Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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3.66/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
BB 8/14/13. Consumed 7/15/13.
A: Reddish-orange with a good clarity and rapid ascension of carbonation bubbles. Foamy 2 finger cream colored head sits stubbonly in the glass while thick stratified ring lacing encircles the interior.
S: Grapefruit pulp, semi-dry citrus grind is forefront with a hint of orange-pineapple fruitiness lies gently in the background. Some overlaying of straw.
T: Sweet sugary toastedness for flavor at first, sweetly dry toasted citrus lingers about with a flowery warmth hop fade. Alcohol tones of dry cinnamon stick and orange spices with some speciality grain.
M: Mouthful was spicy, good rate of carbonation with a slippery malty feel. Citrusy and dry cinnamon spiciness spikes off the tongue upon the swallow with a lightly dry powdery feel.
O: Overall good hoppiness and a decent transistion from a sweet start to a dry flowery hop fade finish. Again not a beer you will turn down on seconds, but one hardly of seeking out if your a hardcore ipa fan. Casual kick back drinker.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2013 23:51:44 | More by beerthulhu
3.6/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, with best by date 10/16/2013. My fourth different beer from Deschutes Brewery I think, acquired from the local beer store for $8.99 a six pack. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours about two fingers of fluffy khaki colored head on top of a coppery dark orange colored body. Semi-clear appearance with a few strands of bubbles rushing to the top. Head thins to nothing quickly. Thin streaky lacing.
S - Big fruity pineapple, grapefruit, and blood orange type smell. Some light floral smells. White bread & malts. Smells very similar to what both the Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and Deschutes Red Chair NWPA smelled like.
T - Taste is not at all what I expected based on the nose. Extremely bitter hops, but not fruity and juicy hops. These hops are drier and more bitter. Light florals again, but not much. Extremely malty, and almost a coppery metallic aftertaste.
M - Feel is extremely resinous and dry with bitter piney hops.
Overall, a slightly above average IPA at best. Not really anything mindblowing, and certainly not as fruity and hoppy as other IPA's. Definitely tastes to me like a more malt forward beer. Still, it is reasonably priced, and with a modest drinkable 6.80% abv, it was worth trying at least once, but I will stick with Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA for now.
Deschutes Inversion IPA ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2013 22:13:52 | More by mfnmbvp
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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