phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours pale/amber and clear with little to no froth. Smells of citrus, resin and lemons. A moderate bitterness is present during the swallow, the finish is fizzy and thin but very tasteful. The perfect IPA, the taste is complex and diverse. High recommendation.
chefrpalo (6) - Granite City, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellence. This could be the best IPA around. Great balance and hoppy finish. Will buy again.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My current favorite brand of my favorite style. I like this beer...a little too much. I could go on and on about its balance and beauty and big fat smack of ecstacy but I’ll just say, "BUY IT!" If you can’t buy it. I’m truly sorry.
Ttrunk (57) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Its floral with a beautiful color. I really enjoyed this IPA better than most.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice golden pour. Off white head. Slightly sweet and good hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this beer on CASK at HORSEBRASS PUB in Portland, OR. Amber color, casking creates beautiful lacing on the glass. Maple notes in the nose. "Aged" cedar aroma and bright floral hops. bitter, bitter, bitter, I want to homebrew a beer just like this one. Cascade?
idahofairfield (4) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA. Full floral aroma and a nice clean finish! Another hit from Deschutes Brewery!
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this ipa. Bitter but not harsh, everytime i drink it i think of orange peel french toast for some reason, which is not something you would normally associate with an ipa. Definately on the sweet side, but its a complex sweetness. If you like malty sweet ipas its worth seeking out, if you dont you should try it anyway, you might be surprised.
GriffDaddy (105) - - SEP 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh Sweet Providence this is why I drink beer! Big, big hops, piney, floral, very bitter, but wait! That remarkable balance of malty, toasty, biscuity sweetness! Always there, never too much. My bi-polar beauty. Big, powerful, hoppy perfection. This is my go to, my dependable, my rock and my redeemer. Quite nearly my all time favorite. Never disappoints.
Would I drink again? - oh hell yes. again and again.
Would I buy/order again? with my last dollar.
jbuskirk (934) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 "Floral." I’ve often used that word to describe the aroma of IPA’s. It wasn’t until I got a whiff of Deschutes’ Inversion that I realized I was overusing that word. Now THAT is a floral aroma. Fortunately, it doesn’t just smell beautiful. The appearance features attractive carbonation and a relatively clear body. Taste is, well, hoppy but not harsh in its intensity. Very good IPA.