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Deep Ellum IPA | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
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Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012

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Photo of BigBry
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another can from trip to Dallas. As pictured, poured into standard pint glass
Clear, dark amber color with off white foam. Good looking lace, nice long lasting head.
Strong hop smell as soon as it is poured. Fruit smell, grapefruit and citrus.
Taste has lots of the same fruity hop flavors, pink grapefruit, apricot, and some pine at the end. Bitter, but not acidic or too burning.
Nice balance with the malt, grain character comes through at the end.
Medium mouth feel with appropriate carbonation, dry finish.
Overall, a great example of an IPA.

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Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at the Draught House Pub in Austin this IPA is a deep
amber/yellow-copper color with a fair white cover of randomly dispersed bubbles
and very solid lacing. The aroma has a woodsy pine hop theme with some iced tea
and caramel malt. Respectable enough. The flavor brings out a beautifully harsh evergreen with more caramel tea malt. Plenty of hop bite for sure, green, a bit grassy with a woodsy
rye overtone. This stuff is solidly medium bodied with slightly syrupy feel and
subtle but tingly carbonation. This is a drinkable IPA that really delivers the
hop bite!

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Photo of sleuthdog
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can provided by gtermi

Poured into GI pint

Pour: Clear beer with a dark straw-orange color. Two fingers of frothy foam head. Decent amount of lacing.

Smell: Mild hop aroma in this one. More juice like with orange dominating and some pineapple. Biscuit/cracker with a note of sweetness (caramel).

Taste: Juicy IPA. Orange, pineapple, touch of grapefruit. A malt and cracker like backbone and a sweetness is present. I find there to be a nice balance between the malty sweetness and the clean bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium with a crisp clean carbonation.

Overall: This has got to be one of the easiest drinking IPA's I have had yet. Not overly bitter but yet not too sweet. Perfect balance and would be one hell of a fantastic summer drinker.

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Photo of grammodesguapote
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served In a can. Ice Cold. Have had a few of these, from what I remember the color was acceptable, but not a category IGASA.

Smell is pure grapefruit and maybe a little metallic from the can lid. The kind of fresh and vibrant aroma I love in an IPA. I think the cans really do help to lock that profile in. Also these beers more fast in the Dallas area.

Taste is fresh grapefruit but somewhat subdued compared to the aroma. Well-balanced bitterness compliments the sweet tangy finish.

Carbonation is good with a slightly oily slick finish.

A great IPA from a small craft brewery here in Texas. Really happy to see the Texas craft scene exploding like it is.

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Photo of Schnibbz
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never heard about Deep Ellum, living in Chicago, this came as an extra in a trade.

A- Pours a super tall, thick white head that overflowed an imperial pint glass and hung on for a good while. Color is tan/caramel, mostly clear.

S- Nose was pine/grass with slight floral/citrus end.

T- This was the first beer of the afternoon, and hit me in the face with an astringent bitterness, which quickly passed. Very little amount of malt sweetness on the front end followed with brute bitterness.

M- Medium mouthfeel, not too carbonic, not too flat.

Overall - Really impressive IPA from a brewery that I had never heard of. Although not as citrusy as I usually like, it is something that I'll be asking my trading buddy for in the future.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Orange amber in color, hazy, and pours a foamy two finger head.

Aroma- Pine and grapefruit along with some bready malt sweetness.

Taste- Grapefruit and sweet caramel malt are noticeable at first, but in the middle and finish the bitterness and dryness intensifies with bread and pine flavors.

Feel- Medium bodied, easy drinking, medium carbonation, and dry in the finish.

Overall- A crisp easy drinking ipa that has great balance and flavor. Definitely a must try Texas ipa.

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Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome, new brewery to try from Texas, thanks to ApostleBrewing.

Pours a crazy large 3 finger head, can't even finish teh pour, little fizzy and pillowy head that fades at a med pace, mostly fizzy bubbles popping as it goes, and actually seems to rise a little in the middle despite the sides continuing to die back, interesting Belgiany pillowy like head, over crystal clear toasty tan slight honey like color.

Nose has nice hops, some light citrus and floral hops, fresh mostly but no resins, hint of pine and grassy hops with that, and faint spicy hops as well. A touch of sweet malt base.

Taste starts with some grainy bready malts, semi sweet and touch toasty amber malt. That is quickly way overpowered by hops, big spicy hops dominate very quickly and feel like they are bullying my taste buds into submission. Huge bitterness, a little astringent actually, with some earthy but mostly spicy hops, hint of citrus in there and light grassy floral hops, but mostly just spicy chewy hops. The mild sweetness attempts to balance it but falls well short of the runaway hops. The bitterness really spikes as the dry finish sets in, but doesn't stay overpowering for long. It does linger for quite some time, a long bitter finish, more spicy hops, like I just chewed on hop pellets, and hint of citrus and candy hop like flavors. The bitter finish really amkes me want to take another sip though, the never ending cycle.

Mouth is med bodied, good carbonation as I was expecting a ton but it seems to have mostly dissipated on the head.

Overall an interesting IPA. A well done super bitter IPA mostly, with a decent aromatic hop but little overall hop flavor as the bitterness dominates. Sweetness is a bit too mild to balance it, but then it would be a DIPA and not a super bitter hopped IPA. Keeps you coming back sip after sip though, and delivers plenty of bitterness, and in the end isn't that what it's supposed to do?

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Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep Ellum IPA pours like a golden sunset - definitely Instagram worthy. Its striking but hazed golden-amber tones become blistered when held into the light. Its suds barely meet the minimum requirements to pass as both 'head' and 'lacing', but meet them they do.

Anyone skeptical of cans need do nothing more than smell Deep Ellum IPA. Flamboyantly floral and fruity, it has notes of mango, grapefruit and papaya as well as earthy nuances of pine serum. It even manages to strike some accord with the sweeter, toasty, toffee-like malts.

The flavour tends to change in the glass from rose-like florals to citrus to biscuity malts. It never stays in one place for too long and has other, subtler flavours (like those of baklava, honeycomb, pine and pineapple) that hide in plain sight - subtle but obvious once you spot them.

Whatever pungency the hops are responsible for, they make up for it with refreshing notes of lemon and key lime (which just so happen to pair wonderfully with the crust-like flavour of the malts). The bitterness, though fairly substantial, is not at all off-putting and has a soft, agreeable grassy texture. The beer doesn't really seem 7%.

They say 'everything is bigger in Texas' and that seems to be true too of IPAs. Deep Ellum IPA is a beer that shows great delineation for fruity and floral hoppy flavours and folds in the appropriate amount of maltiness. It is balanced but bold, drinkable but dynamic, and everything else one could ask for in a go-to IPA. A great first impression of this brewery.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - slightly cloudy orangish tan color with a solid white head.
Smell - tropical fruit and some citrus smell but with a sweet Carmel backbone.
Taste - grassy tropical fruit taste with slight bitterness and a Carmel malt balance.
Feel - medium body and medium light carbonation.
Overall - I really like the smell and the taste is great but different but could use more body and something with the after feel, kind of lacking but still really good.

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty weak smell but the taste is much better- bitter grapefruit and a hint of malt. I think it's well balanced and pretty decent overall. Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State! Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test; O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours burnt orange with just a bit of haze and foamy white head. Nice lacing. Smells of piney hops and citrus. Both follow through in the taste, with malt, orange and lemon. Nice bitterness hangs on the tongue. Medium mouth with a touch of carbonation. Everything seems to balance well. I always enjoy these.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flew into Dallas this morning and had lunch at Hopdoddy. Great local food and beer. The Deep Ellum IPA was highly recommended. Very simply...a beautiful IPA. Clean and crisp with a continuous explosion of tropical fruit, pine and lemongrass. A "must do" when visiting Texas.

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Photo of pasdachuri
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caught this one on tap at Katy Trail Icehouse in Uptown Dallas.

Pours a deep golden, hazy orange body with good lacing and a thick beige head.

Big pine nose with citrus and heavy spice, very inviting.

Heavy citrus and pine but there's also a bready malt presence with honey, followed by a clean earthy finish. Very complex and full of flavor

Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation and body. Very drinkable.

Having not been in Dallas too long, this is my first taste of Deep Ellum despite all I've heard of them. Very good IPA, I'm looking forward to see what else they have to offer after I have a few more of these today.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trying the Deep Ellum IPA at Mojos Sports Bar and Grill. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that is lacing like a Victoria secret catalog. The scent was bitter citrus with pine tones. The taste was bitter through the drink...definitely had grapefruit peel zeal with some pine resin. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an exceptional IPA. Tons of tropical fruit juiciness. Grapefruit, apricot, and mango flavors. Nice lingering bitterness and finish. A top notch West Coast style IPA from Deep Ellum. Get it if you can.

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Photo of gtermi
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%

The beer pours a golden body. The smell if so citrus hops and sweet malt. The taste is similar to the smell with the citrus hops and sweet malt. There is a slight tingle on the back of the throat.

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Photo of davey101
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a teku. Thanks Cody! Pours a hazy orange body with a finger of white foam. Really nice lacing and retention. Aroma is orange juice heavy with a dry powdery note on the finish. Bitter and very citric with just a touch of crackery malts. Taste is similar with loads of juicy oranges and a dry chalky thing that I also get in fresh Maine Lunch. Finishes with biscuity malts and a very low level of bitterness. This is a damn good IPA and I'm glad its not a huge bitter bomb. Extremely juicy with a pleasing level of malts and a powdery dry finish. Awesome!

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Photo of DCon
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival @ the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO. Tapped from the Black/Silver Tap Handle into a 16oz Schlafly Cup.

Aroma- Amarillo hops and a strong, Northern IPA hits the nose. Very powerful with citrus looming in the background. Fruity and on the verge of being an Imperial IPA's aroma.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger, frothy head that has average retention. The body is a reddish copper with semi-haziness. Leaves suds behind.

Flavor- Hop overload from the beginning to end. Almost breaking into a 2x IPA, this ones strength might scare people away from this style. Medium-High Bitterness at the finish. Amarillo hops seem to be present with a kick of Northern hops.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, a quite dry for the style. Leaves a heaping amount of hops on the palate for minutes after enjoying.

Overall Impression- A well brewed IPA from Deep Ellum. Very bitter and hops were very extreme in this one. Recommend this one if your into the Northern hopped IPA's with a big bitter background. Almost a Double IPA, but not quite.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Massive pillowy off white head tops this beautiful orange/amber brew. Medium opacity with archipelagos of lacing down the sides.

As soon as the tab is popped this one delivers juicy fruity hops. Almost oaty creaminess to the malts and a piney bitterness trickling in the finish.

Drinks incredibly creamy smoothe and sticky at the same time. Wow. Suuuper easy to drink. Hops are dank and juicy with a hint of sweet tropical fruits, but also of juicy bitter citrus and a pine and pith type finish. There's a middle that is amber waves of grain as well.
Well it was their promise of an ode to the hops of my beloved PNW region combined with my region's decision today to be an ode to the Texas heat that informed my decision to crack this right now and man oh man was it the right decision. Much love to Nick for sending it along, this is an excellent IPA and one I would drink all the time if I were still in the Texas area. Thanks @Bulldoza!

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle with no date.

Pours a clear dark orange with ample bubbles working through the glass. Fluffy off-white head.

The aroma brings a nice fruity sweetness. Orange, grapefruit, peach, and mango. Prominent peach quality which reminds me of Hop Stoopid. Just what I like.

Bitter grapefruit, orange, and pine hops. Medium levels of body and carbonation.

Awesome regular IPA with a great aroma.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler thanks to SSW117. Filled on Tuesday (less then 5 days). Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours a dark amber red definitely darker then your average IPA. About a finger of slightly brown off-white head that dissipates fairly fast but not too fast and leaves some spotty lacing. About average carbonation.

S- Nice sweet citrusy hops, some light spices, some amber malts, a little bit above average aroma strength.

T- Citrus hops- light grapefruit, some lemon, some amber malts, and light spices. Finishes with a light spiced amber malt profile with lightly bitter hops that lingers for a little bit. Nice pleasant taste- plenty of hops, would have liked them to be a little bit more citrusy though.

M- Medium balanced, goes down very easily, refreshing.

O- This was a nice IPA that I was pleasantly surprised by. It could have been balanced a little bit better- it was a little bit too dominated by the amber malts and spices, I would have liked the hops to come out a little bit more in the taste. Other then that it was pretty good and I'm definitely glad I got to try it.

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 3.75 Orangey gold with off half finger of white head.
Smell 4 Lots of peach with a hint of orange and grapefruit.
Taste 4.25 Like the smell lots of peach with a hint of orange and grapefruit balanced nicely with sweet malt. Alcohol is completely hidden.
Feel 4 Medium carbonation, slightly sticky, medium thickness.
Overall 4.25 I really like this and can definitely be considered a goto for peach flavor forward IPAs.

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Photo of beergoot
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, orange hued pour; thick, persistent, creamy white head; sticky globs of foam clinging to the glass. Immediate rush of citrus and pine aroma when popping the can; orange and pineapple. Juicy flavor quality; orange juice; orange rind; tart; subtle bread-like grains; strong hop bitterness. Medium-heavy in body; dry finish.

I'm a-liking this TX IPA. It's bold and citrusy with excellent depth and balance throughout. I mean, hell, it just brings a satisfying grin to my face.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hometown favorite I've never reviewed. Poured into a pint glass, it's an amber-colored ale with a solid half-inch thick head that persists a long time. Nose is full of resinous hop notes. The taste offers a mirror of the hops--fine bitterness, pine resin flavor, but also a solid malt backing. If there's a weakness, it's the body of the canned version is a bit watery. But it's still a great beer, and a great flagship for the brewery.

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Photo of UTCengOwl
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm visiting the Deep Ellum Brewing Co brewery, so you'll probably see a few reviews from me today. I decided to start with their flagship, the IPA.

It's made with Citra, Amarillo, Chinook, Palisade and Summit. Sometimes hop blends like this can muddy the taste, but this gives good elements from all the hops. The beer is initially fruity, but then it rounds into a sticky pine and finishes with a Summit-induced tangerine. Each variety is well balanced and adds to the refreshing, but bold taste. A very nice, very solid first offering and flagship.

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Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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