Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.93/5 rDev +26.7%
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.
02-09-2008 12:16:55 | More by woodychandler
4.88/5 rDev +25.4%
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.
10-27-2010 00:39:30 | More by mchoffman
4.85/5 rDev +24.7%
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.
12-29-2008 03:28:52 | More by Beernoisseur
4.8/5 rDev +23.4%
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.
07-03-2009 02:38:51 | More by merryjoulton
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,295 ratings.