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Hop Seeker | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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81 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Seeker is a 100% wet hop ale with fresh cut Centennial hops in the initial boil and Equinox in the dry hop. Notice a pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics.

Added by Mora2000 on 09-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,634
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
81
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of kkarimi
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ the Draughthouse, Austin, TX.

Grassy. Indistinct. Shallow depth of flavour.

High C / AVERAGE

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Photo of donspublic
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into shaker, 1 finger cream colored head, nice retention and good lacing. Light amberish golden in the glass, crystal clear to look at. Smells tropical on the nose. Taste is caramel that leads into pine/pineapple and a solid bitterness. Not much out of this compared to other fresh hops I have tried. Can't say I am a fan of the lingering tannic bitterness on the finish

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wish I would have tried it a bit fresher.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful burnt orange color with a tan head. Citrus aromas are a bit muted, and there’s a malt presence, which is nice.

The taste, though, has huge citrus flavors, some marmalade, and a light toffee flavor from the malt.

I purchased this a week ago, and it already had some whiskers when I purchased it (canned on 9/13/17). I would love to try this fresher, say a week or two after canning, because it’s very good now with 6 weeks on it.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moon_Man33
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendry
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tesla323
4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lots of citrus and fruit on the nose; heavier mouthfeel than I was expecting for a 5.6 ABV beer; also sweeter than I was expecting. Overall, a great pale ale that tastes more like an IPA than a pale ale.

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Photo of princessbay710
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My sweet fiancé came home with this in a build-your-own 6 pack saying "I remember you liking a recent APA, so I brought home 6!"
Expired yesterday.
Look is a murky orange, like our cat, alright lacing, weak head.
Smell is weak, too clean with a tang as strange as its taste, which leaves a sour/bitter bite in the center - front of your tounge.
Burps reminisce a once tropical beer.
RIP until a fresher try next season.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I believe I tried this at least a few months too late, but I can't tell because the canning date is so squished it is impossible to read.

Beer looks alright, golden with a little orange and a little hazy. Smell is very pale and indistinct. Light grass? Taste follows almost the same suit but a little more bright and revelatory in a couple beginning weak flavors, none of which really take off. I unfortunately feel that this "wet-hopped" ale sat on the shelf, eroding the uniqueness as time went on.

I can tell there probably was a danker smell as well was more grassy, more fruity, and more bitter tones (pretty much none left). Make sure to drink this one on time.. getting a strange mostly dry grass finish.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours aneffervescent honey color with 3 fingers of whippy/rocky pearl colored head. Stellar lacing & good head retention

S: Citrus, grassyness, pineyness. Breadyness & mango as this warms

T: Follows the nose, some tangerine & lime. plus mango up front. More lime & tangerine as this warms, some bready sweetness & pine also in the mix. Finsishes with tangerine, bready sweetness, mango & papaya

MF: Very firm body & carbonation, very nice balance

Super drinakbility, not much wrong with this one, well worth a purchase

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Todd
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy, Bitter, Fruity, Raw

Light amber with slight haze and thin foamy head this beer has herbal and stone fruit aromas in the nose with a soft suggestion of mint. It’s smooth and creamy with a nice prickly carbonation. Very hoppy with citrus bitterness and nectarine up front, followed by juicy tropical fruits, a touch of pine and a deep orangey flavor and sweetness. Bready and slightly toasty malts act as a foundation and the wet hops used in Hop Seeker bring raw, leafy, grassy, and oily notes that leave an earthy linger. Overall, a flavorful APA with plenty of hop flavor.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #118 (November 2016).

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Photo of dshansen1184
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHopsman
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Hop Seeker from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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