Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +8%
Darker than most IPAs, resounding with an amber orange and light tan head.
Citrus zest most apparent on the nose, followed by pine.
Aggressive, raw, unrefined compared to many craft beers. Spicy and peppery hops, citrus zest, underscored by a sweet, toffee-like malt. Really growing on me.
Unique creaminess in the mouth - like a really great Friday night whipped cream.
Having had the first four over the past week, these have really come to reveal themselves as a great beer. Unique from many crafts though.
06-09-2012 03:53:16 | More by mdcrouser
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
Got this from France44.com instead of them shipping me a sixer of Two Hearted. They have since more than fixed the situation.
It poured a darker, amber color and I guess without me reading into the label, I expected a typical golden tan IPA color.
First sip? 'wow' I was really taken back, this had a nice hoppy bite with a clean finish and a real nice caramel malt after taste to it.
Next few sips(whole glass...) we're just spent savoring the well balanced mix of the citrus notes and malty/caramel notes.
Very well made IPA, really surprised I've never heard anyone talk about it. I'd give it an 8.5/10
06-07-2012 19:25:59 | More by mwrecording
3.48/5 rDev -10.5%
Poured into a shaped pint glass.
A: Amber with 3-4 fingers of head. Excellent head retention shows no sign of going anywhere any time soon. Thick webbed lacing and low carbonation.
N: Grapefruit, tangerine, papaya and sugary caramel.
T: Upfront is grapefruit pith, tangerine and pine. This is swiftly followed by papaya, sugary caramel, bready malts and a drop of pineapple juice. Finishes with lemon zest, florals and resinous pine needles.
M: Medium bodied, creamy, smooth and sticky.
O: Very balanced American IPA highlighting grapefruit and papaya along with pine on the back end. Very sticky for the style yet very drinkable.
06-02-2012 22:15:05 | More by justintcoons
4.35/5 rDev +11.8%
A: Cloudy amber brown with half a finger head, good amount of lacing.
S: Mango, peach, it smells awesome. I can also smell the sweetness and a little bit of the malt
T: It follows the smell. Very well balanced IPA, mango, peach, a bit of piney bitterness near the end. Perfectly sweet, malty (not much hoppy).
M: Good amount of carbonation, medium body, slightly dry.
O: Surprisingly awesome IPA. I passed on this several times because it's always available near me. I will be consuming this more frequently going forward.
06-01-2012 00:40:13 | More by sukwonee
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
A: Pours a hazy copper. One and a half finger cappuccino colored head that is amazingly dense and rocky. Retention is good. Lacing is good.
S: Rich malty, dough like and fruity overtones. Toffee, mango, pineapple, apricot, splash of citrus.
T: Rush of sweet malts is hit mid palate with a smack of pine like, resinous bitterness. Not nearly as juicy as the the nose led me to believe it would be. Alcohol heat is definitely present in this one, but not necessarily a bad thing. Keeps things "rustic". Drying finish of pine sap. Bready, slightly sweet aftertaste with bits of tropical fruit.
M: Beautifully bodied with a subtle carbonation that molds to your tongue. Full bodied without being cloying. Almost approaches some DIPA's in body.
O: A damn good IPA. Still haven't found anybody that does it better than California, though.
05-30-2012 07:14:01 | More by McStagger
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Deep shiny copper body, good clarity, topped by four fingers of oatmeal-white bubbly froth. Dense lacing.
Classic aromas of grapefruit, orange, and pine. Appealing, inviting.
Caramel coats the center of the tongue, but immediately juicy fruits are barging in from all sides. Crisp bitter bite at the swallow, which lingers and tingles long.
Solid medium mouthfeel delivers as expected.
A classic style Pacific Northwest IPA.
05-29-2012 03:47:59 | More by RonfromJersey
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint. Best by 8/1/12.
A - Pours copper with a thin layer of carbonation sitting on top. Nice lacing.
S - Very malty aroma with some citrus hops. Sweet and doughy smelling for an IPA.
T - Some of the malts from the nose, but packs a pretty decent citrus hop bitterness on the back end. Nice balance.
M - Good carbonation creates a crisp feel. Very refreshing.
O - When I first had this beer on tap, I thought it was amazing. This time it didn't quite live up, which could be a difference in freshness. Still a great IPA that I would love to have in my area.
05-26-2012 00:57:32 | More by NoLeafClover44
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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