Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,551 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,551
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 110
Gots: 278 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.8%
IBUs: 80

228 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-22-2006)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

What can I say? There is many things I cannot stand about this beer. Firstly, the malt profile is astringent and very bitter. I just doesn't work for me. From a brewery that's usually top notch, this is a lackluster effort that tastes out of sink, and is not terribly drinkable.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Inversion has a sharp hops taste which attacks your tastebuds with a vengeance. Your eyes squeeze shut as you wince and cock your head to one side, thinking the action will help make the flavor pass. Your palate will beg for cleansing, as the flavor will stay with you for many hours. This is a beer which takes a lot of effort to finish.

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Good for: boiling brats

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2.45/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Deep amber color, yellowish head of a solid finger. Lace is nice.

Aroma is....well, it's not bad, but it's 110% off. There's big buttery aromas, malt sweetness, nuttiness. I'm getting a "not so fresh" feeling.

The taste is bitter. Nicely actually. But, it's not hoppy. There's faint citrus notes, but it mostly hits on some maltier notes.

The feel is good' crisp, slick, oily, and medium in bodied.

Drink isn't great. I'd love to try this and be ensured it's fresh. It's still drinkable and it's not bad...but it's completely off for the style and I have to rate it as such.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A= The pour reveils a lovely deep amber color with a huge head on it. The head rises to about three fingers and holds some pretty steady retention on it. It's an off white color.

S= The smell is really light. Much lighter than your average IPA. You do get some hop character to it but not much. Much less hop character than I would expect. There is an underlying clean sort of sweetness to the smell.

T= The taste is also much different than the average IPA. It has a much more prominent hop taste than the smell but the hops taste very medicinal to me for some reason. A lot like some sort of cough syrup that is extremely bitter. There is still the underlying sweetness to it as well but the medicinal taste dominates.

M= A little high on the carbonation and a little too spritzy on the tongue for my taste.

D= Not a bad beer but I would say this is my first dissapointment from deschutes. Not the best IPA for my money

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,551 ratings.