Deep Ellum IPA | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
BA SCORE
84.1%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 837 ratings
Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
deepellumbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,319
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
837
Liked:
704
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
10.7%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
293
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 837 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -75.1%

Photo of ScolloT
1.08/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of Xp_3
1.99/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of phishbone23
2/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of E_J
2.39/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Ok at best. Not much competition in DFW but still.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Beerucee
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A standard IPA. Just OK.

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Photo of james582
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of PhilsPils
2.89/5  rDev -28.1%
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 randal
2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The other reviews will tell you what this beer looks like - very typical unfiltered-looking American IPA. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy for an IPA reminding me of Enterprise IPA from Drydock in Aurora Colorado before they dialed in the recipe back when they were in a hallway connected to The Brew Hut.

No single hop note seems to shine although there is plenty of bitterness - I didn't get a lot of citrus or pine but plenty of "dank" as I also find in Modus Hoperendi from Ska. The aroma is fairly light as I've been spoiled by Green Flash however this is by no means a bad beer. If it suffers from anything it is a lack of pronounced identity but perhaps they will find their groove.

Wow - I guess that's a lot of "shout outs" for a review but comparison to mainstays is inevitable in this style.

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2.96/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.02/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lemke412
3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft DFW airport Friday's

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.11/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I've had Deep Ellum IPA several times, and sadly have found it to decrease in quality with each subsequent experience. This is not an example of changing taste, but rather a clear example of changing beer. The final straw, after DEBC publicly blamed several bars of having dirty lines and attributed the decrease in quality to these bars, was when I visited the brewery itself and found the same issues manifest there. Thus, my review is based on the original experience through to the final experience:

Original review: Incredibly juicy flavor with an absolutely wonderful aroma. Great addition to the Texas beer scene. Strong hop characteristics "pop" upon the first taste, and linger without finishing harshly.

Final review: After several "second chances," I've given up on DEBC IPA. The taste is entirely stale (cardboardy), and the aroma has faded completely, a shadow of its former self. There is nothing exciting about this whatsoever and I'm sad it fell so far.

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Photo of Ford
3.12/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, not great. Solid.

Doesn't stand up to Yellow Rose and Mosaic overall. If those are available, go that direction.

Preferred the smell over the taste.

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Photo of FalconCount
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft

Very Average IPA. Average look for an IPA. Nose left much to be desired. No typical "pop" that fresh IPAs tend to deliver. Decent flavor, but nothing memorable.

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Photo of KobraKai
3.22/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dface
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.1% out of 100 with 837 ratings
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