Down & Dirty IPA
Deschutes Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.9%
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Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
6
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Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of chugamugofsud
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had two renditions of this beer: brewed for the local Dirty Half Marathon sponsored by Foot Zone. The first was clean and hearty - 6.9% and something I would want again. I left with a growler (2012). The 2013 was murky, not as clean and left me dreaming of last year. They also dropped to 6.7% and 60 ibu's. As a distance runner, here's hoping that 2014 is a little more endurable!

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Photo of SurlyDuff
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beast of an IPA uses 4 different malts and a ton of hops, well balanced but more leaning towards the hops, in classic PacNW style.

Copper and sticky lacing that hangs tight to the glass.

Much bolder than their Inversion IPA, with bigger malt, hops, and abv.

Piney bitter aroma.

Bright floral hops with a medium-to-full body. Malt is strong and sweet caramel, and the hops are nicely dry with herbal florals.

Overall a good bottle-worth IPA. I wouldnt replace Inversion with it, but it's a damn fine brew.

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Photo of younger35
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Deschutes Public House in Bend, Oregon on August 31, 2007. This beer was brewed to commemorate the down and dirty ½ marathon (or something of the sort). Drank out of a Deschutes Inversion IPA pint glass.

Appearance- Pours murky dark amber brown with zero head. There was no cap or lacing of any sort.
Smell- Nice big hop nose that has a dirty, almost Belgium-ish mustiness to it. There is also a big toffee sweetness to this brew that is very candy like.
Taste- Starts out with a very cherry/blackberry sweetness that, like the nose, is candy like. Does balance a bit as the hops kick in but it never seems to lose that sweetness until the finish. As the beer warms the alcohol does show a bit more but so does a nice caramel sweetness. The hops make there final kick in the finish as they leave a huge bitterness on the tongue. This beer would be the little brother of Devil Dog from Laughing Dog Brewery (a DIPA).
Mouthfeel- Beer is medium to full bodied with little carbonation.
Drinkability- Although ugly and kind of sweet, this beer is pretty good. It was the first beer I had at Deschutes that night and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t taste the rest of them. Good call.

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Down & Dirty IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6 ratings