Hop Seeker - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 09-12-2012)
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Reviews by brentk56:
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a mahogany color and a nice cap that leaves a sheet of lace

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit and earthy/piney hops

Taste: Caramel and stone fruit forward, with a growing bitter herbal/piney hop presence; rather bitter, after the swallow, though the herbal and fruity tones add a different dimension; still, a rather bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and hint of warmth

Overall: Bitter, stromg ales seem to be the short-term focus of several Dallas brewers right now, but I cannot say I have found one that I am wild about - just not excited by the herbal/fruity/bitter combination of flavors

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Common Table during the launch party.

The beer pours a reddish-brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of toffee and alcohol, with a hint of grassy hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get some nice toffee and caramel notes, as well as some butter, orange and grass. Overall, the fresh hops are not as prevalent as I hoped they would be. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of UtisTheLaw
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bottle Shop in Dallas. Pours dark with a head that recedes quickly. The taste is interesting because the hop bitterness hits at the end. The taste is mainly in the throat for me, which is different. There is also a hint of sour. The flavor lingers after swallowing. An interesting showing from Deep Ellum that I'll probably revisit at some point.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of champ103
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Down House in Houston, TX. Like Wealth & Taste, there is some barrel aging and Muscat grapes added.

A: Pours a dark, murky reddish/brown color. A one finger white head forms with some lace.
S: A mix of hops, caramel malt, toasted grains, and maybe some wood aromas. Lingering sweetness.
T: Follows the nose with some hops that are up front and a bit abrasive at first. That fades to caramel malt, toasted bread, and light wood.
M/D: A medium to full body. Crisp carbonation, but smooth at the same time. Easy enough to sip on, and something I would come back to. Though one is enough in one sitting.

This is nice, think Avery's Hogheaven. Though toned down a bit with the hops. I don't get much barrel or grapes for that matter. Overall, nice but Wealth & Taste is far superior.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of monnik
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was ruddy brown. Didn't sport much head on my glass but think this was the fault of the barkeep.

Smell was orangy-sweet. Expected a hops note based upon the name but didn't really detect any.

Taste was lacking hops in any significant amount too and I would never be one labeled as a hop head. What did come through was a semisweet, semi-malty, orangy, piney, medicinal flavor. I don't want to leave the impression that it was distasteful but that it just didn't know what it wanted to be when it grows up.

Mouthfeel was thick similar to a double bock. Carbonation low to medium.

Overall, I'll pass on the next one but would still like to try other offerings from the brewery.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Hop Seeker from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.