Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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3.88/5
Very Good
3,087 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 6.8%
IBUs: 80

228 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by Jason on 03-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,515
Reviews:
864
Ratings:
3,087
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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141
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Trade:
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Photo of haines710
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My third IPA from this brewer turns out to be my least favorite. Picked up a bottle at the supermarket. Poured a nice Amber and like others have said looks like it could be a red IPA. Smell is malty and is alcohol forward. Taste is the same. Very bitter and not at all hoppy / fruity. Not a bad beer at all, but just not one that I preferred.

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Photo of evanschaaf
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenotaku
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NorCalKid
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber. Red IPA? Malty sweet nose follows with floral woodsy hops. Slight spice pine cedar citrus with a good bitterness to match the sweet caramel malt. Classic Deschutes mouthfeel and finish. NW classic IPA. Good but not great.

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Photo of DeeBreezy
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.8% abv

Appearance- Pours a reddish amber. Foamy white head that fully laces the glass. Ample clarity.

Smell- Sweet grains with lightly toasted biscuit freshness. Some caramel too.

Taste- Sweet malt, grains/bread balanced out by some caramel sweetness. Becoming floral with a touch of piney flavor. Finishes bitter, malty, and a bit peppery.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A Malt forward, ipa that is well balanced. Almost a red IPA imo, especially from the appearance. Easy drinking. Was fresh and flavorful.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ale_Lover
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice deep amber with a frothy off white head. Good floral smell with follow up of pine hops. Taste: Big malt profile. with a wonderful caramel malt presence. Floral and pine hops stand up well on this beer considering the sizable malt backbone. Mild hints of grapefruit hit the palet as well. Medium to full body that finishs dry leaving a great sticky lacing down the glass. I really like this beer which is a bit of a throwback to a old school IPAs where it isn't just all about being a juice bomb.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fmakalidude
2.3/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like a mouthful of sharp pine needles. It's actually unpleasant to drink. As much as I had hoped to be excited about this, Deschutes let me down this go round. Go easy on the aromatic hops next time. Nobody likes chewing on an air freshener.

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Photo of Driftpunx
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walkinbeauty
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deschutes Brewery 'Inversion IPA' @ 6.8% , served from a 355 ml bottle purchased for $3
A-pour is amber from the bottle to glass with a medium beige head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-pine more than citrus
T-hop bite start , slight bitter finish
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-possible good beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of phatsmackey
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is an IRA not an IPA.

Unfortunately this isn't the best IRA.

Great bready malt smell but the dank good don't compliment.

The flavor had similar issues. The astringent bitterness from the dark malts is poorly. Matched and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste

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Photo of casapy
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkenagy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,087 ratings