Deschutes Iversion IPA

Deschutes Inversion IPA

Deschutes Iversion IPA from Bend, Oregon based brewer Deschutes, one of Oregon's finest craft breweries.

This was the first brewpub that we stopped at on our west coast tour. The pub didn't disappoint. We were able to sample a few beers each and had a pretty good meal as well. We choose this over scalping Timbers FC tickets, which was going to cost us close to $200!

Deschutes loves this beer, as you can tell from their description:
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.
This was probably the hoppiest beer I had out west, as I wrote before, there American Pale Ale's tend to be a littler more like English Pale Ale's (sweeter and not bitter at all). The color was a pretty dark amber and had a nice creamy head that laced well all the way down the glass.

What sticks out the most with this beer was how smooth it was. It has some serious hop/citrus bitterness but the caramel malt pairing is a perfect partnership. Usually my favorite IPA's tend to be overly citrus and bitter but this one seemed to find that "paradise" that we are all looking for. Absolutely loved this beer, and recommend it to any and all beer drinkers (IPA lover or not!)

Happy Drinking!

Who: Cathy
Where: Deschutes Brewery, Portland Public House
Price: $$
Score: 5 / 5

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