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Deep Ellum IPA | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum IPADeep Ellum IPA
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Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

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
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
749
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
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Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 749
Photo of nizzle8287
4.92/5  rDev +20.6%
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 CTbrew32
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Orange amber in color, hazy, and pours a foamy two finger head.

Aroma- Pine and grapefruit along with some bready malt sweetness.

Taste- Grapefruit and sweet caramel malt are noticeable at first, but in the middle and finish the bitterness and dryness intensifies with bread and pine flavors.

Feel- Medium bodied, easy drinking, medium carbonation, and dry in the finish.

Overall- A crisp easy drinking ipa that has great balance and flavor. Definitely a must try Texas ipa.

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Photo of Joe_Howard
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange with respectable head. Smells citrusy with floral accents and some fruit aroma. Has some citrusy, floral, some peach, other fruity flavors, and pine hoppy flavors, but something just tasted very off. I think I may have gotten a bad can honestly. There was a date on the bottom and I am not sure if it was a made on date or best by date. Overall it was a pretty ok IPA, might try it again to see if it was the can that made it taste off.

Update: ended up trying another one over in Dallas the other day, and it there was a definite difference with regards to flavor. Had all the flavors previously described, but without those off flavors that previously turned me away from this beer. But with this said there seems to be some pretty big inconsistencies

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 3.75 Orangey gold with off half finger of white head.
Smell 4 Lots of peach with a hint of orange and grapefruit.
Taste 4.25 Like the smell lots of peach with a hint of orange and grapefruit balanced nicely with sweet malt. Alcohol is completely hidden.
Feel 4 Medium carbonation, slightly sticky, medium thickness.
Overall 4.25 I really like this and can definitely be considered a goto for peach flavor forward IPAs.

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Photo of Getalegup
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Dark for an ipa, dark yellow. Fluffy foam lingers a long time
T: west coast-like dankness, grapefruit, low acidity, little carb, resiny
S: floral, citrusy
O: easy to get, easy to drink, well balanced for this price

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at The Leaning Pear.

Golden brown. Clear. Nice head.

Nice and hoppy and vaguely fruity. Coniferous.

Sparkly and exciting, but once the sharp mouthfeel fades, the remaining beer is a sort of faded and hackneyed IPA. Competent but not exceptional. A solid IPA.

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Photo of Ford
3.12/5  rDev -23.5%
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 drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - slightly cloudy orangish tan color with a solid white head.
Smell - tropical fruit and some citrus smell but with a sweet Carmel backbone.
Taste - grassy tropical fruit taste with slight bitterness and a Carmel malt balance.
Feel - medium body and medium light carbonation.
Overall - I really like the smell and the taste is great but different but could use more body and something with the after feel, kind of lacking but still really good.

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Photo of Brettskies44
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great IPA from my home town. Good head on it with lacing. Carmel color with good citrus smell. Good crisp taste. Next time you in the big D pick one up! You won't regret it.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flew into Dallas this morning and had lunch at Hopdoddy. Great local food and beer. The Deep Ellum IPA was highly recommended. Very simply...a beautiful IPA. Clean and crisp with a continuous explosion of tropical fruit, pine and lemongrass. A "must do" when visiting Texas.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
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 nathanmiller
3.11/5  rDev -23.8%
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 Tommo
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic IPA flavor profile, with nice aromatic hops. I must say, the new deep elum ipa (NOT RYE TFG) is very nice. much much better than old version. However, it is still quite bitter, not the North east style ive come to love at all. Very good for dallas though

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Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -2%

A-amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-malt, citrus, little tropical fruit, little caramel, grassy

T-grapefruit, pineapple, orange, caramel malt, pine, grass, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-solid IPA, nice hop flavor, easy drinking

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
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 EGreen
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very mild on the aroma: sweet pine and mild bread. Starts malty with some citrus. Transitions to biscuit and a decent piney bitterness. The lingering bitterness is quite impressive. If I weren't so exposed to IPAs... And a bit of an IPA snob, I'd probably really love this beer. It is still a very nice beer but I don't think its exceptional.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hometown favorite I've never reviewed. Poured into a pint glass, it's an amber-colored ale with a solid half-inch thick head that persists a long time. Nose is full of resinous hop notes. The taste offers a mirror of the hops--fine bitterness, pine resin flavor, but also a solid malt backing. If there's a weakness, it's the body of the canned version is a bit watery. But it's still a great beer, and a great flagship for the brewery.

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Photo of BigBry
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another can from trip to Dallas. As pictured, poured into standard pint glass
Clear, dark amber color with off white foam. Good looking lace, nice long lasting head.
Strong hop smell as soon as it is poured. Fruit smell, grapefruit and citrus.
Taste has lots of the same fruity hop flavors, pink grapefruit, apricot, and some pine at the end. Bitter, but not acidic or too burning.
Nice balance with the malt, grain character comes through at the end.
Medium mouth feel with appropriate carbonation, dry finish.
Overall, a great example of an IPA.

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Photo of grammodesguapote
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served In a can. Ice Cold. Have had a few of these, from what I remember the color was acceptable, but not a category IGASA.

Smell is pure grapefruit and maybe a little metallic from the can lid. The kind of fresh and vibrant aroma I love in an IPA. I think the cans really do help to lock that profile in. Also these beers more fast in the Dallas area.

Taste is fresh grapefruit but somewhat subdued compared to the aroma. Well-balanced bitterness compliments the sweet tangy finish.

Carbonation is good with a slightly oily slick finish.

A great IPA from a small craft brewery here in Texas. Really happy to see the Texas craft scene exploding like it is.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is burnt orange and clear with an inch of dense, off-white head. The aroma brings pine, hops, some grapefruit, citrus rind. The usual suspects. Hop bitterness throughout. Lingering spice and pine notes. Hop forward but balanced with spicy grains. Solid.

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Photo of dedmiston33
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Photo of brett_reid
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got this in a trade, and I'm so glad. I was really impressed by the smell right away as I opened the can. It was a very clean IPA and felt really drinkable. The lacing was nice, but decreased as I continued to drink. Would definitely drink and buy again.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours burnt orange with just a bit of haze and foamy white head. Nice lacing. Smells of piney hops and citrus. Both follow through in the taste, with malt, orange and lemon. Nice bitterness hangs on the tongue. Medium mouth with a touch of carbonation. Everything seems to balance well. I always enjoy these.

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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From can to shaker pint.

About two-finger's of off-white and cratered-top foam. Good retention and thick lacing. Opaque caramel - honey orange body.

Sweet aromas from this IPA, also a soft nose, hard to pull anything out of the beer. There is a touch of tangelo, honey, and a caramel malt.

The palate has more of a piney, earthy, and peppery quality. The finish hits with more pine and aspirin, a crackery malt becomes noticeable as well. English IPA flavors more so than American.

Decent wallop of bitterness and slightly dry finish. Totally appropriate light-medium body and good creaminess.

Deep Ellum IPA does not do anything fancy. However, the beer drinks easily. It tastes more like an English IPA than an American hopped IPA, so that is a bit disappointing. Still, I am glad I got to try it, thanks Darthvohn!

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Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Deep Ellum IPA from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.
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