Deep Ellum IPA
Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #837
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,309
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.47%
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
996
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear gold/amber with a thick white cap that hangs around well and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mild, citrus and biscuit. Flavor is more pronounced with citrus and pine. Feel is light bodied and well carbonated. Overall a nice enough beer.

May 06, 2021
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imnodoctorbut from Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a clear amber gold body with a burnt cream colored foam head that billows up to nearly two fingers and has moderate retention, leaving behind patches of thin sticky lacing as it settles

aroma is a piney grapefruit forward fragrance, resinous and juicy, with a dash of bandaid and orange peel

taste is lush and juicy and earthy, with pine and grapefruit leading

mouthfeel is high carbonation and medium body that runs smooth with occasional carbo prickles before finishing dry and lingering with an earthy pine and grapefruit bittersweet aftertaste that coats the tongue

overall:
it's a solid 4-on-the-floor no frills but masterful nod to the west coast OGs IPA. if you dig those, you'll dig this. simple as.

Apr 21, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a 9/9/2020 canning date stamped on the bottom.
This has clear amber body topped by a very good white head.
The aroma is highly floral while the more appealing flavor has more citrus.
Feel. Good, lively carbonation but the body seems a touch too thin.

Feb 06, 2021
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gandres from Philippines

3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:18 PM
12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: very light amber/orange, slightly hazy
Smell: fragrant hoppy
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweetness
Mouth Feel: good carbonation, medium drop. Long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good india pale ale
Repeat: maybe
Look for: maybe

Nov 30, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old lady picked up a 6er of this stuff when she was in Dallas visiting her sister.

Pours an amber color. Here we go. 2/3" almost off white head. Good retention. The aroma was woody, cardboard, caramel and bittering hops.

Taste is also a hit of wood and caramel up front, more bittering hops, pine. What are they talking about tropical fruit notes from the hops? None. Absolutely none. I get a lot of Chinook and Palisade, maybe some CTZ (Columbus). Citra? Nah.

Taste still pushes Chinook harder than anything, that's cool, been loving that hop for almost 3 decades. The malt body is a little heavy for the lack of other hops with flavor. Older school bitterness in terms of quality and quantity here, this is pushing around 75 ibu. I dunno, maybe it was an older six pack (no date available, that's on you not me) that caused it to seem a little heavier malt wise giving some of those woody and cardboard like notes. I didn't hate the beer, but rating this six pack above a 4 is a joke. To me it was like a late 90s ipa.

Nov 25, 2020
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rickrem from California

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at DFW.

Dark gold color that's pretty clear. Foamy white head leaving a bit of lacing.

This does lean slightly towards the sweet side.
Very light malt with citrus rind and stone fruit.
Carbonation is right and adds a slight bite.

Bitterness is balanced and id almost overtaken by the sweetness but makes it easy drinking.

Worth a try when in Texas.

Sep 18, 2020
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secondtooth from Indiana

3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First, this can is 6 months aged, so take that as a caveat.

APPEARANCE: Deep clean amber, with a big khaki head of suds. Limited lace.

AROMA: Tropical fruit hops, juicy and quite nice!

TASTE: Floral and pine hops, light but present bitterness. A little chewy on the caramel malty side, but that may be due to age. Really solid and enjoyable nonetheless.

Sep 04, 2020
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MattS63 from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have not tried this before buying a mixed IPA pack. Was pleasantly surprised with a great IPA.

Pours golden honey colored with a nice head and decent lacing.

Aroma is piney with hint of floral and citrus. Not as strong to the nose as I expected

Taste is hop forward without being overpowering with a malty after taste. Finishes slightly resinous with a dry bitter finish.

Very nice beer!

Aug 15, 2020
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MattDecker from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: clear honey color, 2 finger do head
Smell: sweet, malt,
Taste: sweet start, Carmel malt, grassy hop
Feel: medium full body
Overall: pretty good and smooth for an ipa

Jul 26, 2020
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Beaver13 from Colorado

2.68/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz can, canned on 4/9/20. Pours clear light orange copper with a big fluffy off white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet caramel malt and soft fruit.

The flavor is heavy biscuit malt with a little fruit and a lot of green grassy bitterness with an astringent finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, too much biscuit malt and not enough fruity hops.

Jul 25, 2020
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with a half inch of creamy and densely packed off white on top. Light lacing is present. The aroma is of citrus and tangerine. I’m tasting lots of melon and citrus. The mouth is resinous and dry.

Jul 19, 2020
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can. I've always sorta wanted tot try this beer. Found it in the CANarchy mix pack. Funny how these beers have their own look. This one pours noticeably darker than the first offering I had from Three Weavers. Deep Ellum IPA is surprisingly pretty hazy but not in a New England IPA way. The body is quite dark for the style. Dark orange that almost leans toward brown in certain lights. Not clear at all. Head has a yellow hue to it. The smell isn't overly impressive. Hops don't jump; rather they crawl out of the glass. Almost smells maltier than hoppy. Flavor is definitely unique. Like everything else about the beer. A distinct hop profile with a boatload of malt and a really fun, toasted finish. I feel as though this beer is rooted in the staples of American hops. But the standard citrus and pine are presented in a unique fashion. Maybe it's how the malt interplays with the hops? Or maybe I just haven't had a really well made IPA that was born in the early 2010's in a while. Well it works regardless. Flavor is tangy at points; like fruit infused toffee. Also noticing that the hops are floral and perfumey. Sometimes it can be too much but here it's executed well. That toasted malt is great. Leaves a lasting aftertaste on the palate and in the frontal lobe. Surprising bitterness sets in as well. At first I was thinking this wouldn't be a beer I would enjoy, after years of slight allure. Then it hit my lips and I am pretty happy with the result.

Jul 11, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a beautiful cloudy golden color with a creamy white head that leaves as the beer settles. The first initial aroma is that of pine, then it leads into a nice floral aroma with some faint citrus in there. The taste pretty much follows the nose. The bitter bites at first, but finishes with a nice sweet flavor, very impressed with this combo. The feel is quite oily with a good bit of carbonation. This is a solid IPA, can't go wrong with grabbing one of these brews!

Jul 11, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can, canned 6/10/20 into Take16 Snifter.

Has a deep caramel-honey color with a creamy off-white cap of 1 finger that recedes and leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

Sweet citrus, floral, and piney notes fill the nose, with an underlying sweet caramel and brown sugar candy sweetness. Candy necklace.

Flavor brings sweet grass and dry pine, with some flower pedal, a rather large doughy malt profile, orange peel, lemon and grapefruit pith, slight mango, and slight melon.

Feel is oily and resinous with lots of stabbing carbonation. Some mild to moderate stinging and warming alcohol but appropriate for the beer, and continues on to finish with resin and oils.

Overall, an impressive little IPA from a CC mix pack I got for my step-dad. This is not trendy or "suave" but it is a solidly brewed IPA, and those will never go out of style.

Price paid : In a 12 pack for $13.99
Would buy again by itself : Yes if I encountered it

Jul 04, 2020
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Rschis16 from Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fairly clear orange amber with a cloud like foamy head on top after a medium pour. Orange and sweet tangerine on the nose, sweetly citrusy hops, very pleasant but not very strong either. Citrus in the taste but also not super in your face with flavor. Needs a more aggressive carbonation to give it some zest. The hops are pleasant though with a medium malt bill that balances the beer nicely but is also a bit forgettable. Citrusy bitterness lingers nicely for a bit after the swallow. If the finish on this we're a bit cleaner through a cleansing carbonation, I think it would make for a better experience, but overall it's still a pretty good one.

Jun 08, 2020
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AngEo from Texas

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly amber hue with a half gunger of offwhite head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring.

Smells like waves of malt and bread that fade into floral hops. Surprisingly smells more malty than happy.

Taste reveals gushing floral hops followed by tropical notes of mango and stone fruit, before fading into a surprisingly slight tinge of bitterness. Surprised to learn this beer is 70 IBUs.

Not to thin, not to thick with a slight bite of carbonation. Feels like I would expect from the style and nothing really stands out.

Overall an enjoyable IPA that I would place above most of its peers here in Texas. Probably the best Texas IPA I get in my distro area with the sole exception being Yellow Rose. Will certainly buy again.

May 27, 2020
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HalfFull from California

3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. The Deep Ellum IPA pours a light copper with a hint of chill haze and a porous cap of foam. Decent retention ensues, which belies the actual foam, albeit in a good way. Aroma is spicy/peppery yet singular in nature.

Typical bitterness on the finish for the style, yet offers a strange bitterness, or none really. Overall kind of thin. Seems like coriander is in play here

May 25, 2020
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce can in a stemmed tulip IPA glass.

Pure amber color with a 1F off-white colored fluff, nice retention, modest web lacing. A classic old school IPA look.

Clean and freshly brewed "step into the tasting room" aroma. Light pine and soft fruit, brewed tea, caramel malt.

Some citrus and stone fruit flavors. Tangerine and cherry. Grainy caramelized malt sweetness.

Insanely drinkable, perfectly carbonated, medium bodied. Long lingering flavorful finish with dry hop tang.

Nice one with unforgotten malt flavor and feel.

May 22, 2020
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Such a different IPA! It's really good, but so much different than expected. The aroma reminds me of walking through brewery tours, that sweet mash smell. Even the taste is a shocking sweetness on the tongue followed by the traditional IPA bitterness. We are enjoying this Dallas brew during covid 19 quarantine, sitting in the front porch at grandpa's in the sunshine.

Apr 04, 2020
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Gatch from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At the brewery. Like their PA, this leans West Coast. Amber color, filtered, heavy on the piney hops. Tasty and easy drinking. Maybe a bit too sweet in the finish but it’s solid.

Mar 08, 2020
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jwp777 from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can dated 10/20/19 tasted 1/26/20.

Semi-dark copper color with a small light tan head. Head retained and laced well.

Aroma is largely citrus and pine with some roasted malts and caramel.

Taste follows the aroma: a good amount of bitterness but some sweetness from the roasted caramel malts balances it well.

Feel: medium carbonation, medium body. Finish is clean and semi-dry. There is a bit of nuttiness and graininess that lingers.

Overall: I normally don’t score beers the same in all 5 categories, but I truly feel like this beer is a straight 4. It’s delicious and reasonably priced, and it’s not “just another IPA.”

Jan 27, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is copper, head is light tan, some lacing on the glass sides and solid lingering top.

Smell seems a bit aged with neutral bitter hops, some light caramel, hint of toast.

Taste also seems a bit past prime with aged hops, neutral profile with grass and light tropical fruit, caramel malt.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, bitter, light sweetness, not too drying.

Overall a beer that appears past prime with a hop profile that is bitter but too flavorful or fresh, and malt character that is more sweet than anticipated.

Dec 21, 2019
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mactrail from Washington

2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear dark amber with stiff white foam in the big goblet. There's a peppery note in the aroma that is at least interesting. This has a very weird caramel and pomegranate taste, followed by some unpleasant astringency. Dank taste with leaf mould, blackberry seeds, and pomegranate pith.

I could not honestly say if these flavors are hops. Some sweetness and a taste of burnt bread. Not my idea of fun. This showed up in a very random mixed 12 pack on the West Coast. Canned on 09/25/19 in the quite pretty 12 ounce can.

Dec 20, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pine and toasted caramel. Nice piney bitterness, toasted caramel and a zesty citrus kick.

Nov 21, 2019
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear gold with two-finger head. Moderately aromatic citrus and pine hops with a good amount of biscuity malt. Flavor follows, a bit toasty, somewhat malt forward with light stone fruit, grapefruit, pine, hint of dankness. Moderately bitter, nicely balanced.

Nov 20, 2019
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