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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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75
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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.51%
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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2006)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
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 mikesgroove
3.55/5  rDev +10.6%
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 womencantsail
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh yeah. Mississippi tick thanks to Bobby.

A: The beer pours a golden amber color with a small white head.

S: Lightly hoppy on the aroma with a hop profile comprised mostly of citrus peel and grass. Otherwise, it's quite sweet with lots of toffee and bread malt aromas. Maybe just a light floral hop note.

T: Not the most pleasant flavor. It begins with stale bread, a touch of metal, and cardboard. A rather light floral hop note with sweet malt/bread and some fruity yeast esters. Hints of grass and a very mild bitterness.

M: Medium in body with medium to low carbonation.

O: My first Mississippi beer was a disappointing one. Decent aroma, but below average flavor.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $4.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a light copper body, quite clear, and topped with an eighth of an inch of whitish foam.

Smell: Forward notes of caramel, pale malts, and a bit of basic breadiness ahead of the citrus (quietly pithy) and lowly resinous florals.

Taste: Sugar-toned pale malts with a bit of pils, too. Faint florals and citrus fruitiness. Medium-light bitterness. A minor hint of light-colored caramel joins the party with some warmth, though later and lighter than expected from the nose. Closes out lightly bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Works as a nice little slender, sleek, food-friendly ale.

Photo of Jason
3.2/5  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 beernads
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev +9%
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 DrunkinYogi
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +14.6%
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 wrightst
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of woodychandler
3.2/5  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 corby112
2.45/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle received as an extra in a recent trade with piginapen. Thanks again man!

Pours a dark golden orange color with pale golden yellow hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy, pillowy white head that very, very slowly dissipates into a lasting cap and ring that leaves sporadic spots of chunky lacing.

Slightly earthy piny hop aroma with subtle citrus notes and a biscuit malt backbone. Pretty bland smelling.

Pretty carbonated up front leading into a crisp medium body that is very hops forward with a subtle malt backbone and bone dry finish. Very dry piney hops up front that linger throughout over a biscuit and graham cracker malt backbone that is kind of thinned out into a very long dry, bitter piny hop finish. Not very well balanced and kind of one dimensional.

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -61.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
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 harpus
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of avalon07
3.5/5  rDev +9%
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 BeerFMAndy
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
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 twiggamortis420
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
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 thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev +9%
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 WOLFGANG
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale) from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.