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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA
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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 161
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 03-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

It's no secret, at DEBC, we're fond of hops. Citrusy, piney, floral and fruity hops are at least a third of the reason we got ourselves into this whole adventure. Hops may be the current ruler of the craft beer scene, and we, for one, welcome our resinous, spicy, bitter overlords. We've taken the IPA category to its Event Horizon, and pulled back just enough to see the edge. Get the big picture, it's hoppy!
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 161
Reviews by Premo88:
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3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (1,191 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours an orange color with a medium-sized white head. The aroma is exactly what I expect from a double IPA. I get a lot of orange citrus and pine notes, as well as a slightest hint of some biscuit malt. The flavor is where the rye really comes through and it is strong enough to be able to stand out above the strong hop notes. I also get some nice orange and pine notes in the flavor with a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (513 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of 513Brewery
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On the lighter side as double IPAs go. Smooth, slight citrus notes with the hops taking the driver seat. You can tell they put some time and thought into this one. Would drink again and again. (192 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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