Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by kemoarps:
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep hazy amber; essentially what I imagine when I picture an IPA. Has a small but creamy head that lingers leaving lacing as I drink.
The nose has a quality that eludes me initially. It's certainly got an oily hoppiness to it with a caramel/fruity maltiness resting below the surface. That quality I can't quite name almost wants to be called rubbery, but that makes it sound unpleasant, and doesn't really do it justice. Maybe a touch of biscuit in there as well.
While there is certainly a strong hop presence here, it is not overwhelming, and well balanced. The hops are more piney than on the nose, with a bitter finish. The sweet caramel/biscuit is still present, though whatever I was previously calling rubber is now absent. I really don't know what that was.
Appropriate level of carbonation and certainly drinkable. I'm not a huge hophead or the biggest IPA fan in general (I've gotten myself to be able to appreciate the style more of late, but it's still not my first choice most of the time), but I feel that this is a very well crafted west coast IPA. I feel like Deschuttes is one of those breweries that meets that rare cross-section of widely available and extremely reliable, and Inversion is no diversion from that path. Definitely pick it up and give it a shot if you're curious. Or even if you aren't really. Just give it a shot, it'll probably win you over.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2012 05:09:07 | More by kemoarps
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I really enjoyed this IPA. Descheutes Never let's me down with their beer. It has a nice honey golden color. Smell is of a hoppy nature but not overbearingly hoppy. I like my beers super hoppy which would make this one perfect for a none Double IPA sipper. Taste is nice when it hits the palate. Little floral note with a nice amount of bitterness. Smooth going down without the syrupy feel you get from some IPA's. Throughly enjoyed this beer and will definitely drink again!
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 17:56:00 | More by Andyyyyyy
3.45/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the Local Taphouse.
Pours a red colour, head is white. Mild lace but decent on the edge. Nice.
Smells hoppy and pleasant. Touch of rubber, but nice citrus and resin. Mild, crisp. Touch of pine needle and dish detergent. Nice.
Taste is stodgier than expected, quite yeasty on the mid and back with quite a full body. Bit of pine and mild sherbet but yeah, yeasty and chalky. Not quite as much hop cleanliness as I may have expected on the back.
Slight tingle on the back. OK feel.
Not quite as bitter as it could have been, feels a little heavy as well.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 05:50:57 | More by laituegonflable
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,211 ratings.