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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,334 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 99
Gots: 197 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.9%

3Hops, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

averydylan, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Mosman445, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

kingsleymj, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this in a mixer sixer. I put this on Late Night BA for 7/5/12, I think that Deschutes for me is gaining that level of "have I ever had a bad beer from there? I don't think so..." Their products are generally money, so I am anxious to try this.

Appearance - Pours a deep copper, almost brown color with a nice, two finger creamy white head that hangs around for a while. The most remarkable thing is the incredible lacing this beer leaves on the glass, it sticks like glue.

Smell - Like an IPA, for sure! Big citrus notes followed with grass and grapefruit essence. There is a hint of biscuit malts in there as well, you can faintly smell the balance in this beer.

Taste - Although you may only be able to faintly smell the balance, it is easy to taste. The citrus, bitter, grapefruit hops pop you first and often, but there is a definite malt balance to the drink as well. A hint of sweetness as well makes this an outstanding IPA offering.

Mouthfeel - Adequate carbonation, finishes clean and bitter, just the way an IPA should. Crisp

Overall - As previously stated, the slap form the hops is amazing, with a nice malty backbone. Crisp finish, nice presentation, what isn't to like? Deschutes strikes again with an outstanding offering.

TheCondor, Jul 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

40ontarget, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Ohiovania, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

shcufj, Jul 04, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: clear copper colored body, pretty typical for the style. an aggressive pour leads to a big foamy head overflowing the rim of the glass. head quickly settles to a thin ring with some patchy lacing left behind.

s: big citrus aromas, it filled the room the way that my wifes juicer does when she makes fresh juice. some caramel a little sugar and bread were also noticiable.

t: marvelous! this has got to be one of the best al around breweries in the country. bold mouth watering citrus flavors. sweetness from the caramel malts.

m: nice and creamy with the right amount of carbonation. mouth puckering dry finish from the hops.

o: really nice ipa! seek it out now.

match1112, Jul 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

bertcat9000, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

johnnyboy76, Jul 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

RicoFalcon, Jul 01, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters snifter.

A: Clear amber color. Aggressive pour leads to a thin 1 finger head that disappears quickly leaving not much of a ring but a few whispy swirls and some bubbles. Lacing is pretty consistent.

S: Subdued bot definitely full of hops. Citrusy hops hit home first followed by the wonderful grassy notes of said hops. Malt not really present in the nose.

T: Man, this is a really nicely balanced IPA with full hop flavors and a nice malt backbone that stands tall but stands back and lets the sweet citrus hops take over first again followed closely by the resiny goodness.

M: Very nice feel. Perfectly carbonated, crisp finish with plentiful bitterness.

O: A wonderful solid IPA. Easy drinker, solid stuff.

suspect, Jul 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

KalenJones, Jun 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

CAcker, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Evan, Jun 28, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear amber orange, some carbonation, two finger head with great lacing.

S-Citrus, floral and earthy hops, great balance.

T-Grass, pine, some floral notes, end with good bitterness. Some caramel malt balances the beer out.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-A great beer, wonderful use of hops with solid balance.

rlee1390, Jun 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Hardcore, Jun 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jackrodgers77, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

pandatron, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

MattBreight, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Weischej, Jun 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Thehopluver, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

elkinbrown, Jun 22, 2012
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,334 ratings.