Sunday, June 8, 2014

Deschutes Brewery Inversion IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewery Inversion IPA.

From the Deschutes Brewery website: “Paradise is stumbling upon our whole flower hop room and inhaling. Inversion IPA is as close as you can get without knowing somebody.
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.
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours dark orange with an off-white head and thick lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, roasted malt, citrus, pine and a touch of toffee.
Taste: Pine, citrus, and grassy hops mixed with caramel and bready malts and a touch of brown sugar.
Overall: Nicely balanced, Deschutes Brewery Inversion IPA is a solid IPA.  Hop presence isn’t as intense as most hop bombs I’m accustomed to, but this 6.8% ABV Deschutes offering is good drinking nonetheless. More approachable than the brewery description so those who don’t like hop bombs, but do like solid IPAs may want to pick this one up.


Mark Harvey

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