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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382 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:
#21,404
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
382
pDev:
8.42%
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 382 |  Reviews: 117
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

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

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by 12/12/18, consumed 8/30/18

A strange mix of flavors here - to me, a bit too much fruitiness and bitterness to be balancing with Marzen malt. I wish I grabbed a Marzen.

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Photo of Brewno8it
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wonderful Marzen malt flavor with pleasant hop forwardness. Best thing about this beer to me is the incredible creamy thick head that lasts and lasts. Really nice twist on an autumn favorite.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle best by 12/7/18
Beautiful glowing amber, completely clear and clean. 1/4" off white head retains well at a cap. Nice lacing.
Sweet caramel, yeasty spice, faint fruit. Malt driven aroma.
Caramel and fruit. Spicy hop flavors, grass and a little herbal in nature.
Hops seem to be more in the bitterness category and less flavor or aroma.
Medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Bitterness isn't super high but lingers around longer than expected in a low key way.
Great looking beer, and a unique beer but not hitting on all cylinders for my palate.

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Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dafla67
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Half-full
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strix
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redleg64
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcghost
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbankovs
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 382 ratings