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 ksimons
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-an amber orange color with a fingers worth of cream colored head

S-nice citrus, bready malt, and pine

T-bready malt backbone with citrus, tropical fruits, and pine

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel

Overall nice amounts of citrus and hops, well balanced

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Photo of PhilsPils
2.89/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Man, people that think this is one of Texas' best IPA's need to get out more. Way too caramelly to be a favorite IPA of mine and really too much for the style unless you are talking English IPA (which we are not). Not enough hops to keep it from tasting honey-sweet and not nearly enough hops aroma to be a good IPA. Slightly boozy, toffee-ish, boring. Might pass for an American Strong Ale with just a touch more malt. I ain't pouring it out but I won't have another. Just as a side note, I don't think it's badly brewed and I have had several DE beers that I thought were excellent. I just have a problem with the recipe on this one. But as everyone knows, it comes down to what floats YOUR boat!

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Photo of Sabtos
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent dark amber with a large, dense khaki foam head.

Smell is mango, melon, pear and apple.

Taste is toffee, mango, melon with a little pepper. At first I get some bitter herb, but it turns floral and slightly sweet afterwards.

Frothy and dry.

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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 tone77
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the czar of canned beer, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark orange color with a long lasting 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some malts. Taste is well balanced malts and hops. Citrus, touch of resin, moderate bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L-Amberish-deep red and straw combination. Nice thick and foamy head.
S-Citrusy, floral and boozy at the same time. Slightly tingly on the nose.
T-Crisp, fruity, and floral. Flavorful but lighter than expected. Bitter flavor follows the nose, there is a biscuit flavor.
F-Full but crisp. Slight Carbonation.
O-Great IPA from the DFW area. Loved drinking it. It isn't record breaking but it is a very solid IPA. Definitely try this one out.

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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 Act25
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
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 -12.3%
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 +6.9%
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 +1.2%
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 -13.1%
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 +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 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 beergoot
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -11.4%
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 +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 Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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 +1.2%
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 +5.7%
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 +10.9%
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 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 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 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 kemoarps
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
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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