Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
3,065 Ratings
Inversion IPAInversion IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,065
Reviews:
857
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
624
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,065 |  Reviews: 857
Photo of bshefftz
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hawkssb04
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williamv0123
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewsterBrian
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DreDay
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Milesdig
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my second go around with this beer. I just created a six at my local krogers and thought i'd drop a review..
The munich, caramel and pale malts really shine through on this one without dominating entirely and give the beer a very sexy almost burnt amber hue. Head a lil on the creamy side and a light tan. The malt and hops go back and forth a lil bit but the malt lingers with sticky sweetness and a lil resin from the floral hop goodness. Several hops are used in this beer, Centennial is on the list and is one of my favorite hops. You'd never know this an 80 IBU brew as it is very well balanced.
I have yet to be disappointed by a beer from Deschutes

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Photo of _Adam_
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber appearance with a slight pine and hoppy aroma. Small head when poured. Taste matches the aroma. Very much a hoppy IPA that has some appeal.

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Photo of MarcianoF3
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dgardner16
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheEggman1
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep amber with a nice frothy off white head. Smells of caramel malt and floral, pine hops. Taste: this beer has a large malt profile. A nice caramel malt presence almost chewy. Floral and pine hoppyness stand up well on this beers sizable malt backbone. Minor hints of grapefruit pith on the palet as well. This beer has that sticky quality that I appreciate in a IPA. It somewhat coats your mouth with a piney, floral hop oil. Medium to full body that finished dry once the stickyness wears off. This beer also leaves a great sticky lacing down the glass. I really enjoyed this beer and was surprised (in a good way) by its large malt profile. I like it. A good throwback to a old school IPA where it isn't just all about being a hop bomb.

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Photo of funk_master_flex
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Unsure when this beer was bottled but the best buy date states 03/25/17 which is another month and a half. Poured from a glass bottle into a tulip glass.

Look: this beer pours a deep translucent amber to dark orange with an off-white khaki head that dissipates after 30 seconds.
Smell: caramel malt with hint of green apple, earthy pine, and a restrained citrus character.
Taste: again, the caramel malt is the star of this beer. I get a background of earthy pine, very mild citrus, and a mild floral taste.
Feel: a medium body with a dry finish. Carbonation is medium.
Overall: I have been drinking this beer on occasion for the past 4-5 years without ever really evaluating it and now that I have, I hesitate to even call this an IPA. The malt steals the show from the hops. Its a tasty brew but I find it to be somewhat mislabeled. Perhaps this satisfied the hop heads of a decade ago but in the current craft beer climate this beer falls short of a true showcase of hop flavor and aroma. They may as well label this beer as a "hoppy amber".

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Photo of jellibeen
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been drinking this for years. Definitely a different IPA. The appearance of dark, clear amber is something I thought always stood out on this. Nice creamy head out of the bottle. Feel is creamy and frothy and smooth. Taste is where this sets itself apart from other IPA's. It is more of a malt IPA, caramel backbone, a little grapefruit and little on the hop bite. I've always enjoyed this and another beer by Deschutes to have stocked in the fridge as a go to after work or hockey.

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Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,065 ratings.
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