusty aroma. Malt and hops taste. Good lacing. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AirForceHops (7913) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2017
16 oz. pint at Whole Foods Clybourn, Chicago. Almost clear in color gold. Slightly sweet, mild floral / pine bitterness. Weak citrus. This is well made but standard issue. A classic West Coast influenced APA.

oobawa (1804) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Pretty good pale ale, more malt-forward than expected, a moderate base of caramel and toasted bread providing ample padding for the crisp, woody hops. Notes of pine and earth mix with pencil shavings, slight lemon, and a hint of dankness. Mild finish leaves something to be desired. Pours a healthy orange-gold with a thin white head and decent lacing. Underwhelming nose gives off more bread and caramel than hop. Good brisk, perky texture. Not a bad pint, but nothing to write home about.

donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - NOV 13, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:10 PM
Taster glass at the Bend BreweryTasting room
Sight: Light amber, hazy, medium light tan foam
Smell: very good, hoppy aroma
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness
Feel: good follow through/finish and long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good, ok too repeat, but not to look for

Cakes (496) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2017
Twelve ounce bottle.Extra hops in a pale ale. Pours a light brown color with a grainy palate and a bitter finish

jbruner (5403) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice earthy and floral hop notes over a strong caramel malt base. Taste follows, perhaps a bit too malt forward for a fresh hop beer in my book. But well done and clean.

edgallow (4571) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet malts and resin

Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From Dec 2006

Poured from 22oz bottle(room temp) a hazy light reddish gold with a large head of foam that shrinks slowly leaving a fine layer with plenty of lacing.

The smell is very hoppy. Nice dominating note of grapefruit that makes for a very nice nose.

The taste is grapefruit and floral up front with some notes of biscuit and some malty tones that linger in the background creating some balance. The finish returns to the hops and makes for a nice dry finish. Yum. This is a very drinkable APA and the fact that it's only 5.5%abv helps in that department.

I bought this on my last trip to Ft Collins Colorado and if it were available locally, I'd certainly stock up on this one. A *very* tasty example of the style that fans of hoppy APAs happy.

Bottom line: Another in the series of the Bond Street Series that does not fail to satisfy. I recommend it.

Update Nov. 27th, 2008.

Since my review, Hop Trip has become a brew available locally and I've been buying it on a regular basis. As I'm sipping on a bottle right now, the first thing that strikes me is how wonderful the fresh hop flavour is in this brew. I've adjusted my rating accordingly...

brandon1989 (705) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Pours a hazy amber color with a two finger off white head. The aroma is pine needles, dank and earthy hops. The flavor is more of the same as the aroma. I was not overly impressed with this beer but I must admit the bottle I had was 5 months past the best by date so I will give it the benefit of the doubt.

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