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Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got a six-pack of this and another of the excellent Obsidian stout (review to follow). Inversion is an orange to reddish amber brew with ample off-white bitter foam and a very rustic kind of vibe. Aroma is very sweet caramel malt and classic American hops (grapefruit citrus and twangy herbal notes). The taste is dominant tangerine citrus (not as much grapefruit) and a sweet malt backbone like gummy candy and caramel, with a little dark toast. Very smooth bitterness without harsh notes or strong pine, its resinous but more restrained than many other American IPAs. Some brown spice notes combine with the aforementioned flavors to create an effect like sweet orange spice tea. Little rank tropical flavor but there are earthy and grassy notes in the finish. The body is silky smooth and not terribly heavy. Overall picture is that of a sophisticated and cultured bitterness, with a decent weave of classic flavors and superb integration and balance. If you care, the recipe for this thinking man's ale appears in Mitch Steele's book on IPA. Check out the interesting mix of old school and cutting edge hop cultivars.

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Deschutes Brewery - Inversion IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a dark amber ruby filtered with a large fizzy head that retains a bit. Abundance of lacing.

Smell - Huge malt profile with a resinous and citrus hop profile behind it. Sweet caramel malts, the old-style ones that aren't heavily used anymore.

Taste - Malt is a little more subdued here with a dank resiny pine hop blast.

Mouthfeel - Malt warm boozy here. Moderately carbonated. Light-bodied. Good drinkability.

Overall - Pretty good overall, interesting how it's hop forward as hell while still being heavy on the caramel malts. Not big into these particular malts, never was a big fan, but overall this isn't a bad beer, just their choice of recipe vs. my personal tastes.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,071 ratings
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