Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

very good
3,061 Ratings
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time I've had this stuff, my good pal Geoff Landgraf used to work in Bend, OR at Deschutes, I would get specialty releases monthly sent via beer mail. Now, fast forward to 1/24/14 Deschutes has launched in Ohio with their four main stays Inversion IPA, Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Red Chair Pacific Northwest Ale along with Hop Henge IPA one of their fantastic specialty releases. A fantastic introductory IPA that can be enjoyed by the masses and those in the know when it comes to hops. Complex drinkable and definitely hoppy enough to be one of the stand out IPAs from the Pacific Northwest. Abundant hops in this beautiful glowing amber body big billowing cream colored head leaves intricate speckled lacing on the sides of my glass. Aromatics give out hints of pine, citrus, with dank earthy hops. Flavor has a well crafted malt backbone hints of bready/caramel malts without hitting overt sticky sweetness. Really nice IPA, I'm ready to drink another bottle it's that type of beer. It will blown your mind how good a solid stable IPA can be and it's probably a majority of the reason this company has grown beyond the PNW to the state of Ohio along with the fact that I've never had a bad beer from them. Texture slightly resinous with hop oils and flowing carbonation carries the beer great over the palate. Overall, this works so well. I'm a fan of Inversion and every other hoppy ale from them that I've tried!!!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from my growler into a Piraat tulip. The pour is darker than I'm used to seeing in this style. It is a murky reddish-amber with a couple fingers of foamy white head that dies down to a thin layer with lots of lacing. The nose is fruity and floral, with citrus-like grapefruit and herbal rose-petal notes of American hops.

Medium body, firm feel, and a hoppy, but balanced, flavor. Some marmalade and toast flavors up front and a well-tempered shot of grapefruit at mid-palate. Not too bitter at all. Nice lingering grapefruit-like flavor.

This is an old-school, balanced IPA and not a hop bomb. The flavor reminds me a little of Sierra Nevada's beers. There's that sharp, resiny hop flavor, lots of grapefruit, and a nice malty sweetness underneath. This beer would go well with many kinds of food. It could stand up to spicy foods and wouldn't overpower milder foods too badly.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper colored with a foamy two finger head.
S - Pine, Citrus, floral with a bit of carmel.
T - The taste is in line with the nose and adds grapefruit and some more malt involvement.
M - Medium body with a bit of carbonation and not much bitterness.
O - Good IPA and now in Ohio so I will surly try it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- most clear amber color with an off white head
S-pine, malt, spice, and some citrus
T-pine resin with a grapefruit flavor that stays with you until the end
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-this beer has an outstanding hop flavor and I enjoyed it

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-Amber in color. Slight sticky head, mostly just lace around the rim. Beer is a little hazy.

Aroma is citrus, spice, and pine, a whole mix of hops aromas layered on top of one another. Very deep and complex. Excellent to quaff.

Slight malt backbone with a piney bitter finish that lingers on the tongue. Flavor is balanced, crisp, and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is full and sticky.

Overall an enjoyable IPA. I like the aroma of this beer the best. It is a little on the sweet side which balances the hops very nicely.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,061 ratings.
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