Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

Inversion IPAInversion IPA
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Inversion IPAInversion IPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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Ratings: 3,069 |  Reviews: 859
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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Darker than average it's a clean coppery hue. The head was off white with a thin bubbly and fleeting personality.

The nose is sweet flowers, like roses or carnations with a bubblegum, caramel and dare I say watermelon.

The flavor is floral and flowery, perfumish, with piney hops and caramel sweetness. There's some bubblegum and even watermelon.

The feel is bitter and astringent but clean and drinkable.

This is a very unusual IPA, very tasty but very odd.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Brownish tan, light yellow tint with a foamy 1 inch head, plenty of sticky lacing.

Smell - Piney hops, grapefruit, orange, lemon, a caramel malty note along with some molasses and brown sugar. A little citric blend of fruits with a little earthy, farmhouse near the finish.

Taste - Very malt driven with nice pineapple and grapefruit hops. Crisp, dry and has a real bitter hop bite at the finish. Added sugars mixed with the caramel malts really give this a sweet caramel/toffee flavor. A bready note along with some floral flavors round this out.

Mouthfeel - Crisp hops and sweet malts coat the tongue. Palate gets more of the same along with sugars and a bready malt flavor. Aftertaste is sweet malts, crisp bitter hops.

Overall - A overall nice beer. Its a little sweeter then your standard ipa. Smooth, easy to drink, a nice ipa for someone that wants some hops, but doesn't want all the bitter, bitey fruits, and wants a little caramel malt sweetness. Glad there now in ohio, I will drink this again and again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant deep copper with a frothy, lingering khaki head that leaves sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Floral hops, resin, citrus, pine, and fresh cut grass leap from the glass. Grapefruit and tangerine dominate, with a subtle, slightly sweet bready malt tying into the slightly skunky, dank hop finish. Hop character is brilliant.

Flavor is a slight departure, with less citrus presence, more toasted, nutty malt, and a moderately bitter, resiny finish. Citrus underpinnings are muted and muddled, dominated by more earthy and floral hop character.

Body and carbonation are moderate, smooth, with light alcohol warmth. The aftertaste is harsh.

Too bitter at the finish for my liking. The aroma was awesome, but the citrus fell through in the flavor. Malt support couldn't counter the bittering.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 75.5% out of 100 with 3,069 ratings
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