Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by goodbeerallday:
3.88/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: appearance is a clear dirt brown with near no carbonation and one finger of a very light brown chocolate coloured foam, residing to a thin crust.
S: malt driven with a seemingly hoppy backing smell to finish. Citrus notes and some bready character as well.
T: really bitter and dry at the beginning. A lingering bitterness that surrounds the tongue and sides of mouth with a slight caramel flavour. As the smell suggested a malty presence and an apparent milky cream touch. Quite unusual but in saying that quite pleasant and enjoyable.
M: a sticky residual results throughout the mouth, As though lack of carbonation in this case has been replaced by other prominent features. My tongue feels dry and overwhelmed from the front on hop character but again the creamy milk side smoothes over replenishing any unpleasant sensation.
O: an extremely unusual beverage, whether it be something discouraging the true taste as in dirty lines or maybe something else.. A bad keg? But if all is well and this is the beer even though it now sounds like im being harsh, I definitely would have again to see if the same result is present. And I look forward to bottled inversion. A beer that is perplexing to the pallet. And now im half way through the pint I want another! Try this beer! Deschutes always amazing
Serving type: on-tap
09-02-2012 23:33:08 | More by goodbeerallday
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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
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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