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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 09-12-2012)
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Reviews by monnik:
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monnik

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

09-23-2012 19:25:53 | More by monnik
More User Reviews:
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -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.

09-12-2012 03:56:39 | More by Mora2000
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-05-2012 04:12:05 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Dwtucker90

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

09-14-2012 03:21:11 | More by Dwtucker90
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-20-2012 18:14:30 | More by dumptruck81
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UtisTheLaw

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

10-12-2012 02:25:00 | More by UtisTheLaw
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-29-2012 00:34:46 | More by ilikebeer03
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JohnBender

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-20-2012 20:27:12 | More by JohnBender
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-02-2012 23:31:01 | More by tubeyes
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-14-2013 16:56:15 | More by greenspointexas
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-15-2013 16:59:16 | More by Vigilante
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champ103

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

10-03-2012 00:30:11 | More by champ103
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IPeteA91

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-12-2013 23:15:57 | More by IPeteA91
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drh1382

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

10-05-2012 23:42:13 | More by drh1382
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-02-2013 00:54:14 | More by Jame515
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-07-2012 23:43:55 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-13-2012 20:48:51 | More by kjkinsey
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scm2787

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-29-2012 23:14:03 | More by scm2787
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

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

10-04-2012 21:54:02 | More by brentk56
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videofrog

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-23-2012 23:13:10 | More by videofrog
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dkw0063

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-01-2012 14:47:25 | More by dkw0063
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ATXboozer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-26-2012 02:45:20 | More by ATXboozer
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averydylan

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-25-2012 22:55:54 | More by averydylan
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-25-2012 20:57:02 | More by jenray
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htdoerge

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-22-2013 23:14:12 | More by htdoerge
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Hop Seeker from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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