Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

very good
3,064 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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Ratings: 3,064 |  Reviews: 856
Photo of Peder
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
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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Photo of spw109
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ronin926
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of cornejo
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of schematix
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Best By date is about 6 weeks from now.

A: Crystal clear. Color is dark copper to light brown. Thick creamy head that leaves lacing with each sip.

S: Malty more than hops. Mostly pine and dank aromas. Minimal citrus.

T: Piney and resinous. Sweet. Very malt forward for an IPA. The beer offers complexity as the flavor changes from sweet, to floral, to a lingering bitter finish.

M: Thick, sweet and resinous. Carbonation is middle of the road for an IPA.

O: It's okay, but it's a little syrupy for my IPA tastes. Also I think the hop flavor, while quite present, is 1-dimensional.

EDIT: There is a grocery store in town that has an excellent beer selection. I've made it my goal to drink through every IPA they have. I guess I forgot i bought this one before because I had already written a review. After re-tasting, I couldn't change this review a bit.

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Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Johnny_Muir
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is one of my go to IPAs. Sipping one of these at their brewpub while hitch hiking through Bend was a highlight for me as a beer drinker. This was the beer in fact that got me into IPAs in the first place. Drink up! And do visit the brewpub if youre ever in or near Bend!

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Photo of four91
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MJSawyer
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of snowmaggedon
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of admiral
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A well balanced and enjoyable IPA

aroma: pine, malty citrus, grapefruit.

taste: pine, caramel, citrus, grapefruit and slight spice

Very drinkable - a lot going for it and one that you could drink a lot of. Not the best IPA on the market but very soild.

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Photo of Hendo
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of beerman34
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TheloniousKrunk
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of aswaller
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Braseltonage
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MrBoz21
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy orange/amber with thick white head that settles into lacy skiff and ring. Fine lacing rides along side of glass. Moderate carbonation. Haze begins to clear as it warms.

Aroma: Banana and pear with citrus notes. Ethanol. Bready malt in background.

Taste: Caramel, biscuit and pine. Finishes with resony bitterness and sticky sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Malty with a bit of astringency.

Overall: Well balanced and tasty. It does have a homebrew quality to it ... meaning flavors arent as integrated as I would expect.

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Photo of NickBeery
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of rodlavers
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jtransel
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nanandtomfitz
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into glass with good head and retention

Hops and citrus aroma, very pleasant

Well balanced for a strong hop IPA

Mouthfeel pleasant but a shade less rich than some

Great beer overall, needed to have a few times before I really appreciated it, will have again for sure.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,064 ratings.
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