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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,550 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 109
Gots: 275 | 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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Best by 12/21/2010.

The beer pours a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the resiny hops with some pine and some light citrus mixed in. There is also a nice amount of bready malt.

The flavor is resiny hops and caramel malt, as well as some orange citrus and bready malt. The beer is fairly well balanced, with the overall flavor leaning slightly to the side of being more bitter. The overall bitterness is fairly low for an IPA, but there is a lot of hop flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Rich, clear and somewhat dark amber with a thin off-white head. Not much lacing.

Smell: Caramel and toasted malt with some orange and hop spiciness.

Taste: Orange and grapefruit hops battle caramel and toasted malts (more caramel than toasted) throughout. Ends quite bitter with pine and spicy floral notes.

Feel: Moderation carbonation, medium body (a tinge light for the style), very dry finish.

Drinkability: Fairly light, easy-to-drink IPA overall that has a touch of English with the floral spicy hops, even though it is all supposed to be American hops. Also, a little more caramel than a typical American IPA. Overall, that makes this a slightly different American IPA that is worth trying even if not one of my favorites.

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Sharp hop flavors upfront, full of tangerine, orange rind and grapefruit. Some cinnamon and lemon zest. Firm bitterness balanced by a rich but understated malt backbone.

Full and creamy mouthfeel, finishes tingly. Nice beer.

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This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thick fluffy off white head. The head fades slowly, leaving a curtain of lace.

This beer has a smooth, mild floral hop aroma. Some grassy aroma is also present. A slight malty aroma is also detectable.

This beer tastes much like it smells. It is quite mild, and slightly boring. Floral hops and a slight grassy hop flavor mostly. It has a slight caramel sweet malty flavor as well. It has a citrus flavor in the finish.

This beer is carbonated just right. It goes down smooth, leaving a crisp floral hop aftertaste.

This beer might make a good session beer. It is crisp and refreshing, and it is not too high in alcohol.

Overall: This beer is good. Not too much above average though. Nothing makes me think GREAT!

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1/4" head that dissipates quickly, minimal lacing. mild orange to light amber body. sediment and haze present, the former more so.

smells citrus-y. lemon, oranges, lime all seem to be present. smells like old brick foundation to a certain extent, like old, clean buildings.

bready hops, orange peels, sweat.

tingly smooth. effervescent.

old beer, let's be honest. shit has been in my fridge for 3 months. i generally love this beer, review MAY NOT do it justice.

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.