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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

2,587 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,587
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 116
Gots: 297 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deschutes Inversion IPA has a medium, egg shell-colored head, thick lacing left behind, and a brilliant orange appearance, with a few bubble streams. The aroma is of rich citrus fruit and sweet white bread, and the flavor is of strongly bitter, floral hops, sweet citrus, slight citrus peel, white bread, and white bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium, and Deschutes Inversion IPA finishes mostly dry, fairly refreshing, quite drinkable, and most delicious. Overall, this is just a fabulous beer!

RJT

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle with a best by date of 24 July 2013.

Appearance: deep, orange-amber color with a massive, frothy, creamy, bone colored head. The head is very durable and leaves gobs of lacing.

Smell: light malt aroma with plenty of citrusy and floral hops.

Taste: the sweet malt base is apparent, but struggles to counter the hops, as the touch of sweetness up front turns moderately bitter by the finish. Grapefruit rind in the aftertaste. The hop flavors lean toward citrus and floral, but is a bit piney and herbal too.

Mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation; nicely smooth.

Overall: a robust West Coast IPA. with a relatively hefty malt component.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,587 ratings.