Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

very good
3,053 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: 3,053 |  Reviews: 853
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Great lacing over a dark, copper body.

S- Starts with citrus zest, grassy hop aroma with toasted caramel malt. OK aroma.

T/F: Follows smell, and very smooth with a creamy finish. Juicy, zesty hops, happy, bright beer. Warm Finish.
O: Paired well with brauts at Gustavs at PDX.

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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

This brew pours a mostly opaque copper color with reddish highlights. A thick three-finger head, some of which remains on top until the end and heavy lacing.

The smell is orange, grapefruit, lemon and pine with a bready and caramel malt backbone.

The taste follows the nose; the pine dominates but all of the hop flavors mentioned in the smell are there in the taste. The bready/caramel malt backbone is also consistent throughout.

Wow, the only thing stopping me from giving this a 5 is that it is hard to say anything is perfect, especially since IPA's vary so much but this about as close to perfect an IPA that I have had; try it!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Heavy, full taste.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Body is a uniformly translucent, nearly transparent dark amber hue. Pours with a 2-3 finger soapy, creamy off-white head. Head has great retention and leaves lacing all the way down the glass.

S- Citrus sweetness, notes of pine and floral hops, yeast, fair malt backbone.

T- Very similar to the nose- with a bit more herbal hops than what was mentioned in the nose and a much more earthy feel. Finish is pretty consistent with the initial flavor with hints of herbal hop bitterness lingering.

F- Smooth medium weight body with low to medium carbonation. Body is bready much more than oily.

O- Overall this is a decent IPA. I really like bottle conditioned IPAs and the breadiness of the mouthfeel really comes through that.

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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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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.69/5  rDev -5.4%

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 3,053 ratings.
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