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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,645 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,645
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 118
Gots: 334 | FT: 4
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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12oz bottle, best before 11/22/12. Pours a burnt orange/copper color with a thick slightly off-white head that really sticks to the sides of the glass. Looks nicely carbonated. Great lacing patterns as this IPA goes down.

Smell consists of resinous hops and some biscuity malt. Hints of pine and or citrus and some grassy notes. Almost a hint of caramel.

Taste features a good balance between the malts and hops. Not as much citrus in the taste. Some orange peel and hints of tropical fruit. A relatively even keeled IPA. Lacks a zinging hop bite, but extremely well balanced with a good malt backbone. Some nice sweetness with the hints of caramel. Finishes somewhat dry with some residual bitterness. No hint whatsoever of the 6.8% abv in the taste. Goes down effortlessly.

Mouthfeel is one of the better in the IPA department. Very smooth and substantial. Good hop oil action produces some slickness.

Overall, a well crafted, quality IPA.

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Pours darker than expected - hazy deep copper with a fluffy beige head that holds great retention and leaves all kinds of lacing on the glass. Aromas are malty, bready, caramel, faint tropical hop notes - might have been bolder hops on the nose if this was fresher? Tastes include lots of bready malt, brown bread crust, caramel, piny and spicy hop, pungent grapefruit rind, lingering bitterness with resiny pine oils sticking to the palate with some burnt caramel on the finish. Bitterness builds with each sip taken. Mouth-feel is creamy, smooth, medium body, with nice carbonation. This is definitely a quality IPA, but i think this is getting close to being past its prime. I want to try a fresh one sometime.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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