Hopzeit Autumn IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Rich, earthy malts complex, bready notes, some hop character, toothy mouth-feel. Same with the nose. Deep dark Orange/Amber hue, semi opaque, with a cream colored head and nice multi ring lattice of lace. Medium/Full body. 60 IBUs

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Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Fowdy
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This pours a deep amber with two fingers of frothy off-white head.

Smell: malt, hops, some ripe fruity tones.

Taste: First hit is a toasted caramel and then it’s followed by raisin and prunes. It finishes with a bitter hop bite.

Feel: Great head but the beer itself seems undercarbonated.

Overall: It’s definitely not a traditional ipa but this is a good beer. I would get this again.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice amber with a medium lacing from start to finish. If you’re looking for a true Octoberfest—-this is not it. Although it does have elements of an Oktoberfest, it leans far to the IPA in comparison. Nevertheless, it is a good, well-balanced, solid beer. 60 IBU and 7.0% ABV.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrml
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really beautiful beer! Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy orangish yellow with a great head and nice lacing. Slightly sweet fruity smell and taste. Nice earthiness, a bit of caramel. Nice beer.

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Photo of themayorkoch
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BEER88
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure i would call this an ipa but it was descent for a german style beer.

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Photo of Tjb14
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of hman43
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours amber with a very light brown head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: There are aromas of hops and nuts. There is a slight bit of caramel in the nose. The hops are floral and spicy.

Taste: It has a nutty and floral like flavor with low citrus. There is also some bread and a slight bit of caramel as well.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a moderately bitter finish.

Overall, it has a nice combinations of flavors that work well together with the main focus being on the nuttiness in the flavor.

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Photo of White_Whiskey
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brief impression from a bottle:

The bready German leanings don't do this ostensible IPA any favours, but Deschutes nevertheless delivers a drinkable decent expression of the intended style.

Aroma is floral and bready, suggesting an even pairing of bready German malts and hops...but the IPA style is traditionally emphatic of hops over malts. Seems too sweet as a result, riddled with copper malt sweetness and a victim of low German yeast attenuation.

Tastes a bit soapy in addition to its floral and vaguely fruity hop notes. Pale malts and copper malts lend this ample sweetness.

Texture is medium-bodied, lightly coating, smooth, and wet. Has too much bready heft on the palate. Too filling to be refreshing, and less drinkable as a result. Slightly overcarbonated.

Drinkable but disappointing coming from one of the U.S.A.'s most reliable widely distributed breweries. The premise isn't great (a festbier crossed with an IPA?) and the execution isn't any better. I'm all for experimenting with German hops, but IPA might not be the style to play in if that's what you're going to do. I adore Deschutes, but this one is a head-scratcher.


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Photo of adam36
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Wonderful looking beer, pours a dark amber with an off white head that recedes slowly and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a mix of malty caramel and hops. The flavor doesn't work for me, it's an odd taste of an Americanized Oktoberfest beer that is over hopped, too bitter. The carbonation is fine, but overall I'm not happy with it.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Oktoberfest IPA is prolly a better name for this beer, it would convey more of what is going on inside methinks. Anyways, pours a color like an oktoberfest should, its light brown/auburn. 1/3" off white head. Aroma isn't really hoppy, leans towards Marzen like sweet malt aromas.

The taste confirms the smell. This leans forward first of all with sweet malt flavors. The hopping is more of an afterthought and seems hardly in the ipa range. This beer does have its own niche though, I can't think of too many new beers under the ipa label that are going hard with notions of balance and sweet malt flavors first. If anything, this would seem more like a German ipa, given its taste and malt centric push.

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Photo of Just-the-sip
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Interesting offering from Deschutes. It's not a bad beer, it's just nothing I've ever had before. I can taste the October fest in it but weird to marry it with an IPA. Still on the fence about it honestly. Won't buy it again. Looks like fall, smells like October, taste is on the bitter side for me but they say it's only 60ibu. Feel isn't bad. I'd say medium body at best. Worth a try but not worth a second for me.

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Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 337 ratings