Dreamcrusher Double IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Dreamcrusher Double IPADreamcrusher Double IPA

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87
very good

17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 168
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 5.04%
Wants: 8
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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: 17 | Hads: 168
Reviews by charrel:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of obrike
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (607 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (534 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
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! (521 characters)

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. (643 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.77/5  rDev -5%
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. (387 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerRunner
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1ale_man
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
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. (226 characters)

Photo of hadleynj
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mrjtyree
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (260 characters)

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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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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dreamcrusher Double IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.