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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
dwyerpg (6432) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
A nice hoppy aroma. This is good stuff. Hoppy and bitter, but not lasting, so it stays more like a pale ale than an IPA. Great stuff.

4.4
malrubius (3041) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 22 ounce bottle in pint glass. Orange copper with lasting head and full lace. Fresh citrus and earthy hop aroma. Fruity malt sweetness with mild toast and fresh hop flavor floral and citrus and fresh pine. Medium body and carbo. Awesome fresh soft mouth feel. Great complexity and flavor in a sessionable strength. Excellent.

4.4
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 Deschutes Brewery & Public House--Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2005 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--55 IBU’s? (4.5+ / 5.0) Pale Ale--Thick lacy head. Clear thick rich deep amber color. Huge fresh floral hop front. Creamy mild sweet rich doughy caramel biscuit mild citrus fruit body. Tangy crisp mild bitter hop spice creamy end. WOW! Sampled 11/6/2005.

Deschutes Brewery & Public House--Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2006 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABv--35 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Mild lacy head. Clear rich bright amber color. Huge floral fresh hop front. Rich malty doughy butter caramel earthy biscuit crusty sweet chewy grassy body. Smooth tangy mellow earthy hop spice end. WOW! Sampled 11/28/2006.

Deschutes Brewery--Hop Trip--A Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--35 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale. 8 @ $4.99 Each. Rich dense off white lacy head. Clear bright amber red color. Rich floral fresh hop front. Mild tangy malty mild sweet biscuit caramel hop infused body. Mild sweet hop spice tangy clean refreshing end. Sampled 10/7/2007.

Deschutes Brewery--Hop Trip--A Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--35 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Thin start develops into rich dense lacy rocky off white head. Clear rich bright amber color. Huge floral grassy pine hop front. Rich resinous fresh hop infused crisp cloying mild sweet rich caramel doughy body. Sweet hop cloying soft bitter clean end. WOW! Sampled 10/13/2008. 4 @ $3.99 Each.

22 oz. Bottle. 2009 Release. 45 IBU’s Estimated. $6.99 Each.
No sediment. Thin mild lace off white head. Clear pretty bright rich amber orange color. Rich smooth floral pine citrus sweet malt ester fresh hop front. Mild creamy doughy caramel fruit body infused with sweet grassy pine hop resin. Smooth mild hop end. Classic original NW Fresh Hop Ale. Others have improved on this style but Hop Trip still scores for its smooth mellow fresh hop flavor.

2010--5.50% ABV. 38 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Harvest Ale--Fresh Hop. Dense lacy head. Clear rich deep amber red bright color. Delicate sweet hop fresh floral front. Mellow sweet doughy creamy subtle fresh hop resin lightly toasted caramel fruit malty Pale Ale body. Smooth balanced hop spice smooth creamy end. Nice! Sampled 10/22/2010 from 22 oz. Bottle purchased for $5.59 @ Seattle Fred Meyer--Ballard on 10/22/2010.

4.4
ads135 (5052) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 30, 2012
An excellent fresh hop. With the amount of pepper in the nose and on the tongue, its seems almost like a rye. Pale golden and hazy appearance with a fast disappearing head. Medium bodied with some caramel, bread, citrus and more spice. Got this one from Nick in 2012.

4.3
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 22 oz bottle via Roth’s. Pours a clear amber with a large beige head. Wonderful floral aroma with some citrus & pine notes. Nice fresh hoppy taste, not bitter in the least. Starts out with some sweet caramel, orange, and then the piney hops kick in. Thin bodied, refreshing, very easy to drink.
11/20/07 rerate-orig rating was 9/3/8/3/17*******************
22 oz bottle via Roth’s. Pours a hazy amber with a large beige head. Nose is divine with lots of floral and citrus hoppiness. The taste starts with some subtle sweetness, almost honeyish, then some very nice hops kick in with notes of lemon, orange mandarin, peach, apricot and subtle grapefruit. This sits on a malt backbone that is there, but takes second stage to all these flavorful (not bitter) hops. The only thing that could be better is a bit of a stronger finish as the hops do not stick around long enough into the aftertaste. Oh well, makes you want another taste that much quicker. The body is light/medium and the carbonation is perfect. I have REALLY enjoyed the Pac-NW wet-hopped beers i have sampled thus far, there is just something about wet-hopping that my palette really digs!

4.3
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
Great beer! very hoppy, especially it being such a low percent beer. would give it a five if it was strong enough to get me real drunk. i like these bond street ales. they be yummy.

4.3
illidurit (2355) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Poured from the tap into a nonic. Dark gold/amber color, ivory one finger head. Good lacing.

Sweet citrus and floral hops fill the nose. A very explosive fresh hop aroma.

Taste echoes the smell with sweet orangey hops, wet pine needles, flowery hops, biscuity malt. Not really any bitterness to speak of. Very very tasty.

Carbonation is great and the body is between thin and medium. Smooth and pleasant.

Extremely drinkable with its low alcohol and sweet, accessible, and enticing fresh hop flavor.

Much better than from the bottle, the tapped version of this beer ranks near my absolute favorite APA of all time: Alesmith X.


4.3
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle. Very hoppy, but not terribly heavy. A great crisp taste and a pleasant aroma. Deschutes comes through again.

4.3
VertBaconStrips (2407) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 15, 2009
Vegas - passed up the opportunity to drink this fresh on tap but I’d just drank a bottle the day before and the other taps at the Freakin Frog had to be sampled first (this ended up being the legendary flemish sour / sake / Ardbeg night with 4 beers sitting in front of me).


The aroma absolutely blew me away. The best. Period. Incredible fruit that made me drool and is making me drool thinking about it, nectarines, ripe apricots, maybe raspberries (more so than any other berry). So fragrant it’s unreal. Flowers as well. Oranges when warmer and still lots of leafy hops, sweet mild caramel. Damn, this is fine. The taste is pretty good as well but not in the same league as the aroma. Loads of fruit with nectarines, apricots and raspberries, leafy hops, some bitterness. After awhile it gets a bit empty. Good soft malts to accompany the killer hops (blends in very well), weak weak peppermint???, slight spice. Good carbonation, medium bodied, nice "just-before-finish" spice, leafy bitter finish with fruit (apricots) and caramel. Great colour! The aroma was just too good to even mention what this looked like prior. Deep orange beer with some off white to tan head, ropy lacing throughout. Excellent and so damn enjoyable.

4.3
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bomber from Sid bought at Juniors on 7th and C.. Pours a balmy, almost sweaty golden sunkissed amber with a foamy head full of lace.. The aroma is quite different than the usual suspects I encounter, obviously this being an American it has a flare of its own.. I smell a heavy yeast, almost doughy dried fruit scent and it lingers before the pine can be comprehended.. Initial hit to the palate is just what the doctor prescribed, a little bit of happiness.. Oh yeah, its incredibly smooth, little bite of caramel, fruity sweetness with a slight carbo kick at the end where the bitterness of the hops seem to follow rather than lead.. this ale should be called BABYS BUTT its so damn smooth.. Yes, to some the low degree of difficulty (abv 5.5%) and its slightly thin body might detract from its overall composition but I beg to differ.. This guy just wore a white tuxedo to prom and everyone stopped, slow clapped and cheered as he entered.. Check your facebook, HOP TRIP, I just added you as a friend!


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