Deep Ellum IPA
Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,051
Ranked #10,962
4 | pDev: 10.5%
Jan 12, 2023
Jan 21, 2012
Very Good
Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
Notes: None
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. can, canned 11/16/2022. My first beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Company, out of Texas. What better way to start than with an IPA.

Poured to Central Waters snifter.
Pours a coppery, burnt sienna orange body. One finger of densely packed white froth that leaves good spotty lacing. Looks pretty good & befitting of the style.
Classical IPA aromas: soft flowers / florals, herbal hoppiness, pine, resin, can almost smell the classical hop bitterness.
Super delicious & balanced flavor profile: tons of dank herbal hops, notes of grapefruit, lemon, pine needles, resin, with good bready malty backbone, notes of honey and biscuit. Super delicious, especially since I was expecting this to be an overly bitter, muddled, imbalanced mess.
Feel is super smooth, crisp, clean, lightly bitter / piney / resinous finish, slightly dry, invoking another sip. Dangerously drinkable at 7.0% abv.

Overall, a nice first beer for me from Deep Ellum. Will be on the look out for more.

Deep Ellum Brewing Deep Ellum IPA -----4/5.
Jan 12, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by TerryG from Illinois

Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus hops, nice and fresh. Tastes of citrus hops with nice grain backbone. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Jul 22, 2022
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Reviewed by BlakeT49ers from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Walked into pizza place starved for an IPA in Dallas and they only had Deep Ellum and Goose Island. Not a great list to choose from but I like to go local when I’m can so plus I’ve had the goose and…meh so Deep Ellum it is. 7% which I like; 70 IBUs which is a little high for my liking but Deep Ellum pulls it off. Nice IPA bitterness without the smack down. Smooth somehow and almost creamy. I wasn’t able to pour in glass to assess the head or color but others have done that. Solid effort Dallas. Well done.
May 28, 2022
Rated: 3.64 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Oct 31, 2021
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Rated by FlyGuy402

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
Rated: 4.57 by npendres from Wisconsin

Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.81 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by lsudduth from Ohio

Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4 by Lukass from Ohio

Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
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Rated by MarioB from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -5%
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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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4/5  rDev 0%
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

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
Rated: 3.81 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 5 by BorrachoOne from California

Apr 09, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by jtnord from Colorado

Mar 31, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 3.28 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 25, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana

Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by shelby415 from Oregon

Feb 09, 2021
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -13%
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
Rated: 3.81 by Jcreek from Illinois

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 2.53 by dielzubro from Texas

Dec 08, 2020
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
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
Rated: 3.95 by jchanley from Illinois

Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
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
Rated: 4.29 by bookem from Virginia

Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Nov 04, 2020
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Reviewed by rickrem from California

4.12/5  rDev +3%
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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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
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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Reviewed by MattS63 from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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
Rated: 3.77 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by JTuomi from Finland

Aug 11, 2020
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