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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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 2
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

12oz brown ale with no freshness date.

LOOK: Big froth, shiny golden

SMELL: Spicy, floral, orange zest, hint of pine, biscuity, yeast, faint esters

TASTE: Bitter, vegtal, thin graininess, orange peel, leafy, earthy, grainy, dry, chalky yeast

Assertive with a lot going on, a bit chaotic as the hoppiness runs a bit astray and there is not much there to tame it. One and done.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to piginapen for trading this one to me.

Pours a clear yellow with a huge white, pillowy head. Looks about like a BMC lager. The aroma has a lot more hop character than I expected, with some pine and earthy aromas. You get some citrus and biscuit malt as well. The main flavor is piney hops. Wheat is present, but not as much as expected. The beer finishes very dry and is highly carbonated with a light/medum mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nice drinking hoppy pale wheat ale. I have not had many beers like this and would like to try it again.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.73/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper pour, big white head to it, had concerns about infection the way it kind of gushed, but it was all good in the end. Aroma, discernably hoppy, dry hoppy even, good job MS! Amarillo? Kind of a piney vibe to it, nothing over the top.

Light body, good hoppiness, there was even this mildly sweet tartness going for it, almost as if it was a little bretted. Purposeful or not, it worked nicely. Light body, crisp, hoppy, tartness, good job all around. Bitterness is just right, the hops and tart shine above it. Maybe some mint aspect is what has me saying brett.

A great wheat beer in my book. Its not gumballhead or sumpin sumpin, but its clearly in the second tier of wheat beers for me. Would recommend on a hot day.

Photo of mikey711
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Decent head on a copper colored brew. Head was good initially but did not retain well. Almost no lace.

S: Not much hop aroma, a touch of biscuit and breadiness.

T: WHile this beer has not oxidized, it just tastes a bit like cardboard. The hops are not very present and the sweetness is rather bland.

M: Not bad considering. It is refreshing and light with nothing off to note.

D: I am sure I could drink many of these but don't know if I would want to

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 alleykatking
3.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle. Many thanks to betsona for this bottle.

A- Pours a amber color..duh! One and a half finger semi-white head shows medium retention. Nice specks of lace all over the sides of the glass.

S- I get a stronger wheat base out of this with hints of citrus hops and some bitter ones thrown in there as well. There is a certain offness to this that I can't quite pick up on...like corn or something else. Light almost nutty malts in the ending of the aroma.

T- Light roasted malts in the front of the beer show off a light nutty flavor to them. The middle of the beer shows more of a wheat underbody which I could get into a little more than the front end. Ending goes back to a bigger malt with there being some stale bitter hops in the ending. Alcohol is not really there until it warms up which then becomes a little medicinal.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little light for the style. Roasted malts and hints of nut and whear are left on the palate. Aftertaste is stale alcohol, nutty malts, and hints of bitter hops. Flavors were a little underwhelming at times and not fully balanced. No off flavors were present. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This was a interesting beer. Don't know what I fully think of it. Will the South rise again? Maybe....but not anytime soon in my glass. Well unless I get another bottle of it.

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 jacobseyb
3.69/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass a nice amber golden color with some clarity. Head was very large, three to four fingers with a vigorous pour. Laces nicely. Aroma is definitely hops with the wheaty biscuityness present. Taste is hops with citrus flavors and the dryness of the wheat. Good crisp light to medium feel and minimal oilness. Sessionable beer that is enjoyable.

Photo of theghost3
3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent gold with a 2-finger white head. A sudsy ring remains throughout.

The scent is grainy with a hint of flowers; very subtle. Taste is piney and floral hops with a slight metallic character. Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, and slightly acidic; medium-bodied.

This is fairly drinkable. Nothing to rave about, but a sessionable brew.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.02/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint. "Deep south pale ale" 12/05/09 printed on the label.

Thanks to PerzentRizen for this bottle!

A - A moderate pour released a gushing head. After overflowing everywhere, it stood at just above four fingers tall. The loose bubbles hung on for a long time leaving some loose lacing. The beer is a lightly hazy golden yellow with decent carbonation bubbles rising up. Great appearance after the overflow mishaps.

S - The aroma is a bit faint which could be due to the age. I'm picking up low pale malts with a lemon citrusy hop nose that's a bit floral in nature. It could stand to be stronger.

T - The flavor is a citrusy lemon hop crispness with a floral touch and a low pale malt backbone. The whole flavor is just a bit thin.

M - Thin feeling despite a medium-low body. A bit watery too. The finish is crisp from carbonation and a bit dry with very little in the way of bitterness.

D - I think I'd love to try this fresh but it's not terrible now. The body needs a little work and the aroma could be a bit stronger, but it's a great start. I could have a few of these while watching a movie.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark sunny autumn color. Head was fairly white, about a finger, dissipating to tiny bubbles.

Not much aroma, but what is there is a little wheat and breadiness, and a dash of grassy hop aroma.

Taste is bready, with a nice grassy, floral hop bite and bitterness. Miles better than the aroma.

Feel is light and crisp, clean and has a nice refreshing quality about it. Drink ability is high, though it's nothing particularly stellar.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear light straw yellow with very little head and lots of bubbles.

Not much hop aroma. Maybe a little spice. Mostly some sweet pilsner and wheat malts.

A crisp up front taste. A bit of a cracker malt and finishes slightly spicy with a hint of twang presumably from the wheat.

Crisp, but not watery and high carb level.

Quite pleasantly surprised after the unimpressive pour and aroma. Nothing special here, but something with a similar profile to a light lager, only a bit fuller bodied with more flavor. Would definitely see this as a good tailgating beer if more regularly available.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new one for me for sure. I have been fairly impressed with what I have had of theirs and this one was no exception. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 1/27/2010.

The pour was decent, dark amber in color with slight red highlights to it that seemed to fit the style nicely, Small white head crept up and over the top and gently settled down leaving a cratered and rocky look that soon turned to a bare copper top. Lots of bready notes coming off of here right away, smooth and delicate caramel as well as a touch of musty bread are all trying to work themselves in now in various forms. As I take the first sip I notice the feel to be a little lighter then I would have thought but it does seem to work overall. Well carbonated the first sip hits with caramel malts and an herbal, almost flowery like taste that melts into a gritty and bready malt. Very nicely done. Easily drinkable as I was able to put this one down fairly quickly and move onto the next selection of the night.

Overall while not the best thing I have ever had it certainly worked and I would have no issue with trying another one.

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 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 SHODriver
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: miniscule white head with a light copper hue. A little bit of haze going on.

S: piney with some earthy notes.

T: bitter pine with some caramel sweetness. Slightly watery taste that finishes a little spicy. Not bad, but not bold enough for my liking. Somewhat balanced leaning toward the hoppy side of things. Again, not bad but I'd like a little more out of it. the closer I get to the bottom of the glass the more I like it though.

M: Lively carbonation with a good mouthfeel for the style.

D: I love IPAs and hoppy beers but this one just doesn't do it for me. One is ok but I wouldn't session this one.

Overall, not bad but not great. If I need a hop fix or can't find something else that I trust to drink if I feel the need it would do in a pinch.

Photo of TheCondor
2.53/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brew was drank at the Lazy Magnolia Brew House in the Gulfport-Biloxi airport on-tap.

Appearance - A nice copper hue with a decent head, goes away swiftly. Good lacing on the glass, pretty transparent

Smell - Mild spices, a little biscuity, some light citrus notes. Not much to speak of, honestly.

Taste - The hop bitterness in this beer is pretty haphazard. It hits you up front and on the finish. There is vague references to floral and citrus flavors, but not much.

Mouthfeel - I like the crisp, clean, bitter finish! There is just a collision of flavors that don't transition smoothly.

Overall - This ain't a bad brew. I love pale ale, and they got the bitterness down, but not much else. If they invented the "Southern Pale Ale" style like they say, I think it'd be a good idea to work on the recipe a little to bring it more cohesion. Not too bad, nut had a lot better.

Photo of rampole
3.82/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I gave this beer a poor review a few months ago out of a bottle. I am currently sitting at the blind pig (a bar in oxford ms) kicking off misssissippi craft beer week with a taste from mississippi's own lazy magnolia brewery. This offering is much different from their bottled offering. This basil grapefruit infused wheat ale is a southern beer lovers dream. My mother would totally dig this. I met some great people at this event and have to say that lazy mag's intern's ideas about this beer were spot on.

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 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 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 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 Butch
4.07/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had to drive a little out of my way to go to Oxford, MS to get this beer as it is only available in that city. It’s a business model they are trying out. They may never do it again, but for this one beer, they rolled it out in a specific city. I can understand how this could increase demand and create a novelty effect, and it sure as hell worked on me.

The beer is labeled as a “Wheat Pale Ale.” Which I suppose means they started with a traditional Pale Ale grain bill and substituted a fair portion of wheat. It’s a good idea that I’m sure appeals to the market down here. You get most of the flavor of a pale ale, but the wheat lightens it up a bit and makes it more refreshing.

Appearance: Poured from a party pig purchased in a grocery store in Oxford. Copper colored with good head. The head didn’t last very long and it tasted a bit under-carbonated. It did have nice lacing on the glass.

Taste and Smell: Aroma was nice. Nothing complex or fancy, just a good “beer” smell. Reminds me of an English Bitter. The taste is likewise. Blue-collared and solid. Nothing shocking, nothing disappointing. I want to say it’s more like an English Pale Ale than the American, but maybe that’s the wheat mellowing it out. I get very little hop flavor considering it’s a Pale Ale. I’d like to have more in that area.

Notes: A very good beer for what it is. It’s not spectacular, but well worth the price of admission. If it was available everywhere, I’m sure it would be my new “lawnmower” beer.

Butch

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 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.

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