Inversion IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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3.88/5
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3,107 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:
#9,538
Reviews:
867
Ratings:
3,107
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
646
Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy coppery amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that gradually died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge, and a thin film of bubbles in between.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit hops are present in the nose along with notes of gooseberries and pine resin as well as hints of caramel malts.
T: As in the smell, the taste has flavors of grapefruit and gooseberries. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness and this lingers through the finish along with the bitter flavors of grapefruit. No malts are perceptible, but they do mute some of the bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has some rather astringent flavors of bitter grapefruit so it might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle (best by 12/17/14) into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a clear dark orange color with tons of streaming carbonation, off-white frothy head that left dense glass-coating lace.

S- Sweet orange marmalade notes, floral and piney hops, and some oatmeal notes.

T- Lots of very sweet orange marmalade, orange and grapefruit citrusy hop notes, some earthy hop character, and big oatmeal malt backbone.

M- Dry, medium body, soft to medium carbonation, and pretty refreshing.

O- A pretty good IPA that tastes a lot more East Coast than West Coast. Pretty big malt bill on this one and lots of citrusy sweetness and much lighter on hop bitterness for the style.

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Photo of burnerfinger
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

bought this as a single bottle:
A DEEP orange hue / solid finger of head with nice sticky lacing - LOTS of clarity

S lite hopiness to the nose

T mmmm YUM nice hoppy bite w/ SUBTLE malty back

M thick and full body

D not to be Trifled with - this is a serious brew. @ 6.8 the buzz comes on quick

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3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of JWU
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass

A- A perfectly clear amber, with a big off white head. Fantastic lacing.

S- Citrus rind, mainly grapefruit but some orange as well. A bit of pine and earthyness. Caramel and biscuity malt are there as well.

T- Slap of bitterness is quickly balanced by the biscuity and slightly caramel malt sweetness. Bitterness creeps up through the finish.

M- A slick medium body, dries nicely on the finish but not overkill.

O- a very good standard IPA. Very much a ramped up version of Mirror Pond.

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Photo of TyFluth
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RStaff4
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of RyanK252
4.15/5  rDev +7%

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours a hazy deep amber with an off white head that laces nicely.

S: Sweet malt and pine and citrus hops, a little earthy.

T: Big hit of pine hops, some citrus as well, grapefruit and tangerine, a little caramel malt sweetness, and a lingering grapefruit and lemon grass bitterness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Was worried the hops might have faded out of this bottle as this bottle is about a month past it's best by date. Nope! Big in your face IPA. I can only wonder how much stronger it is fresh.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of bitrswtmtl1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Inversion IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,107 ratings