Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle dated best before 11/27/12. Served in pint glass. Beer pours deep orange amber with a medium orange-white head.
Aroma is mild and hints of a fresh hop presence and a substantial malt body. Flavor is seriously big on hops. Citrus zest and dry. Very west coast / PNW kind of IPA. That said, this beer isn't particularly "pale" or otherwise grapefruity like a traditional American IPA. I'd go so far as to say this is more of a imperial red ale or American strong ale. While the flavors in this big beer are very enjoyable, and there's no detectable alcohol burn, IMO the total ABV hurts drinkability of this otherwise very refreshing brew. Which is sad because it's so tasty I'd really like it to become my go-to PNW high-IBU ale. I guess what I'm saying is this is a great beer and it's a shame it's not my new session IPA. Or maybe I'm just in the mood for something a little lighter today.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2012 03:16:18 | More by hreb
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