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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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Ratings: 3,071 |  Reviews: 859
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this bottle in Maui. Amber colored with a slight orange tint. Poured with a thin head. Lacing lingered for a considerable time. Definite aroma of honey and pine. Hops come through strongly. The best thing about this beer is although the flavor was hoppy as you would want, it also carried some amount of malt to try and balance it. Semi-creamy mouthfeel. As a whole, an okay IPA but not out of this world.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 11/22/12. Pours a burnt orange/copper color with a thick slightly off-white head that really sticks to the sides of the glass. Looks nicely carbonated. Great lacing patterns as this IPA goes down.

Smell consists of resinous hops and some biscuity malt. Hints of pine and or citrus and some grassy notes. Almost a hint of caramel.

Taste features a good balance between the malts and hops. Not as much citrus in the taste. Some orange peel and hints of tropical fruit. A relatively even keeled IPA. Lacks a zinging hop bite, but extremely well balanced with a good malt backbone. Some nice sweetness with the hints of caramel. Finishes somewhat dry with some residual bitterness. No hint whatsoever of the 6.8% abv in the taste. Goes down effortlessly.

Mouthfeel is one of the better in the IPA department. Very smooth and substantial. Good hop oil action produces some slickness.

Overall, a well crafted, quality IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 11/6/12
Pours darker than expected - hazy deep copper with a fluffy beige head that holds great retention and leaves all kinds of lacing on the glass. Aromas are malty, bready, caramel, faint tropical hop notes - might have been bolder hops on the nose if this was fresher? Tastes include lots of bready malt, brown bread crust, caramel, piny and spicy hop, pungent grapefruit rind, lingering bitterness with resiny pine oils sticking to the palate with some burnt caramel on the finish. Bitterness builds with each sip taken. Mouth-feel is creamy, smooth, medium body, with nice carbonation. This is definitely a quality IPA, but i think this is getting close to being past its prime. I want to try a fresh one sometime.

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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This American IPA poured a hazy copper color, darker then most AIPA's, produced a thick white head, featured excellent retention and left an average amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma was full of piney/citrus notes, malted grain and caramel were also present. Medium in body, this ale has a base of sweet toasted malted grain, caramel and an aggressive amount of hop addition. The mouthfeel is off the carts, one of the smoothest AIPA's that I have tried to date. Looking fwd to trying more offerings from Deschutes.

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