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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,417 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,417
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 101
Gots: 233 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Peller80, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

GeoffreyM, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DeschutesFan, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

hilgart1, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Onemic, Jul 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

cyrusturbak, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bergdj, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

thegraffix, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 07-21-12
12oz to standard pint – BB date of 10/03/12

A: Pours a deep amber color with shades of orange and brown depending on the lighting. Almost garnet looking with a touch of haze. Nice finger of tan cream caps my glass. Some wavy legs of stick on the way down.

S: Smell offers a bit of warm bread and spiced caramels. There are some subdued aromas of piney hops and orange slices.

T: Taste brings a modest amount of caramel and freshly baked breads with a concentrated long lasting bitterness. There is a nice mingle of sour orange and evergreens with some subtle earthy spice elements. Touch of alcohol warmth. All together well incorporated, demonstrating some fair balance.

M: Moderate body with a bit of chew on it. Lower-even carbonation. A bit drying in the finish with some resinous hop oils.

D: Nice balance of flavors. Not what I typically go for in an IPA but I can appreciate this for what it is. A well done NW take on the style with a pronounced use of Crystal and Caramel malts. I think Deschutes does a good job of maintaining the balance and bringing the hop intensity. Definitely a beer I can step out of my comfort zone with and cozy up to.

Nugganooch, Jul 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

hockenbeer, Jul 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

sevenshubby, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

eawolff99, Jul 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

CB2maltygoodness, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Miz77, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

NodakEric, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of JonathanW
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a deep strong Amber with only a little foam. Smell is nice and mellow(not strong); smells malty, hoppy and citrussy all at once- synergy at its finest. Tastes a bit malty and citrussy initially for a split second than the hops just take over and strongly introduce themselves at which point the malt and citrus rebalance out the hops making it a pretty feng shui ipa. A quality well balanced beer by Deschutes.

JonathanW, Jul 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dogfish7, Jul 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Arper, Jul 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Goatsy, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of IronLover
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep, dark copper orange in color with a dense haze and viscous appearance. Poured with an off-white foam that reduced to a soapy cap and left thick sheets of sticky lacings on the glass. Soft ripe citrusy aroma that is propped up by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied with rich creamy feel and carbonation from the beginning to the end but thins at the finish. Pungent citrus hop flavors up front with pine hops to follow. Hop bitterness creates a tangy bite in the middle before an intense pine hop bitter finish. The caramel malty sweetness is overwhelmed for most of ride but shows signs of life beneath.

IronLover, Jul 17, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this with me during my son's 2nd birthday party-enjoyed in a tulip chilled.

The color is deep amber, lightly hazed bordering on copper with 2 fingers of tan cap which coats the glass with lace. The smell is very hop dominant with plenty of pine aroma and slight floral tinges. The feel is good slight tinge of sweetness immediately coalesces into a hoppy oily and bitter focused feel with slight astringency and mild alcohol influence with very dry finish.

The flavor is very good, lots of piney hop flavors swirling with mild floral and citrus ringd flavor with a good dose of grapefruit and mild toasted malt with a smidge of caramel to round it out and keep the astringent element at a minimal place with lots of dank and juicy hop flavor, this is very fresh tasting with a nice dry quality as it finishes with both herbal and light alcohol tinges. Overall I was really impressed with this based on the amount of hop flavor, it is very bitter too, but not over the top, just agressive enough to keep you coming back for more.

Slatetank, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bubbalito, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

grubefresh, Jul 16, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a deep amber with nice head and lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of caramel malt with citrus and grassy hops. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, and blackberries - very bitter but still fairly well balanced by the toffee malt. If you took away half the IBU's I think you'd have a pretty decent amber. Medium mouthfeel with nice dry sticky finish that really asheses to the tongue. Overall a great Northwest IPA which pushes the limits of bitterness without becoming unbalanced.

coldriver, Jul 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 15, 2012
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.