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:
#17,879
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
341
pDev:
8.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of stratusjeans
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Deschutes Hopseit for $1,79 last week at The Lager Mill. A hoppy marzen peaks my interest, so lets see how it goes. 2016 vintage. Poured from a brown into a IPA glass.

A- The label looks very nice, it's got a good look to it and it's eye catching. It poured a pretty clear amber color that took more of orange amber color when held to the light with two fingers of very lightly tan head that was creamy and died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a very nice and unique blend of fruity, spicy and herbal hop aromas that blend together well and no single one seems to stick out the most. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast that leads into the malts which imparts some typical marzen aroma with some sweet malt, light toasted malt, caramel malt, light caramel and light brown bread like aromas. This beer has a very nice aroma, the hop profile is unique and the marzen base is noticeable.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the exact same aspects that they did in the aroma with still no single aspect sticking out the most. Up next comes the doughy yeast which is lighter than it was in the aroma and it goes right into the malts which imparts all the same aspects that they did in the aroma with those noticeable Marzen like flavors coming through. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness with a fruity hop, light marzen, and spicy hop like aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, it's complex and the flavors work well together.

M- Fairly smooth, creamy, fairly crisp, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and very nice and unique example of the style, the blend of IPA and marzen flavors was nice, they worked well together and it helped that the hop profile was unique so that kept it interesting. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them. What I like the most about this beer is the hop profile, it's unique, complex and it works well with this beer. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there isn't anything that I disliked or would change, it's good just the way it is. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend to anyone looking for a unique hoppy beer. All In all I was impressed with this one, they did a really nice job with it and i can tell that a good amount of thought went into to it because of the complexity and how well the flavors works together. It's one of the better Deschutes beers I've had and it's a good example of unique hoppy beer. Great job guys, this is one tasty and memorable beer, keep it up.

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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
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3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice hippy bite topping of a solid Octoberfest. Very drinkable. I would be very happy if someone brought this to a tailgate.

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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmgallag
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-translucent amber with nice head that sticks around nicely.

S-faint citrus, maybe I have a bad nose, but can't pick up much here.

T-the best part here. Strong roasted malt background with citrusy non-bittering hops in a balanced background. Refreshing twist on a traditional fall/red beer.

F-smooth and silky, no lingering aftertaste.

O-well done deschutes...creative and enjoyable fall brew.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

L: Clear amber pour. Two fingers of off-white head and sticky lacing.

S: The smell is a marzen... malty and sweet. Caramel candy. Faint hops sneaking in there, but mostly malts.

T/F: Big malt character up front... follows the nose, with sweet caramel and grains. Floral and a bit of hops at the end, but subtle... with a dash of spice thrown in. A little sticky on the tongue. Finish is off-sweet. Good carbonation.

O: This is more of a slightly hoppy Oktoberfest beer than an IPA... but whatever you want to call it the beer is pretty delicious. Good flavor, and not sure why they called this one an IPA. Glad I got a 6'er... it won't go to waste.

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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

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