Deep Ellum IPA
Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,153
Ranked #10,702
4 | pDev: 10.5%
Oct 31, 2021
Jan 21, 2012
Very Good
Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
Notes: None
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3.64 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Oct 31, 2021
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5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by FlyGuy402

Love the happy but not too happy taste. It's a great ipa that isn't too strong. This has to be one of my favorite IPA's.

Oct 31, 2021
4.57 by npendres from Wisconsin on Sep 24, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 2 finger finely pored off white head that receded to a thin cap; little lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; what's there is pine and lemon;

T: follows the nose for a moment, then floral; finish is moderately bitter grapefruit pith;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but not memorable;

Sep 22, 2021
3.81 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 20, 2021
3.78 by lsudduth from Ohio on Sep 07, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

I've had 3 new AIPAs this year and that is certain to end up less than the 7 new I had in all of 2020. And Deep Elum reminds me why. Brews like this made me into the malt-head I am today.

While this IPA Looks inviting (nice foam and lace), its Smells reveal only a little of the hops to come. Tastes are flat-out average. To be sure, half the 40,000+ IPAs probably mismanage their hops. But Deep Ellum knows it is supposed to keep balance; but ultimately these hops coat my tongue and don't let go. It has a medium mouth that is hard to enjoy through the bitterness.

So if I don't like Deep Ellum's flagship and cash cow, why do I laud praise with a 4.25 Overall ? Good Question. The primary answer is Deep Ellum brings culture to a Metroplex that needs it. Dallas and Fort Worth are long characterized as the best culture centers that money can buy. Now a decade in business and changing that is Deep Ellum. Claiming to be Dallas' original brewpub, Deep Ellum steeps themselves in their neighborhood's history; plus the brewpub has a certain irreverence not common to all. I like Deep Ellum so much, I might even try one of their Belgian-inspireds.

Aug 06, 2021
4 by Lukass from Ohio on Jul 23, 2021
3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 16, 2021
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4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MarioB from Texas

Pine and citrus gives a bold taste in this beer. The hops are mouthful. It represents well most IPAs from the Dallas area.

Jul 02, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

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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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

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

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
3.81 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Apr 10, 2021
5 by BorrachoOne from California on Apr 09, 2021
4.5 by jtnord from Colorado on Mar 31, 2021
3.75 by hester7 from Texas on Mar 01, 2021
3.28 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 25, 2021
4.23 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana on Feb 12, 2021
3.94 by shelby415 from Oregon on Feb 09, 2021
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3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

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
3.81 by Jcreek from Illinois on Jan 31, 2021
4.6 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Dec 13, 2020
2.53 by dielzubro from Texas on Dec 08, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gandres from Philippines

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
3.95 by jchanley from Illinois on Nov 26, 2020
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3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
4.29 by bookem from Virginia on Nov 16, 2020
4.09 by Connybumbum from Colorado on Nov 04, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rickrem from California

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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3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by secondtooth from Indiana

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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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MattS63 from Georgia

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
3.77 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2020
4.06 by JTuomi from Finland on Aug 11, 2020
4.12 by Dmbphoenix from New York on Aug 07, 2020
3.98 by HopBelT from Belgium on Jul 28, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MattDecker from Texas

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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2.68/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
by Beaver13 from Colorado

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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3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

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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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

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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