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Dreamcrusher Double IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Dreamcrusher Double IPADreamcrusher Double IPA

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very good

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 183
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 37.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 55 | 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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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 183
Reviews by Franziskaner:
Photo of Franziskaner
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Photo of obrike
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of stephens101
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
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!

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Photo of dseanv
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

one of the few beers i have had from these guys, and one of the best. even though its a little generic in flavor, the beer itself is really well done, and i always like a big bad hoppy beer in a can like this. a little hazy in appearance, honey colored and holding a full inch of thick white head on it, looks great in the glass. the aroma is sweeter than expected, and much sweeter than the style norm. hop oils and pale malts provide that, and there is a northwestern high alpha overall hop complexion to this, still juicy as it is bitter it seems. the flavor confirms that, and its nice in this instance to have that leftover sugar there to balance the intense hop bitterness, its sticky and sappy and dank too, pretty bold beer packed into this can! they must call it dream crusher because as a night cap, it was a poor choice. the abv is so well hidden and the flavor so enticing that i drank it pretty quickly, pushed myself over the edge to inebriation, and passed out dreamlessly, so i guess its appropriately named. i liked this one a lot, it has me keen to try the less intense ipa from these guys. thanks to be beerliner folks for hooking this up for me, what a cool mission theyre on, raising funds for prostate cancer and supporting bike trips. awesome. thanks guys!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dello
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of En29356
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerRunner
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1ale_man
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really love this beer. Looks like honey. Smells of grapefruit, lemons, caramel. Tastes like caramel and grapefruit and slight sweetness. No alcohol taste. Easy drinking to me. Slight bitterness. Will buy again and tell others.

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Photo of hadleynj
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Mrjtyree
4.33/5  rDev +11%
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 +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Caj1
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. The Deep Ellum guys really make a Texan proud.

Pours a nice copper/amber with some haze but no sediment. Half an inch of caramel-colored head that takes it time dissipating. Light lacing.

Smells like grapefruit and grass. Very hop forward. Great caramel malt undertones. Light aroma of pineapple/mango comes through as the beer warms.

Tastes extra fruity with great hop character but the nutty caramel malt does well to balance it without that sticky sugary feeling some double IPAs have. This is so well balanced that I think I could drink the whole pack if it didn't get me shitfaced.

Lovely, crisp mouthfeel with some great bite from the alcohol, but it doesn't overpower. This is the easiest drinking 8+ % ABV beer I have ever had. Goes down smooth with a nice warmth in the stomach.

Beautiful IPA. Deep Ellum migh t miss the mark once in a while (see Neato Bandito) but when they hit it, it's a bullseye. Watch out guys, I see a Texas craft beer renaissance brewing with these guys at the forefront.

To good health and good beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Dreamcrusher Double IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.