When in Portland, Deschutes Brewing is the brewery that will be featured in this blog post and the beer is called Invasion IPA. I had this beer at that Irish Bar down the street from Hotel 50. Deschutes Brewing was founded in 1988 in Bend, Oregon. This brewery is the fifth largest craft brewery and the eleventh largest overall brewery in the United States. They brew several different beer styles. Let us get into the beer.
This beer has a copper color without a head on it. It has a citrus smell to the beer. It has a nice citrus taste with a nice dry hop aftertaste to the beer. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.deschutesbrewery.com):
Alc. 6.8% | IBUs 80228 Calories, 12 oz serving
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.Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Caramel Hops: Millennium, Horizon, Centennial, Northern Brewer, Cascade, Citra
The Critics SpeakThe America’s Best IPA Pale Ale2011 World Beer AwardsGold Medal, India Pale Ale2009 Australian International Beer AwardsGold Medal (90 Points – India Pale Ale)2008 World Beer ChampionshipsSilver Medal, India Pale Ale Category2007 Australian International Beer AwardsBronze Medal, India Pale Ale Category2007 West Coast Brew Fest
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In the end, this is a very good West Coast India Pale Ale. It is not one of my favorite India Pale Ales but I will put it in the mix once in a while. Once they come to Chicago. This beer is pretty drinkable. It has a nice citrus to hoppy taste witch enough malty backbone to balance it. It has an nice balance for an India Pale Ale. I really did enjoy this beer and you need to try this beer if you can get a chance. Go get some! Put a Bird on it! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser