Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

very good
3,051 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had in a snifter. Best By: 02/20/14.

Orange-amber body, Inversion has slow moving carb bubbles and a finger's width of white that fades to a ring before the first sip. There is decent lacing left behind, though.

Aromas are mainly herbal and more bitter citrus. Oranges do pop up now and again, but really buried. There is some garlic dankness to it, but again, mainly the profile is more herbal with the impression of grapefruit. Inversion's bouquet is not bombastic, but still pleasing.

Really nice sweet citrus pervades the palate, orange hard candies with a little pineapple. The grapefruit and garlic dank mixes more in the finish with a bready malt quality and pine-y to aspirin-like bitterness. The flavors are really clean and the caramel to bready malt, just barely perceptible, helps the citrus backbone along the tongue. Well done!

Medium-light body and a little dry thanks to that aspirin bitterness. This is also where the bready, caramel malt really helps, not astringent at all.

Inversion is just a joy to drink. The nose may be a bit on the light side, but the palate delivers everywhere it matters, balanced and clean, citrusy, not overly bitter. This is an IPA to contemplate life and the pursuit by.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is amber, head is light tan, small bubbles, nice lacing.

Smell is full of earthy, piney hops, almost resinous, lighter fruit notes; malt scent is a touch of caramel and toast.

Taste is a nice full malt flavor blended with stronger earthy pine hops; malt flavors are mixture of toast and caramel, maybe biscuit, lingering piney hops add nice bitter counter.

Mouthfeel is very good, nice balance, good flavor presence on the tongue and cheeks, solid carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA, a little maltier, good piney hops and nice lingering flavors.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,051 ratings.
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