Dreamcrusher Double IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Domvan on 04-28-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Photo of obrike
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a fresh 4 pack at HEB Round Rock for 9.99 over Memorial Day weekend. A nice price for a DIPA.

Impressive looking brew in my 512 brew co pint glass. Deep, burnt amber color and a very thick, 2 inch head. Fades slowly and leaves sticky lacing.

Catching sweet malt and tropical fruit tones on the scent, mixed in with some citrus. Taste follows...a very distinct cantaloupe, tangerine, grapefruit burst to the tongue. Hoppy yes, but a good wallop of malt for balance. Drinks very easy. Feels medium to heavy going down.

This is a tasty big beer. Another Texas DIPA to be savored. Nice job Deep Ellum.

Photo of stephens101
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The tan froth rushes to prominence above a hazy reddish-orange brew.

Prolific notes of citrus and pine play against a caramel background.

Pine with a splash of lemon and orange across the tongue. Not as bright as expected, but not boring either. Just somewhere in between. The sweetness comes in at the end.

Slightly hot and medium to heavy bodied.

While this is a bolder, although not as talented, big brother to the classic Deep Ellum IPA, it's still a respectable addition to an ever-growing list of fine Dallas hoppy brews.

Photo of allengarvin
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a standard pint glass, this is a reddish-amber beer with a nice thick, persistent half-inch of foam atop it. It gives a pleasantly resinous aroma with an underpinning of toasted malt. Delicious flavor! Very citrusy, grapefruit hop flavor, with fresh grassy, piny notes as well. The malt takes a back seat, but it definitely is a key component of the taste. Finishes pretty dry but bitterness doesn't linger: the emphasis is on a really strong hop flavor, not simple bitterness. Very good beer from Deep Ellum!

Photo of dseanv
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Dallas Craft scene is growing fast and the brewers like Deep Ellum Brewery are making a case for national recognition. I had this beer on tap at The Black Friar in Dallas, and it was great.

A: Nice darker amber and copper color with a decent foamy head. Looks good.

S: Strong citrus and hoppy aroma like an IPA should have.

T: Excellent balance of caramel sweetness on the front end with a light bitter chaser to smooth out the flavor.

M: Refreshing mouthfeel with a light amount if carbonation..

O: Deep Ellum has created an excellent DIPA with a definite west coast taste to it. Not a bad style to be compared to. A well done beer.

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber in color with an inch think frothy off white head. Brussels lacing. Sharp aroma of citrus hops is dominating the nose. That carries through into the flavor when my taste buds are assaulted by citrus hops. There's a strong light malt backbone that quickly follows on the back of the palate. It's back to citrus hops in the aftertaste. The mouth is slightly sticky and creamy.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of hadleynj
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mrjtyree
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The Dallas brew scene is getting better every day. From the first sip, loved it. Beautiful caramel color. Very lively Citrus, tropical fruit, pine, grass, and floral plus the bitterness does not hit you for a few seconds. It has become one of my favorite IPAs.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of smakawhat
2.49/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from the can into a spiegelau IPA glass. Canned June 9th 2014.

Big thick head. Enormous but not to fast forming or too out of control, but it's big retention leaves a lot of waiting. Soapy and light khaki colored, sitting on top of a dark rust orange body, with fine carbonation, and a bit of a cloudy appearance.

Light caramel nose, hints of light icing sugar. A faint sweet floral nose to go with it, but do not detect much hop presence. A bit of spice and cream, the sweetness is all over this from caramel, icing sugar, and so forth.

And like the nose hints, it's way too sugary. Lots of syrup and sweet malts all over the place. Sticky caramel and sugar water. THick bodied and poured on pancakes sweetness, honey coating lip and mouthfeel.

So where are the hops? This brew isn't that old, and it's malt component is just overpowering and cloyingly sweet. This actually tastes like beer that has no yeast added to it before fermentation. Ughh, I can't finish this.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.72/5  rDev -31.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

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Dreamcrusher Double IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.