I planted a Golden Hops vine on the north side of our house right under a new trellis. Then we went on vacation for more than a week to Michigan while we were in the hottest part of the summer. When we came back home, the Hops vine was sad and brittle. I've since given it a lot of love (and water!) and we're now seeing it climb right up the center of the trellis.
Everything I've read says that we won't get much in terms of a Hops harvest this fall, but in year two, we'll be loaded with some green beauties that my brother-in-laws can turn into a Christmas Ale.