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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPADeep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
93
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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:
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!

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 03-05-2012)
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phishbone23

New York

2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

01-23-2013 13:20:28 | More by phishbone23
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.9%

03-12-2013 14:45:39 | More by jenray
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ThurmondTX

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23%

06-11-2014 23:33:00 | More by ThurmondTX
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deadliest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-26-2014 14:01:34 | More by deadliest
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-31-2014 10:57:45 | More by KAF
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can pours a dark copper color with a large cap of off-white head. Excellent retention and lace.

Nose is caramely sweet with lots of deep malts. Hops are there as well, mostly citric and tropical - but this one definitely has a strong malt backbone.

Taste is loaded with resinous hop bitterness, sweet, candy-corn maltiness and a fair amount of alcohol. There is some hop flavor, but it is overshadowed by the aforementioned triumvirate of malt, bitterness and alcohol. It has balance, and the mouthfeel is full. It goes down fairly easy as well. It is a pretty good beer, though I dont think quite as good as the ratings here suggest.

Serving type: can

07-20-2014 20:26:47 | More by twiggamortis420
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champ103

Texas

3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
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
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Sazz9

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-10-2014 01:54:56 | More by Sazz9
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-20-2014 23:07:24 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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cam12

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-09-2014 03:39:29 | More by cam12
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-06-2014 22:35:24 | More by LarryMyers
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Wayne17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-26-2014 01:57:09 | More by Wayne17
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

10-05-2013 02:06:46 | More by Heretic42
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-14-2013 21:39:06 | More by Texasfan549
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bencren

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-27-2014 22:09:36 | More by bencren
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-23-2014 01:24:12 | More by TX-Badger
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Premo88

Texas

3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2013 07:21:32 | More by Premo88
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-03-2014 04:31:28 | More by 77apm
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 05:02:50 | More by Mora2000
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2014 00:32:45 | More by bmurray10
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tubeyes

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-08-2013 03:09:07 | More by tubeyes
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MCain04

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-26-2014 22:04:02 | More by MCain04
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texasclimber

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-29-2012 22:18:27 | More by texasclimber
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-25-2014 16:27:17 | More by csfcmitchell
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Banyon

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well... I was hoping for a little more i think with the $20 price tag for a 22oz. Not that it was bad but for the money i could have gotten something else.

Awesome golden orange color although it didn't pour with much of a head. It did have good lacing though.

Smell was great. Very aromatic with notes of citrus and an old school aromatic smell that we all associate with a well hopped brew. Love it

Well I taste the sugar in it first, the super quickly followed by the rye and hops!!!! WOW! Piney tasting with some citrus, and i even can taste the alcohol in it, which i really wasn't expecting. As a rye ipa lover this tastes really really good although i would have like just a bit more sweetness.

The mouthfeel is par on. Its not super heavy or anything. I cant get past the palate destroying hops personally. But i like the fact that it isnt so heavy. This is a solid reason why the hop lover likes these beers. Tasty and smooth!

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 05:04:28 | More by Banyon
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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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