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Hopzeit Autumn IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA
BA SCORE
3.81/5
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322 Ratings
Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tradition takes a turn for the new with this modern ale inspired by the old-school flavors of a Märzenbier, combining classic malt with the latest German hop varietals. Herbal and balanced, this Americanized blend of Bavaria is a perfect Autumn IPA for your backyard biergarten this fall season.

Added by jhartley on 05-10-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,823
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
322
pDev:
8.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Floyd_72
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Again deschutes does not disappoint. A great fall seasonal. Nice quality mouthfeel. Very nice blend of malt and hops. What's awesome about this beer is the alcohol content does not obscure the taste of this beer. Just well balanced gives me the hops I love with sweet bready malts and spices. Love this beer! Will be getting more if I can find it again!

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Photo of TurboBrew
4.57/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of robebo44
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/27/17 bottle

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Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger off white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: An earthy and toasty balanced aroma of earthy hops and caramel malt. Earthy German hops with some hints of grass, pine, and spice. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and melon. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and biscuit with yeast. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and toasty balanced taste of earthy hops and caramel malt. German hop notes of grass and pine with some spicy notes. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, melon, and lemon. Sweet malt notes of caramel, grains, cracker, and biscuit along with some yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Somewhat oily and very smooth.

Overall: A weird but pretty tasty mix of a Marzen and IPA. Nice blend of hops and malt sweetness.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Now that Deschutes has made its way into Virginia, the stores are pushing product and we consumers win!

A: It pours a pretty, rich amber colour with a fast-forming, rolling head. A mild haze, presumably due to the bottle conditioning rather than chill, as it was given a little time on the table top to warm.

S + T: Both the bouquet and the flavour feature a very nice balance of toasted malts and some fruity aromatics of hops. There's a note of spiciness that is apparent more in flavour--quite pleasant.

M: The palate feeling is solid--a medium body, but very clean. I'm not finding much of a 'slick' feeling that often appears in a number of brews. The carbonation is nice, giving just that little sting on the tip of the tongue and a refreshing finish.

O: I think one of my favourite aspects of this beer is how well balanced it is between malts and hops. Interestingly, the marzen style provides an interesting and, honestly, quite good dynamic to the IPA--which it certainly is. It does have some of the qualities of an English IPA, though there's a spiciness that is notable in a number of marzens that sets it aside and gives this a rather unique flavour. I enjoy this and will be adding it to the rotation.

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Photo of aranhpen
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ICTguy21
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Amber, bubbly, thick off white head with good lacing

Smell: faint hops, malt, and caramel, pleasant

Taste: fruity, piney, malty, with that classic marzen flavor

Feel: medium carbonation, fits the beer well

Overall: I'm digging this beer, comes off as a fresh and hoppy Oktoberfest.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkonte
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dokhollidai
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopzeit Autumn IPA brewed by Deschutes Brewery, with an ABV of 7.00% This American IPA pours out a nice deep golden amber color with a nice white head. There is a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich hop bitterness, earthy grains and malts. You also pick up on some nice mild citrus flavors in the taste as well. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is, Bold with flavors, you first pick up a citrus, hop bitterness. Then a nice amount of earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in Hopzeit Autumn IPA. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 7.00% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The body of this American IPA is a medium to heavy, but not to heavy. There is nothing overpowering about this American IPA, it has a nice balance to it. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Citrus, Smooth, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm Hopzeit Autumn IPA a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Deschutes Brewery, did a real nice job with this American IPA. If you are a fan of IPA's look this brew up.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikerieder
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutHunter
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Deschutes Hopseit for $1,79 last week at The Lager Mill. A hoppy marzen peaks my interest, so lets see how it goes. 2016 vintage. Poured from a brown into a IPA glass.

A- The label looks very nice, it's got a good look to it and it's eye catching. It poured a pretty clear amber color that took more of orange amber color when held to the light with two fingers of very lightly tan head that was creamy and died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a very nice and unique blend of fruity, spicy and herbal hop aromas that blend together well and no single one seems to stick out the most. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which imparts some typical marzen aroma with some sweet malt, light toasted malt, caramel malt, light caramel and light brown bread like aromas. This beer has a very nice aroma, the hop profile is unique and the marzen base is noticeable.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the exact same aspects that they did in the aroma with still no single aspect sticking out the most. Up next comes the doughy yeast which is lighter than it was in the aroma and it goes right into the malts which imparts all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with those noticeable Marzen like flavors coming through. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with a fruity hop, light marzen, and spicy hop like aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, it's complex and the flavors work well together.

M- Fairly smooth, creamy, fairly crisp, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and very nice and unique example of the style, the blend of IPA and marzen flavors was nice, they worked well together and it helped that the hop profile was unique so that kept it interesting. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them. What I like the most about this beer is the hop profile, it's unique, complex and it works well with this beer. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there isn't anything that I disliked or would change, it's good just the way it is. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend to anyone looking for a unique hoppy beer. All In all I was impressed with this one, they did a really nice job with it and i can tell that a good amount of thought went into to it because of the complexity and how well the flavors works together. It's one of the better Deschutes beers I've had and it's a good example of unique hoppy beer. Great job guys, this is one tasty and memorable beer, keep it up.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before December 2nd, 2016.

Copper coloured, billowy head of long lasting foam.

Big floral hop nose with a certain degree of dankness. So strong, I can't
pull any notes out of it.

Nice level of bitterness that's herbal and spicy with the malt showing up....excellent level of bread and caramel. Spicy, bitter, sweet, delicious.

Very smooth mouthfeel, easy drinking. Nice melding of the 2 beer styles.

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Photo of membersbounce
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent way to transition from summer to fall!

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Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 322 ratings
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