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Deep Ellum IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA

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Reviews: 69
Hads: 633
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 33
Gots: 180 | FT: 3
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012

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Reviews: 69 | Hads: 633
Photo of FtWorth
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a pleasant orange and honey color with 2-3 fingers of thick, dense, off-white colored head, impressive head retention with large clumpy lacing

Aroma: first impression is the fruit scent; big citrus with a hint of bitterness; grapefruit and tangerine, the sweet lingers, but fades allowing you to appreciate the hop profile

Flavor: first impression is slightly sweet then slowly transitions into a hop finish, which, like the aroma, makes it easy to appreciate the hop profile

Mouth feel: easy drinking, medium carbonation and crisp, clean finish

Overall: The bitterness does not collide with your senses. Instead the bitterness of the hops marries well with the fruity influence giving a crisp, easy drinking IPA that has great balance. Definitely a must try IPA. (784 characters)

Photo of Caj1
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is all I want in a beer and it's just a hop, skip and a jump down the road in Dallas.

Appearance is a lovely copper orange with pillowy head that sticks around and moderate lacing that slides down the glass and stays on the surface of the beer. Slightly hazy but not bad.

Smell is very hop forward but not overpowering; clean, fresh and grassy with those nice grapefruit hints and also the sweetness of the malt underneath.

Taste is excellent. More hops with the citrus, grass and pine, and deep caramel malt flavors to balance it. Bitterness takes over at the end but keeps itself at a moderate intensity.

Mouthfeel manages to strike a balance between crisp and sticky, but it is refreshing overall and finishes very clean.

I feel like an idiot for letting this go by for so long, but finally I seem to have found my new favorite Texas beer. You don't have to be from here to enjoy it, because it ranks up there with the best of them, but it certainly helps.

To good health and good beer. (1,002 characters)

Photo of Mickeyp2814
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very much reminds me of my ANC beers and those of the PNW. Pours almost an orange color with white fluffy head. Smells of pine and grass with a citrus hint. Big hops up front. I mean huge! Citrus and floral mix in nice and there is a sweetness I cannot make. The finish is a bitter hop explosion.
A hop lovers dream and a must try! (332 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
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! (942 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from the bottle at a nice place in Amarillo. Pretty drinkable, but wouldn't make it into my regular rotation here. No real flaws but just didn't quite impress either.. (178 characters)

Photo of dmgeng
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at a liquor store on the north-side of Austin last year. The clerk could not recommend this beer highly enough.

A - Beautiful amber color. Crystal clear with a fluffy white head and great lacing.

S - Strong hop fragrance with great aromas of peach, grapefruit, citrus, and pine. There is so much going on here but not over the top like Pliny.

T - Tremendous flavor with the peach and apricot hops really bringing this one home along with the usual grapefruit, dank, and pine notes in the middle. The hop bitterness is not in contention with the flavor hops but is there and is a nice palate cleanser. There is also a light malt, grain character as well as some fruity yeast in the background.

M - Medium mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Great IPA feel.

Overall, a great IPA. For being the first craft beer I tried in Texas I could not have chosen a better one. This beer has a lot of fruit flavors that most IPAs don't have which really rocks the taste buds. Another big pro for this beer is it's ability to keep the mouth-feel up without higher ABV and keep all of the flavors both prevalent and memorable. I would strongly recommend this beer just as the cashier had because it is worth it!

Glass- Shaker pint (1,236 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- hazy orange gold color with a large white head that leaves a lace
S-hop and citrus is strong
T-The hops is light at the beginning and has a citrus flavor , then the aftertaste gives you stronger hops taste that fades some at the end, but not all the way
F-Medium body and high carbonation
O-was excited to try this one and it did not let me down. Great beer (360 characters)

Photo of Youbecha
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

My first impression was wow/citrusy! For excitement I like it! Out of a tap but not much head...it may have peaked early. I don't know if it is necessarily my favorite IPA, but it is a safe top 3 (199 characters)

Photo of nizzle8287
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a pint mug at around 52 degrees F. Pours sunset orange with pale yellow around the edges - much like a beautiful Texas sunset. Slight sediment, but I tend to like more... Three finger cavernous beige foam on top that lingers down to about a finger thick layer which stays - very pretty beer to look at... Smell is nice but sort of weak, typical of good single IPAs though. Medium-to-full bodied mouth feel and the alcohol is hidden well. Lots of bubbles but not too much carbonation on the palette... just right, actually. Taste is what really makes this beer - apricots, papaya, ripe mandarin oranges, slight peachy like sweetness with a citrus tartness that coats the tongue and stays there... Malt regiment is such that the fruitiness is slightly more sweet than bitter, like they are sun-ripened fruits. Bitterness comes at the end and stays for a long time, battling the lingering sweet fruits... Awesome complex IPA, I only wish the alcohol percentage was a bit higher. (1,008 characters)

Photo of CTbrew32
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (497 characters)

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange with respectable head. Smells citrusy with floral accents and some fruit aroma. Has some citrusy, floral, some peach, other fruity flavors, and pine hoppy flavors, but something just tasted very off. I think I may have gotten a bad can honestly. There was a date on the bottom and I am not sure if it was a made on date or best by date. Overall it was a pretty ok IPA, might try it again to see if it was the can that made it taste off.

Update: ended up trying another one over in Dallas the other day, and it there was a definite difference with regards to flavor. Had all the flavors previously described, but without those off flavors that previously turned me away from this beer. But with this said there seems to be some pretty big inconsistencies (767 characters)

Photo of Rootscipio
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (429 characters)

Photo of Getalegup
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark for an ipa, dark yellow. Fluffy foam lingers a long time
T: west coast-like dankness, grapefruit, low acidity, little carb, resiny
S: floral, citrusy
O: easy to get, easy to drink, well balanced for this price (217 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at The Leaning Pear.

Golden brown. Clear. Nice head.

Nice and hoppy and vaguely fruity. Coniferous.

Sparkly and exciting, but once the sharp mouthfeel fades, the remaining beer is a sort of faded and hackneyed IPA. Competent but not exceptional. A solid IPA. (287 characters)

Photo of Ford
3.12/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, not great. Solid.

Doesn't stand up to Yellow Rose and Mosaic overall. If those are available, go that direction.

Preferred the smell over the taste. (165 characters)

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (449 characters)

Photo of Brettskies44
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great IPA from my home town. Good head on it with lacing. Carmel color with good citrus smell. Good crisp taste. Next time you in the big D pick one up! You won't regret it. (173 characters)

Photo of MarkLinton1
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (274 characters)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 4.75 - Poured a nice, orange, caramel and honey color. Formed an easy 2 fingers of thick, dense, off-white colored head. Really impressive head potential, pretty good head retention. Nice, large splotchy lacing.
S - 4.75 - Wet, juicy dank hops, grapefruit, apple, orange, peach, mango, pineapple. Lots of bright, vibrant tropical fruit, citrus and dank hop aromas.
T - 4.5 - Medium sweet pineapple, orange and grapefruit arrival. Ends on a very juicy, dank bitter hop note. Perfectly balanced between sweet and bitter. The 7% ABV is entirely masked.
F - 4.5 - Nice, medium bodied IPA, could be a bit oilier, but nice nonetheless.
O - 4.75 - I can't believe how good this is, I was completely, pleasantly surprised. Deep Ellum is a bit of a hit and miss brewery for me, but this one completely knocks it out of the park. It is the ideal session IPA in my opinion, and easily goes toe to toe with my current favorite go-to, stock-the-fridge IPA, Modus Hoperandi. HIGHLY recommended to fans of the IPA style! (1,048 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -3.6%

A-amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malt, citrus, little tropical fruit, little caramel, grassy

T-grapefruit, pineapple, orange, caramel malt, pine, grass, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-solid IPA, nice hop flavor, easy drinking (295 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy golden color with thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Nice piney, hoppy aroma. Floral and slightly citric. Citric maltiness with and excellent transition to a moderate hoppy finish. Slightly soapy, excellent piney hoppy aftertaste. Great beer!! Very refreshing and smooth. (313 characters)

Photo of EGreen
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very mild on the aroma: sweet pine and mild bread. Starts malty with some citrus. Transitions to biscuit and a decent piney bitterness. The lingering bitterness is quite impressive. If I weren't so exposed to IPAs... And a bit of an IPA snob, I'd probably really love this beer. It is still a very nice beer but I don't think its exceptional. (342 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
4.15/5  rDev 0%
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. (436 characters)

Photo of BigBry
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (549 characters)

Photo of grammodesguapote
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (661 characters)

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