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Category 3 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 197
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 41 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dimenhetfield on 05-17-2012

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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 197
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.29/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Having tried this beer several times while vacationing, my thoughts on it were average at best. Had the opportunity to try this one again after quick weekend trip but not sure too what happened because this beer has had an overhaul the likes of you see in South Beach. Ridiculously good! Currently residing in a beer mecca and comparing to what is available in Western Mass, this beer hangs right in there with many of the more common of beers one can find. Pours super hazy, opaqueness similar to an unfiltered Hefe, cloudy, wispy with a solid head and nice lacing throughout. Very nice mouthfeel and nose- super fruity orange, melon, and tart citrus from front to back. Do not let the ratings fool you on this one. Find a fresh draw and dig in. Very solid offering. (776 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Due South Category 3 IPA has a thick, foamy, off-white head, an opaque, brilliant orange appearance, with lots of visible beige chunks roiling about, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is your typical sweet, white bread and citrus hop resins, but with an odd, yet pleasant, waxy smell present, too. Taste is of sweet, white bread, the full 65 IBU, in the grapefruit manner, and yeast. Maybe even mango, here? Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Due South Category 3 IPA finishes puckering, semi-dry, and quite drinkable.

RJT (529 characters)

Photo of barfootbandit
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can, pretty decent IPA. Hazy color and even smelled a bit hoppy and citrusy. Good hop character but not overwhelming or heavy and quite drinkable. A decent 6.1% ABV also helps this beer in taste and body. Overall this was a good beer but a bit avarage in comparison to all the other IPAs. Still enjoyed it and would probably pick up another six pack in the future. (380 characters)

Photo of Moose90
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can dated 02/05/15 tasted on 06/08/15

A — Pours a very deep hazy orange color , with a dark overall appearance, there is a great tall light orange colored head, leaves behind great lacing.

S — Smells very limey, pungent, bright, citrusy, lots of lemon and lime tartness.

T — Tastes of sweet notes initially, bitter balance of lemon, lime, citrus notes, it's almost like sprite, which is weirdly refreshing.

M — Light-Medium bodied, big flavor profile and it is dry overall.

O — Nice surprise overall, a unique lemon-lime note to it. (553 characters)

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tap to taster at Due South tasting room on 6/2/12
*From notes

A: Clean 24k amber. A 1.25 finger head, minimal lacing and a small collar top the glass.

S: Pine, a touch of fresh juice, sticky resin and a bit of charred malt.

T: Dry, with plenty of biting, bitter hops. As it moves back, I get some juiciness and fruit. Really pleasant.

M: Dense. It's a bit thicker and rich then I originally expected for a south Florida beer.

O: Pretty well done, Due South. I'd like to see a bit more tropical, juiciness to this, as it was 98 degrees (see what I did there?) outside when I quaffed this. And when it's that hot, gimme fruit, not pine and resin. But it's a minor squabble, as this IPA is tasty none the less. Can't wait to tick their Category 4 DIPA. (759 characters)

Photo of ordybill
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a citrus and hops aroma with a yeast backdrop.
Appearance- Has a semi-murky amber color with a large white head.
Taste- The taste is straight forward strong IPA with a citrus finish.
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A pretty good American IPA worth trying (346 characters)

Photo of dimenhetfield
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Due South for their Grand Opening. Nice hoppy presence, both in the aroma and flavor. Slight malt on the back end with a nice biter finish. Was impressed with this one. Good balance between the hops and malts. Very sessionable and easy to drink on a hot Florida day. (278 characters)

Photo of denver10
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy burnt golden with a white head. Aroma is spicy, floral and a touch of orange peel with some toasted bread. Aroma has room for improvement; not bad, but not its strength. Flavor is toasted grains, citrus, a little spicy and piney bitterness. A dry and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a very solid IPA that I think deserves a much higher score than it currently has. Would happily drink again.

My rating: 3.90 (414 characters)

Photo of JohnQVD
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with some suspended solids at cold temperatures that eventually settle as the glass warms. Big, light, foamy head that leaves big chunks of lacing on the side of the glass. Smell is citrus and yeast with a slightly bready backbone. Taste is very bready with some bitterness and an astringent finish. Feel is quite light with a good amount of carbonation that contributes to the lightness. Overall a very drinkable warm weather beer. (449 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My local, in-person trader, tone77, headed Due South for a while and returned with a bunch of CANs for me in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)! It is like a twist on the old t-shirts in that my buddy visited the south and all I got was a bunch of CANs. In this case, that's okay by me.

From the CAN: "Brewed with loads of malts and loads of hops, this golden India Pale Ale is true to the style while maintaining a balance between malty and bitter."; "A special blend of Ameri[CAN] hops give this beer its unique flavor. Although fruity and citrusy, this beer has only four ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and water."; "Drink Local [-] Drink Fresh".

The Crack! released a little spritz across my fingertips, signalling that I might want to go easy on the Glug, given its advancing age. Settling, I could see that it was brimful, which was another CANtributing factor. Sure enough, even a gentle pour generated a whole lot of foaming, creating three-plus fingers of puffy, tawny head that quickly fell, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with some floaties in evidence. Nose was very grapefruit-citrusy, underlain by a malty sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium to full. The hops jumped out immediately on the tongue, but they were beginning to fade, allowing the caramel sweetness of the malt to start to come forward. I really had no problem with this as I have plans to drink a number of AIPAs this evening and if I don't blow out my palate early, so much the better. Finish was semi-dry with a grapefruit-like bitterness that lingered in the back of my throat. (1,598 characters)

Photo of Drew966
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Category 3 IPA pours a golden color with a white head from a brown one gallon growler. The aroma is quite hoppy, mostly citrus and pine notes. The flavor is the same, pine resin and grapefruit dominate. Decent, but just about the standard issue IPA with nothing to make it stand out above the crowd. (299 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Slight citrus, herbal, and grassy hops with toasted, bready, and caramel malts in the rear.

Taste: Same as above with some bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, light to medium bodied, slight bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: A decent IPA. Simple and enjoyable. (592 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is piney hops, some citrus, but not like the aroma, a bit of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but nothing special. (262 characters)

Photo of Buck89
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy amber with a large white head that dissipates quickly. Faint aroma with citrus, grapefruit and some floral notes. Taste is quite bitter with grapefruit and some orange. Faint malty presence. Finish is dry and very cleanly bitter. Overall an OK IPA. (259 characters)

Photo of TH28
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. No date. Appearance: Golden, clear, moderate white head with nice lacing. Aroma: Mellow pine resin, with a slight cheese quality. Not a fresh hop note. Taste: Bready malt with slight crust, turning immediately into a harsh hop bitterness and resinous flavor. Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation Finish: Dry resinous bitterness lingers long past the swallow. Overall: A standard AIPA, especially with a sharp west coast type bitterness. Flavor is relatively one dimensional, and the aroma isn’t as strong as it’s counterparts. (542 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in ribbed ale glass

A: dark cloudy copper color; good small carb bubble stream; very thick head with good retention
S: grass aroma (hops, obviously), not much else, but not unpleasant
T: grassy IPA, much in the bittering hops; medium malt backbone; medium-range hop flavors (neither high- nor low-tone); one-dimensional; not bad, but missing the complements of esp. finishing hops

O: okay but not a beer I'll return to (435 characters)

Photo of rick_L
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a six pack of cans at the brewery.

citrus notes with good golden color

IBU is probably around 60

light mouthfeel

if you want to try your first IPA this would be a good starting point

IPA lovers: this is a very basic IPA. good to try once but you probably don't need more than one (291 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap while we were in Key West. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Some sweet malt with a citrus peel/soapy hop note. I'm getting some warmth from the alcohol as well.

Taste: Soapy hops dominate the flavor with a citrus peel bitterness. Mild fruity notes with a touch of sweet malt and a bunch of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: It didn't feel like there was much artistry going on in this beer. The bitterness was super aggressive, but nothing was subtle. The alcohol stuck out a bit too much as well. (751 characters)

Photo of Roguer
2.89/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Very dark orange brew for an IPA, topped by a nice off-white head. Decent retention.

Aroma is grainy and slightly stale (despite being a freshly tapped keg), with some old-school hops showing through (grapefruit peel and pine).

Flavor follows: there's a nice, pronounced bitterness, but stale cardboard and caramel grains overwhelm any hop flavors, which manifest primarily as a bitter, oily aftertaste.

The brew almost comes across as a more bitter AAL, grainy and overall unpleasant in most regards. (504 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.84/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Nice white head. Good retention. Nice lacing.

Smell - Mild citrus and pine hop. Diacetyl? Might be.

Taste - Still some diacetyl here, but less. Mild citrus hop. Grainy malt smoothed out by the buttery flavor. Eh.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Diacetyl kills this. Maybe it's a bad batch. (393 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Coffee District, Delray Beach, FL

Slightly hazy, amber pour with a small white head that receded to a wispy layer, leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Smell was a bit funky, and not in a saison way, like something was off here; thin and malty, soapy, distant leafy hops. This translated into the taste, unfortunately. It wasn't completely undrinkable, but this was not a very well-done IPA overall. Sweet thinned-out malts, light fruits, dishwater, leafy hops that really didn't provide a freshness or crispness that, in my opinion, makes a good IPA. Light-medium body, and just not very drinkable. Fortunately, this was a taster, because, hmm... (676 characters)

Photo of EMV
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Disney World - poured into a plastic cup

L: Pours a hazy golden amber. Moderate white head.

S: Biscuits and piney hops. Sweet.

T/F: Not as hoppy as the smell would have indicated. Biscuity and sweet, and frankly I didn't much care for the flavor. Moderate carbonation and a bit thick.

O: Below average IPA and not one I'd try again. Too bready and sweet and something was off flavor wise that I can't put my finger on. (436 characters)

Category 3 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.