ABV: 6.8 IBU: 80
Deschutes Brewery Inversion IPA
What the brewers say
“This big, bold IPA’s intense multi-hops kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Caramel. Hops: Millennium, Horizon, Centennial, Northern Brewer, Cascade, Citra.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Initially, malt is more prominent than hops aroma, though as the head falls off, some citrus and subtle piney character come out. Somewhat restrained citrusy hops aroma with a caramel malt sweetness coming through.”
Flavor: “Somewhat one-dimensional citrus hops up front quickly give way to an overly prominent caramel malt flavor. Finishes bitter but with a moderate amount of competing sweetness. Hops flavors that do come through are typical NW flavors.”
Overall: “A bit too much malt sweetness and crystal malt character, and not quite enough hops balance. Bitterness is decent but could benefit from more late addition or dry hops. Hops profile is a bit one-dimensional.”
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