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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of dogfish7
4.95/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep Ellum IPA is the freshest, cleanest hop flavored beer I've had. Being brewed locally, I probably never had it past week since it left the brewery so this is why it's so clean.

Smell-The nose on this IPA is so fresh and clean.
The mouthfeel is also very easy to move around the pallet and easy to swallow.

Taste-Clean hops, easy to drink, and hard to stop drinking.

Appearance-Light-golden color with a great head with a lot to offer.

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Photo of nizzle8287
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a can into a pint mug at around 52 degrees F. Pours sunset orange with pale yellow around the edges - much like a beautiful Texas sunset. Slight sediment, but I tend to like more... Three finger cavernous beige foam on top that lingers down to about a finger thick layer which stays - very pretty beer to look at... Smell is nice but sort of weak, typical of good single IPAs though. Medium-to-full bodied mouth feel and the alcohol is hidden well. Lots of bubbles but not too much carbonation on the palette... just right, actually. Taste is what really makes this beer - apricots, papaya, ripe mandarin oranges, slight peachy like sweetness with a citrus tartness that coats the tongue and stays there... Malt regiment is such that the fruitiness is slightly more sweet than bitter, like they are sun-ripened fruits. Bitterness comes at the end and stays for a long time, battling the lingering sweet fruits... Awesome complex IPA, I only wish the alcohol percentage was a bit higher.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy orangish gold with a nice 1 and 1/2 finger width head. Effervescent-looking body. This is the IPA smell I love: pineapple/ apricot, light pine and a hint of underlying malt. The only other similar style I recall with a smell rivaling this is Zombie Dust. Taste follows suit well, with bitter hops and tropical notes, some ruby red grapefruit, juicy, pine. Nice bitter linger. Juicy. perfect for my liking. Other hopheads would surely agree, especially if you like the tropical flavors/ pineapple.
Highly drinkable, mouthfeel is solidly smooth, medium carbonation.
Hop heads need to taste this. I was highly impressed. Best part for me is it's brewed in my county. Finishes pretty dry, but even so, I'd say this is now about my favorite readily available IPA, period. And I hear this is soon to be canned? That's great news if so. It'd be like the closest thing Texas has to a can of Heady.

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Photo of OCdrummer7271
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic last time I had it but I was told that the whole crew that started it just bailed last week so it might be going downhill. Not sure if this will actually have any effect on the taste but I would try it as soon as possible just to be sure!!!

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Photo of John4sho
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, this is an almost mastered IPA.

Appearance: orange, almost peach, with a brownish tint

Smell: smells of hops with a citrus, grapefruit-like scent

Taste: immediate grapefruit taste. Hops are definitely a strong suit. The citrus, grapefruit-like scent is definitely apparent in the taste. This is like no other IPA.

Mouthful: I felt that the more it sits, the more carbonation there is. Not overly heavy, or light. This beer can be drank fast or slow.

Overall: like I said before, this IPA is almost mastered. I could drink this beer regardless of the temperature of the beer or the temperature outside. Fantastic IPA.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - 4.75 - Poured a nice, orange, caramel and honey color. Formed an easy 2 fingers of thick, dense, off-white colored head. Really impressive head potential, pretty good head retention. Nice, large splotchy lacing.
S - 4.75 - Wet, juicy dank hops, grapefruit, apple, orange, peach, mango, pineapple. Lots of bright, vibrant tropical fruit, citrus and dank hop aromas.
T - 4.5 - Medium sweet pineapple, orange and grapefruit arrival. Ends on a very juicy, dank bitter hop note. Perfectly balanced between sweet and bitter. The 7% ABV is entirely masked.
F - 4.5 - Nice, medium bodied IPA, could be a bit oilier, but nice nonetheless.
O - 4.75 - I can't believe how good this is, I was completely, pleasantly surprised. Deep Ellum is a bit of a hit and miss brewery for me, but this one completely knocks it out of the park. It is the ideal session IPA in my opinion, and easily goes toe to toe with my current favorite go-to, stock-the-fridge IPA, Modus Hoperandi. HIGHLY recommended to fans of the IPA style!

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy golden color with thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Nice piney, hoppy aroma. Floral and slightly citric. Citric maltiness with and excellent transition to a moderate hoppy finish. Slightly soapy, excellent piney hoppy aftertaste. Great beer!! Very refreshing and smooth.

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Photo of Caj1
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
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 dmgeng
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
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 Cvescalante
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

First off, I've only heard a little about Deep Ellum here in Fort Worth, and today was the first time I've seen any of their beer available here, and I probably would've over looked it if their cans weren't so badass lol..


A- copper-ish I guess, great big fluffy head

S- My favorite part of an IPA is the smell, and this was very impressive. Lots of citrus, a little floral, and a little spicy hop aroma with a nice sweet background.

T- Follows the nose. Mainly nice citrus with good clean bitterness.

M- Medium-ish body, crisp finish

O- I can enjoy this one over and over.. I love it. Deep Ellum does their hoppy beers for hop heads for sure, and that's fine by me. Very bitter for a regular IPA. Great hop flavor and aroma.. Definitely worth a try, and it hangs with just about any other IPA out there in my opinion.

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Photo of brentk56
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The cloudy amber liquid arrives with a nice cap of foam that leaves a curtain of lacing behind

Smell: Ruby red grapefruit, clementine oranges and biscuity undertones

Taste: The hops dominate, up front, witha range of citrusy flavors that are joined by a resinous, piney edge; a hint of the biscuit lies underneath along with other complex malts that add a bit of caramel; while the malts make a difference, the beer is still hop dominant

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice IPA with just the right amount of malt to balance the citrusy hop profile

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Photo of stephens101
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to my buddy Brian for brining this one back from Texas. Looks very promising.

A finger plus of tan head sits atop this golden orange brew.

Has a pleasant and nicely blended aroma of butterscotch, herbal hops and citrus.

A bit of grain up front to the tongue is quickly followed by a nice hit of citrus hoppiness and some melon. The taste is simple and superb.

Medium in body with a little chalkiness at the end.

This is future hall of fame IPA right here.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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 dac0152
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Starts off with a bang. Nice thick lacing, beautiful and almost hazy amber color. With a, I swear, almost pinkish hue, this beer looks just like it tastes, amazing.

Smells predominately like grapefruit juice with some pine in the background and a nice bread-y sweetness. Mmmmm, citrus.

Deep Ellum's IPA explodes with grapefruit, tangerine, clementine, and lemon flavors. Wow. This beer is awesome. It starts off so strongly with extreme citrus hop flavor, that it is easy to overlook the nice thick, sweet, malty-ness that balances this puppy out. Delicious.

The IPA finishes out pretty dry, but my taste buds still feel the citrus aftershock of the hops and just leave me wanting more and more and more.

This beer is hands down the best Texas-made IPA. No question for me. It honestly could stand up to some of the best IPAs in the country. I'm extremely excited to see what's in store for the Deep Ellum crew and STRONGLY encourage anyone to check them out. Wow. I'm thoroughly impressed. Another round please!

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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 Eamonn-Cummings3
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
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 Dustoff21
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
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 mpk_tx
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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 Bear_Rammage
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
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 Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours an orangish-gold color with a large white head. The aroma has a ton of pine and resinous notes in it. The beer smells great and the aroma reminds me of the best IPAs from the West Coast. After the great aroma, the flavor doesn't disappoint. I get a lot of pine and resin as expected, but there is also a strong pineapple and mango component which goes with the other notes very well. There is a little bit of biscuit malt, but the bitterness is fairly strong. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of WickedSluggy
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the first ever bottles off the production line (a test run I believe).

A - Medium amber gold color, beautiful clarity, with light effervescence that produces sparse lacing.

S - Mixture bright citrus and dank tropical fruit with some floral pollen and spice character as well. There is also a subtle array of alcohol and very light malt/grain harmonies.

T - A stunningly flavorful rush - top IPA quality without question. Fresh and bright bitter hops with citrus, pine and yellow fruit. There is a perfect addition of a dank tropical tasting hops (probably Citra). While this is an American IPA, and mostly about the hops, the malt base is a stand-up contributor, but I appreciate the absence of overt crystal malt flavors. It has a subtler backbone, Munich or Vienna, that lingers for a while in the tail. Bitter it is, but it's an artful bitterness riding atop a subtle swell of a crafted malt backbone. Then the bitterness lingers further.

M - Medium bodied and slightly slick on the tongue fading to that characteristic IPA astringency.

O - This is the art of the IPA well executed. Excellent.

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Photo of dsruble3
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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 FtWorth
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
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 Mickeyp2814
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
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 dedmiston33
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer the other night at a local spot called Juls in Tyler,Tx. Great west coast style ipa with a Texas twist smooth and refreshing! Pick it up if you can you will love it. Lots of fruits but not real bitter goes down easy. If you like Modus Hoperandi you will like this beer. Keep Drinking!!!

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