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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

449 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 23
Gots: 84 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

OKCNittany, Jul 30, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

sleuthdog, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

roodie, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

kew, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

cdwil, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

johnyb, Jul 20, 2013
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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.

biegaman, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

DaveHack, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Knapp85, Jul 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Abbbp, Jul 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

cam12, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

hsus0225, Jul 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

pastramionrye7, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!

A tasty IPA from Texas. Somewhat maltier and sweeter than I'm used to, but this is a fine beverage for a scorching hot day--they have them in Texas and we're having our share now in Southern California! Well crafted, easily drinkable, decent passion/tropical fruit hop notes in the aroma and flavor along with moderate bitterness. Crushed the can, easily.

ehammond1, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

eldiablito, Jul 13, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Hazy, dark, golden hue. Pours a 1+ finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly leaving peaks of dry residue. Sticky spider web lacing.

S: Pine resin, orange citrus, grapefruit, and a little honey.

T: Shallow pine, lots of grapefruit, and paper.

M: Crisp, light, and bitter. Pungency lingers on the palate.

D: Can be consumed session style, but maybe a little too bitter for all that.

Atmosphere is pretty strong. Great hue, really nice head, and some strong lacing. Nose is characteristic of the style, but well executed... citrus, pine, and honey. Flavor is a little shallow, but plenty of pine and grapefruit. A little paper-y. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

cfoley, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Hayden_Rhea, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

OriginalHopHead, Jun 29, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

pasdachuri, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

nmann08, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

DIPAFAN, Jun 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

czillmer, Jun 16, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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!

davey101, Jun 15, 2013
Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.