Hopzeit Autumn IPA | Deschutes Brewery

Hopzeit Autumn IPAHopzeit Autumn IPA
BA SCORE
69.2%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 273 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:
#13,255
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
273
Liked:
189
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
7.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Redneckwine
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very fresh 12oz bottle into NB Globe

Look - Murky, glowing, dark amber body. An offwhite cap of foam lingers for the long haul. An attractive brew.

Smell - Very balanced nose for an IPA - easy on the hops, the main takeaway here is one of light, sweet fruitiness and nuttiness: fruitcake, raisins, figs, nutty and caramel maltiness, fresh citrus rind, grapefruit. The signature Deschutes fresh yeasty/estery note that must come from their house yeast is here.

Taste - Fruity fig\raisin sweetness and a touch of caramel\nutty malts give way almost immediately to citric, piney, moderately bitter hopping which dries things out very quickly. Hopping seems a bit old school, kind of a pine/citrus jam that takes over almost completely but adds more bitterness than flavor. Moderate resin bitterness lingers well into the finish, reminding you why they call this an IPA.

Feel - Creamy and light-handed carbonation, gentle, medium-heavy feel on body but hopping helps to keep it from being cloying. Appropriate feel for the style.

Overall - I find myself wishing the taste was as intriguing as the nose, and I can't help but feel like the assertive hops end up stomping out subtleties in the taste much more than they compliment and add complexity. This beer isn't bad by any stretch, but definitely feels disjointed to me, especially for an IPA. It strikes me more as an American Strong Ale, a la Arrogant Bastard, just wayyy less Arrogant (and less tasty).

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sethcroisant
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkenagy
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I've learned to especially love Deschutes' special brews. This one is special. Love might be strong, but it is inspired by a style I usually don't love.

It pours darker and redder than an AIPA, but looking like a marzen. Unusual, to say the least. The aroma is sweet and clean.

The taste is a malty mess with hops, truly a hybrid of the styles. The mouthfeel is a little bit creamy, like a marzen.

I think this mashup works and it is a unique addition to the autumn ale fray.

Recommended, especially if you are like me and you quickly have enough of marzen.

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Photo of hawkssb04
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on November 3, 2016. Best by 12/02/16. Look is copper amber with a thick white head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste is fruit, herb and spice with caramel malts. Feel is smooth and creamy.

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Photo of mikerieder
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prisdefer
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateDyk47
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a single 12oz and drank from a snifter.

Look: dark but transparent copper hue with a finger of slowly fading white head, leaving an oily lacing
Smell: malt, faint scents of hops and citrus; overall the smell isn't very strong
Taste: sweet, creamy, buttery malt flavor that transforms into a bitter hoppy aftertaste
Feel: very smooth & drinkable; lighter carbonation with a heavier body

Overall: Definitely an above average IPA, as I've come to expect from Deschutes.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdub
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Slight hazy deep amber hue with very thick off-white creamy head that holds strong will to withstand with remarkable retention, it just slowly dissipates to an eternal layer of frothy crown and leaves plenty of refined yet sticky lacing patch and spot along the way down. Carbonation is actively high with generous effervescences pushing upwards.

Very aromatic in a nose leading by creamy malt, biscuity, bready, nutty, slight caramel, buttery, candy, and husk, hop comes into play but still under malt’s domination with notes of melon, peach, some spice, and slight herbal. Alcohol can be sensed once it started to warm.

Hop forwards in the taste with persistent bitterness along the way together with some fruitiness, lemony, herbal, and spice. Malt is at the backstage with some sweetness led by nuttiness and breadiness then biscuit, buttery, and slight caramel. The end and aftertaste is quite lasting with clean bitterness.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and lively carbonation generated a wave of silky effervescence and nice crisp through the palate, finish is dry and rather clean.

Very interesting IPA with a twist of German ingredients, hop is more prominent in the taste while malt in the aroma, good seasonal IPA without doubt.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid IPA. Lovely autumn style IPA. Great citrus flavor with a marzen type taste.

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Photo of BLZR
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 69.2% out of 100 with 273 ratings
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