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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,551 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,551
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 109
Gots: 277 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by 03/08/12

A: Huge head, a lot of lacing. Copper colored, not exactly pale.

S: Grapefruit, pine, resin-y, caramel.

T: Graperuit overload, lots of pine, a bit of dankness. Close to no 'malt backbone' here.

M: A woodsy, dry, very bitter aftertaste lingers long afterwards.

O: A barely average IPA, not enough sweetness to balance out the massive bittering hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

deep amber in color, thick creamy finger head, decent retention and some nice lacing

Very citrusy in aroma, with some floral hops thrown in as well, bit of sweetness, grapefruit, like i said, citrus.

balanced flavors, hop bitterness comes in strong, very reminiscent of grapefruit and lemon rind, refreshing sweetness on the finish.

Light in body, smooth, crisp and refreshing.

over all, nice ipa, would get again

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jzmaxson27
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to tony223366 for this bottle!

Reviewed on 12/15/11 from a bottle dated best by 2/16/12.

Appearance: Amber colored pour with about one finger of pale white head that recedes fairly quickly, leaving little to no lacing down the sides of the glass. Color is a little on the murky side, with carbonation visible when held up to the light.

Nose: Fantastic bouquet here, one of the best smelling IPAs I've had to date. There is a tiny bit of citrus, but the overwhelming notes are of pine. It is literally like I just walked on to a Christmas tree lot.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, but not as aggressively in the pine. A little more citrus appears here, as well as little bit of herbal qualities. There is a little bit of syrupy taste as well, which is a little out of place and slightly off putting. The bitterness is extremely well balanced though, and it finishes very smoothly. One of my biggest complaints about traditional West Coast IPAs is that they leave a very bitter grapefruit aftertaste that I find unpleasant. This one does not, and consequently is quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Fairly standard mouthfeel for an IPA, light and drinkable with adequate carbonation to carry the flavor across the palate. None of the syrupy quality from the taste translates to the mouthfeel.

Overall: Nice tasty brew, not too far out of line with my local favorite Daisy Cutter. Would happily drink this one again!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass, it's a hazy amber/caramel color with a good finger+ of creamy head. It has great retention and nice lacing to it as well. Very good looking pour here.

The aroma is well balanced between amber malt flavors and a delicious hop profile. It's not overpowering in either way and is just very inviting.

The taste is more of the same. As the beer rolls along the tongue it goes from sweet maltiness to a bitter pine hop taste.

Real easy to drink, good carbonation and no noticeable alcohol tone to it.

A very well crafted IPA.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,551 ratings.