Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -10.5%
Hazy amber beer with almost no head. The color is good but the lack of head looks like someone spit into my beer. Not a good showing so far.
The nose is a step in the right direction. Mild touches of citrus and caramelized grains.
The taste, like the nose has a good dosage of caramelized grain and citrus flavored hops. There is a perfectly subtle hop bittness that is very nice.
Mouthfeel is good. Smooth and crisp with a clean bubbly carbonation. I find it hard to really say much about this beer. Not that it's bad it's just that it's not special at all. A good solid drinker but nothing I'd recommend. In fact it's quite forgettable.
01-08-2011 21:25:22 | More by jbphoto88
3.15/5 rDev -19%
Inversion IPA pours a surprisingly dark amber color that is similar to a reddish maple. Head size is just right, with nice density and lacing. The aroma is a sort of sappy smell that exudes a decent amount of piney hops along with a generous amount caramel malts. The hops don't really stand out like they should on an IPA. The taste is majorly defined by moderately bitter and sticky caramel malt character. It has the bitterness of a typical IPA, but very little pine and a barely noticeable floral quality A lot of tealike characteristics as it warms, especially in the midpalate and finish. Pretty much zero fruitiness. Very little showcasing of any hops, a very lackluster IPA. Medium-thick body and matching medium carbonation. A drinkable beer, but boring. Where are the hops? Deschutes is an amazing brewhouse that knows how to make a great IPA (Red Chair). It is a shame that their year-round IPA is so comparatively weak.
07-28-2009 03:44:57 | More by vacax
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, best by Dec 7, 2011. This pours a nice Orange color with an off white head which leaves a nice lacing. The smells are of pine and citrus hops with a caramel on the back end. The feel is medium with a slight mouth coating bitterness. The taste is as it smells, not overly hoppy, but very good anyways. As always Deschutes delivers an above average beer.
11-15-2011 05:33:42 | More by DavidST
4/5 rDev +2.8%
A- Thin just off white on a pretty clear copper/amber body.
S- Pretty malty for a IPA. Sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and few other citrus fruit hops, along with some hints of grass hops as well.
T- Follows the aroma. Still has a decent size malt body for a IPA. Some grapefruit rind, hints of lemon, grass, tiny bit of pine. Has a decent size bitterness to it as well.
M- Medium body with medium carbonation.
D- It is pretty good. A bit to big of malt body for me and wrong blend of hops but still very tasty. I wouldn't mind drinking a few of these.
05-23-2007 04:57:20 | More by BlindPig
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a nice semi-clear amber with a thin eggshell white head. Decent lacing.
Aroma is mostly malty with a bit of hops. Smells ok. Could use more hop aroma.
Taste is solid. A bit of malt and a nice bitter finish. Well balanced.
Mouthfeel is nice and dry. Good carb.
Overall a tasty brew. Solid IPA. Wouldn't seek it out but if you see a 6er, grab one.
04-07-2011 05:33:51 | More by PeprSprYoFace
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
A: Golden with a hint of brown. Big frothy head.
S: Floral hops and pine. Smooth malt backbone.
T: Big and bold hops. Citrus, and prickly pine. No doubt this one is a bold IPA.
M: Prickly yet smooth, medium bodied.
O: Above average IPA, bold and in your face.
08-20-2012 01:03:53 | More by bundy462
3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
I picked up a case of this at Costco.
Appearance- amber color, half inch head, pretty nice looking
Smell- hops, bready malts
Taste- malt, hops, slightly bitter finish
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought this was pretty good. I would have it again.
08-30-2011 03:31:54 | More by jeffjeff1
3.2/5 rDev -17.7%
A- This beer is the color of bottle brown, but with a little more red in the mix. The head is frothy with a matrix of small bubbles loosely connected. The lacing clings tight to the glass in large bubbly chunks.
S- The hops are there, but the smell is faint and not extremely strong. There is a noticeable grapefruit citrus smell though.
T- The hop taste is definitely grapefruit. Although it isn't a strong grapefruit, its more like diet grapefruit. This is a lighter IPA, especially for an American West Coast beer.
M- The long after taste does leave your tongue puckering a bit. But the beer feel in your mouth does feel good.
D- Easy to drink, would be a good beer to start someone in on IPAs. The hop taste is light and nice.
10-21-2008 03:31:31 | More by Wetpaperbag
3.93/5 rDev +1%
This beer poured a clear orangey amber, head was thick and lacing very prevalent. Aroma was restrained but there, smacked a bit of citrus. the finish was long and lingering yet at the same time a bit throttled down. Hoppier than the discontinued? Quail Springs but not as ramped up as moany other domestics. Had a English feel which is fine by me. A very nice IPA and you can't go wrong here.
07-04-2006 23:02:16 | More by Mark
3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
Appearance: A very dark color for an IPA. Comes off almost amber. About a finger and a half of head on the pour, was present throughout drinking. Some lacing on the glass as this one was drank.
Smell: The front is buttery popcorn and some heavy malt. Saturated and heavy hops. You can feel the syrupy texture of this brew through the aroma. No bright hops, definitely on the malty side of the IPA world.
Taste: The front is smooth malt. The body rolls into a saturated hop flavor that has a sweetness over a hop bitterness. Very little bright hop presence, there are some darker fruits on the back end. Sweet sugar really pops.
Mouthfeel: Clean, very little hop bitterness. Syrupy texture is rich.
Overall: I've always been a very bright hoppy fan, so this one really is not my style but is still a good brew. It certainly identifies itself as a malty heavy IPA, does not fall into the confusing middle ground.
05-27-2013 23:02:51 | More by KFBR392
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
Pours a copper color with an off-white creamy head that has good lacing.
Aroma of hops and some grapefruit.
Taste is strong on the grapefruit and hops. Malt comes through as does some pine. Has a slightly sweet taste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, cleansing and creamy.
Overall, very drinkable. Goes down easy and has a nice cleansing feel.
10-27-2008 01:06:32 | More by atigerlife
4.03/5 rDev +3.6%
From a bottle to a pint glass...
Caramel colored, has a nice tan head that left some good lacing.
Smells of sweet caramel malt and orange peel / citrus.
Tastes like grapefruit with a big hop bite, has hints of sweet caramel and pine resin.
Feels medium bodied , very smooth and slightly dry.
This is a very solid IPA, Deschutes has never disappointed me.
09-26-2010 00:26:06 | More by JMad
Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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