Deep Ellum IPA
Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #768
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,226
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.47%
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
959
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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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 Rhode Island

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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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz, canned on 09/25/19. Thanks to Derek for giving me a can to try from his CANarchy pack. Clear caramel colored IPA with a frothy ivory head that fades to a foam. Sweet caramel malt and earthy pine and herbal hop aroma. Nice old school IPA flavors of earthy & herbal pine, orangey citrus, and a big hefty malt backbone consisting of caramel, bread crust, and nutty grain. Full body, very resinous, moderate carbonation, and a dry & bitter finish with pine resin and nutty grain lingering. I really like this IPA - the malts and hops meld really well together.

Nov 08, 2019
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Alexrdvz from Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not an ipa guy, but this is what an ipa shoul taste like. You get the flavor from the malts and the aromas and complexities of the hops without the off putting bitterness of some IPAs. Light caramel in color With a slightly Woody bouquet (not sure where the woodiness is coming from on this beer). Very balanced flavor for a beer that is easy to drink year round

Oct 12, 2019
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into pint glass. Can dated 8/14/19. Deep copper color, dark but still transparent, some off white head, mild retention and lacing. Smell is quite noticeable-hoppy, with some spice in the background. What I'm identifying as spice flavor seems to come through, mild alcohol, fairly bitter. Bitterness is sharp and somewhat dominates the mouthfeel. Overall, glad I tried it. Reminds me of Centennial, Hop Bullet and Hop Devil. Old school IPA. Drinkable but not one I'd seek out. Overall, glad I tried it.

Oct 06, 2019
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the Canarchy mixed pack purchased at QFC in Bothell, Washington.
Canned on 08/12/19. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy, deep amber color, solid frothy bright white head with good retention, modest lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (grapefruit, orange and lemon/lime), tropical fruit (pineapple, mango and papaya), pine, a little stone fruit and dank melon. Light grass, spice and floral notes

Taste- Much like the aroma but the melon and stone fruit aren't there, bready malt. Moderately bitter.

Feel- Medium bodied, semi-dry and crisp, good carbonation on the tongue. Leans towards the bitter side but pretty well balanced.

O- An old school west coast style IPA. A nice offering if you're in to the style.

Oct 05, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2019-09-29
Canned on 2019-08-12. Bought it in a mixed 12 pack at QFC.

Pours honey amber with a medium to small head. Smell is dank pine.

Taste is mostly the same, maybe a little grassy.

Mouthfeel is medium but smooth. Overall, not bad.

Sep 29, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 8/12/19. Pours a very attractive amber orange with a 3 plus finger sticky white head that leaves a thin wall of lace as it slowly settles.

Smell is melon, mandarin, white grapes, pine, and grapefruit. 3.5

Taste follows honey dew, orange, grapes, pine, and grapefruit. 3.75

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, a touch dry, plenty of life, and at 7% ABV goes down plenty easy. 4

Overall this is a IPA and sadly 5 years ago the score would have been higher, but still a very nice and balanced IPA. 3.75

Sep 08, 2019
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Ryuga661 from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

While this beer has the exact same look as every other beer i have had from this company it has a very nice hops taste that is almost more citrus than their easy peasy IPA which bosts citrus notes on the can. As for can Appearance they all have very cool designs. Though I can't personally recommend their neato bandito beer which I did not like now I feel it is a personal taste thing. For a 12 pack of variety it was around $20 so not a cheap beer but this one is my favorite so far and i would recommend anyone that likes a hearty beer try it.

Jul 06, 2019
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

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.

Mar 18, 2019
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kojevergas from Colorado

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

CAN:

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.

C / AVERAGE

***
03/01/19 CAN:

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

C / AVERAGE

Feb 15, 2019
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mjurney from Texas

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

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

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

Taste/Finish/Body:
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.

Overall:
It's a very good American IPA.

Feb 03, 2019
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

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.

Jun 27, 2018
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

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.

May 03, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

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.

Mar 21, 2018
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.
Update:03/13/2020. Had a couple on draft yesterday and it was definitely better beer than I remembered. It was not bitter and I got a six pack of cans today, dated 01/14/20, 2 months old and it's rather enjoyable with the the right amount of malt and Pacific Northwest hops. Very enjoyable.

Mar 06, 2018
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elNopalero from Texas

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.

Jan 29, 2018
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