Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
3.03/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Received from the tap at Peaks Pub in Port Angeles Wa. Review from notes on a coaster from about 1/2 hour ago.
Clear, slightly mahogany dark amber; Slow, dispersed rising bubbles and a slightly yellowish head formed at one inch. It soon falls with my sipping and leaves behind individual rings of lacing that mark my draughts at the glass.
The scent is hops, grapefruity with a very large grassiness - the scent is indeed hop dominated, as any good IPA should be, and it's extremely bitter. There are very slight malt tendencies, if you really feel like looking for them, but hops are the mainstay.
The taste fills the mouth in a one-two punch - first one flavor, then the next. The immediate sensation on the tongue is sweet, slightly syrupy, damn near toothache-inducing malts - which are suddenly passed over by big oily hops which are very, very bitter. They are slight grass, slight citrus, lots of pineapple - but overall, bitter.
Medium body, somewhat oily and simultaneously somewhat carbonated, a little fluffiness on the tongue - smooth, slightly tart, and a dry, bitter finish.
Final thoughts - I love hops as much as anyone, but I found that the fruity bodies of the hops in this beer transitioned to mouth-puckering bitterness a bit too quickly. YMMV.
Serving type: on-tap
03-28-2006 04:40:51 | More by Tupperwolf
More User Reviews:
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
4.06/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I was excited when Deschutes started distribution in KY and haven't been let down.
12 ounce bottle lightly chilled and poured into a standard pint glass.
A - Pours a ever so slightly hazy copper color with a strong lasting head.
S - A bouquet of citrus hops with a hint of malt.
T - A good sweet malty start with a long lasting citrus (particularly grapefruit) finish.
M - Rich feel but very clean.
O - An excellent American IPA that is definitely worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 10:19:50 | More by Retroman40
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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