Hopzeit Autumn IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA
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3.8/5
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Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA
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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:
#21,853
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
387
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
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10
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Photo of B_B
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Idahoman
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good but a little too sweet (ale) for me.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, dull, orange-amber; head is thick and has solid retention, off-white.
Sweet & warm toasted malt, caramel; squash, some spicey hops.
Malt forward at first, of butterscotch and toffee, but not too sweet; turns to balancing hop bitterness, of pine and resin and spice, the malt trailing through to the finish, really providing some backbone; body is soft and lightly syrupy, medium body and carbonation, very nice; medium dry finish.

Great interplay of flavours, a Fall delight, definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Snooprobirob
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear brownish amber color with a handsome head in the Orval chalice. Plenty sudsy and lively in the mouth. It seems like a good idea, to substitute a darker malt for the usual pale and inoffensive malt used with most IPAs. And I do like the roasted malt taste that this starts out with. But it's all too brief a honeymoon and the Amurrikan hops elbow their way in to take over. Overall it seems more flat and bitter and even on the harsh side. From the 12 oz bottle purchased in Washington.

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Photo of Turbo
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestd
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heymikew
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdog
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber, particles in suspension, good head.

Smell: Floral, bready aroma.

Taste: Spicy, herbal, bready, with some fruity, apple-like notes.

Overall: A very different take on an IPA. Seems to be like a mix of octoberfest and IPA, but using heaps of spicy, herbal hops instead of citrusy. Interesting to try and well made, but not one I'll probably return to.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very interesting beer with a new combination of flavors that I hadn’t experienced before. Nice amber color with lots of fluffy head and just a little spotty lingering lacing. Smells like a mix between a malty, grain Pilsner with some floral and citrus hops of an IPA. Tastes similarly, along with some caramel and vanilla. Smooth mild thin mouthfeel, really good carbonation. I can always trust this brewery to turn out solid beers!

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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A golden orange amber in color with a light white head.

S: Grapefruit and pine with a hint of caramel malt.

T: Interesting.. a nice dark bread character and a touch of dried fruit sweetness breaks out into grapefruit and pine hop bitterness.

M: Medium in feel with fairly high carbonation, and a decent bitterness.

O: Overall an interesting beer.

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Photo of IPAnosmia
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hopzeit is a lovely amber color, and probably has just enough hops to separate it from an 'amber ale'. It has a healthy malt profile that I find works great with rich and spicy foods (say pizza or burrito's :-)
It is reminiscent of those sweet & hoppy winter seasonal's but with much less of a bite.
As is often the case the closer this beer came to room temperature the more the flavors melded together giving a spicy taste, and a good clean finish.
I am very happy with Hopzeit and sorry it is only a seasonal.

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4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWizard
3.19/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I'm not sure whether to score this as an IPA or an Oktoberfest. I will say it's a pretty good balance of each, but I'm going with Oktoberfest due to the season and attributes.

It has a very standard malty-sweet nose with some vanilla that the hops take a back seat to. Smells like a standard Oktoberfest.

I can't say appearance-wise that it looks any different than any other beer in this category. It has a light, bubbly head over top of clear orange, and very little lacing.

The hops deliver in the tasting, but almost as a detraction from the style - I don't feel the extra hoppiness has a positive effect. Why not make just a straight Oktoberfest, Deschutes?

Mouthfeel is watery, weak. Tincture of an Oktoberfest lager. You could probably achieve the same effect by mixing an unremarkable Oktoberfest, with an unremarkable IPA, with water.

I'm sad I bought this beer and would not wish it upon anyone hoping for a marzen, IPA, marzen-inspired IPA, or IPA inspired marzen.

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Photo of jpkand
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A beautiful Amber in the glass with a nice off white head. The nose is a little fruity but bready malts come through, nutneg, and dry grass. Knowing what it is, I can appreciate how the malts balance the hops here for a little but of a unique brew. It's a nice way to transition I to try autumn from the summer beers. Just a unique kind of spin in an IPA with a decent bitterness intuemid palate and finish. A nice medium body and very easy to drink

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcrawford
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lrend13
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Dull light amber with low off-white head that persists, lots of lace

Aroma - Green , lightly grassy aroma with strong floral dimension along with some orange flesh, reminds me of some good 'ol cascade, nice bready malt aroma with a light crystal malt aroma as well, no fermentation character to speak of, a little hey / dead pine needle emerges,

Flavor - medium-light crystal malt sweetness, bracing medium-high bitterness on midpalate with a long, resinous but aromatic finish. Other specific hop flavors are difficult to latch onto - get brief hits of orange, pear, pineapple, pick up some berry and red apple ester, a little vanilla and cinnamon. Get some diacetyl. A little fusel in finish.


MF- Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, long sticky finish

Overall - Interesting concept for a beer to do a "german IPA" but for all the talk of munich malt and new wave german hops, if you blindfolded me and told me this was an old Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I wouldn't doubt it for a second. It really just tastes like a Cascade- forward old school pale /IPA. Def not lager - like at all and not particularly autumnal in my book.

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Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 387 ratings