Deschutes’ Inversion IPA Is Coming To Illinois

In Beer News, Beer Reviews by Ryan

When we first heard about Deschutes entrance into Illinois all we could think about was hops, hops and MORE HOPS. I mean, that’s what breweries in the Northwest are known for, right? Tongue numbing, palate wrecking, hallucinatory IPA’s.

So color us a little bummed when the first three beers we were greeted with didn’t melt our taste buds.

But that has changed with the latest Deschutes beer to hit store shelves in Illinois.IMG_0771

Say hello to Inversion.

Deschutes calls it, “Big and bold,” recommended for, “discriminating hop heads.” We think it’s a mercilessly hoppy beer that sets a new standard for what we Midwesterner’s expect from our beer brethren in the Northwest.

From the first pour to the last sip, Inversion beats you into submission with bright, citrusy hops accented by pineapples, tangerines and mandarin oranges.

It’s resiny and sticky and nine-kinds-of-awesome.

There is just enough malt to provide balance, the carbonation is lively and the finish is looooong and punctuated by what we swear is orange liqueur.

Inversion is on store shelves in the Chicago area NOW and will spread to the rest of Illinois on May 1st.

Deschutes has a bunch of events to welcome Inversion to Illinois starting next week. Check HERE for a full listing.

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Equal parts beer nerd and policy geek, Ryan is now the curator of the Guys Drinking Beer cellar. The skills he once used to dig through the annals of state government as a political reporter are now put to use offering unique takes on barrel-aged stouts, years-old barleywines and 10 + year verticals.