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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,585 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,585
Reviews: 773
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 116
Gots: 297 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 03-22-2006

Alc. by Vol.: 6.8%
IBUs: 80

228 calories per 12 oz serving
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Photo of mikemarin218
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was a little down on it at first, but it has really settled out over the last few times i've had it.

I would say it has a heavier, more full bodied taste than most IPAs - but at the same time is less buzzy than most IPAs as well.

I'll still have to try a few more time to get the real story but seems very solid.

Photo of Harvest06
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very middle of the road ipa and a good introduction to non craft drinkers. Its also the IPA that got me into IPA's.

Photo of justinhxc610
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beitz67
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Mother color is a deep, brownish Amber and the head is soapy and white. Fresh and piney hop aroma, some background citrus. Full bitterness and hop flavor in the taste...lots of intensity. Malt is there, but is behind the hops. Lingering finish. Warming underneath, and the beer could sneak up on you. Nice.

Photo of Ardeer
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 1-15-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a lovely amber color with one-finger off-white head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin, almost unbroken layer of small bubbles, medium carbonation and significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: a delightful flowery nose, sweet molasses, pine, some pepper and bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet molasses and bread then a nice piney hop profile, there was some pepper in there too, the malt and hops are more balanced than most IPA's.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good IPA, it's more balanced than most but there is no mistaking this is an IPA, it's definitely sweeter on the front end than most and that really compliments the hops, this is my second beer from Deschutes and I'm really impressed so far, they make beer like I would make beer.....balanced. I would buy this again without hesitation.

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ProChorus
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Risenhower
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jishguy
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange body with an extremely thick off white head which stayed around throughout the drink. Lacing on the glass was tremendous.

The malt aroma sticks out more than hops, but they are there. A bread like malt with a hint of sweetness followed by a hint of pine/resiny hops.

Very similar to the aroma. Caramel and bread like malts dominate the immediate flavor, piney hops linger in the background.

Very full and creamy mouthfeel, carbonation was spot on.

Photo of Heinutiken
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwkasper
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RussBeercier
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jduprey007
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ManBearPat
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rockernino
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of DocBee
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,585 ratings.