Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.23/5 rDev +8.7%
12 ounces poured into a pint glass.
Looked a nice shade of dark copper.
Smelled...really really light. You get just the faintest of hops and a bit of malt. Not imposing but I do like having it a little stronger.
Taste...Inversion is quite apt a description for it. I wasn't expecting it to be this strong, but those 80 IBU's I'll believe. Its ALL up front, a strong piney hop bite that pulls back into nice toasty malty sweetness...but what gets me is the fact that all the bitterness gets pulled out the moment the malts come to play.
Mouthfeel - A little thick/creamy, making the hops and bitter bite come back as an aftertaste. It doesn't really bother me as much as some other beers, so that counts for something in my book.
Overall - Its intriguing how good this beer is, yet I can't get past their Red Chair NWPA. They're both kind of really up there in quality, but if I were to pick between the two, I'd gravitate toward Red Chair as a general all-around drink.
BUT! this is a really good brew for a hop head or those in the mood for a really hoppy but not so bitter beer.
Add to the fact that this could've been easily screwed up and they made everything work so well...this is definitely worth a try, and I'd probably pick it up again despite my liking of Red Chair. Maybe alternate between the two, but I think Inversion could be good as a fall/winter beer to Red Chair's more spring/summery brightness. Its got a nice warm malt characteristic amid the hops.
04-10-2012 02:06:46 | More by DM1293
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
Very different than most IPA's, it smells and tastes very sweet and fruity rather than piney and bitter like most west coast IPA's, but still very good.
It is still within it's style though. I'd probably buy their Obsidian Stout instead however.
04-01-2012 05:22:28 | More by raynmoon
3.8/5 rDev -2.3%
Orange/brown beer under excellent creamy pale white head. Very good lacing throughout the drinking experience.
Great smell - citrus hops and pine hops. Not as strong smell as some IPAs but what is there is good.
Taste is surprisingly buttery, creamy, less hoppy than you'd think. Hops are piney but are balanced evenly by caramel malts.
An easy drinking sessionable IPA. Another good Deschutes creation.
04-01-2012 02:19:09 | More by jar2574
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
Appearance - Okay. Nothing fantastic. Red copper.
Smell - Herbally toned caramel malts. Some red fruits. Maybe rooibos?
Taste & Mouth -Sorta toasty for an IPA, but nice. Red fruits. Vanilla. Subtle passionfruits. Red D'anjou pears, subtle gala apples, red grapes. Moderate grassy hops.
Overall - I like it. Go for the NWPA if you get the chance though. Better ale in my opinion. Wish they brewed it year-round.
03-29-2012 04:40:26 | More by jrenn
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,285 ratings.