Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston -- poured into 13 oz. tulip.
L: red. kind of awesome.
S: HOPS! citrusy grapefruit, classic American DIPA; so good over the second half.
T: possibly too bitter. but still --> grapefruity. tries to achieve balance, but at 100+ IBUs, let's not kid ourselves here: this dude wants to be bitter, is bitter, and frankly, I can't for the life of me detect much else. Rye? where? all I taste are hops.
F: just fine. a light-medium body. certainly not overly anything.
O: not bad, not fantistic. you want hops, you get it here ... you want a Texas-brewed beer with hops, you get it here. it probably goes for the fantastic with the 100+ IBUs and the name "Dream Crusher," and it definitely achieves it on the hops' side.
overall, it's good enough to make me want to give Deep Ellum lots of rope and a lot more tries for their other styles. based on the overall presentation/taste here, Deep Ellum makes a damn good showing. Bravo and all .. but I need not try this one again. it's a hops salad in liquid form and not much more -- with a name like "Dream Crusher," I assume that's what they're going for, and they nail it in a suprisingly drinkable form.
Serving type: on-tap
03-16-2013 07:21:32 | More by Premo88
3.71/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston.
A: Pours a dark reddish/orange color. A two finger white head forms with excellent retention. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Wow, everything kind of hits me all at once here. Citrus, juicy, passion fruit hops with bread/biscuit, and caramel sweetness all intermingle together. Then a linger bitter grapefruit.
T: Similar to the nose, everything intermingles. Juicy, passion fruit hops. Bread and biscuit from the rye. Plenty of caramel sweetness. Then a large bitterness lingers on forever. A bit to oily and soapy for my liking as well.
M/D: A full body with moderate carbonation. Resinous, oily, and slightly soapy. Though still on the smooth side, with not a lot of rough edges. Pretty easy to drink considering everything. This is a big beer with lots going on, though still manages to be enjoyable.
This is a big one. Lots going on from the huge oily hoppy flavors, to the big bready rye character as well. I do enjoy it, and for the hop heads this should be gold. Though not particularly my style, and not one of my favorites from Deep Ellum. Still highly recommended for any hop head.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2013 01:25:21 | More by champ103
Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.