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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

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very good

2,417 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,417
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 101
Gots: 233 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ralphw56, Sep 12, 2012
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mrsmiley272, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

craftbeerasian, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BikeWatcher, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, best by 7/22/14

almost clear copper color, with cream colored head. good head retention and lacing. aroma is hoppy, a mix of herbal and a little citrus. taste has a nice balance of bready malt flavor and bitter hop bite. starts a little sweet, finishes more dry. medium body and carbonation, slightly sticky feel.

jmdrpi, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SmilinEric, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BB Jan 1 2014. Just in time!?

Beer is almost opaque and dark amber in colour. Small white head, fades quickly. Some lace.

Nose contains some citrus hops, but more malt than expected. Caramel and bread are the strongest scents, with some light citrus fruits accompanying. Also a green grape scent.

Like the nose, the taste is maltier than expected, but not without a clear hop presence. Caramel blends with light fruits; some citrus flavours but no particularly fruit standing out. A bit of pine as well. Moderate bitterness, but a sweetness from the malt is there as well.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Somewhat chewy.

Overall, fine stuff, but not remarkable in any way. Although this is being consumed prior to the BB, it is close. Might be that this would be better fresher - but Deschutes does not distribute to Ontario (generally), and beggars cannot be choosers.

jrenihan, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

CatapultDowntown, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DeschutesFan, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Turning the hoppy world inside out, Deschutes Inversions IPA satisfies the thirst for bitter beer fans with more balanced and savory notions than usual.

Slightly darker than the average IPA, its bronzen-gold color shimmers in the absence of the common dry-hopped haze. Its frothy, bone-white head caps the beer confidently and sheds its lacing patterns brokenly along the glass. Easily read for an American Amber Ale, Inversion promises a maltier trend.

And that malty demeanor starts with nutty, savory, toasty and caramel aromatics. Even as the hops rise in prominence, its grapefruit and orange peel character meets the intensity of barley but never really surpasses it. Slight fruitiness behind offers a light marmalade scent to ride along side of the hops.

Its malty-sweet taste is robust with its caramel flavor, laced with toasted grain, bread crust, light toffee and a savory-type sweetness that's just off of butterscotch. The middle of fresh orange peels, pink grapefruit and fruit trails with more earthen character- herbal grasses lead to a slight resinous finish with a finish of pine needles and bitter grasses.

Medium bodied, the ale has slightly more elevated weight than is normal due to its malty balance. Finishing semi-dry, its creamy upstart holds on until late in its taste and balances the bitterness with its trailing residual malt character. Minty-warm in finish, the beer's aftertaste is balanced and quick.

Inversion IPA has the balance that I more readily expect from Amber Ale but it has the drinkability of Pale. Regardless, its hop aroma, flavor and bitterness needs to be much more of stand-out character to really satisfy the taste for IPA.

BEERchitect, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Admbmb92, Jun 26, 2014
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therainman, Aug 13, 2014
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dlin0sbb, Feb 11, 2014
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Vuaspeliador, Jul 21, 2013
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lpstar, Jul 23, 2013
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jakecattleco, May 31, 2013
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laceratekane, Sep 28, 2013
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zeledonia, Aug 01, 2012
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MickeyHops, Oct 25, 2013
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Mark000, Jan 30, 2014
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BarrytheBear, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark gold to amber. Not much head. Darker than I would expect from an IPA.
S: Nice aroma, citrus and a bit of pine. Did not really pick up too much malt.
T: Nice amount of hops and citrus up front. Enough to let you know it was an IPA but nothing too crazy. Some malt. Well rounded, but not extraordinary.
M: Medium bodied, something that was nice but unexpected. Heavier IPA fits the cold season we are in.
D: Good, not the best beer I have had from these guys, but good enough that you could drink more than one.

bishopgary, Dec 06, 2010
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,417 ratings.