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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,500 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,500
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 107
Gots: 257 | 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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5/5  rDev +28.5%

psolivo, Jul 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Durfkludge, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

trisweb, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

MaddDogg84, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Having had some out of a cask and finding it to my liking, now was the time to try it in a bottle.

From the bottle: "Paradise is stumbling upon our whole flower hop room and inhaling."; "Inversion is as close as you can get without knowing somebody."; "Crafted for explorers everywhere since 1988"; "We worship the flower. The hop flower, that is. We know you do too. Inversion is our tribute to that flower, with plenty of balance, finesse and personality to feed the hop lover in us all."

It produced a bug, rocky, off-tan head on the pour. The color was a slightly cloudy deep-amber. OMFG, was this intensely hoppy in the mouth! I love hops, but I almost coughed in astonishment, and that rarely happens. The neck label mentioned "... layers of soft caramel notes", but they were barely evident on the finish and not at all in the mouth. The nose was likewise redolent with hops. The finish had the same intense citrus/hop flavor, but slightly tempered by the malt. Wow! It produced a beautiful, sticky lacing throughout. This is my favorite Deschutes product, bar none.

woodychandler, Feb 09, 2008
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4.92/5  rDev +26.5%

Rooster331, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of mchoffman
4.88/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has a slight sweetness, but is overall a hoppy - full-bodied delight. It is the most drinkable and tasty IPA I have come across thus far. It pours a nice, amber-brown and smells just as uniquely brilliant as it tastes. Great beer for all seasons.

mchoffman, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of Beernoisseur
4.85/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This purchase was a total whim. God bless the "Wine Garden" in Blackfoot Idaho, and their 8 dollar mix and match 6 pack.

Sweet eight pound, six ounce baby Jesus. This is one fine beer.

A - Hazy bronze. two finger, cratered, bubbly head. Fine, spotty lacing. Appetizing.

S - Warm, yeasty malt. Lime, citrusy hops. Delicious.

T - Glorious. This is a damn good beer. there are subtle hints of pine and sage, various herbals. The hops are not messing around. There's citrus; grapefruit, and lime, as well as malt and a healthy bready yeast that wraps the whole thing up and practically delivers it to your palate like a christmas gift of flavor.

M - Hands down, the best mouthfeel I have ever experienced in a beer, to date. Usually this is a pass/fail type characteristic, but not when it is clearly so stellar. Creamy, fine bubbles caress my tongue, and make love to the senses.

D - If it were physiologically possible to have sex with beer, this is one I would fantasize about.

Pardon me, I am going to go have a cigarette.

I don't even smoke.

Beernoisseur, Dec 29, 2008
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4.8/5  rDev +23.4%

tomcregan, Oct 10, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful with a sticky foamy head that laces down the glass. Smell is citrusy piny sticky caramely woody hops and malts. Taste is caramel, piny hops, citrusy hops, bitter and sweet all in one. Mouthfeel is a tad creamy and drinkability is huge for this brew.

merryjoulton, Jul 03, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

nellson13, Aug 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Thaman251, Feb 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

BrianOrmanic, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Dwtucker90, Sep 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

cbrakel, May 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

larryarms847, Aug 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

joecalderoni, Jul 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

MisterFuzz, Jul 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Steven1024, Sep 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Sgbrown78, May 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

jaxray8, Feb 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

bought this as a single bottle:
A DEEP orange hue / solid finger of head with nice sticky lacing - LOTS of clarity

S lite hopiness to the nose

T mmmm YUM nice hoppy bite w/ SUBTLE malty back

M thick and full body

D not to be Trifled with - this is a serious brew. @ 6.8 the buzz comes on quick

burnerfinger, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

navin, Jun 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,500 ratings.