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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale) - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale)Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale)

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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.21% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2006

Deep South Pale Ale is Lazy Magnolia's Pale Ale, a crisp and clean beer with the perfect balance of hops and malt. Its body and clean finish are ideally suited for all seasons, and the brew is moderately hopped for a great aroma and impressive finish. Deep South Pale Ale doesn't fit into any category of Pale Ale, it's a style we made up!

27 IBU
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Ratings: 203 | Reviews: 83
Photo of megahurts4
3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lazy Magnolia Deep South Pale Ale

Appearance: amber clear, medium-large head, and some lacing.

Smell: bold hops, grapefruit citrus, and some grain.

Taste: strong whole hop, light grain, and a bitter grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: medium and slightly watery.

Overall:
This is a decent brew. There is a strong whole hop flavor and a good grapefruit note. However, it is not as full bodied in mouthfeel as I'd personally like.

Photo of Immortale25
1.97/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. There's a freshness date but it's not readable.

A- Pours a clean dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that doesn't retain long before rapidly diminishing to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and nearly no surface foam. Barely any lacing as there's just a broken ring left behind.

S- Smells very soapy, almost like chlorine.

T- Taste is very neutral like water with a tinge of malt and trace amounts of alcohol. There's some sort of hop bite happening but it's unlike anything I've tasted before as it is, like the rest of the flavor, a neutral bitterness void of any character.

M- Tingly with low carbonation and a light body.

O- Wow, it's almost like you'd have to try and get a beer to be this lifeless and flavorless. I'd actually rather drink a macro than this stuff. At least a macro has some carb to it.

Photo of icehawk
2.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Growler Appearance: Clear light amber with foamy white head Aroma: Not much to pick up Taste: Palate: Fairly carbonated, dry, fairly bitter finish Overall: Good drinkability, although the bitterness really sticks out in a fairly light package.

Photo of EagleTalon
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours to a nice buff head that sticks around well. Color is golden amber. Aroma is subdued malt and piney hops with a whiff of dill. Flavor is nice, with caramel malt and balancing bitterness and a slight nutty note similar to Southern Pecan. Mouthfeel is ok. Overall, it is drinkable, but has some weird quirks. They say it is not brewed to style so I will ignore the lack of hops.

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours light amber color in pint glass with little head and minimal lacing. Trapped at Jackson, MS airport waiting on delayed flight to Orlando.

Smell is fruity with hints of pine and malt.

Taste is sweet malts and hoppier than expected.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with average carbonation.

Overall this was better than expected.

Photo of BetterBeerPlz
3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The color was a nice deep amber with a good head. The lacing was minor. It had a subdued pine smell with some malt and skunk. The hop flavors were subdued and not very impressive. It finished with a good malt flavor and a lingering bitterness on the tongue. The mouthfeel was heavier than expected and good. Overall it was a balanced beer but the hop flavors were just not fresh enough. The hops should not be so subdued on an American Pale Ale.

Photo of mattkoon
3.73/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i got this beer in my beer club this month. being a pale ale i dont expect much...but isnt that the point of a plae ale? 4 ingredients. i think this beer does what a pale ale is supposed to do, just be basic. nothing too special, but not bad... if you are lookin for a pa. this will work.

Photo of obrike
3.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought a single at World Market in Round Rock for a build your own 6-er.

Poured a golden/copper color, a bit cloudy, with a 1/2 inch white head that disappears quickly. Left some spotty lacing. Not a bad looker

Getting some dull piney hops, some wheaty malt...maybe a bit of spice? Interesting.

Hmm, this almost tastes like a pale ale light...hops are very subdued. Getting kind of a tinny/metallic taste mixed in with the malt...not exactly what I was looking for in a pale ale. A bit watery on the back end as well.

Overall, not exactly the best pale ale in the world, but could easily drink on a hot summer Texas day.

Photo of Mojo
3.82/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours up a slightly hazy light amber with a sizeable head, good retention and plenty of lacing. Smell is citrus, grasses, malt, and biscuit. Taste is pretty good, better than I expected, similar to SNPA, but maybe slightly more bitter and a little less balanced. Mouthfeel is nice with adequate carbnation. There are better APA's but I wouldn't turn down one of these if offered again.

Photo of ummswimmin
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a tulip glass. In the initial pour I had about two fingers of foam. The coloring on this beer was auburn.

There was a light smell of pine from the top of this beer. You can also get mild nuttiness from the malt.

This beer tastes like a stock English Pale Ale. It was a little unexpected. The pine in the nose falls off in the taste of the Deep South. This is a really mild beer. You do get some funkiness on this beer.

This was an easy drinker, except for the funk and some unusual bitterness at play.

Photo of kshizzle101
3.24/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - straw/dark golden in color, 2 inch head. some but not a lot of lacing

S - smells very hoppy, citrus and grapefruit. subtle malts as well

T - Not a whole lot here. the fruity hops come through and some malts but all in all the flavor is weak. smells better than it tastes. also get some metallic flavor towards the end.

M - Watery. and has light mouthfeel

O - not very impressed with this. the best thing about this beer is right before you drink it

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle at Riverside Market Cafe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

I figured I'd might as well try this as I probably won't see Mississippi or any of their beers any time soon. Pretty much standard APA here. Poured into a Bell's shaker pint, a clearish, copper liquid with about a 1/2 inch of frothy white head that sank to a thin layer and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus and pine hops, pale bready malts. No surprises here, but certainly nothing bad about it. Similar taste, citrus pith, piney, leafy in the hop department, mildly bitter, solid sugary malt base, toasted grains. Medium body, moderately dry and crisp. Nothing that hasn't been done before, but a good basic pale ale overall.

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a sampler shaker. Poured golden yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, mango, tropical fruit, and fruit hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, tropical fruit, fruit, tropical fruit hop, and mango. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This brew really had a lot of fruit going on here. While this might sound like a win-win, it was really all that was going on in this one. It just felt like it was missing something to keep your palate intrigued. It is worth trying for the fruited pale ale lover out there, but if you enjoy kick in the face pales, I wouldn’t go out of my way to seek this one out.

Photo of avalon07
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Very little lacing.

S: A somewhat muted aroma of hops, malt, and a hint of citrus.

T: Pretty much tasted like it smelled: Mild hops, a little malt in the finish, and a tinge of citrus as well. Not bad, but certainly could have used a bit more of a push.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: There are definitely worse APAs out there than this one, but there are better ones, too. Not undrinkable, but kind of forgettable.

Photo of woodychandler
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a gift to me from Sam Knocken and I wanted to get it in while it is still fresh. The CANQuest (TM) must wait!

From the bottle: "American Pale Ale was first crafted by West Coast Brewers who drew inspiration from English and India Pale Ale styles. Americans are known for taking a good idea to the extreme. Southerners are known for taking extreme ideas and making them great."; "Some think the South is behind the fads. We aren't slow. We just take our time, use what we like and leave the rest behind. This is the sentiment behind Deep South Pale Ale: something bold and distinctive, a vibrant reflection of the culture and flavors unique to The Deep South."; "Deep South Pale Ale's dry hop aroma reminds you of a walk through southern pine forests on a warm summer day. The crisp malt character is balanced with the spicy aroma of hops to provide a smooth, refreshing finish. We broke away from published style guidelines and created our own style: Deep South Pale Ale."

My pour initially netted a finger-and-a-half of tawny head, but it quickly fell, leaving some sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a deep-gold with NE-quality clarity and Midas and Croesus were envious. Nose was indeed redolent with pine hops, but I will have to take their word for it on what "southern pine forests on a warm summer day" smell like. Mouthfeel was medium but the taste seemed kind of saturated with dry hops. My tongue felt like it had been dusted with hops by the time that I swallowed. Finish was dry, but it just did not seem to be my cup of tea.

Photo of bmwats
3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a slight, foamy, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a sporadic blanket of foam. Substantial beer ring lacing.

S: Italian bread with a little basil, pine nuts, and pecan shells.

T: Pine, wood, and pecan shells.

M: Light, crisp, and hoppy; but hearty and full.

D: Sip and enjoy or pound relentlessly.

Atmosphere is good. Nice appearance including solid foamy head, and some solid lacing. Nose is hoppy, and spicy bread. Hoppy, woody, and full flavored. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lazy Magnolia Deep South (no longer called Reb Ale) has a very thick, fluffy, off-white head, lots of heavy lacing, and a slightly hazy, amber appearance, with some bubble streams. The aroma is of bready, sweet malt, brown bread, and some hop spice. Taste is of piney, bitter, and even sweet, hops, sweet, brown bread, lightly-toasted malt, and just a shadow of fruitiness. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Lazy Magnolia Deep South Pale Ale finishes soft, mostly dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. This is a good beer.

RJT

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Copper with a medium sized head. Head is barely tan. It lingers with the body. Laces consistently. Body is a bit hazy.

S-Hoppy. I am surprised. I was expecting just a heap of lazy caramel. Hops are a bit medicinal and grassy. Malt is bread and caramel.

T-Quite bitter. Actually a bit too bitter. Just a bunch of bald bitterness with no hoppy flavors to provide efficient backing. Astringent. Yeasty bread (sourdough?). Then the bitterness sears the palate.

M-Lighter bodied. Kinda hard to drink. Bubbles are a bit too intense. Dry with long bitterness.

O/D-It has its faults and odd points; but I actually did enjoy this brew. I respect Lazy Magnolia trying to make a Pale Ale with some abrasive tendencies. Just misses the mark in some areas.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head on a clear golden amber body with scattered lacing.

S: the aroma is excellent with lots of citrus and musty, earthy hops. light on the malts.

T: hops are on the bitter, earthy and metallic side. caramel malt base which is semisweet. The citrus is a little more sour and mostly is up front.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: strong bitter/metallic after taste for the style. Still very flavorful but just too sour which effects drinkability.

Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.85/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very clear Golden with amber highlights and a very thick rick long lasting head that settles very slowly with a very delicate and long lived lacing running down the glass.

The nose is sweet malt and fragrant hops with notes pine, malt.

The taste is rather bitter and meets the criteria for a Pale Ale nicely. The bitter is strong, almost like an ESB but is very well balanced and fades nicely to a subtle and decent aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is rich and satisfying without being watery and is not that heavy for how strong the flavor is and for how rich and thick the head was.

Overall a very satisfying beer with excellent flavor and overall it is very satisfying. I will be buying this one again.

Photo of Thads324
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a completely clear golden color. Tight white bubbles on the head dissipate at a medium pace.
Smells like salted pecans, soap and sweet bread. A very mild citrus hop aroma. nothing overpowering.
Starts light with a mild hop bitterness. Mild caramel bitterness mixes with a sharp grassy hop flavor. Finishes with more hop bitterness, very faint citrus and earthy pine. Bitterness throughout. A rye spiciness to it that rounds out the end nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit over carbonated. Bitterness fills the mouth and coats the tongue

Overall a pretty good pale ale. Very easy to drink with pretty good hop flavor. A beer I imagine would be super stellar at the brewery, but I still dig it.

Photo of acevenom
4.2/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom and side of the glass, indicating abundant carbonation. The head retreats down the glass at a moderate rate, leaving a little lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is of caramel and biscuit malts with a hop forward smell of citrus hops. The taste is hop forward, with citrus and bitter hop flavors being backed by the malt. There is mild sweetness from the malt with a nice biscuit quality. The flavor profile hits the right notes for a pale ale. The body is light to medium with abundant carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter. The drinkability is high. This is an excellent pale ale that adheres to the tennants to the style while still being enjoyable. Give this one a try.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a clear, dark gold color with a fluffy white head. Nice retention, just a little lace.

Nose is an even split of crackery, biscuit maltiness and piney hops. A little bit of nutty yeast comes out as it warms.

Taste is pretty similar to the nose with lots of piney bitterness. The malt is fairly prevalent and very boorish. For a new beer, bring something to the table, not just a rehash of something that has been done hundreds of times by hundreds of breweries. This tastes like a Pale Ale that was born in the mid-90s with classic varietals of hops and malt. Its a decent Pale Ale, but it is so very boring and desperately needs more hop flavor. I wont buy it again, I find it to be just on the short side of average.

Photo of Falzi87
1.03/5  rDev -68%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I tasted this beer after a Deviant Dale's IPA, so this beer never stood a chance to begin with.

A - Looked okay. Decent head. Nothing too special.

S - Smells like a wet homeless bulldog who has been sitting in the sun for hours. I have smelled better things in porta-o-potties.

T - Like you actually licked that wet homeless bulldog who has been sitting in the sun for hours. Then you went into the port-o-potty and licked the seat. Someone should light the Lazy Magnolia brewery on fire for actually releasing this beer to the public.

M - The best feeling was when I spit it out.

Overall - Deep South? More like horrible in your mouth...not bad.

Photo of sommersb
3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 06-15-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Growler
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Filled at Whole Foods, Nashville

A: Clear and bright, with a light copper coloring. The head is 2 fingers high, white and frothy. Head retention is good, as is the lacing.

S: Aromas are primarily hop-based, showing citrus, grapefruit and floral notes. Some malt presence with biscuit and light caramel smells.

T/M: As with the aroma, the taste is dominated by the hops. Clean, with a medium body, with flavors of citrus and grapefruit-like hop bitterness. Carbonation is medium to high. The aftertaste is bitter and moderately acidic.

O: I thought this was an average pale ale that seemed a bit lacking in flavor depth.

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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale) from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.