Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by AustinBeerLvr:
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle with a clearly marked freshness date of May 24th, 2011.
I have always been a big fan of Deschutes, and we just started getting their IPA here in Austin about a month ago.
This brew pours a fairly dark amber shade with a good amount of
head and some chunky lacing. Stunning to look at in the glass.
The first whiff of this brew I actually picked up on some sweetness along with the potent pine and citrus notes. A good amount of caramel and strawberry like sweetness also makes it's way through. The nose carries over to the taste, but does not prepare you for the 80IBU blast of bittering hops.Hit of caramel up front, with some strawberry and raspberry ester flavors. Hops quickly take hold, ranging from the pine and citrus flavors in the nose. The bitterness whacks the heck out of the back of the tongue, permitting just a faint amount of malt sweetness to ride into the end. Bitterness is relentless in the aftertaste. Semi-creamy, fairly fully bodied mouthfeel.
This is an IPA for old-school, hop lovers. Sure, there is a bit of balance here, but the hops are very dominant both in terms of flavor and bitterness. Funny thing is, this beer smells a lot more balanced than what it tastes like. All of that being said, overall, I am a big fan of this IPA. It's true to the style, even though it's flirting with the double IPA category, but quite simply, it's a well crafted beer that I will come back to.
Serving type: bottle
03-25-2011 09:23:04 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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3.5/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Aroma: Grapefruit, lemon rind, and melon aromas up front. Light honey malt character. Clean fermentation characteristics.
Appearance: Nearly clear brick red pour with a sudsy and batter-like off white head. Head retention is good and sticky lacing clings to the glass.
Flavor: More grapefruit and lemon notes up front. A nice bitter foundation with caramel and bready malt notes surprisingly assertive. Balance is to the hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is bitter and lingering.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly oily, with moderately high carbonation. A slight carbonic bite and lingering hop astringency. All appropriate given the style.
Overall impression: A dark, maltier American IPA. This seems to be a real fusion of East and West Coast styles. I'm glad I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:30:41 | More by mattcrill
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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