July 21, 2017

Inversion IPA

A- / 4.0
Inversion IPA

Inversion’s trio of American hops deliver an over-the-top nose with hints of orange and grapefruit, then they toss in seven days of dry-hopping for good measure. No mere hop sledgehammer, Inversion is a careful fusion. Crystal and Carastan malts woven throughout provide for a surprisingly soft, caramel complexity for an 80-IBU IPA.

Named for a local weather phenomenon where clouds hug the base of the mountain only to reveal clear skies further up, it can turn a beer drinker’s IPA preconceptions upside down as well.

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Reviews of Inversion IPA

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on January 8, 2011

A- / 4.0

Appearance – Rusty-amber with quite a but of sediment. About two fingers of fluffy off-white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving good lacing.

Smell – Citrus zest, pine, sweet caramely malt, a little hint of spice (almost like allspice).

Taste – The robust citrus hops hit you up front, balanced with a slightly sweet toasted malt. The flavor leans a little more toward the pine in the end, finishing with pine and a bitter citrus pith paired with a slight warming from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel – Medium to light bodied, the lower carbonation on this IPA makes it amazingly smooth despite the bitterness.

Drinkability – Great example of a micro-brew IPA. It’s got all the things hop-heads like me love, but it tries something a little different too. If you love hoppy beers, this is a must try. It paired nicely with my Affogato from Ground Control.