TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 12oz bottle to tulip. Nice aroma, not off the charts but highly respectful. Earthy with pineapple and apricot maybe even a touch of bubblegum. Inversion really does appear as a nearly red ale. A very robust tan head with sticky lacing. The palate is both bitter and buttery. There is a lasting resinous on the roof of the mouth and mid tongue. Carbonation is soft and the body is light to medium. The finish is dry but lingers with just a touch of brightness. A surprising IPA in many ways, not upper/upper echelon in my opinion but a good buy and damn tasty especially when on sale ($7.99 a six )and definitely fridge worthy. I will give it kudos for bringing the IBUs and you could pay more and get a lot less punch. Solid Stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deschutes Inversion IPA 6.8% a reddish bet with a wisp of a beige head. Malty caramel aroma with minty fruity notes. I do get some odd dishwater and musty cheese aroma as well. The taste is sweet and balanced at first with light caramel then sweet citrus before the lasting drawn out bitterness kicks in with floral and pithy citrus rind bitterness flavors. Meh, not sure if it’s an average IPA or if it was just past it’s best.
bike4beer (2) - - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has sweet malty nose mixed with great hop aroma. A great balance between hoppy and malty.
maltman53 (448) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours dark orange with two-inch frothy head. Nose is more sweet malt than hops, nice malt/hop balance. Overall, a very nice IPA at an affordable $6.99 a six price.
bp (847) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark amber with a foamy white head, hoppy citrus aroma, hoppy and malty taste, slight bitter finish
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours clear copper with a fizzy, bubbly beige head. Tastes like grapefruit, citrus hops, resin, toast, and light booze. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like toasted malt, grapefruit, citrus hops, resin, and light booze.
jbruner (3534) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of nice tropical and citrus hop notes and slight caramel malts. Taste is nice hop forward new school IPA with solid balance.
Slipstream (2319) - USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine hoppy concoction. Some caramel up front, blending into mildly acidic hop flavors. Grapefruit rind, pale malt sweetness. Very good
euniceradio (338) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clouded blood orange, tan sticky head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, mango, candied peach, and some fig. Taste of same with grapefruit bitters. Astringent alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is moderate with good carb.
SODAK14 (319) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not an IPA fan but this one was very good...meaning I could drink multiple bottles of them! Not too hoppy and not a bitter after taste at all. Deschutes has another good one on its hands.
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of hops with this one, but its a good combination not over powering and bitter .