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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,591 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,591
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 116
Gots: 299 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of megahurts4
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deschutes Inversion IPA

Appearance: dark honey, medium head, and very good lacing. 4

Smell: malty wet hops.

Taste: well rounded hops followed by a nice warm malt.

Mouthfeel: medium and bitter.

This is a good IPA. It starts off with a blast of whole hops and finishes with a malty bitterness. It isn't too heavy either.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Robeerto89
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mrpickles
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of gabedivision
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass.

A- Deep reddish orange, fair amount of hop haze, 1 finger white head, DIPA-ish in appearance, sexy.

S- Grapefruit, and citrus all the way, with a fair amount of brown sugar malt (Not the freshest bottle btw but still the hops are holding very well).

T- Sweet citrus hops, sweet malt. Grapefruit and perhaps some honey?.

M- Medium in bottom, sweet low carbonation,

O- Solid IPA, lots of flavor, very enjoyable.

Photo of Greggy
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer 2/3 of my Portland Tour
Best by 3/15/12

A- Pours a nice light tan head 1.5 fingers in height over a crystal clear amber body. Sparse lacing is present.

S- Grapefruit, herbaceous, malty, dark candies.

T- Starts out nice and big with big caramel/biscuit and has a very dry/grassy and herbal note. The finish is almost fruity.

M- Big thick body, appropriate of a beer at 6.8%. Low-med carbonation.

D- A decently drinkable IPA. A big body, to be sure makes it not super easy to drink many of but overall, ok.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Deschutes, Portland, OR

Poured a hazy amber color with a nice cap of white head that left some nice lacing on the glass. Citrus and pine hops on the nose, sweet malty base. Good mixture of intense citrusy / piney hops and sweet bready malts in the taste, big notes of fresh fruit in the finish with a lasting bitterness. Medium-bodied and pretty smooth for an IPA; very nice overall.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from AJ's Fine Foods on North Central in Phoenix. 12oz bottle into a chalice, best by March 29, 2012.

Poured an orange/amber with a few fingers of offwhite head. Great density and a wall of lacing, complete clarity in the body. Nose is quite floral, with a good mix of citrus and tropical notes. Chewy and crunchy for lack of a better adjective, felt like I could smell the texture of the hops here (oddly?). Rich bready and sweet malt base, right on par with the hops. Taste has a bitter and resinous earthy and herbal hop quality, less fruitiness than the nose bust still some citrus and citrus rind. Some pine and general forest character. Sturdy malt base with a bit of earthiness. Less dense than the nose suggested. Bitter finish that lingers for some time, no alcohol to speak of which was nice for the ABV. Medium low carbonation. A nice IPA, that might have lost a bit with time but I'd love to revisit this fresh. Quite drinkable in spite of this though.

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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber body is hazy and struggles to hold a thin tan cover.

Smell: Citric west coast goodness; hoppy perfume here. Clean with a hint of yeast.

Taste: Generally balanced with a tea like finish. Hop flavor is there but ample malt doesn't really let it get bitter. Almost punches like an American Strong. C hops have me remembering Arrogant other beers.

Mouthfeel: Frothy carbonation, medium body with an oily finish.

Overall: Great beer. Huge taste, moderate abv., lots of hops, got it on sale.
Lots of win here.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of mfavoino
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a bottle on 9/21/11.

Poured a hazy brown and had some good lacing to it. Scent of both mild citrusy and some piney hops. Very drinkable IPA with medium carbonation and really no distinguishing characteristics looking to grab the drinker's attention. I mean that as a compliment because this is definitely an IPA I'll come back to as highly drinkable and very accessible in the Pacific Northwest.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of pisomojado8
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Walnut-brown color with a thin lace of head that persists. Carbonation provides some texture to the color.

Smell: Woody, piney, a little citrus.

Taste: Piney bite up front, some grapefruit and a generous caramel that lasts to the finish. The piney flavor persists in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Moderately heavy from the malt profile, typical of an IPA-style.

Overall: One of the better Deschutes beers I've had. Their Black Butte Porter is amazing, this one is very good. A little unbalanced and very piney, which may be a turn-off to some. As an emerging Hophead, I like it. I'd drink a couple of these in a session.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another winner from deschutes. this ipa is complex and drinkable. taste like a wide variety of hops blended together, i can pick up on a fruity hop as well as the sturdy piney hops. has a lighter feel due to the use of pale and crystal malts, which make this a really sessionable ipa, despite its higher abv. more subtle than many american india pale ales, this one stands out because it is much more than a bitter hop bomb. every beer i have had from these guys has been excellent.

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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with less head than many but the lace stains the glass and etches. Smell is strongly of grapefruit and toffee. Some roasty-ness and hints of lemon candy. Amber-brown, and almost clear. Lightly carbonated.

KA-pow! Bitterness starts and ends the flavor. In the middle are grapefruit atop background pine and grassiness, but citrus dominates. The malt sugars try but fail to keep up. Wonderfully, rewardingly bitter and aggressive. Cleansing.

As the beer warms, there's a light savory smell, reminiscent of bullion, with hints of coriander. Pine is more pronounced as the beer warms. Another reviewer used the word "dank." There are some dank smells as the beer approaches room temperature.

Mouthfeel is a bit light: generally I'd like a bit more body, yet I think I will reach for this when I want to wash away malt sweetness altogether. This is a no fooling bitter IPA.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into snifter glass. Pours a hazy amber/copper color with a two finger white head that lasts nicely throughout the session. Smells nicely of orange, apricot, citrus, and pine with a faint bready caramel malt hidden deep underneath. Taste is sweet malt with plenty of citrus and pine bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Long lingering pine bitterness in a slightly sweet finish. Crisply carbonated, medium body with a sticky resinous mouthfeel. Very nice IPA.

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,591 ratings.