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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 12
Gots: 35 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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From a can.
This pours a deep caramel hue with thick foam.
There an aroma of candied orange, cut grass and a hint of pine sap.
The beer itself has a mellow hoppiness (for a DIPA, at least) with an overly sweet malt backing that takes away from the bitter citrus tastiness.

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Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher Double Rye IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.