Friday, October 15, 2010
Day 288 Drink: Deschutes Hop Trip
Deschutes Brewery brewers walked three hop fields in the Willamette Valley to select the Crystal Hops used to brew Deschutes Hop Trip. The fresh hops loaded in the morning were added to the brew kettles by the afternoon. Six pounds of hops per barrel were used to craft this beer.
Deschutes Hop Trip is a fresh hop ale that is 5.5 percent alcohol by volume and 38 IBU. The beer pours an amber gold with a thick tan head. The aroma has plenty of citrus and the flavor is a dramatic grapefruit and pine mixture that rolls along for quite a distance. A hop lover's delight.