Deep Ellum IPA | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
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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

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Added by UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,173
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
869
pDev:
10.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When bitterness is the name of the game, the Deep Ellum Brewing Company isn't going to back down from the hops. Hitting that brew kettle full boar, the beer that is their self title won't leave you hanging wanting more bite, grit or bitterness.

Medium amber and cast in an expected hop haze, Deep Ellum IPA whips up a frothy eggshell foam stance with a perfumy aura of orange blossom, potpourri and pine. Early sweetness is short lived but does share a broad maltiness of caramel, graham cracker and light jam with the early palate.

Sweetness swiftly lifts from the middle palate as the hops tighten its grip almost immediately. Starting citrusy with a bold taste of mandarin orange, the taste soon develops a taste of cantaloup, mango and apricot before striking the back of the throat with a highly resinous pine sharpness from hops.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer's early textures of mild bread and starch dive into a bone dry finish that exposes the stemmy, weedy and leafy spices from hops for a vegetal astringency that allows the hops to seem greater than seventy on the IBU scale. A long and piney aftertaste lays a thick layer of sappy resins on the tongue that simply do not want to let go.

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4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with Cyde. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy and cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, floral, grass, honey, bread, light pine, and floral earthiness. Outstanding aromas with big citrus hop complexity with a moderate malt balance; and nice strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, lemon zest, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, floral, pine, grass, honey, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of citrus/floral/pine hop flavors; with a fair amount of malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and moderate malt balance; and very easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.53/5  rDev +13%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome, new brewery to try from Texas, thanks to ApostleBrewing.

Pours a crazy large 3 finger head, can't even finish teh pour, little fizzy and pillowy head that fades at a med pace, mostly fizzy bubbles popping as it goes, and actually seems to rise a little in the middle despite the sides continuing to die back, interesting Belgiany pillowy like head, over crystal clear toasty tan slight honey like color.

Nose has nice hops, some light citrus and floral hops, fresh mostly but no resins, hint of pine and grassy hops with that, and faint spicy hops as well. A touch of sweet malt base.

Taste starts with some grainy bready malts, semi sweet and touch toasty amber malt. That is quickly way overpowered by hops, big spicy hops dominate very quickly and feel like they are bullying my taste buds into submission. Huge bitterness, a little astringent actually, with some earthy but mostly spicy hops, hint of citrus in there and light grassy floral hops, but mostly just spicy chewy hops. The mild sweetness attempts to balance it but falls well short of the runaway hops. The bitterness really spikes as the dry finish sets in, but doesn't stay overpowering for long. It does linger for quite some time, a long bitter finish, more spicy hops, like I just chewed on hop pellets, and hint of citrus and candy hop like flavors. The bitter finish really amkes me want to take another sip though, the never ending cycle.

Mouth is med bodied, good carbonation as I was expecting a ton but it seems to have mostly dissipated on the head.

Overall an interesting IPA. A well done super bitter IPA mostly, with a decent aromatic hop but little overall hop flavor as the bitterness dominates. Sweetness is a bit too mild to balance it, but then it would be a DIPA and not a super bitter hopped IPA. Keeps you coming back sip after sip though, and delivers plenty of bitterness, and in the end isn't that what it's supposed to do?

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good bar pour head that leaves some ring and some blanket lace. Golden amber color with a bit of a haze.

Floral with grapefruit rind.

Quintessential IPA with a pale malt base and a sharp peppery hop kick in the swallow and the long aftertaste. Good, but predictable, body and carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA; very true to form.

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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from the bottle at a nice place in Amarillo. Pretty drinkable, but wouldn't make it into my regular rotation here. No real flaws but just didn't quite impress either..

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.11/5  rDev -22.4%
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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Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 869 ratings