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Deep Ellum IPA | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 749
Photo of mpk_tx
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -6.6%
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 -13%
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 +6.1%
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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Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Trying the Deep Ellum IPA at Mojos Sports Bar and Grill. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that is lacing like a Victoria secret catalog. The scent was bitter citrus with pine tones. The taste was bitter through the drink...definitely had grapefruit peel zeal with some pine resin. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think my main qualm here is that it tastes like 100 other PNW-hopped IPAs. It's not a bad beer, but the heavy caramel malt/citrusy PNW hops/lightly boozy/heavy feel take on the style just feels a little tired.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one straight out the can unfortunately too. Very good pallet warming beer. Gets me drunk. High citrus hops. Great company. Sorry for not longer review!!

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a dark rich amber with gold highlights and a thick frothy head.

Lots of caramel malt with a citrusy hop note at the end sticky and full.

Lots of bitter rich hops right on the taste balanced by a strong malt backbone.

Im gonna be honest I had a hopslam before this beer and was worried it would mute the flavors in this beer. Surprisingly and pleasantly this beer came across real well. Stands as an excellent beer.

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Photo of beergoot
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, orange hued pour; thick, persistent, creamy white head; sticky globs of foam clinging to the glass. Immediate rush of citrus and pine aroma when popping the can; orange and pineapple. Juicy flavor quality; orange juice; orange rind; tart; subtle bread-like grains; strong hop bitterness. Medium-heavy in body; dry finish.

I'm a-liking this TX IPA. It's bold and citrusy with excellent depth and balance throughout. I mean, hell, it just brings a satisfying grin to my face.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned Nov 09. A clear light amber with a dense, off white head with good retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is dominated by juicy hops, fruity, pine like with grapefruit, orange juice, cooked fruit with candied orange peel, mulled citrus and a doughy malt character. The palate opens mildly sweet with a moderate hop bitterness, one that even has a surprising aspirin like astringency. Along with this is a moderate about of fruity hop flavor. Citrus with orange and grapefruit with candied peel are present. A definite doughy, biscuit like malt character is present, and as it segues into the finish, it only amplifies the medicinal hop profile. Medium light in body, this beer is pleasantly carbonated. A solid effort.

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Photo of dsruble3
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I only had this out of the can when I was on vacation in Dallas a few months ago. It pours bright orange with a nice head. Great citrus notes and not overly hoppy. I would prefer a little more bite (my preference) but it is a great beer. The grapefruit is the star in terms of taste and the 7.0 ABV is very deceiving. It drinks more like a session IPA.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy golden orange body presents an utterly staggering coarse, sticky, and remarkably persistent off-white head, perhaps three inches in depth. The lacing resembles the streaks that run through fine marble. The carbonation is profuse, minute, and fast-rising.

Aroma: Grassy and mild grapefruit hops vie with lightly toasted malt. The moderately high ABV of 7.0% is not in evidence.

Taste: The taste opens with mildly sweet toasted and caramel malt, as well as the expected wave of grassy, citric, and pine hops. As the taste progresses, the malt and hops blend harmoniously, neither overshadowing the other. The relatively high ABV of 7.0% is more felt as a warming sensation, than it is tasted. Late in the taste, the hops rise, and the mildly sweet malt becomes an undercurrent to fairly strong grapefruit and pine tar hops. Finishes with a lingering, mild pine tar note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, extraordinarily full, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very well-done, quite enjoyable, this from one who is no particular fan of the American IPA style. Nonetheless, this one is an exemplar. I will certainly be having it again.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an exceptional IPA. Tons of tropical fruit juiciness. Grapefruit, apricot, and mango flavors. Nice lingering bitterness and finish. A top notch West Coast style IPA from Deep Ellum. Get it if you can.

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Photo of ritwingr
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Approachable, but not in a compromising way. Beautiful copper color. 2 inch head with modest lacing. I've had it on tap and from the can. Much prefer the former. Can seems s little lacking in carbonation. But an outstanding American IPA.

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Photo of Dustoff21
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Damn solid IPA.... Very drinkable and pleasant. An incredibly fine, everyday drinker....Especially for lovers of hops. The perfect balance of hoppiness and citrus.

L- Brilliant color. Deep amber, pumpkin in appearance. About a half a fingers worth of head that quickly disappeared which was the only disappointment of this beer.

S- Not much here. Slight aroma of hops and malt. Hints of orange and just a touch of sweetness.

T- Very hoppy in taste. Incredibly smooth. Doesn't leave that bite like a west coast IPA may.

O- absolutely solid IPA.....the fact that it is easily attainable pushes this IPA over the top. Would definitely keep this in the fridge on a full time basis

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Photo of FtWorth
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a pleasant orange and honey color with 2-3 fingers of thick, dense, off-white colored head, impressive head retention with large clumpy lacing

Aroma: first impression is the fruit scent; big citrus with a hint of bitterness; grapefruit and tangerine, the sweet lingers, but fades allowing you to appreciate the hop profile

Flavor: first impression is slightly sweet then slowly transitions into a hop finish, which, like the aroma, makes it easy to appreciate the hop profile

Mouth feel: easy drinking, medium carbonation and crisp, clean finish

Overall: The bitterness does not collide with your senses. Instead the bitterness of the hops marries well with the fruity influence giving a crisp, easy drinking IPA that has great balance. Definitely a must try IPA.

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Photo of Caj1
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is all I want in a beer and it's just a hop, skip and a jump down the road in Dallas.

Appearance is a lovely copper orange with pillowy head that sticks around and moderate lacing that slides down the glass and stays on the surface of the beer. Slightly hazy but not bad.

Smell is very hop forward but not overpowering; clean, fresh and grassy with those nice grapefruit hints and also the sweetness of the malt underneath.

Taste is excellent. More hops with the citrus, grass and pine, and deep caramel malt flavors to balance it. Bitterness takes over at the end but keeps itself at a moderate intensity.

Mouthfeel manages to strike a balance between crisp and sticky, but it is refreshing overall and finishes very clean.

I feel like an idiot for letting this go by for so long, but finally I seem to have found my new favorite Texas beer. You don't have to be from here to enjoy it, because it ranks up there with the best of them, but it certainly helps.

To good health and good beer.

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Photo of Mickeyp2814
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very much reminds me of my ANC beers and those of the PNW. Pours almost an orange color with white fluffy head. Smells of pine and grass with a citrus hint. Big hops up front. I mean huge! Citrus and floral mix in nice and there is a sweetness I cannot make. The finish is a bitter hop explosion.
A hop lovers dream and a must try!

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Photo of kemoarps
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Massive pillowy off white head tops this beautiful orange/amber brew. Medium opacity with archipelagos of lacing down the sides.

As soon as the tab is popped this one delivers juicy fruity hops. Almost oaty creaminess to the malts and a piney bitterness trickling in the finish.

Drinks incredibly creamy smoothe and sticky at the same time. Wow. Suuuper easy to drink. Hops are dank and juicy with a hint of sweet tropical fruits, but also of juicy bitter citrus and a pine and pith type finish. There's a middle that is amber waves of grain as well.
Well it was their promise of an ode to the hops of my beloved PNW region combined with my region's decision today to be an ode to the Texas heat that informed my decision to crack this right now and man oh man was it the right decision. Much love to Nick for sending it along, this is an excellent IPA and one I would drink all the time if I were still in the Texas area. Thanks @Bulldoza!

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Photo of russpowell
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from the bottle at a nice place in Amarillo. Pretty drinkable, but wouldn't make it into my regular rotation here. No real flaws but just didn't quite impress either..

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Photo of FalconCount
3.14/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25


Very Average IPA. Average look for an IPA. Nose left much to be desired. No typical "pop" that fresh IPAs tend to deliver. Decent flavor, but nothing memorable.

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty weak smell but the taste is much better- bitter grapefruit and a hint of malt. I think it's well balanced and pretty decent overall. Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State! Boldest and grandest, Withstanding ev'ry test; O Empire wide and glorious, You stand supremely blest.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at a liquor store on the north-side of Austin last year. The clerk could not recommend this beer highly enough.

A - Beautiful amber color. Crystal clear with a fluffy white head and great lacing.

S - Strong hop fragrance with great aromas of peach, grapefruit, citrus, and pine. There is so much going on here but not over the top like Pliny.

T - Tremendous flavor with the peach and apricot hops really bringing this one home along with the usual grapefruit, dank, and pine notes in the middle. The hop bitterness is not in contention with the flavor hops but is there and is a nice palate cleanser. There is also a light malt, grain character as well as some fruity yeast in the background.

M - Medium mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Great IPA feel.

Overall, a great IPA. For being the first craft beer I tried in Texas I could not have chosen a better one. This beer has a lot of fruit flavors that most IPAs don't have which really rocks the taste buds. Another big pro for this beer is it's ability to keep the mouth-feel up without higher ABV and keep all of the flavors both prevalent and memorable. I would strongly recommend this beer just as the cashier had because it is worth it!

Glass- Shaker pint

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- hazy orange gold color with a large white head that leaves a lace
S-hop and citrus is strong
T-The hops is light at the beginning and has a citrus flavor , then the aftertaste gives you stronger hops taste that fades some at the end, but not all the way
F-Medium body and high carbonation
O-was excited to try this one and it did not let me down. Great beer

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Photo of Youbecha
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

My first impression was wow/citrusy! For excitement I like it! Out of a tap but not much head...it may have peaked early. I don't know if it is necessarily my favorite IPA, but it is a safe top 3

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