Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh can froma generous Texan. Aroma of papaya, grapefruit zest, and mango. Pours deep orange with a gigantic khaki head. Had to pour in two shifts. Taste is juicy papaya, orange rind, grapefruit, apricot, and a malt finish. Not very bitter at all but certainly extremely pleasant.
artmcd8 (1660) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh can thanks to fiveacestx. Pours a clear deep amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, grass, tangerine. Taste is on the bitter side. Really good but maybe slightly behind on the latest hoppy trends.
Modularman (130) - - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, smell of sweet fruit, appearance is cloudy gold with off white head, taste is sweet malt that finishes slight bitter and a little bland.
ben4321 (4027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz can from Spec’s Downtown, 5/17/14
Aroma: The nose has fruity hops mostly, with some pine notes, and a bit of caramel
Appearance: Pours an unclear orange color with a thick froth of beige head, and medium lace
Flavor: Taste-wise, it is pretty balanced, some caramel/fruity sweetness, and a decent bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a soft carbonation, and a smooth finish
This is the first thing I have tried from Deep Ellum, and it is a plenty solid IPA. This is a very balanced beer, with a pretty nice mouthfeel. It drinks quite nicely as well. I wonder how fresh this can was, because it tastes just a little "aged" to me. Would like to try again with a fresh draft/can.
rxeight (1366) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/7/14, I assume that is canned in date so pretty fresh. Dirty yellow color. Hoppy and bitter. More on the grassy herbal side of the hops. Touch if grapefruit. Says they use citra, don’t get much of that from this. Decent stuff.
jerseyjohn71 (186) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 the ipa I tried is an [ oatmeal ] pale ale,, citrus, spruce, spruce, spruce, resin, resin, citrus, alcohol, bitter, bitter, amber, clear, white foam, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, fizzy, bitter, long finish, [pine-tree-in-a-glass]
drsandman (337) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pine, grass, slightly off colour grapefruit. Taste is sweet then bitter, sour fruits, caramel malt, grass, pine, slightly metallic. Average carbo/mouthfeel
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber color with slightly off white head. Citrus, tropical fruit, pine, grass, and floral notes on this one; all follow onto the palate. I’ve had a number of these, and I think that they have finally got the consistency issue resolved with this. A solid IPA.
gururyan (615) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark urine with a lively head, and I mean that in a good way. I would paint my walls this color. The aroma is so aromatic, I think my wife would actually be fine with me smelling "like a brewery." Very citrus/grapefruit taste but I hate saying that because I hate grapefruit…which you can blame on the late 70’s/early 80’s grapefruit diet fad. Anyway, I say it in a GOOD way…smells and tastes super fresh. I really like this, and disappointed that I missed the release of their IIPA, Dream Crusher, by 2 days. I did get a coozie at least! Anyway, this is a good beer. I am adding it to my list of "must get" when in the neighboring state of Texas (along with St. Arnold).
jbruner (2358) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Pours a hazy golden brown from the can with think off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of pine and sweet fruity hops with a big malty oxidized back end. Taste follows, less of the fruitiness and more of the pine. Tastes old even though it was only canned less than a month ago. Not bad, but I have had much better IPAs.