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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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 101
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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Photo of spartanlaker
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, orange-tan in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is bready marzen with floral hop and a spicy/sweet aftertaste. Light bodied, medium-light carbonation, and overall slightly bitter...Makes for a delicious fall sipper. Different from other Dechustes ipas...very marzenesque...mixed with an ipa.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6-pack at Foodland $7.88
Cloudy amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Caramel, some bitterness, malt flavors, slight alcohol aftertaste
Overall an ok beer, but not something I would buy again.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one’s interesting. It’s basically an Oktoberfest that they added a bunch of hops to. Those hops impart a floral, herbal character. Nice to see a fall seasonal that’s a little different.

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

The clear copper colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2" finely bubbled ivory head that recedes slowly to leave a sheet and some patches of lacing with a thin, irregular island of foam on the liquid. Sipping creates scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas include the rich toasted bready caramel malt with some light fruity, spicy herbal notes from the hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the rich toasted bready malt sweetness and its light caramel flavor. The fruitiness from the hops is nicely blended in with the spicy herbal bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly with the moderate persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the toasted bready malt and its sweetness slowly fade away to leave only some firm dry herbal spicy bitterness that persists for a long time in the back of the palate.

A well made beer and I'll be having a few more bottles while it is still fairly fresh. Since it's a seasonal I may well have some more next year since it is an interesting take on a Germany style festbier with its rich German malts and the new new varieties that are not used in those biers. Also note that this beer is a bit temperature sensitive in that fresh from the fridge the malt doesn't show well against the hops.

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Photo of MMOSNN
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - slightly opaque amber in color with good head retention and spotty lacing.
Smell - caramel and biscuity malts, light citrus (orange and lemon), some pine resin.
Taste - I'm getting piney hops upfront, along with a strong foundation of sweet and bready malts. Then, light, sweet, and juicy citrus hop notes in the finish in the form of grapefruit and lemon.
Feel - medium carbonation, medium body, and very smooth.
Overall, this is a nice blend of an IPA and Oktoberfest, but the hops are more dominant in aroma and flavor. I feel like my tongue is being coated by a sheet of hop oil, in a good way. Yet, the crisp and sweet malt characteristics are there throughout.

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Photo of hophugger
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ICTguy21
4.31/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Amber, bubbly, thick off white head with good lacing

Smell: faint hops, malt, and caramel, pleasant

Taste: fruity, piney, malty, with that classic marzen flavor

Feel: medium carbonation, fits the beer well

Overall: I'm digging this beer, comes off as a fresh and hoppy Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Riff
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, medium amber color with a thick, pillowy head of off-white foam, leaves ample lacing and on the glass. Smell is caramel, a little pine, and some floral notes. Taste is caramel, grapefruit, slight bit of nut, and finishes with a pine bitterness, pleasantly not overpowering. FInish is fairly clean with some lingering bitterness. This is pretty tasty, with a good balance between the sweet and the pine, with the grapefruit and caramel melding nicely together (who knew? Next great combo? Probably not).

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Photo of tdm168
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienArk
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium to dark copper-ish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden yellow + burnt orange + and garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy very light beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of cream medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted, caramel, and bready malts with only a very light amount of caramel sweetness. Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of herbal, floral, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops with a light aroma of piney hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of toasted, caramel, and bready malts with a light presence of nutty malts and a slightly heavier than light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal, floral, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops with a light flavor of piney hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Wasn't sure what I was expecting when I bought this beer - a slightly deconstructed/re-constructed Märzen with a change in the ratio of the ingredients and using more modern hops to give it some IPA influences. Still not sure what I think about this as a style. Drinks fairly easily with decently well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Hazy deep copper pour with a fluffy whitish head. Body appears medium. Lacing is decent. Nice looking Octoberfest beer in my pint.
Smell is bready malts with a distant hint of some fresh citrus: lemon/ orange.
Well isn't this tasty. Juicy fresh up front, then bread and caramel, hop bitterness, hearty and flavorful with lemon zest and oranges/ grapefruit notes.
Feels thick and robustly carbonated/ creamy.
Its flavor stays with you; it finishes decisively. This is a nice beer I'd probably have again in Autumn, and I think I'd like it even more paired with a juicy charcoal-grilled Brat with spicy brown mustard on a roll.

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 339 ratings