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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,209 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,209
Reviews: 744
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 93
Gots: 150 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.8%
IBUs: 80

228 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-22-2006)
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StoneTSR

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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
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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,209 ratings.