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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,500 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,500
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 107
Gots: 257 | 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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Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

enelson, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JF1917, May 28, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A very dark color for an IPA. Comes off almost amber. About a finger and a half of head on the pour, was present throughout drinking. Some lacing on the glass as this one was drank.

Smell: The front is buttery popcorn and some heavy malt. Saturated and heavy hops. You can feel the syrupy texture of this brew through the aroma. No bright hops, definitely on the malty side of the IPA world.

Taste: The front is smooth malt. The body rolls into a saturated hop flavor that has a sweetness over a hop bitterness. Very little bright hop presence, there are some darker fruits on the back end. Sweet sugar really pops.

Mouthfeel: Clean, very little hop bitterness. Syrupy texture is rich.

Overall: I've always been a very bright hoppy fan, so this one really is not my style but is still a good brew. It certainly identifies itself as a malty heavy IPA, does not fall into the confusing middle ground.

KFBR392, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BRLockwood, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tzieser, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

pinnser, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

maDUECEgunner, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

StoutItOutLoud, May 25, 2013
Photo of DenverLogan
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into St Bernardus chalice.
Copper with lots of bubbles on the side, significant head, and lace.
Aroma of sweet malts and wet cardboard. Bottle states best by 5/28/2013...a few days from now.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of roasty malts, earthy notes, light grassy hops. Overall I'm wondering if we have some oxidation

DenverLogan, May 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

irs, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

steevbr, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Stevie_Janowski, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

DRTBrewster, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

visionaries, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

himynameisping, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dalepryor, May 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

goldie2828, May 23, 2013
Photo of WissBrauSean
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a beautifully clear amber coppery colour with a full 3 finger khaki head that remains as a full ring around the glass and covers the beer. The lacing pattern left on the glass is sticky and looks like polka dots.

The aroma is not as hoppy as you would think that a beer with 80 IBUs (International Bittering Units, 80 is pretty high) would have. It's definitely floral smelling from the hops, but I am taken aback by the upfront caramel malt sweetness that I smell along with honey and citrus fruits! The honey aroma is AWESOME!

The way that this tastes is more akin to a double IPA I would think because there is a really full amount of caramel malt to balance the floral hops. It's really balanced well! The caramel malts are pretty much up front and as the beer moves towards the middle of the tongue honey does come out all the while some floral hop notes are in on this ride. When the trip finishes, hop bitterness appears and the beer ends dry and in need of tipping into your mouth once again.

The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, sweet, moderately full (as compared to something watery like Boar's Lite) with medium carbonation.

Overall I find this beer exceedingly attractive and would recommend it to anyone who likes hops. I personally have not liked hops in my craft beer adventure until this past 6 months or so. I am not a hop head and do not like extreme beers that are over the top hoppy. In saying that, I think if you only mildly like hops you may even like this beer! I am going to give this a solid 4 or better out of 5!

WissBrauSean, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jharris0624, May 22, 2013
Photo of Kastler
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured in a chilled glass.

A - Dark amber color with a reddish tint. Very beautiful color. Minimal, about half a cm, head.

S - Strong bitter yet sweet, hoppy smell

T - At first, very strong hoppy taste. But after a sip or two, it becomes an excellent mix of hops and pine. Aftertaste is quite nice and sweet.

M - Good mouthfeel, medium to low carbonation. A low consistency.

O - Loved this beer. Any fans of IPA should try this at one point. Deschutes never fails to deliver.

Kastler, May 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Grfilwett, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

thinwhiteduke, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

MarshMan71, May 20, 2013
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,500 ratings.