BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a best before of 07/06/2010. Pours with a large, bone colored off-white head over a clear, pretty penny colored body. Aroma is fruity, some pine and pink grapefruit, light delicate grainy/husky quality, A bit of sugar, melon and light caramel. Pretty dry aroma. Taste is quite bitter, light husky and caramel notes with a lot of citrus rind qualities from the hops up front followed by some pine notes and graham cracker over the long finish. Medium to high tingling bubbles. A bit of alcohol. Pretty solid IPA, but I donít think Deschutes makes any mediocre beer.
J_man (900) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had to check my glass and hands to make sure there were no other odors coming from them because of the very unique aroma coming off of this beer: latex rubber! I know that might sound like a bad thing, but trust me, itís not. Iím going to guess that one of the hops used in this beer is Simcoe because thatís the aroma I vividly remember noting when I tasted the Mikkeller Simcoe Single Hop IPA and being blown away by how unique it was. Inversion starts off with this and follows up with a beautiful balance of grapefruit/citrus hops balanced by just enough malt body to keep it firmly planted in the American IPA style. A slightly murky tan-orange color with a surprisingly dense and persistent white head, this is an all-around great IPA from start to finish.
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a deep amber/brown with a thin off white head. the aroma is citrus and pine. The flavor is dry and Sharp. this one had more of a malt character than most ipas but I really liked that about this beer. cheers!
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nice, clear dark amber with thick off-white soapy head. Aroma of sharp pine and grapefruit with a light malt back bone. Flavor is very much the same with added fruity ester blended in with the nice light caramel maltiness. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable, spicy IPA!
popery (1879) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA. Iíve had quite a few bottles of this particular IPA, since finding it for $7 per sixer. Itís quite a bargain at that price point. Amber, red gold liquid sits below a frothy head that leaves a ton of lacing. Some great floral and citric hop notes with a solid caramel malt backbone. Hops arenít quite as full in the flavor as in the aroma. It has a good feel, if not incredible. A solid IPA.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, deep orange-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter oranges and grapefruits with a mixture of florals and pines. Solid malt balance with a medium sweet caramel and lightly toasted toffee. Flavor is similar. Lots of sweet hops with a good amount of pines and florals. Oranges, tangerines, and grapefruits balance nicely with a bigger, somewhat bready caramel and lightly toasted, crystal malt sweetness. Finishes with a moderate bitterness that is somewhat resiny, woody, piney, and floral while leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA. Lots of hop flavors and bitterness with a nice malt balance. Not much to complain about.
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-best by may 17th. Deep copper hue with a nice off-white head that was really soapy. lite pine, cheese and grainy nose-really doesnt smell like i was expecting. some fruity notes as well-fruity pebbles come to mind. sweet, lightly citric flavors with a big malt backbone. kind of an odd beer not well put together for what it was designed to be. what is up with this brewery?
mar (5181) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber with a cream colored head. nose is fresh grapefruity hops with some nice esters in the back. nice palate, hefty malt backbone upfront, big grapefruity hops next and at last a lightly bitter hop finish.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask. Dark body with faint head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Citrus hops in teh body with a dry, lingering bitter finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz. bottle). Deep copper color with beige head. Aroma of some caramelized sugar and some citrus. Malty initial flavor followed by hop bitterness and fizziness on the tongue. My preference for IPAs is Racer 5-more hops and less malt. Not a bad beer at all, however.