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Deep Ellum IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA

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434 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 21
Gots: 75 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

JohnBender, Jul 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

H0rnedFr0gs, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev -0.7%

drh1382, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of averydylan
5/5  rDev +24.1%

averydylan, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Texasfan549, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of En29356
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

En29356, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of pandajuice22
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

pandajuice22, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Danobold, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of tj12sh
4/5  rDev -0.7%

tj12sh, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Ranz
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Ranz, May 28, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

kjkinsey, May 24, 2012
Photo of champ103
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.

champ103, May 19, 2012
Photo of Momar42
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass from Flying Saucer in Rockwall, TX. (Love $3 pint night!!)

A - reddish, copper in color. One finger of off white, tiny bubble foam that left very impressive lacing all the way down.

S - Hop heavy with piney/woodsy dominating the nose. Citrus comes out but is second fiddle. Good overall nose that draws you in.

T - Sadly, the taste doesnt live up to the nose. Still VERY hoppy for an IPA, like another said, approaching IIPA territory at times. The hop taste diminishes quickly tho and doesnt stay with me through the pint. Lately, the IPAs I have been drinking blur the line between normal and IIPA and this does the same...but the absence of more hoppiness leaves me wanting.

M - Once again, good beginning but loses out towards the end.

O - for the style, this is a quality offering from a small craft brewery. Make no mistake, I enjoyed this as did my friend who is less into the bitterness/hop flavor of most IPA/IIPA if that says anything. It was easy to drink, hides all of its 7% ABV and quite enjoyable. Needs more body and aftertaste to push it to the next level. Would love to try their IIPA if I ever get the chance. Give this one a try if you find it.

Momar42, May 08, 2012
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
4/5  rDev -0.7%

MouthfulOfchris, May 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

FreshZ, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of DCon
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

DCon, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BradAleFlow, Apr 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

zonker17, Apr 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

GregSVT, Mar 29, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apperance- nearly brilliant clarity, copper colored with a continuous stream of carbonation.

Smell- dank, resinous and piney with hints of citrus on the back burner. Hop-dominate, can't find any malt, which is great for this 7% IPA.

Taste- a sweet citrus rind almost instantly followed by flavors of bitter orange and piney caramel. Flavors leave rather quickly leaving a wonderful mellow bitterness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- astringently drying bitterness and palate puckering hops leave your mouth dry and craving another sip.

Overall- fantastic IPA with a high alpha hop foward attitude. If you are a hop head this is for you, if not stay far far away!

driftlessbrewin, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LikeHelles, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of zhanson88
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a nice clear amber/copper color. Has some pretty nice head retention and lacing.

Smell: Smells of light caramel malt, then a lot of citrus and tropical fruit. Doesn't smell overly bitter.

Taste: A bit of caramel malt peeks through initially, but following that is citrus, tropical fruit and florals. Very little bitterness on the back end, which is what could really take it to the next level.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light-medium bodied with fairly low carbonation, but very smooth. Overall, this one surprised me quite a bit. I love tropical and citrus flavor in my IPAs, so I was a pretty big fan of this. I do wish they would have bittered it a bit more just to take it to the next level. But still really nice overall.

zhanson88, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

wagenvolks, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

imasloth, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

jenray, Feb 24, 2012
Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.