Deep Ellum IPA | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 109 | Ratings: 900
Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, tropical fruits and hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, tropical fruits, hops, grass with medium carbonation and a nice bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75


Orange pulp. Bitter orange. 2-row. Pale malt. Floral hop notes. Marmalade.

Hop profile is nothing special or unique, nor is it particularly effective. It's a balanced beer but it plays it so safe and close to center that there isn't much to balance. More depth of hop flavour would be needed for this to be a memorable IPA.

There are so damn many IPAs out there right now, and many are excellent. You've really got to bring a terrific hop profile in terms of flavour, diversity, and balance in order to stand out...this fails to be anything but forgettable.


03/01/19 CAN:

Hum-ho hop profile. Floral, bits of mango flirtation, caramalt, 2-row. Meh.


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

Light copper, hazy. Medium rising bubbles. Thick rocky head. Very good head retention. Leaves a very nice lacing behind.

Citrusy, orange, tangerine, pineapple, sweet bread, some caramel.

Hop bitterness is moderate, citrus, bitter orange, floral, slight onion. Solid malt backbone, semi-sweet bread, some toast and caramel. Sharp finish, semi-dry, lingers fairly long. Medium bodied, fairly sticky, smooth, soft carbonation.

It's a very good American IPA.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-06-27 in Dallas, TX from a 12 oz canned on 2018-06-12

A - Clear gold with a 3-finger light tan head and great lace

S - Biscuit, light pine and caramel. Lightly dank.

T - Toasted brown bread with tart orange marmalade and orange zest, earthy and hop bud spice.

M - Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Resinous and moderately prickly.

O - A fresh, tasty, malty IPA that isn't too bitter.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.12/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can with no clear best by date; into a pub glass.
Appearance- dark honey gold, some evident bubbles that help build a medium thick, foamy white head; great lacing!
Smell- floral hop aroma up front that gives way to a stronger pine and malt as it lingers.
Taste - more malt, less hops; even weaker in the hop profile than most APA’s.
Solid flavor holds up against market leaders.
Feel - a more balanced mouthfeel with the bitterness leveling out during the the session.
Overall - my guess is that considering there is no best by date, this had been sitting on the shelf too long and thus I’m rating an expired beer...too bad, it can’t be that hard to stamp a date.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When bitterness is the name of the game, the Deep Ellum Brewing Company isn't going to back down from the hops. Hitting that brew kettle full boar, the beer that is their self title won't leave you hanging wanting more bite, grit or bitterness.

Medium amber and cast in an expected hop haze, Deep Ellum IPA whips up a frothy eggshell foam stance with a perfumy aura of orange blossom, potpourri and pine. Early sweetness is short lived but does share a broad maltiness of caramel, graham cracker and light jam with the early palate.

Sweetness swiftly lifts from the middle palate as the hops tighten its grip almost immediately. Starting citrusy with a bold taste of mandarin orange, the taste soon develops a taste of cantaloup, mango and apricot before striking the back of the throat with a highly resinous pine sharpness from hops.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer's early textures of mild bread and starch dive into a bone dry finish that exposes the stemmy, weedy and leafy spices from hops for a vegetal astringency that allows the hops to seem greater than seventy on the IBU scale. A long and piney aftertaste lays a thick layer of sappy resins on the tongue that simply do not want to let go.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small white head with good lacing and nice copper color. Good hop aroma. It starts bitter and finishes bitter. Still easy drinking and a fair aftertaste in spite of the hop bitterness. Overall, this one falls into the more bitter end of the spectrum of IPA’s.

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

This pours a honeyed amber. Nice foam cap. I get a familiar orange citrus and piney note with a decent resiny bitterness. Easy drinking IPA. Poured from a can.

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Photo of puck1225
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Shooters near the American Airline Center. Drinking there because the Dallas Stars were sold out!

Anyway, this is a good IPA with a nice citrus smell and taste. Poured a nice yellow in a shaker pint. It was great with the chicken nachos! Recommended.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very dark IPA. The color is almost amber. The head is off-white with a hint of tan. Nose is heavy of hops and I expected the taste would be too...., but not so much. The taste has a descent amount of hop flavor, but not as much as I wanted. Good beer.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My best beer in Texas so far....great finish and taste...nice balance...nice pop of citrus and hops....I am looking forward to checking out this brewery, maybe tomorrow :-)

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Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finger of foam, great lacing, deep honey color. Hops strong on nose initially. Faded away a little too quickly. Lite floral aroma remains. Solid flavor holds up against market leaders. Pleasant surprise from Texas.

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

Stronger hoppy taste. Lots of citrus picked up in the smell and the initial taste, which I really enjoy along with the bitterness. One of my favorites in the can or draught.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a can at the airport, so I don't know what it looks like. Strong hoppy piney smell, tastes follows --- bitter, vegetable, it's kind of luke- cool, might be better if cold. Ok accompaniment to my meal.

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Photo of ksimons
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-an amber orange color with a fingers worth of cream colored head

S-nice citrus, bready malt, and pine

T-bready malt backbone with citrus, tropical fruits, and pine

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel

Overall nice amounts of citrus and hops, well balanced

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

Served on tap in Dallas, Texas, into a conical pint glass.
A: Pours a crystal clear gold to amber color with a 3 finger, off-white head, decent retention, and solid lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, cracker, grapefruit, and pine.
T: Semisweet to semidry and citrusy. A bit more orange rind than I expected, but the flavor largely follows the nose. Sufficient bitterness to achieve dry and crisp finish, but no more.
M: Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.
O: Flavorful and enjoyable. A solid East Coast style IPA

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Photo of PhilsPils
2.89/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Man, people that think this is one of Texas' best IPA's need to get out more. Way too caramelly to be a favorite IPA of mine and really too much for the style unless you are talking English IPA (which we are not). Not enough hops to keep it from tasting honey-sweet and not nearly enough hops aroma to be a good IPA. Slightly boozy, toffee-ish, boring. Might pass for an American Strong Ale with just a touch more malt. I ain't pouring it out but I won't have another. Just as a side note, I don't think it's badly brewed and I have had several DE beers that I thought were excellent. I just have a problem with the recipe on this one. But as everyone knows, it comes down to what floats YOUR boat!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent dark amber with a large, dense khaki foam head.

Smell is mango, melon, pear and apple.

Taste is toffee, mango, melon with a little pepper. At first I get some bitter herb, but it turns floral and slightly sweet afterwards.

Frothy and dry.

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Photo of Bear_Rammage
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

If we're talking about Texas IPA's...this is by far the best in the state. Easy to drink, it's an everyday drinker. t's bitter but with over the top tropical fruit, citrus, pine and loads of hop.

L- Head disappears quick but foams up fairly high. Amber colored.

S- Pretty standard west coast IPA smell.

T- Theres no bitter bite and it's incredibly smooth. Faint booze. Hop bitterness is battled by sweet fruits and pine.

O- Very easy to get anywhere around DFW. I keep it in my fridge as my go to IPA.

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Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the czar of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark orange color with a long lasting 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some malts. Taste is well balanced malts and hops. Citrus, touch of resin, moderate bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Amberish-deep red and straw combination. Nice thick and foamy head.
S-Citrusy, floral and boozy at the same time. Slightly tingly on the nose.
T-Crisp, fruity, and floral. Flavorful but lighter than expected. Bitter flavor follows the nose, there is a biscuit flavor.
F-Full but crisp. Slight Carbonation.
O-Great IPA from the DFW area. Loved drinking it. It isn't record breaking but it is a very solid IPA. Definitely try this one out.

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Photo of mpk_tx
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The hop smells burst out as soon as the can is cracked, presenting the facade of a hop-crazy IPA. But this is much more than that! It pours deep cloudy copper with a frothy head. The taste is impeccably well-rounded, yet emboldened by firm bitterness. This is not only an excellent IPA, but a unique one in its multifaceted mission. Despite its Dallas origins, this is one to seek out!

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Photo of Act25
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice texan IPA.

A-Dark amber body with a white head and ok dotty lacing.

S-Best part - malt, citrus, tropical fruit, caramel, and dominated by hempy, grassy finish.

T-Follows smell with grapefruit, orange, caramel malt, pine, and dominant with hemp and grass, culminating in bright bitter finish.

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp. Good food beer.

O- Solid IPA, pleasant bitter hop flavor, easy drinking. mid-pack.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Golden orange with 1+ fingers of off-white head. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Grapefruit, honeydew, honey, and orange zest.

Grapefruit pith, honeydew melon, and orange zest. Floral with a light sticky dankness. Firm honey and caramel maltiness. Finishes with lingering grapefruit zest and pine resin.

Medium bodied, crisp, oily, sticky, semi-dry, and lightly bitter.

Firmly malted and lightly bitter while maintaining the hops in the forefront. A solid IPA.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep Ellum has a lot of good stuff including this IPA. I've drunk many of these and I can never have enough.

(L) Nice clear amber hue with an inch or maybe two off white head.

(A) Modest malty and citrus aroma.

(T) Caramel malt flavors, grass, and citrus, moderate lingering bitterness.

(F) It is crisp and refreshing.

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Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 900 ratings