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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370 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:
#20,765
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
370
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
Wants:
8
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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

Pours dark autumn orange with a fluffy, light tan inch tall head that leaves beautiful lace. Smells as malty as hoppy. A fairly carbonated, mild IPA with minimal bitterness initially, but decent lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Altogether, a very easy to drink 7.0%.

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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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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This hybrid
pours a bright deep amber with a beautiful head of off white foam
that subsides to a thick ring and sudsy layer with exceptional soapy lacing.
Nose of pine and herbal hops amid subtle toasted malts. Flavors follow the
nose like a party foul....you tried to keep the good times rolling but missed
the mark. Marzen notes hit first with toasted malts and a touch of bread
crust but are quickly overcome by sticky pine and herbal hops that
beat the brown sugars into submission with a long and bitter
pine laced finish. Decent mouth feel; medium body
is sticky and lightly boozy, medium carbonation,
and a resinous pine laced finish.

Overall, decent for a hybrid, but
more of a party foul of blending
to find something new.

I am a big fan of Deschutes, but this one misses the mark.

Hop heads rejoice, they a marzen you can hang your hat on.

Cheers

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

Photo of white_pony21
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Did not like the taste of this one.

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Photo of Eagleyes
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Like the idea, not wild about the execution, which was a surprise given deschutes keen ability to ride the seasons in their work. The caramel malty base was solid, but the hops chosen creating infighting among the flavors in a muting effect. I would got some pine and some caramel, but then it would morph into a maple leaf. Basically it has a funky vegetable taste in the mid-taste. Smell is not skunky but in the neighborhood, sory of like a macro, and yes I checked, it is a fresh beer. Not a do over in fall or ever.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Foamy two and a half finger head, lots of lacing, hops lively in an amber golden-orange Tulip glass.

Difficult to articulate the scent, beyond it's mighty malt. Cellared fruit yet not sugary. Hint of spice.

Creamy malt, no doubt. A ruby leaf, wistful sweetness, like a hint of Halloween on the horizon.
The IPA is buried beneath Autumn leaves.
Sentimental serenity, easy drinking ,yet the hops keep things exuberant.

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Photo of jwmoore
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Best by date stamped on label is '12/07/18'.
Clear, medium amber colored body. One finger of white head, which reduces to islands and a thin ring. Some rings and spots of lacing are left behind.
Subtle aroma of sweeter malt and spicy hops.
Taste is heavy with the sweeter toffee malt but there is also a load of floral and earthy hops for balance. Hops provide a certain bite but no real bitterness.
Thicker, medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This is a hybrid ale with a resemblance to a heavy malt fall fest beer. Good balance between the malts and the hops, as the flavors start out rather sweet and then transition to the hoppiness.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 370 ratings