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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,334 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 99
Gots: 197 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

robotiks, Apr 22, 2014
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jxc5, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a long time standby IPA for me. I can usually find it on sale and will always buy it over any other grocery store beer. I bought a horse keg of it last year and enjoyed that for a while.

Appearance: Nice golden orange non filtered with a nice head
Smell: Nice Cascades dry hopped aroma
taste: Nice blend of bittering and dry hops with enough malt to balance it.
mouth feel: decent mouth feel, not a DIPA but darn good for a SIPA!

lukester, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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sammo, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

rturkaly, Aug 10, 2013
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UncleBuccs, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jgluck, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice coppery color, slightly hazy with about an inch of thick foamy off white colored head, but it does dissipate rather quickly. There doesn't appear to be a ton of carbonation rising to the top which tells me this may be creamy....lacing is quite decent, leaving behind small but plentiful patches of foam on the glass....quite a handsome looking brew!

S- Aromas of fresh cascade hops are dominant, closely followed by citrus rind...tangy grapefruit to be exact. The finish is a blend of more leafy goodness, but with some rounding malt sweetness.

T- This is a really tasty beer, with lots of different bitter citrus rind flavors (grapefruit 1st, with some pomelo, lemon and/or lime) as well as some malt sweetness near the finish. This really is a well balanced IPA if I do say so...

M- Solid creamy mouthfeel, with a medium body. Carbonation is fine, and just pops on the palate so delicately, allowing the bitterness of the hops to really permeate well.

O- I've said before that I'm not a hophead, but this is a very nice beer to drink! Very well balanced, with lots of flavor, both bitter and modest malt sweetness. I can't honestly say that I'd be able to drink this all night, but I could enjoy a couple of bottles for sure. Good job!

ChrisCage, Jun 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

theminutemen, Aug 03, 2012
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Dcunicelli, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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MJSJr, Aug 30, 2013
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aflyershckyfan, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got a pint of this at El Cajons Main Tap.

L - it pours golden brown with a small cleat head.

S - it smells of sweet malty goodness with a small hint of earthy hops

T - it starts malty and karate kicks your palate with a nice set of hops overall a good ipa from this awesome Brewery

badboyrsl84, Jul 24, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

hoppymcgee, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a clear copper color and a finger of head. Head retention is good.

S - Malty sweet smell with pine hops as well.

T: Caramel sweet malt to start which gives into citrus and pine hoppiness. Citrus tastes of orange and grapefruit.

M: Decent amount of carbonation, rolls off tongue just fine.

D: This one is definitely a keeper. It's going to be hard to keep a six pack in my fridge for a full week. A very well rounded IPA with it's caramel sweet that gets balanced by the pine/citrus hops.

gregshead, Sep 06, 2010
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,334 ratings.