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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Photo of ambruns1979
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueShepard19
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of membersbounce
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent way to transition from summer to fall!

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Photo of jsh420
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Definitely different but confusing. Hard pressed to find any nose. Flavors don't seem to ever come together. Kinda all over the place. I had a hard time getting through the glass. Not for me but I could see others liking the change from the norm.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, part of the six-packs that they arrived in around here a short while ago. Nice mashing of old and new world styles, I gotta say!

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly creamy beige head, which leaves a bit of bonsai tree forest lace around the glass as it lazily settles.

It smells of crackery and biscuity pale malt, a minor caramel sweetness, white and black pepper mill dust, muddled tropical fruit notes, and more floral, leafy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a still heady mixed peppercorn spiciness, more unnameable tropical fruit esters, some subtle earthy yeastiness, and a steady leafy, weedy, and herbal hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its mostly just supportive frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and more or less smooth, just a wee bit of hop astringency taking things down a peg here. It finishes trending dry, the generic forest floor bitterness starting to assert itself over the still relevant Teutonic malt.

Overall, this seemed for the longest time to be just a well-made, American take on the Oktoberfest style, with a surprisingly tame West Coast hop treatment. However, after a spell, the hops eventually came out to frolic, but still in a manner that would make this a hearty (but hardly overbearing) autumn chill warmer.

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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BB1313
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is an "Autumn IPA". Best by 12/2/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing copper with a subtle haze; fluffy light tan head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are nice and unique, but subtle. It smells like banana bread. Malts are there giving this one some caramel notes. Hints of fruity hops, but the malts shine. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. Solid malt backbone with an earthy bitterness. Lots of bread and cracker notes. More banana with hints of grapefruit. Slightly spicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very unique IPA, and I mean that in a good way. This one screams autumn. It's perfect for the fall weather. Nice hybrid brew.

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Photo of madelf66
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CarolinaBorn80
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seanchai
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Proteus93
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Now that Deschutes has made its way into Virginia, the stores are pushing product and we consumers win!

A: It pours a pretty, rich amber colour with a fast-forming, rolling head. A mild haze, presumably due to the bottle conditioning rather than chill, as it was given a little time on the table top to warm.

S + T: Both the bouquet and the flavour feature a very nice balance of toasted malts and some fruity aromatics of hops. There's a note of spiciness that is apparent more in flavour--quite pleasant.

M: The palate feeling is solid--a medium body, but very clean. I'm not finding much of a 'slick' feeling that often appears in a number of brews. The carbonation is nice, giving just that little sting on the tip of the tongue and a refreshing finish.

O: I think one of my favourite aspects of this beer is how well balanced it is between malts and hops. Interestingly, the marzen style provides an interesting and, honestly, quite good dynamic to the IPA--which it certainly is. It does have some of the qualities of an English IPA, though there's a spiciness that is notable in a number of marzens that sets it aside and gives this a rather unique flavour. I enjoy this and will be adding it to the rotation.

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