Hop Trip

Brewer Notes
Hints of bright citrus and juicy grapefruit. The intense aroma of hops brewed mere hours after harvest.
Malt Pale, Extra Special, Cara-Munich, Carapils, Munich
Hops Bravo, Centennial, Fresh Crystal
Alc. 6.1%
IBU. 38
Cal. 190/12oz
  • Juicy
  • Herbal
  • Floral

Available October until it’s gone. Each year around Labor Day, Deschutes brewers high-tail it over the pass to Doug Weather’s hop fields near Salem for the harvest. After bagging these aromatic jewels, we hustle back and toss them into the brew kettles within four hours of picking. Our reward: a pale ale with a uniquely bright citrus punch and fall spice. It’s something only Deschutes would take past the idle-talk stage. Brewed with Salmon Safe Hops

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Hop Trip Recipes

A tasty plate and a great pint is a match made in heaven. Our chefs find that together they can be even more beguiling than apart. Here are a few of their favorites.

Hop Trip Pairings

Putting tasty Deschutes beer together with the right foods can be a match made in heaven.

Hop Trip Awards

Some of the many awards we've won for our beers.

  • 2011
    World Beer Awards - World's Best Harvest Pale Ale
    Australian International Beer Awards - Silver
    Brewing Industry International Awards - Silver
  • 2008
    Australian International Beer Awards - Bronze
  • 2007
    Australian International Beer Awards - Silver
  • 2006
    Australian International Beer Awards - Silver

Hop Trip Homebrew Recipe

Anyone passionate enough to homebrew has our respect. Also, in tribute, these handy blueprints of the nuts, bolts, hops, malts and nuances of our favorite brews.


Recipe Type
All Grain
Batch Size
5 Gallons
Original Gravity
Final Gravity
Boil Time
90 minutes
Fermentation Temp
65° F
Yeast Type
English Ale


Extra Special


Fresh Crystal