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Dream Crusher | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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4.06/5
Exceptional
375 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2x (Double) Rye IPA

A quantum leap beyond our IPA, with rye, of course.

It’s no secret, at DEBC, we’re fond of hops. Citrusy, piney, floral and fruity hops are at least a third of the reason we got ourselves into this whole adventure. Hops may be the current ruler of the craft beer scene, and we, for one, welcome our resinous, spicy, bitter overlords. We’ve taken the IPA category to its Event Horizon, and pulled back just enough to see the edge. Get the big picture, it’s hoppy!

Added by Mora2000 on 03-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,066
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
375
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
61
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of DoubleJ
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We're going double, not just with the hops, but with the rye as well. Here comes 12 ounces of high octane liquid. On to the beer:

Coming out like a very toasted orange and topped with a somewhat creamy inch of head. It smells like sweet hops, like carmelized hops. Sugar crusted hops. Resiny with a dash of orange.

Double Rye IPA or barleywine? Tastes rather sweet so I'm going to say barleywine. Once you accept that, this beer becomes quite enjoyable instead of cloying. Sugar crusted citrus fruits with a layer of caramel seems to be the theme. Not bitter, full bodied, and the alcohol is neat. I begin to warm up to the sweetness, and of course the low 60s evening helps too (cold for us Orange Countians).

Starts like an IPA, but overal tastes like a barleywine. It sure is a Dream Crusher for those who want lots of hops, but once you accept, it will take you on an adventure.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTJayG
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of E-McFarden
3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesStreet
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeverSettle
2.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boomersooner656
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Longhorn08
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2pux
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bedfordbeer
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeubTube
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
2.87/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rizkybusiness
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Delicious grapefruit/pineapple/orange. Surprisingly easy drinking for high abv

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Photo of puck1225
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a snifter, deep orange-yellow. It has a nice foamy head and good lacing. Citrusy smell, oranges. Taste is also citrusy, with a bit of vanilla, but not a lot of sweetness. Enjoyed it!

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a darker copper color. Slight haze, foamy head moderate lacing.

Smell is very one-dimensional. Pine foward with slight citrus. Maybe slight sweet bread. That's about it.

Taste was good. Still quite one-dimensional, and similar to the nose (pine and citrus) with slight candied orange and caramel sweetness. More of a malt bomb than hop bomb in my opinion.

Overal okay at best. Pine, citrus, malt. Pretty much all I get.

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Photo of threeyellowstarfish
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bigdood33
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bradfordkarges
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dream Crusher from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 375 ratings
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