Hopzeit Autumn IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA
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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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Photo of cabage99
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of clager
2.84/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rarigney
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
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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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leefx
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of dmgallag
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
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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Photo of rab53
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebeers
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber color, with slowly rising bubbles, and two-and-a-half fingers of dense, tan-tinted head. It lasts a long time before leaving heavy lacing.

Sweet caramel malt aroma with some orange hops behind.

Similar taste with fairly high hop bitterness behind, that's still largely blocked by the heavy malt profile. There's a slight spiciness to it as well and some very slight roasted nut character in the aftertaste that I find pleasant.

Medium bodied, slightly syrupy, with just enough carbonation cutting through.

They call it a Marzen-inspired IPA, and if you're talking about heavy amber Oktoberfests, that description is pretty apt. I'd probably prefer a regular Festbier, but it's tasty enough. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best by 12/02/16
A - huge pillow of ivory head slowly fades leaving a thick, opaque layer of lacing on the side of the glass
S - earthy and spicy noble hops, caramel, toasted grain
T - noble German hops are bold and quite bitter while being earthy and spicy driving this into IPA land; notes of caramel malt, toasty grain, and brown sugar provide sweetness and balance reminiscent of a traditional Märzen
M - creamy medium body, a bit resinous, alcohol is present but not overbearing, finishes semi-dry with spicy hops lingering
O - hmm. I liked this more the first time I had it. I have the rest of a six pack to make a final decision. Glad I decided to try it. Definitely something different for the fall season.

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Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
2.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Amber with 2 fingers of pillowy head. Good clarity with light carbonation.

Caramel, brown bread, toffee, lemongrass, cantaloupe, and grapefruit zest.

Munich malts, caramel, toffee, and brown bread. Perfumey florals, mint, and pine resin. Grapefruit zest and overripe cantaloupe.

Medium-plus bodied, crisp, dry, and bitter.

A nice idea, but the flavor profile doesn't work for me.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of einman
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

i love the idea of seasonal ipas, and nobody really does them better than deschutes right now. this is sort of built like an octoberfest, a classic marzen lager in the grain base, notes of caramel and toffee and german heritage, but the hops are aggressive, way beyond what you would find in a an octoberfest, although they still have a european complexion, spicy and intense, but all in the finish and all quite vegetal, autumnal as well. this does an awesome job of setting the fall mood, sweet enough to be comforting in crisp fall evenings, but hoppy enough to conjure up memories of wet hop seasonals of years past that they have done, and without too much bitterness. smooth body and a little stronger than many. i usually dont care for much sweeter fuller malt in my hoppy beer, but i am inspired by the design of this one and very much appreciate what it is trying to establish. this is the time of year when i like deschutes the most, the dark ones finally have a seasonal context, their wet hop beers are second to none, and new ones like this show great awareness of seasonal change and are always creative and well done. this is worth grabbing a few sixers of for the chilly nights. great fusion of styles that i had not seen done before!

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by date of 12/02/16

Appearance - Pours hazy and copper in color with a sandstone colored, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a fair ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Minimal lacing, with light spotting on the glass.

Smell - Strong, but balanced aroma of hop and malt, exhibiting notes of toasted bread, red apple, spice, floral and herbal qualities, and a hint of citrus.

Taste - More hoppy on the tongue than malty, but exhibiting similar qualities as the nose led on. Hops hit with earthy, spicy and slightly citrusy flavors upfront while the malt character comes through with lightly toasted malt and a hint of caramel. Estery notes of red apple hit mid-taste. The finishes turns decidedly hoppy, with grassy, waxy bitterness and a hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit soggy on the finish, making it feel a bit heavier than it actually is. The kind of delivery you'd expect out of an imperial porter, for example.

Overall - An IPA? I don't think so. A an overzealously hopped marzen/okto? Absolutely. Fair beer, but ultimately I'm not a fan of the hop profile, as it turns too waxy/grassy in the finish for my enjoyment. It's also oddly weighted and not an easy drinker. A rare miss from Deschutes, IMO, and one I will not buy again.

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Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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