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: 355 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of nrml
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really beautiful beer! Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy orangish yellow with a great head and nice lacing. Slightly sweet fruity smell and taste. Nice earthiness, a bit of caramel. Nice beer.

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Photo of themayorkoch
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TurboBrew
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of BEER88
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure i would call this an ipa but it was descent for a german style beer.

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Photo of Tjb14
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of hman43
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours amber with a very light brown head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: There are aromas of hops and nuts. There is a slight bit of caramel in the nose. The hops are floral and spicy.

Taste: It has a nutty and floral like flavor with low citrus. There is also some bread and a slight bit of caramel as well.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a moderately bitter finish.

Overall, it has a nice combinations of flavors that work well together with the main focus being on the nuttiness in the flavor.

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Photo of White_Whiskey
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brief impression from a bottle:

The bready German leanings don't do this ostensible IPA any favours, but Deschutes nevertheless delivers a drinkable decent expression of the intended style.

Aroma is floral and bready, suggesting an even pairing of bready German malts and hops...but the IPA style is traditionally emphatic of hops over malts. Seems too sweet as a result, riddled with copper malt sweetness and a victim of low German yeast attenuation.

Tastes a bit soapy in addition to its floral and vaguely fruity hop notes. Pale malts and copper malts lend this ample sweetness.

Texture is medium-bodied, lightly coating, smooth, and wet. Has too much bready heft on the palate. Too filling to be refreshing, and less drinkable as a result. Slightly overcarbonated.

Drinkable but disappointing coming from one of the U.S.A.'s most reliable widely distributed breweries. The premise isn't great (a festbier crossed with an IPA?) and the execution isn't any better. I'm all for experimenting with German hops, but IPA might not be the style to play in if that's what you're going to do. I adore Deschutes, but this one is a head-scratcher.


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Photo of adam36
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Wonderful looking beer, pours a dark amber with an off white head that recedes slowly and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a mix of malty caramel and hops. The flavor doesn't work for me, it's an odd taste of an Americanized Oktoberfest beer that is over hopped, too bitter. The carbonation is fine, but overall I'm not happy with it.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
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 -9.5%
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 -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.18/5  rDev +10%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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 -10.5%
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 +5.8%
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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Hopzeit Autumn IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 355 ratings