Hopzeit Autumn IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA
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3.81/5
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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:
#18,244
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
341
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy harvest gold, nice lacing and froth.

Bready, toasty, euro hop smell.

Lots going on here, but it blends well. Toasted malt, european hops/traditional oktoberfest plus a hint of orange peel/grapefruit edge. Really a very nice blend of oktoberfest and IPA.

Mouthfeel solid, quite drinkable.

I feel like this is more of a hoppy oktoberfest than it is an IPA, but whatever you call it, they succeeded.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Talk about catching up! Last night, I got into Peak Organic Autumn IPA & now I am reviewing yet another Autumn IPA. Sheesh. My Bottle Backlog is nowhere near what it once was, but I am still digging out from under. I am very heartened that this one is "Bottle Conditioned for Quality".

From the bottle: "Traditional Marzenbier Inspired India Pale Ale"; "Family & Employee Owned Since 1988"; "Bottle Conditioned for Quality [-] Live yeast added to the bottle allows this beer to age gracefully and stay fresher, longer. Keep bottles upright, and away from light & heat."; "Profile - Inspired by a traditional Märzenbier, German hops add heral, frui and spice notes to balance the smooth and elegant malt character."; "; "IBUs [:] 60".

A traditional Pop! of the cap & we were off & running. Of course, since it was blatantly bottle-conditioned, I went with a VERY gentle pour into the awaiting glass. A less-gentle in-glass swirl quickly raised three-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, light-tan head with moderate retention that left behind massive lacing. Color was Deep-Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was odd - very earthy, loads of sweet, bready malts, but the hops seemed to have been an afterthought. Hmm. Mouthfeel was solidly medium. The taste was more bitter and hoppier than the nose had led me to expect, but it was still more bready and malty than bitter. I tasted a lot of earthy, bready malt counterbalanced by earthy malts, but this was going to have a tough time convincing me that it was an AIPA. There are several forces at work here: 1) a desire for seemingly every beer to be an AIPA (see 21st Amendment's "Blah Blah Blah IPA" & 2) a misstep on the brewery's part not to call this a "hoppy Marzen/Oktoberfest". When the brewery labels it as an "IPA", then our hands are tied as reviewers. I recently read one person calling others out for not reviewing AMLs & AALs to style & so the knife blade has to cut in both directions. This was not to style. Period. It finished semi-dry, more biscuity and malty than hoppy, although the hops had an earthiness that was pleasant, more evocative of an EIPA. It just did not meet the criteria of an AIPA. Sorry. YMMV.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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Best by 11/17.

Nice sunburst orange-color with a fuzzy yellow head of 2 fingers.

Nutty aromas, with some fresh pine, some earth, honey, candied tangerine, orange creamsickle.

Flavor brings forth that nice candied orange flavor, pine, copper, with some nuttiness, honey, orange peel, some bread crusts, and then the only really off-putting thing is some super glue and heavy pine resin on the finish. Nails the german thing down pretty well too.

Feel is creamy and has a resiny dryness, that follows through to the finish.

Overall, a very nice beer I'd like to try spanking fresh. The super glue aspect gets to me, more than I'd like it to, but otherwise there's some really great flavors going on!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
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L: pours bright copper amber with a slight chill haze that clears as it warms.

S: big fruity, spicy noble hop aromas supported by toast and bread crust

T: Rich sweet malt, bread crust and light toast start the flavors seasoned by spicy hops

F: The body nudges a little past medium, the texture is creamy and the carbonation is just above average

O: A malty, flavorful, balanced IPA

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Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 341 ratings