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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,420 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,420
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 101
Gots: 235 | 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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Photo of azdback
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. A pretty clear, dark orange color. Not a whole lot of carbonation bubbles. That lead to not much more than a one finger off white colored head. Lace seems to be gripping the inside of the glass quite well.

Smell is quite a bitter citrus punch. Oranges and Tangerines. There is some bread yeast here to and some malt sweetness. Quite balanced in a West Coast kind of way.

Taste is as the smell indicates. Mainly citrus hops that give off a bitter flavor of maybe a yellow grapefruit, but sweet at the same time. Sweet flavors are mainly from the malts. Some yeast is there too. Very enjoyable!!

Mouth is quite nice and refreshing. Carbonation is great for the style, not too bubbly or flat. Flavors don't fade and stay to the end quite well.

Overall I must say that this IPA was THE one that got me into the style some five or six years ago. I think that it's taste is in my rear view mirror and I don't drink this everyday anymore, but that doesn't mean it's not a great American IPA. I am so glad I decided to pick up a single bottle of this so that I could not only review it but revisit an old friend. I also want to commend Deschutes for being on the cutting edge for all of their brews.

azdback, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of alexhahn82
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A -- Medium amber color, slight .5 finger head with a hint of lacing.

S - Limey citrus, sweetness a slight hint of malt.

T/M - Taste is medium upfront malt, slight bittery sweetness and limeyness, finishes with a medium maltyness.

O - Overall a pretty darn good slightly above average IPA, not an overwhelmingly balanced or malty product, has the right flavors where needed especially for an IPA 6.8% is a damn good ABV for a single as well.

PP (Price Point) - $12.99 for a 12 pack in Idaho is a screaming good deal in my opinion. Do eeeet!

alexhahn82, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of bum732
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

S: Grapefruit sweetness with a bready component.

L: Hazy brown orange, light tan head that dissipates to 1/16 inch retention. Solid lacing.

T: Grapefruit and orange fruitiness complements a quick bready sweetness before yielding to a pungent medium high bitterness. Finishes quite bitter with some grapefruit pith and perhaps some pine needles.

M: Medium high carbonation, medium bodied.

Ok IPA, pretty solid west coast style. Not one of Deschutes strongests.

bum732, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of Scotchboy
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to Sam Adams PP glass.

A: Pours a deep amber/orange, clear and well carbed. Good head retention.

S: Starts herbal and earthy and full of pine, followed by some nice toasted caramel malt notes.

T: Unfolds much like the nose, this beer is full of notes of sharp pine needles and bitter grapefruit/orange zest. Pretty pungent in its earthiness but with the sweet toasted malt character that subdues the hops just a touch.

MF: Pretty standard fare; medium body and bitter dryness.

O: A good, balanced IPA that showcases a lot of earthiness and toasted malt.

Scotchboy, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of MADhombrewer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- cloudy burnt orange with a dirty white head. Good lacing. 4/5

Smell- Grassy hops with a caramel backbone. 3.5/5

Taste- The hop flavor is more on the piney side than the aroma would indicate. Still some grassyness to it as well. Malt is apparent in the end as well as lots of bitterness. 4/5

Mouthfeel- The malt backbone gives this beer a little more weight than I would prefer. 3.5/5

Overall- Decent IPA. Nothing spectacular about it though. I would prefer it to be a little "cleaner" tasting. 3.5/5

MADhombrewer, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of vkv822
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into pint.
Best By: 10/05/11

Pours orange with light amber hues and a thick frothy off white head.

The aroma is of grapefruit with a fairly balanced backing of biscuit malts.

The flavor is a bit more hoppy then the aroma, though the malts are still quite prominent. There are quick notes of citric hops which quickly turns into caramel and bread malts, with a faint bitter finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with quite active carbonation.

While this is an enjoyable beer, though not too exciting of an IPA. From what I experienced it seems as if it would be better identified as a pale ale.

vkv822, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of bayougutter
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by date of 08-09-11

Poured into a tulip, dark clear copper with a one inch off white head with good lacing and retention. Nice looking beer.

Floral hops, a little citrus, maybe some grass. Some malt notes as well. Aroma is a little subdued.

Taste followed aroma to some degree but more pronouced overall flavor with a good balance with the malt/hops.

Mouthfeel was about right, medium body, decent carbination.

Overall: a solid ipa with good balance. There are some better ipas out there but there are a ton that are not this good.

bayougutter, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of augustgarage
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. Served in a nonic.

Clear orange-red liquid with amber highlights. A finger of old lace suds forms a bird's nest below the lip. Decent retention, average lacing.

Soapy, herbal aromatics suggest wet hops, white tea, passion fruit, gooseberries, and star fruit backed by a light crackery pale malt note.

The palate resembles the nose, adding a bit of caramel and a moderate yet fleeting bitterness. Dry herbaceous finish with a measure of scallion.

Medium-light bodied, zesty, and crisp.

Decent hop profile that bucks the norm for a NW IPA, being neither very malty nor especially pine/grapefruit forward (though I expect C-hops are present), but more on the herbal end of the spectrum. Not bad, but far from my favorite offering from Deschutes.

augustgarage, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of alamere
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard, bubble in the middle type american pint glass..

A - This beer looks great. Pours very clear with a one inch foam head that clings to the glass as you drink it down. A touch darker than some IPA's as it is almost an amber colored beer..

S - Smells of pungent hops and maybe some carmel malt.

T - Very, very solid IPA with a bitterness on the front, a malty sweetness in the middle and at the end a sort of pungent hoppiness. This is a quality beer, period. A fantastic balance to this one.

M - Pretty much a perfect everyday IPA here taste and Mouthfeel wise. The right level of carbonation and not overly dry, but also not heavy enough on the pallet that you feel bloated by the time you finish the pint.

O - I prefer my IPA's to be really hoppy, and this is more of an English take that is probably hopped with American hops.. but this beer is in perfect balance and while a lot of people use that 'balanced' catch-phrase.. this beer really does have a solid mix of hop bitterness and malt backbone.

alamere, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Gustav's in the Portland airport.

A - A dark and clear orange, darker than I would have thought. It has a big creamy tan head with good retention and leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet malts, some citrus, and mild hops.

T - Similar to the smell. Sweeter and maltier than I usually like.

D - Good carbonation, slight bitterness.

O - Not much that stands out, and Deschutes is one of my favorites.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of AAxsom
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- amber/copper color with a good amount of head. At first, this seems like a Belgian IPA.

S- unfortunately, not much. The hops are present, but not at all strong. More malt than what I like.

T- much like it smells. This is a well balanced beer, as the hops are citrusy and refreshing. beyond that, I get a bit of vanilla which gives this it's balance.

M- I really dig this, since I am used to an IPA having a big kick. Without this, the mouthfeel is much more like a pale ale without that usual bitterness.

O- all Deschutes beers are solid, and this is no different. I am sure I've had this on draught as well, and I remember saying it wasn't much of an IPA, which can be attributes to it's malts and balance overall.

AAxsom, Jul 04, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mnbearsfan for hitting this want in the No Rules Farm Team BIF. Best by date of 8/9/2011.

a - poured into my capt lawrence taster tulip...very nice rich orange amber color with a thick frothy vanilla head. semi transparent and visible carbonation...head was chunky. solid.

s - nice balanced hop smell with a strong malt backbone. it has that vanilla caramelish hint that i find in most deschutes beers. crisp and vanilla. very nice.

t - taste is a bit more bitter than i expected, but the candy vanilla malt flavor tames things a bit. finishes a bit bittery. after a few sips the caramel malt that i've come to associate with deschutes shines through. the hops are pretty present as well, but not in the pine cone sticky sweaty way that i love. a bit malt heavy for an ipa.

m - mouth is crisp and cooling...dare i say brisk? finishes a bit bitter. medium to full bodied, but not syrupy.

o - overall, very glad i got to try this beer and yet another reason why i wish that deschutes would distribute to my area. not the best ipa our there by any stretch of the immagination, but has that deschutes flavor which i am a fan of. kind of like a mirror mirror with hops...also a bit reminiscent of hop in the dark.

cosmicevan, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of solman678
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review; been getting into good beer now for a while but I felt ready to review this one properly! Must say, this one inspired me.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Freshness date listed as "8/30/11".

A: Pours about two fingers, nice creamy head with a good retention that dissipated after about a minute. Left some spotty lacing. Beautiful copper, almost mahogany color.

S: The first scents I get are hops and citrus/fruity esters, as should be. Smells sweet like candy! Also a nice piney scent, although not overly strong. Not much alcohol ester.

T: Piney, a bit resiny, but mostly I'm still getting fruit, almost tropical (think mango), but like an amalgamation of fragrant fruits, with a good dash of citrus flavor. I could see the fruit being too much for some folks, but I love it. Sweet, but not too much. More like a fruit sweet than artificial, for sure. The hops were well balanced with the malt, as I could taste both and neither was overpowering. Left a nice hop bitterness, although not as much as I had expected given the 80 HBUs. Alcohol was present, but also not as much as I had expected, and it contributed to the overall flavor well rather than standing out too much and distracting me.

M: Medium, nearly perfectly carbonated. Nice and clean.

O: A very solid IPA that wasn't too crazy/over the top, but still did IPA's justice by really getting the characteristics of an IPA down well. I can see the fruitiness being too much for some, but I thought it struck a good balance.

solman678, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of draheim
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (best by: 08/23/11) poured into my Duvel tulip.

Beautiful deep amber with a nice off-white head.

Nose is floral, fruity, and a little spicy.

This one takes me back to before IPAs were all about citrus and pine (which I also love). Delicious, spicy floral hops with a nice bitter finish. Wonderful mouthfeel.

I never drank much Deschutes over the years in favor of local Washington beers. That may be about to change. I could enjoy this one year-round.

draheim, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of stercomm
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A - coppery color with a nice 2 fingers off white head, recedes quickly leaving good lacing on the glass as well as a bit of suds floating on the beer.

S - Lots going on here, get some pine notes, a bit of citrus, getting maltiness and hints of carmel.

T - Great taste, very well balanced beer, enough here for the hop lover as well as a sweetness on the finishes that blends the malts and the hops together.

M - Medium bodied with a very nice level of carbonation.

D - What can I say, very good brew

stercomm, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of kflorence
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a translucent copper color with a nice two-finger thick, frothy, white head that leaves plenty of lacing around the glass as you drink. Carbonation levels look spot on.

S: Honestly, this is one of my favorite smelling brews. A lovely citrus-pine-hop aroma with a sweet, bread and butterscotch backbone. Mmm, very inviting!

T: I would call this a hop-dominant brew, but it is balanced out nicely with a wonderful butterscotch and bread maltiness. Lots of citrus, mostly grapefruit, also some other light fruits like apple and maybe some apricot. Finishes on a bitter hop note that lingers on the tongue.

M: To me, this brew exemplifies the mouthfeel of an I.P.A. Medium bodied with ample carbonation and a bit of a creamy mouthfeel, it goes down velvety smooth and easy; feels great on the tongue.

O: I am very impressed with this I.P.A. I am not typically a fan of hop-centric brews, but this one came off to me as a fairly balanced with notes of hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Not an overly complex beer by any means, but very, very solid, easy to drink (especially at 6.8% ABV) and entirely tasty. Deschutes, you continue to impress. Cheers!

kflorence, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of DoktorZee
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. Best before date is July 12/11.

A - clear amber with some visible bubbles rising to the surface. Small tan head dissipates quickly and leaves just a hint of lacing.

S - grassy hops and a bit of bready malt. Not very intense.

T - Very subdued bitterness resolving into the same bready malt in the nose. Frankly seems like more of a Pale Ale in terms of intensity. Some enduring bitterness at the back of the throat. Not bad, but not great. Maybe just a touch of alcohol warmth.

M - slightly thick and oily, but cut nicely with the carbonation.

D - quite drinkable, but also not very distinctive.

Decent, but not exceptional beer. A little subdued versus some of the other American IPAs, but still solid.

DoktorZee, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Alibi Room in Vancouver.

A: 3/8" cream coloured head which disappeared quickly overtop of an amber coloured liquid with very good clarity.

S: Pine, pineapple and some malt to the smell.

T: Bitter hops and apple with a smooth finish

M: Average level of carbonation. Nothing particularly stands out about the mouth feel in terms of being particularly good or bad.

O: A good IPA, but does not particularly stand out amongst a sea of craft IPAs here on the west-coast.

DaftCaskBC, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of ChrisCage
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice coppery color, slightly hazy with about an inch of thick foamy off white colored head, but it does dissipate rather quickly. There doesn't appear to be a ton of carbonation rising to the top which tells me this may be creamy....lacing is quite decent, leaving behind small but plentiful patches of foam on the glass....quite a handsome looking brew!

S- Aromas of fresh cascade hops are dominant, closely followed by citrus rind...tangy grapefruit to be exact. The finish is a blend of more leafy goodness, but with some rounding malt sweetness.

T- This is a really tasty beer, with lots of different bitter citrus rind flavors (grapefruit 1st, with some pomelo, lemon and/or lime) as well as some malt sweetness near the finish. This really is a well balanced IPA if I do say so...

M- Solid creamy mouthfeel, with a medium body. Carbonation is fine, and just pops on the palate so delicately, allowing the bitterness of the hops to really permeate well.

O- I've said before that I'm not a hophead, but this is a very nice beer to drink! Very well balanced, with lots of flavor, both bitter and modest malt sweetness. I can't honestly say that I'd be able to drink this all night, but I could enjoy a couple of bottles for sure. Good job!

ChrisCage, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. "Best by" date clearly marked on label, thanks Deschutes!

Pours with a lush two fingers of sticky off-white head that laces like crazy. Body is a tobacco sunburst orange and is just shy of being totally clear.

I can smell this beer from across the table. As I bring the glass closer I smell burst of pineapple and grapefruit. Oh yes... this smells so good. Why can't all West Coast IPAs smell so good? Some swirling brings out some leafy and grassy hop notes, along with a hint of crystal malt.

The taste follows the nose with the addition of some rich malts. The hops are resiny, lush, and dripping with sweet and bitter flavors. The overall bitterness isn't all that high, which lends the tongue more ability to taste the platter of hops that it is presented with. The malts are rich and strong as well, and bring a balance that some hardcore purists might not appreciate (but I love).

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with just enough carbonation but not too much (a rarity for American beer in my opinion). The drinkability is off the charts. One could either chug or sip this beer, either would be highly pleasurable.

Conclusion: Deschutes does it again. I have yet to taste a beer from this brewery that doesn't impress me in some way. This ties as the second best American IPA I have tried (with Titan from Great Divide)

allforbetterbeer, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of alzy
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into a pint

a - clear, deep orange amber with one finger of brownish white head.

s - not overly aromatic, faint citrus with a little caramel malt and some alcohol is there, but doesn't smack you in the face.

t - smooth caramel and citrus notes at the start and then hit by bittering hops in the middle, a nice balance between the sweet malt and hoppy bitterness. mellow bitterness in the finish. overall the taste is not too complex for an ipa, but pleasant.

m - a lighter mouthfeel than expected and very smooth for the style.

o - a well-balanced, highly drinkable ipa that does not overwhelm with flavor complexity, but is still quite enjoyable.

alzy, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of JHoots
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear reddish copper with a nice head that lingers throughout. Aroma is citrus mellowed with rich caramel. Flavor is balanced for an IPA with grapefruity hops and malty sweet grains competing for the spotlight. This is not a hop bomb like some IPA's (not that there's anything wrong with that) but just a very well balanced, well constructed IPA that will remain part of my regular rotation as long is it is around. Nicely done Deschutes.

JHoots, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I obviously got a stale bottle of this beer as the rest that I have tried have been a much better experience. Let's give a fresher example a proper review:

Appearance: Pours a clear red amber color with a 1/2" head of solid fluffy tan foam after an aggressive pour. The head is slowly fading and there are many bubbles rising to the top. A few minutes after the pour, there is still over 1/4" of active foam on top of the beer, and it is leaving a nice trail of lace ofter drinking and swirling. This is a nice looking beer, no doubt.

Aroma: The aroma is mostly of hops with a little bit of sweet caramel in there to keep you guessing. There are some toasty notes in there also. The alcohol is coming out a bit as it warms to accentuate the hops and make the beer rather prickly on the nose.

Taste: The flavor starts out dominated by the hops and then the malt makes a bit of a reserved showing until the hops take back over again for the finish. The finish is a little on the harsh side, and I don't know if that is the water mixing with the hops or what. I assume that is what it is, but the alcohol comes in at the wrong time and dries out the finish even more. The beer is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation, and this really helps it be more drinkable.

Opinion: Now I think that this is a pretty decent IPA. The last one I had was obviously old. That said, the bitter balance of the hops is a little on the high side for my taste and the alcohol sets in as the hops are playing about the back of the throat so that the finish is not all that pleasant. This beer would, I'm sure, appeal to a lot of people that like the hoppier side of the spectrum while still having substance. As for me, I prefer other IPA's more.

My Original Review - Aug 5, 2008
App = 3.5
Sml = 4.0
Tst = 3.0
Mth = 2.5
Ovl = 2.5

Total = 3.08

My allergies have been giving me fits tonight, so my review may be a little off.

Appearance: Pours a mostly cloudy burnt orange color with what looks like a piece of leaf hops floating around in it. There was a 1/4" head of off white bubbles after the pour, but this faded rather quickly into the beer and was just a thin layer of foam only 30-45 seconds after the pour. There is some pretty decent lacing left on the glass after drinking the beer.

Aroma: I get dry floral and citrusy hops in the aroma at first, and after the head fades there is some sweet caramel malt coming into play. The beer smells a bit chalky to me, and I wonder if this is just because it has some age on it or some such.

Taste: The flavor is dominated by the hops, and only leaves room for a little bit of caramel sweetness to poke its head in there somewhere in the middle, and then the hops take back over the profile to lead into a decidedly bitter finish. There is a bit of kick to this beer as the bittering hops start to give way a little (and not much) there is some alcoholic warming that sets in and stays with you for a good while after the sip.

Opinion: Well, I am not sure what to say. It may be my allergies, but I am not really all that fond of this beer. It may have some age on it, and this may be throwing off my perception of the balance, but I can't get over the bitter edge to this beer. I don't think that I have had a beer from Deschutes that I didn't like, but this is my first one. I believe that I can just expect this from a brewer in the NorthWest where hops are in abundance...but it is a shame that this beer doesn't have any better balance than it does. I will still drink the beer in my glass, but I won't be seeking this beer out in the future.

SkeeterHawk, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of gold-tinted foam head that diminishes to a partial pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fermented malt is most prominent, with caramel but even more vinous fruit. Esters prevail over hops, with the latter appearing weakly earthy but otherwise unremarkable.

T: Begins off-dry, with caramel malt and estery fruit of moderate intensity. Mixed citrus hop aromatics are weak but present and acidity is similarly mild. Esters intensify in the middle, with a bubble gum quality that is very uncommon for the style. The finish reveals some mellow bitterness, but doesn't really develop much character.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, very smooth on the palate for the style, with low carbonation.

D/O: Like an aging athlete trying to keep up with his younger, swifter peers, Inversion IPA struggles to extend itself past its malt-forward foundation and be something it is not. Although it is a well-rounded pale ale, it fails to project its hops assertively and in appealing fashion. It is outclassed by Red Chair, and is definitely not just a lower abv version of the remarkable Hop Henge.

beagle75, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a regular dinner glass at high altitude (above 6,000 feet).

A: Pours a nice nearly opaque amber with a foamy three-finger cream-colored head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Lots of citrus up front -- mostly grapefruit -- balanced with a good deal of hops.

T: More of the same from teh smell -- big grapefruit notes up front with a hoppy bitternes in the finish. Very refreshing.

M: Dry all the way through with a good deal of carbonation. This would be a great drink for a warm summer day.

D: Good price, highly refreshing.

schlimenhaumer, May 31, 2011
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,420 ratings.