Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by wordemupg:
4/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
355ml bottle poured into tulip 31/12/12 happy New Year
A clear reddish copper with a thumbs width of cream colored foam that sticks around for a while and leaves lots of unorganized lace
S perfume and floral hops with some orange creamsicle and citric hops, has a sweet nose but I can't quite pinpoint what type of sugars I'm smelling
T much like the smell but I can taste some soft caramel and a little bread, not nearly as strong as the smell but still quite nice, for a West Coast IPA I was expecting less balance
M a little gritty after the fact and light bodied for an IPA but increases the drink-ability, soft carbonation and a faint spruce and citric rind aftertaste
O I was expecting more of a hop bomb but this works well, the booze is well hidden and its quite easy to drink
good example of the style, perhaps an industry standard, balanced and drinkable without wrecking your palate. I'm so stoked to finally see Deschutes on the shelves in Alberta, its just getting ridiculous at this point here in the Foothills of Alberta I'm running out of beer money
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2013 05:23:44 | More by wordemupg
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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
88 out of 100 based on 1,935 ratings.