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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,208 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 744
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 93
Gots: 150 | FT: 1
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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Frankieteardrop


1/5  rDev -74.3%

04-16-2012 06:21:08 | More by Frankieteardrop
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chinmoosic

British Columbia (Canada)

1/5  rDev -74.3%

02-02-2012 20:13:45 | More by chinmoosic
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.3%

08-23-2013 01:36:00 | More by victory4me
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nige4958

California

1.65/5  rDev -57.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 20:13:47 | More by nige4958
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Rihup

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -55%

06-04-2013 02:05:31 | More by Rihup
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BRIANHODGE

California

2/5  rDev -48.6%

08-30-2013 17:39:02 | More by BRIANHODGE
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -48.6%

03-19-2014 19:01:17 | More by BGsWo22
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tenkabuto

California

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

06-24-2014 01:02:18 | More by tenkabuto
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Rozyravens

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

04-02-2013 20:42:08 | More by Rozyravens
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thomasrayw

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%
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.

Bad for: drinking
Good for: boiling brats

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 02:12:26 | More by thomasrayw
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 04:42:58 | More by EgadBananas
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jjanega08

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev -37%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 04:35:42 | More by jjanega08
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TheloniousKrunk

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

01-05-2014 02:23:54 | More by TheloniousKrunk
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

06-26-2013 05:03:12 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Bonsai

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

01-29-2014 22:25:47 | More by Bonsai
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

06-01-2012 02:20:29 | More by TheBigBoy
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dorf

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

05-17-2012 22:44:01 | More by dorf
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

01-17-2012 02:41:22 | More by gafferjohn
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KalenJones

Utah

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

06-30-2012 12:59:02 | More by KalenJones
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

08-16-2013 01:14:17 | More by Tayloraphilips
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eulerthegrape

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

04-19-2013 20:41:03 | More by eulerthegrape
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sleazo

New York

2.65/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A_Pours a dark amber with a splotchy light head.

S_Slightly toasted bread and caramel are the dominant smells with a vague hop like background odour. Fairly mild but inoffensive.

T_A light sweet caramel malt hits up front. The middle is kind of empty while the finish is generic hop bitterness.

M_Thin bodied with a light carbonation

D_A somewhat empty IPA in flavour and body. There really isn't much to it. This ends up being a vehicle for a bitter aftertaste without good hop flavour.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 05:42:55 | More by sleazo
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RJLarse

Washington

2.7/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Second time I've reviewed this one. First review was a bottle. This one is cask conditioned, served in a pint glass at the Elk Public House in Spokane.

Pours a red mahogany brown color. Nice foamy white head is fairly resilient.

Smell is sweet and sharp. Bourbon-like.

Taste is very bitter and hoppy with a lot of alcohol taste and heat.

Mouthfeel is sharp and a bit cloying.

Not the most drinkable IPA in this form. One of few beers I have found that is better in a bottle than in cask. I'll buy it in a sixer and pass on the cask.

Serving type: cask

06-18-2007 05:57:59 | More by RJLarse
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abastias

Tennessee

2.7/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: An attractive deep reddish copper color. Moderately clear with a medium to long lasting 1.5" fluffy, cream colored head with nice , moderate lacing.

S: Slight sticky pine smell with a faint citrus. Moderately noticeable alcohol.

T: A slight sweetness with a light piny bitter finish.

M: Sticky smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation.

D: Though this is a good looking beer with a smooth feel ,I kept finding myself turn to words like slight, moderate and light to modify descriptions. The "Inversion" seems to have left left this sweeter than average, lightly bitter IPA with a moderate to average flavor profile. While very drinkable I don't think I'll be seeking this one out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 23:45:40 | More by abastias
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was really looking forward to this beer, the appearance was clean and highly carbonated; promising a great throat burn. A full glass of IPA always excites me as I anticipate a strong snout of herbal hops OR/AND the aftertaste of hops slapping your face like the Three Stooges. I got neither. I consummed the three bottles I had of it while mulling over the paradox of: an IPA without noticeable hops. By the third bottle I was obviously more forgiving - but in the end I would place this in the category of a nice "Belgian Ale".

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 04:05:01 | More by GoldHorde
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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,208 ratings.