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The Friday beer: Deschutes Brewery's Hop Trip

Deschutes Brewery's Hop Trip.
Paul Gibson
Deschutes Brewery's Hop Trip.

Fresh hop beers are a big trend with micro breweries right now. That extra dose of wet hops adds a wonderful herbal, grassy aroma and taste that is worth seeking out.

The Hop Trip is clean, resiny and bright and can be found in select bars right now, though as always unique drafts are here one day and gone the next.

  • Hop Trip Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
  • Consumed at:Brave Horse Tavern
  • Alcohol by volume: 5.4%
  • Description: Fresh hop pale ale featuring an excellent blend of hops, citrus and herbs.

Have you tried a fresh hop beer? Let us know what you've found and what you think about these beers that take advantage of the harvest season.
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Guest contributor Paul Gibson originally hails from Carlsbad, New Mexico, but he prefers the Northwest’s cooler temperatures and its vast selection of hoppy delicious beers. As a kid, he first started taking photos with an Instamatic of his friends on their BMX bikes. Now he takes photos of beer, breweries and on occasion street photography, events and concerts—minus the Instamatic. You can find more photos and follow Paul on Twitter at @pdgibson.