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RATINGS: 1144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPA’s intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours a dark amber ale color with an ample tan/amber head. Aroma is citrus filled and a bit sweet. Taste is full of citrus, mainly grapefruit, caramels, and hoppiness. Finish is clean with a distinct citrus feel and a dry sweet/sour taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
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A great IPA that is easy drinkable and not going to curl your toes with the hops. The hops added made this a very drinkable hoppy beer. A golden yellow color with a think head this had a great aroma and the balance was not to far off the hops did over power but in a IPA they have to. Good Beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2006
Wow, this beer hardly tastes anything like it’s commercial description. Pours an orange color with a decent but diminishing white head. Solidly sweet aroma with hints of grassy hops. Strong bitter flavor but not so much full of the hints of grapefruit and orange that they advertise. I would say that the bitterness is almost asprin like at first with hints of grass and only a slight citrusy finish. I was excited to try a new IPA that wouldn’t be available in my area but left not really all that impressed. It’s not bad at all but it’s also not worth seeking out.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2006
Pours dark amber with a thin white head no lacing but color is quite appealing. Smell is far too yeasty without enough flowery hop to it. Taste has a hop buzz to it but not exactly a kick, malts are possibly more prominent than hops. Palate is a short lived aftertaste with a watery feel. A nice beer for Deschutes and easily drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bottle: Soft burnt caramel in color, quite hazy, moderate to large foamy light beige head, fairly nice lacing, subtle carbonation.   Nose of moldy bread, subtle hops and grains.   Dirty citrusy hop flavor, noticeable fusels, albeit light.   Alcohol is a bit noticeable, especially on the finish.   Not terribly clean, but definitely crisp.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Somewhat astringent hop bitterness lingers, along with an alcoholic citrus peel twang.   Tiz okay, but a bit too dirty.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 21, 2006
Bottle Pours a deep golden amber. Cloudy and with a modest sized but dence and creamy light tan head. Lots of citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is full and rich. Dominated by the bittering hops and the fairly strong ABV is evident. A bit of a heavyweight IPA and a nice lingering dry puckering bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CAmes (32) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2006
It appears that Inversion replaces the old Quail Springs IPA, and that’s a good thing in my opinion. I always thought it was about a toss up between Mirror Pond & QS in terms of hopiness. Inversion IPA is definitely hoppy, strong orange/grapefruit citrus throughout. Inversion’s alcohol is much more in the IPA range than was QS. A very enjoyable IPA, and a good replacement for what once was a single low point in Deschutes’s standard lineup.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2006
Draught Huge amberish head; dark amber ale. Extremely hopoil-tinted nose, dry to the point of scorched. Dry-top bitter ale, out of any balance with top-aggressive metallic, resiny bitterness. Fiery MF, the hopoils scorching everything. Overt(h)opped to the point of undrinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2006
Aromas of citrus (grapefruit?) and malt? A bit redder than most IPAs, and a bit more body. Something like a thinner, hoppier doppel bock? The grassy finish covers both sides and top of tongue. Curl up with this one. (or these three) A major Deschutes innovation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2006
12 oz. bottle from 6-pack, BevMo La Jolla. Pours a beautiful hazy ruddy amber color with a moderate off-white head that diminishes to a skin on the surface of the beer. Aroma is very hoppy in the West Coast style with citrus, floral and hints of pine in the hops, along with some light caramel and toasty malts in the background. Flavor is heavily weighted toward hops as well, but still enjoyably balanced - grapefruit, spruce and lemon with somewhat fruity malts as well. Medium body and smooth, easy carbonation. Nice new IPA from Deschutes.


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