Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,729 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,729
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 118
Gots: 390 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-22-2006

Alc. by Vol.: 6.8%
IBUs: 80

228 calories per 12 oz serving
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Ratings: 2,729 | Reviews: 808
Photo of Beeeeeerman
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice IPA I was lucky enough to find at Bevmo

Photo of Aroth
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not as bitter for an IPA. Pretty smooth. Overall very good

Photo of CycleHops
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is in the vallhalla of IPAs. It kind of blends in with the pavement.

Photo of Eden
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty damn good beer actually is say

Photo of jneiswender
4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice beer interesting that it seems to have the flavors cascade in reverse the interplay of malt and hop Certainly makes this beer different from anything else that I have tasted I would have this again

Photo of pianoguy
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. This is a bottle conditioned beer. With yeast residing primarily at the end of the pour. How you pour it will effect the taste. Leaving about a 1/4 inch in the bottle slightly changes the taste in a glass. I like it both ways (I'm talking about the beer here) But for this review I poured it all in the glass. It seems to produce a nicer head that way.

Pours a somewhat see through amber body with a tan 1 inch fluffy head. Decent lacing

Citrus followed by a slightly apple sauce malt aroma A bit of funky yeast due to the way I poured it...

Taste is a bit more malty and piney then the smell

A medium-low level of carbonation. (I personally like it like this, not too prickly)

Overall a decent IPA available at most supermarkets in the Seattle Tacoma area at a good price. I have had quite a few of these over the years...

This doesn't have anything to do with the beer but...Last year I was in the middle of a big remodel job at my house. Being the cheap bastard that I am, I was doing all the work myself. I was in over my head but kept on going. I would drink a couple of these beers at the end of every work day... Somehow I pulled the project off... On one of the last days I noticed that inside the bottle cap were the words.'"Bravely Done".
...This may sound crazy but it was like a little pat on the back... I kept that bottle cap !

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden red, with a slight cast, white head, huge lacing.

S - Pine, floral notes. Lemony hints.

T - Dough and biscuit malts, strong mint and resiny pine, lemon zest and oils, and a biting bitter close.

M - Decent carbonation, with a definite drying in the close.

O - A decent IPA that favors resin to fruit. Bottle is probably a bit long in the tooth, so I'd like to try it fresh.

Photo of THoff94
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes more like an amber ale than an IPA

Photo of sporklift87
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. One finger beige head, fades into medium collar somewhat quickly. Reddish-amber in color but can still see through. Citrusy and flowery hops on nose as well as hints of strawberry. Pine has small accompaniment. Pine much more prevalent on tongue, with a pleasant light bitterness. Tasting notes of clementine, dates, and cinnamon, but all faint. Good body with medium-lighter carbonation with a pleasant, lightly syrupy feel. I can't think of anything negative to criticize here. I love the feel and subtle fruit characteristics both in nose and tongue that I feel many IPAs miss or dont even aim for. I will this one of my top 10 go-to IPAs.

Photo of Cameron_como
2.9/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: straight up red, with a solid white head that disappeared within a minute or two.
Smell: big malt, big harsh grapefruit
Taste: again bit malt, almost too big, which is only countered by huge sharp bitterness. I've had bigger IBU beers much better that this one, it seems to try to push malt and bitterness both to the forefront without balancing much.
Feel: low/medium carbonation
Overall: had two of these the other night, and had trouble finishing the second one. Just so aggressive without giving anything tasty enough to balance it with

Photo of toronadotornado
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Local corner store - San Francisco, CA - 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Photo of OneBadBadger
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. All i get is grapefruit for the most part. But affordable beer.

Photo of ZorroPlateado
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grapefruit finish. Excellent for a hot day outside

Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

L: Pours a deep amber with thin off white head. Moderate retention and lacing.

S: Floral hops, citrus, grain, orange, caramel, mint, and pine.

T: Citrus, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, cracker, caramel, pine, and finishes with a resiny hop bitterness.

F: Medium body, lightly carbonated, creamy finish.

O: A solid IPA, but like many other beers in a world flooded by IPA's it fails to stand out amongst many superior beers. That however doesn't change the fact that it's a good and very drinkable brew.

Photo of hoagzzz
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There must be a huge market for super avg malty IPAs less than 7% Abv. 'Cause every beer in my wegmans mixed sixer fits that bill exactly. Does anyone really like this shit? Hate to be a prick, but...

Photo of BlaiseT
2.36/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 1

This beer is really bad. Why is it ranked so high?

Photo of NiceTaps
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- dark amber color, soupy looking with small bubble carb. A 1f white head leaves rings of lacing.

S- Hearty malt and grains with intense floral hop aromas.

T- Malts, dusty dry grains. The hops finish with floral and fruit flavors, a mix of citrus and apricot.

M- Thick, full body. Nice long hop finish yet not overly bitter.

O- Good overall.

Photo of mschipper
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively into pint glass. A: deep amber in color, hazy and unfiltered, wielding a two and a half finger head that slowly dissipates to one finger head with high moderate lacing. S: apricot, hops, citrus, and bready undertones. T: bitter hops and apricot followed by bread and ginger with hints of citrus, finally very bitter hops. F: moderately high carbonation, yet still smoother than some. The bitter aftertaste makes the feel a little uncomfortable though, like medicine almost. O: good brew, I expected more from Deschutes. (Since I love all their brews I might hold them to a higher standard). Still great for a warm day in need of a refreshing break.

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The second IPA I have had from Deschutes, and it definitely lives up to the expectations I had. It pours a cloudy, dark reddish amber color with a big frothy head. The smell has lots of pine, citrus, and some other fruityness i can really pinpoint, theres also quit a bit of malt aromas. The taste reflects this aswell, and has a fairly balanced taste, and it also has what I can only describe as spicy flavor to it. Overall a really tasty somewhat unique beer, I haven't had an IPA that has tasted anything like this one.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking 12 ounce bottle in an IPA glass a month past its best by date.
A: Pours brilliant copper amber under a robust 3” off-white foam collar that slowly drops to a thick lacy film.
S: A blend of flowers, mint, and freshly sawn lumberwith faint citrus notes.
T: Begins with cereal flavors, fruit and then finishes with a resiny citrys bitterness.
M: Creamy, above medium body, very soft carbonation.
O: A very drinkable IPA with a good balance between malt and hops.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, creamy off-white head.

S: Gentle aromas of biscuits, caramel, cream, orange, tangerine, pine, lemon, and lime are present on the nose.

T: Notes of herbs, pine, lemon, lime, bitter orange, tangerine, kumquat, grapefruit, cream, caramel, biscuit, and cracker fill the mouth. The finish is nicely balanced, leaving a pleasant mixture of biscuit, cracker, pine, orange, lemon, and lime flavors to assert themselves.

M: Medium-bodied and sticky. Carbonation is firm and prickly.

O: A fairly typical Northwestern IPA, but also a really strong representation of its style. This is the kind of IPA that is capable of reminding longtime fans of the style just how nice a clever balance of malt and hops can still be. Recommended to established fans of the style and IPA neophytes alike.

Photo of mattymoe812
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Great citrus scent. Smooth drinking Ipa. Not quite Fresh Squeezed but still a very solid IPA

Photo of alisadk
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First sip at Deschutes Brewery 2011 with Guillermo.

Photo of TheChristmas
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best deschuttes ipa, and that's saying a lot.

Photo of k3lso
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

it's an ok ipa, too much malt not enough bitter bite for me. mild cat pee aroma.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,729 ratings.