Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA Review

Brewery: Deschutes
Style: IPA
ABV: 7.0%
5 Stars

This week I decided to try another beer from Deschute’s.  Going with a seasonal theme, I picked up some Hopzeit Autumn IPA.  It’s not quite a marzen style Oktoberfest, and it’s not quite an IPA either.

The beer pours with a thin white head with minimal lacing.  The nose hits you with caramel malt, bread, and a hint of herbal hop aroma.  The coloring of the beer is a translucent amber and caramel.  The flavor is very malt forward, and does not have much of a hop flavor to it.

Hopzeit Autumn IPA is rather undeserving of the title of an IPA.  The hop character is so muted, you may as well call this an Oktoberfest.  It’s not a terrible beer, it’s just a terrible IPA.

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A craft beer fan since 19, used to look for your non-regular beers on frequent trips to downtown Windsor with friends, at 21 Ken basically took over an entire refrigerator with monthly visits to Merchants. With 5 years of podcasting prior, Ken decided to create the brand and show Better on Draft in the spring of 2015, and began creating his dream of a beer-centric website that wasn't too full of itself. He now runs the board and does a lot of the back office stuff while the show goes on, keeping everyone in line, and the beer flowing!