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Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.89/5
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3,075 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#7,346
Reviews:
860
Ratings:
3,075
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
628
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,075 |  Reviews: 860
Photo of TheEggman1
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -3.9%
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 +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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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Photo of DoubleBaco
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hashmads
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.39/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewh995
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I love deschutes, they're probably my favorite brewery, but this is probably my least favorite offering from them, despite it still being a great beer. It isn't exactly purely an IPA though, I would say much less hoppy and more malty than I would expect an IPA to be. It's a great beer, but if you want a good deschutes IPA go for Sagefight or Pinedrops.

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Photo of shigg85
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quesophresco
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wontonst
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monorailred
4.84/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattinIdaho
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stebbi7833
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmd1978
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber color with little head. Nose is orange peel, tropical fruits, floral hops. Taste orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel, hint of biscuit. Finish clean with lingering malts. Ass usual deschutes makes another great IPA. This one a nice balance of bitterness and malts to make it not as overpowering as some ipa's.

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Photo of illini99
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Pel
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sohearn
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MannyRox
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 3,075 ratings
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