Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ah, the beauty of living in Colorado, I once attempted to trade for this beer, last week I just drove 7 minutes to the liquor store and picked it up.
APPEARANCE: Slightly opaque and a medium copper color. The head was a nice solid inch thick with almost completely homogenous bubbles of a medium size. As the head slowly dissipated some of the bubbles combined to form larger ones and a few bigger bubbles dotted the top of the foam. The strong head also leads to some very nice lacing. In fact, this is some of the finest lacing I've ever seen. It is very thick and bubbly and covers about 60% of the backside of the glass all the way down to the bottom. It is gorgeous.
SMELL: A little pine and a touch of citrus, but the nose is not as strong as I would have expected.
TASTE: Oh, that's tasty. The flavor builds throughout the sip, but there is a strong grapefruit flavor with a bit of lemon sneaking in. A very mild malt backbone helps to balance this one out along with a touch of pine and sweet, tropical fruit. The aftertaste leaves a nice, lingering bitterness. This is a good beer.
MOUTHFEEL: Decent carbonation with a very dry finish. With each sip the Inversion IPA cleanses the palate of everything except the pleasant bitterness mentioned above.
OVERALL: I am impressed. Of course, I loved The Abyss, but the only other beer I've had from Deschutes prior to this was Mirror Pond and I was not terribly impressed. So I did not know what to expect from this one. It turns out, I'm very happy I tried it and I look forward to my next one.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2011 08:35:27 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Got a sixpack of this from the liquor store. Deschutes has been mentioned several times in podcasts that I listen to, so I grabbed this when I saw it.
Appearance is a clear amber, much darker than I usually see in an IPA. Has a nice, fine, lingering head.
Nice hoppy scent with hints of citrus.
I really like the balance of hops and malts in this beer. There's plenty of bitter and citrus hops here, but it's also balanced with the caramel sweetness of the malt.
Overall, this might be my new favorite IPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 01:48:54 | More by KDHicks1958
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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