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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a crystal clear dark copper, with a one-finger eggshell colored head. Spotty lacing.

S - Strong hoppy aroma. Pine, grapefruit, and even some malt sweetness as it warms. Smells great.

T - Lots of spruce, but not exceedingly bitter. Almost minty. Lush and juicy. Not a lot of standout or "punch" from the malt, but it does bring balance and sweetness. Make no mistake; there's quality here.

M - Body starts out full at the sip, but goes to medium by the finish. Tingly carbonation, might be a tad too much, but the most minor of flaws.

O - Really solid West Coast IPA. Most comparable to a slightly less malty Sierra Nevada Torpedo.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours an amber color, one finger of soapy white head, medium lacing.
S - Some nice light caramel malt, pine, orange juice and lemon zest.
T - A tad too sweet on the malt, but floral and pine bitterness is the most prominent here, some mild citrus flavors as well.
M - Medium feel, a bit sticky on the end.
O - This is a solid IPA, the malt is a it much at times, but it is good.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is something from the haul I got recently in Colorado. Dated Best By 6/18/13.

This beer poured a nice orangey copper color with a finger of banana cream-looking head. Lacing is decently clingy.

Smells of pine and tropical fruit, light caramel and light brown sugar.

Piney, with bread and light brown sugar. Transitions into grapefruit and tropical fruit mix and pine, bitter finish.

The mouthfeel on this is medium bodied. Decently creamy. Dry finish.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a bright clear orange brown, very typical with a foamy white head and excellent lacing. Smells of bittering hops but balanced sweet malts with gram cracker and a touch of herbal tea. Taste is a bit hoppy, not palate wrecking but sweet and balanced enough to taste great. Body is excellent it balances the ABV which is up there with the big dogs. Overall I would consider getting it again it's a simple yet tasty IPA.

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