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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,649 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,649
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pint glass. Bottle date was the 5th of February.

A: Poured nice amber color with about a 1 finger width white head. Left a good trace the whole beer for me.

S: Smelled good, just could barely smell anything at all. Which doesn't make it bad, just personally I like to enjoy the smell of beer. Citrus hop smell, some grapefruit in there as well, little piney at the end.

T: Very mellow IPA imo, good however. Can taste the hops start to finish with a slightly bitter finish to it.

M: Light to medium feel to it. Slightly carbonated, just enough to get your tongue tingling.

Overall a good beer. Even though it came off as a lighter IPA, very enjoyable. I'll get it again, besides, still have 5 more bottles lol.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper amber color with a huge 2 finger foamy tan head that had tons of bubbles in it and faded very slowly, leaving good foamy lacing clinging to the sides.

Smells of citrus hops and grapefruit up front, with grains, biscuit, herbs, tea leaf, citrus fruit sweetness, caramel, pine cone/piney hops and earthy notes like leaves in the forest; nice hoppy nose that is well balances by the malts and caramel sweetness.

Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, toasted grains, biscuit, herbs, tea leaf, caramel, pine cone/piney hops, cinnamon, and light spices like pepper and coriander. The hop flavor fades and lets the malts finish the show, with a hint of leafy dry hopping that hides the alcohol well. Interesting in the fact that some sips tastes like an America IPA and other sips like an English IPA – either way this beer is tasty.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with light carbonation, a medium chewy body and a light bitter finish.

A good beer I would like to see hopped up a tad bit more. Tough to get these on the East Coast so I’m very glad that I was able to try this one from Deschutes.

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12oz bottle into a H24 snifter...

A - Pours a dark amber with a one finger off white head. Head retention is decent and there is a good amount of lace to be had...

S - Pine, citrus fruits and good amount of sweet malt...

T - Caramel and lemon up front with a little grapefruit in the mix. Finishes with pine and lots of lingering grapefruit. Nice bitter finish. Abv is well hidden...

M - Medium bodied. Carbonation is on the lower side. Finishes dry...

O - A little unbalanced. Doesn't have a smooth consistency from sweet to bitter. For some reason, the flavors aren't melding together for me. Going to give this one another chance, as I am a big fan of Deschutes, but not something I see myself purchasing on a regular basis...


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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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