SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
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 (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Good IPA. I’ve had quite a few bottles of this particular IPA, since finding it for $7 per sixer. It’s 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 aren’t quite as full in the flavor as in the aroma. It has a good feel, if not incredible. A solid IPA. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
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 (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2010
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 (5415) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2010
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
cask. Dark body with faint head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Citrus hops in teh body with a dry, lingering bitter finish. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
(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. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Inversion has an almost syrupy-looking, boldly bright orange color with an amber tint and a fine, very dense light brown head that leaves strong and thick pock-marked lacing on the edge of the glass with brown edges. This is a great looking beer! The aroma is of a smooth combination of piney and slightly citrus (grapefruit) hops with earthy malts.
Its flavor is nice, with a moderate hop presence, but a much more intense bitter finish. The grapefruit characteristics of the hops really come through in the flavor. The body is pretty creamy and full (in body and flavor) for an IPA, and it’s really not too sweet at all in the mouth. They really kept the caramel malts at bay with this IPA. The finish is defined by a warm, astringent bitter bite that’s intensely hoppy, but all the while doesn’t take over your palate, allowing for a grapefruit-like citric character to add a touch of deliciousness .
This is complex, respectable IPA that’s serious with its hops, but still sessionable enough to be a great all-around IPA. wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Piney, pointed flavor. Grapefruit with lingering bitterness. A little one-dimensional. More flat than fizzy. Not much head. Average. Still on the search for the diamond in the rough. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear copper pour with a rocky white head. Lots of citrus in the aroma along with some rich caramel notes. The hops are very subtle in the aroma, but have a mild floral and herbal hint when you do find them. Lots of piney hops at the start of the flavor. Bitter and citrusy as it moves through toward a very bitter and dry hop finish. Peppery and flowery as it stays on the palate for quite some time.