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Inversion IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,588 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 116
Gots: 299 | 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 projectflam86
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got through a trade with bonsreeb85. Thanks for the brew!

A- Pours a deep amber golden color with a thick marshmallow like off-white head that took a while to settle down. Plenty of sticky lacing.

S- Nice light pine/citrus hop aroma. Very present malt sweetness with some spice.

T- Piney hop initial bitterness. A very sturdy malt backbone lent caramel sweetness and toasted grain notes that balanced well.

M- Medium body with good carbonation. Very balanced in terms of bitterness/sweet finish.

D- Easy drinking IPA that had a very balanced flavor.

Photo of fuzzcherry
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thick fluffy off white head. The head fades slowly, leaving a curtain of lace.

This beer has a smooth, mild floral hop aroma. Some grassy aroma is also present. A slight malty aroma is also detectable.

This beer tastes much like it smells. It is quite mild, and slightly boring. Floral hops and a slight grassy hop flavor mostly. It has a slight caramel sweet malty flavor as well. It has a citrus flavor in the finish.

This beer is carbonated just right. It goes down smooth, leaving a crisp floral hop aftertaste.

This beer might make a good session beer. It is crisp and refreshing, and it is not too high in alcohol.

Overall: This beer is good. Not too much above average though. Nothing makes me think GREAT!

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

Inversion comes with a cool view from Bend with a freshness date. The appearance is a cloudy amber with a healthy two finger head that leaves a sea foam on the side of the glass. The smell is hoppy and the tastes complex with multiple hop varieties. It is a fairly carbonated IPA with a sweet and mellow aftertaste. I grew up with Deschutes Brewery since the early 90's and their beers have always been a staple here in Portland.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of dataylor21
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in large water glass

A: clear, copper color; very little carb but huge, root-beer-float-like head; great lacing
S: caramel, malt, bit of hops
T: aggressive, hoppy, smooth grapefruit, semisweet, bitter; relatively simple
M: smooth, silky

Reallt solid, great IPA

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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 Furley80
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle, best by 8/28/13, poured into a Bells tulip. Darker than expected; mostly clear, light brown body with some yellow tint. Nice two finger dark tan head that has decent retention and leave some rings of lacing down the glass.

The aroma is little understated, as the malts overpower the hops. But, once the hops come through, tropical and floral hop notes dominate, with a little hint of grapefruit.

The flavor is the opposite of the aroma in that the hops are very forward. More pine bitterness as the start that yields to the light citrus and floral notes. Honestly, there are some floral hop tastes here I've never experienced before. I looked up the mix on the Deschutes website and see that 6 different hops were used, so the blend is unique to me. The hop flavors leave only a small bit of room for the caramel malt flavor in the back end.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel and very drinkable. Definitely a different IPA than most I'm used to. Solid brew, but not one I'll make a regular.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.