Deschutes Hop Trip A Fresh Hop Pale Ale

#9 Top 25 beers 2016
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This selection marks the 10th year that the Deschutes crew made the “trip” to pick, bag, load and dump freshly harvested hops into their kettles, all within a few hours, to create this brew. The resulting selection is fresh and, you guessed it, hop forward, with supporting notes of ripe peach, apricot, pine, orange oil and tea leaves. The medium-bodied palate is rich and smooth, with abundant citrusy notes of tangerine zest, orange rind and grapefruit oil that are married harmoniously to the clean biscuit and cracker malt core. A sticky, slightly resinous hop flavor lingers on the finish, pleasantly bitter and partnered with a tea-like astringency. Lauren Buzzeo

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