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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,551 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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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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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: pours with a nice, lumpy white head; opaque dark amber-orange in color.

Smell: hop forward.

Taste: deliciously hoppy. Quite bitter, with lots of pine and some citrus notes, balanced by some nice maltiness.

Mouth Feel: a bit chewy; medium bodied and decently carbonated.

Overall: an excellent IPA, one of my favorites so far.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

This brew pours a mostly opaque copper color with reddish highlights. A thick three-finger head, some of which remains on top until the end and heavy lacing.

The smell is orange, grapefruit, lemon and pine with a bready and caramel malt backbone.

The taste follows the nose; the pine dominates but all of the hop flavors mentioned in the smell are there in the taste. The bready/caramel malt backbone is also consistent throughout.

Wow, the only thing stopping me from giving this a 5 is that it is hard to say anything is perfect, especially since IPA's vary so much but this about as close to perfect an IPA that I have had; try it!

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of industrialswill
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark caramel color with a tan head. The head quickly disperses, which earns points with me.
Caramel, citrus aroma.
This is a totally delicious IPA. It has the perfect balance of sweet to bitter, with all the big flavors you expect. The ample caramel sweetness would make this beer a good one for the "hop curious" beer hound to try.
At 6.8%, this beer invited me to have a few right away, then bask in the glory of a nice alky buzz.
Worth every bit of $8.50 per 6 to try, especially if you are an IPA drinker.
BTW, the beer sampled is about 6 months out of date....no big deal here.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deschutes Inversion IPA has a medium, egg shell-colored head, thick lacing left behind, and a brilliant orange appearance, with a few bubble streams. The aroma is of rich citrus fruit and sweet white bread, and the flavor is of strongly bitter, floral hops, sweet citrus, slight citrus peel, white bread, and white bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium, and Deschutes Inversion IPA finishes mostly dry, fairly refreshing, quite drinkable, and most delicious. Overall, this is just a fabulous beer!

RJT

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4.65/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, dark, burnished amber with a frothy, thick head. It retains nicely and laces like a champion. Top makes here.

It smells like caramel candy, almost like milk chocolate, with a lot of sweet juicy grapefruit and an abundance of citrus notes. It is beyond inviting.

And the taste, wow, I am going to steal from the label description and use soft caramel, because it really is a nice, well rounded caramel up against a piney bitterness, and talk about balance. It's juicy, and again, that caramel is just spot on. The hops are citrusy and linger in the finish beautifully.

The mouthfeel is full and creamy and wonderful.

Probably the third best IPA I have ever had. This beer is fantastic.

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4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is one of my go to IPAs. Sipping one of these at their brewpub while hitch hiking through Bend was a highlight for me as a beer drinker. This was the beer in fact that got me into IPAs in the first place. Drink up! And do visit the brewpub if youre ever in or near Bend!

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4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glass - Pint

A - Slightly clouded copper/orange with a 1-2 finger head, retention was great and left broken but decent lace. Inviting & fresh looking.

S - Typical American IPA aroma's here, a little dry leaning more on the fruity side than the pine/citrus side. Aroma isn't big or pungent, some soft caramel & biscuit, alcohol, and a bigger caramel and candied/sugar aroma as it warms.

T - Definitely better & more complex than the smell lead me to believe! Soft layers of caramel, molasses, candied date, ginger, and biscuit unfold on the tongue. A bit of citrus in the center somewhere, finishes bitter but lighter for IPA's, pretty sweet overall but not sugary, well balanced and very delicious! As it warmed I got more candied fruits & molasses, as well as some warming alcohol.

M - Very smooth and around full bodied, lite-moderate crispness & only a touch of that oily feel.

D - This beer was different than what I expected, Ive never had anything like this one actually. I loved the layers of flavors & the outstanding balance of the flavor profile. I could easily enjoy 3pints of more of this delicious brew, It's not overly bitter & not to sweet either, making this one of the easiest drinking IPA's Ive ever had! This ones somewhere on the top of my list for IPA's! Definitely worth seeking out. Cheers!

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4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorite IPA's from maybe my favorite brewery. Pours a medium dark copper with a 1" head. Huge nose with lots of grapefruit and somewhat less orange. Very complex and well balanced - Deschutes has dry hopping down to a fine art. At 6.8% there is the expected defined alcohol warming - just as it should be with a big IPA. Very drinkable for 80 IBU with a note of carmel and a very subtle malt aftertaste. Exactly what I look for in an everyday beer - very hoppy but not so over-the-top that you can't drink 4 or 5 in one sitting. I'm happy to report I just loaded a 13.2 gallon keg of this into my man cave!!

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