Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by dcloeren:
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clean and crisp caramel color with a finger of creamy off white head.
The aroma is caramel malt forward with some subtle spices. Pine and grapefruit in the background. Not a bad aroma by any means, but when I have an IPA I would like to have the hops being the more prominent feature in the aroma...
A little more hop presence in the taste. Pine sap and grapefruit with a solid backbone of caramel malt. Almost has a gingerbread type spice to it...
Full bodied and a little heavy. I would have a hard time drinking multiple bottles of this... The carbonation is spot on though, it is just the right amount for the body of this beer. Slightly drying hop aftertaste.
Overall, this is a solid IPA that I think I would enjoy a little more in the cooler months. It's not a very refreshing beer due to the body but it is still a quality brew. This could be a fantastic brew for football season and I plan on revisiting it to find out.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2012 18:02:09 | More by dcloeren
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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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