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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,624 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,624
Reviews: 779
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 118
Gots: 319 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a best by date of August 7th poured into pint glass.

A: Pretty dark for an IPA; dark amber with a one finger fluffy tan head. Retention is pretty good.

S: Smell is quite malty with some citrus-y hops. Smells like caramel, flowers, orange, and grapefruit.

T: This is a pretty malty IPA...tastes a little like what a hop-faded IPA would taste like (but the hops aren't faded considering this was probably brewed about a week ago.) Nonetheless, the main culprit for this taste is probably the overabundance of roasted caramel malts, which definitely make their presence known. Don't get me wrong, there is a nice floral, citrusy hop taste, but it's being pushed around by the big malt. Becomes more bitter and hoppy on the hind end with some raw leafy hops and a lingering bitterness.

M: Deschutes usually nails the mouthfeel, and this beer is no exception. Slightly light medium body, decent carbonation, and really good smoothness makes this beer go down extremely easy.

O: An above average, but not amazing, IPA. They should have calmed down on the roasted malts and gone with something a bit more pale. I'm sure they wanted to try something a little different, but a less overpowering malt base would let the great hops in this brew come forward a lot more. Still, quite a deal at $8 for a sixer. I would definitely buy this again.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,624 ratings.