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Deep Ellum IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

388 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 19
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-24-2014 21:34:13 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

09-18-2012 23:58:17 | More by t0rin0
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The cloudy amber liquid arrives with a nice cap of foam that leaves a curtain of lacing behind

Smell: Ruby red grapefruit, clementine oranges and biscuity undertones

Taste: The hops dominate, up front, witha range of citrusy flavors that are joined by a resinous, piney edge; a hint of the biscuit lies underneath along with other complex malts that add a bit of caramel; while the malts make a difference, the beer is still hop dominant

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice IPA with just the right amount of malt to balance the citrusy hop profile

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 02:28:17 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-17-2013 13:14:48 | More by nmann08
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-24-2012 21:01:02 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-05-2012 23:04:46 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-27-2014 03:17:24 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-12-2014 00:47:27 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-17-2013 21:40:52 | More by Knapp85
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
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?

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 23:21:20 | More by jlindros
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours an orangish-gold color with a large white head. The aroma has a ton of pine and resinous notes in it. The beer smells great and the aroma reminds me of the best IPAs from the West Coast. After the great aroma, the flavor doesn't disappoint. I get a lot of pine and resin as expected, but there is also a strong pineapple and mango component which goes with the other notes very well. There is a little bit of biscuit malt, but the bitterness is fairly strong. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 16:38:35 | More by Mora2000
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good bar pour head that leaves some ring and some blanket lace. Golden amber color with a bit of a haze.

Floral with grapefruit rind.

Quintessential IPA with a pale malt base and a sharp peppery hop kick in the swallow and the long aftertaste. Good, but predictable, body and carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA; very true to form.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2013 23:03:29 | More by smcolw
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-26-2014 18:14:15 | More by beernads
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 03:40:51 | More by biegaman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is burnt orange and clear with an inch of dense, off-white head. The aroma brings pine, hops, some grapefruit, citrus rind. The usual suspects. Hop bitterness throughout. Lingering spice and pine notes. Hop forward but balanced with spicy grains. Solid.

Serving type: can

02-20-2014 03:59:33 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy and cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, floral, grass, honey, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Outstanding aromas with big citrus hop complexity with a moderate malt balance; and nice strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, lemon zest, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, floral, pine, grass, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of citrus/floral/pine hop flavors; with a fair amount of malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and moderate malt balance; and very easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 04:21:24 | More by superspak
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-04-2013 21:59:29 | More by LXIXME
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

08-12-2012 19:22:28 | More by dmorgan310
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2013 21:21:36 | More by drummermattie02
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

11-15-2013 14:21:54 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can pours a very hazed gold color with an ample cap of white head. Nice retention and lacing...pretty good looker here.

Nose is juicy and tropical - citra and amarillo on full display...lucky for me those are two of my favorite hop varietals. Malts are grainy, sweet, honeyed and biscuity.

Taste is nice as well. I really like the crackery malt with the tropical driven hop flavors - not quite light enough to be west coast, and not bitter enough to be third coast - lets call it gulf coast style IPA. 7% is barely noticeable, this is a really nice beer. I have heard grumblings about batch variation, but Id say they nailed this batch. I look forward to testing the batch variance theory out next time I get a chance to buy this, this sixer has been a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: can

03-24-2013 03:16:54 | More by twiggamortis420
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champ103

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Downhouse in Houston, TX.

A: Pours a burnt copper/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Burnt caramel malts. A nice sweetness before the dryness of the hops. Big piney hops with a bitter finish.
T: Follows the nose. The malts are very sweet up front. Burnt sugars and wood even. Lots of hops come next that are slightly soapy. Piney and bitter with a long finish.
M/D: A medium body and good carbonation. Stick and soapy. Easy to drink for the hop heads. I enjoyed my pint without a problem, and could have ordered another.

A nice IPA. I am not a huge fan of the burnt sugar like flavors, and the hops come in a bit abrasive for my tastes. Though a good stab at the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 23:57:07 | More by champ103
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Durge

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 17:58:21 | More by Durge
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-01-2013 23:34:15 | More by Lare453
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-08-2013 22:08:40 | More by BGsWo22
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Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.