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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,628 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,628
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 117
Gots: 319 | 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 udubdawg
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle
Pours almost orange, maybe a little bit amber. From previous experience I dumped in the contents of the bottom of the bottle and watched them haze the beer with slow-falling tiny particles. The head is creamy and recedes faster in the middle, leaving a lumpy cloud of orange-tinged, off-white creamy foam in my glass, and eventually some great sheets of lacing.

Nose is really great. This one is only 1 month from the drink-by date, but I detect only a small muting of the hops. Very sweet and fruity - lemon, maybe apricot? Plenty of toasted and biscuity malt here, no suggestion of alcohol noted.

Delicious; borderline 5 in flavor to my palate. Tons of citrus, more lemon especially, some grapefruit. Sweet toasted malt and more caramel than I detected in the aroma. Nice sweet/tart start that finishes with a surprising level of bitterness. Fantastic.

Veeery smooth with excellent soft carbonation and creamy medium body. It is far from clean, but I don't find that a negative - instead of the high finishing bitterness alone on my palate I'm left with a sticky sweet and bitter reminder of just how delicious this beer is and just how precious few I have left.
A final tear is shed that this beer is still not sold in Kansas before I go to the fridge to grab another. Supply be damned, this is great!

Photo of unclekeith
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is delightfully hoppy - brightly resinous, floral, citric. Smells great.

Pours deep caramel brown with yellow highlights, large foamy top with lace. Looks nice.

Hops much less intense in flavor than in nose. Same aromatic compounds with a nice beefy bitterness that imparts a good bit of depth to the resinous and flowery character. Soft malt underbelly adds some crystal body, flavor, complexity/depth to ground the hops which is nice and balancing. Tastes good. Feels good. Good drinkability.


Photo of hero27
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
6.8% abv

Pours a hazy copper/amber color with a respectable head of foam. Small bits of yeast hover throughout. Strong pine cone-hop aroma. Bready caramel malts are overshadowed by a thick blanket of floral hops. Burnt/earthy flavor and an impressive hop bitterness in the finish. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Plenty of lasting bitterness in this one, and a solid IPA overall.

Photo of scottoale
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. brown long-neck bottle with a best by: 12/23/06 on the label. This ale pours an orange-copper with a thick lacing off-white cream head. Great head retention with plenty of carbonation and tons of lace left sticking to the glass as you go.

Some what sweet, very earthy big malty nose upfront. Subsequent sniffs reveal more maltiness with hops shining through and some potency...smells very balanced.

Very nice malty intro with just the right amount of sweetness that eventually lets through to a citus hoppiness. The hoppy citrus winds down to a crisp, clean finish...very balanced indeed.

A medium plus body with some strength, very easy to drink and quite sessionable at that. Another tasty good drinker from the Pacific NW.

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Slay40
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of rxthree
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of sukwonee
4.39/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy amber brown with half a finger head, good amount of lacing.

S: Mango, peach, it smells awesome. I can also smell the sweetness and a little bit of the malt

T: It follows the smell. Very well balanced IPA, mango, peach, a bit of piney bitterness near the end. Perfectly sweet, malty (not much hoppy).

M: Good amount of carbonation, medium body, slightly dry.

O: Surprisingly awesome IPA. I passed on this several times because it's always available near me. I will be consuming this more frequently going forward.

Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of MattSharpless
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ericj551
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dechutes Inversion IPA pours a beautiful ruby red with a nice off-white head that lingers into a beautiful lacing. The aroma is distinctly grapefruity hops with a hint of caramelized malt. Bitterness and herbal hop flavor hits upfront in the flavor with more citrusy grapefruity goodness. Some dark fruity malt comes through briefly but the resiny, herbal bitterness covers it up and lingers.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This amber-colored beer is nicely covered with a cap of foam. The pine and citrus come through strongly in the aroma. This is a nicely balanced ale. The caramel malt provides a strong backbone for the hops to ride through on. The hops contribute bitterness along with a nice dose of pine notes and citrus. This is a smooth and well made IPA. Kudos to Deschutes.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mecmd
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,628 ratings.