Category 3 IPA | Due South Brewing Co.

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Category 3 IPACategory 3 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dimenhetfield on 05-17-2012

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Photo of oline73
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.76/5  rDev -21.8%
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...

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned and w/o freshness info

Pours medium almond Amber, frothy off white head, gauzy froth and splashes of lace.

Resiny hop nose

Better the average IPA with a respectable Resiny and grainy hop bite

Worth a try

Good to see more and more real beer being brewed in Florida

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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
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

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Photo of Moose90
4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a basic, drinking cylinder style glass.
Coppery color, white head.
Very enjoyable beer, touch more hop forward as an American IPA.

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Photo of Roguer
2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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Photo of schoolboy
2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Up until now, this Florida trip had been surprisingly good, beerwise. This one is by far the worst. It could be a bad can, but I have a sample of one and I will leave it at that.

It looks like an AIPA - yellow. It has a very nice head. The aroma is the first hint that something might not be right here. The sourness is broadcasting. In the taste is it screaming, "Pour me down the drain." There is an overpowering sourness. I was hoping to have a nice sour beer at some point in this trip (Tomoka is supposed to have a couple), but not like this.

I had to go check the can in the condo's recycling bin. Yup - it's 5 months old. Still, it went really, really bad.

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Photo of ordybill
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
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

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Photo of Drew966
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of denver10
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
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

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On the amber side of the IPA spectrum and I don't mind!
Cloudy looking on the pour. The scent is a bit mild or weak and reminds me of homebrew. Flavors are lightly sweetened pink grapefruit with some black tea in there. Not transcendent, but not bad.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
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

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Photo of JohnQVD
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of Buck89
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap poured into a pint glass

Clear golden yellow, micro carbonation , thin layer of white bubbles

Aroma of citrus

Taste of hops

Sudsy , hop forward , lingering hop bite aftertaste

Okay beer

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at the Hurricane in Marathon, FL. A slightly murky pale amber color with a thin white head. Initial impression is citrus, some pine resin, and not much malt presence. Medium-light bodied, with medium carbonation. Fairly dry, slightly bitter finish. Easy to drink - not gonna set the world on fire, but OK.

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Photo of EMV
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can.

A: Citrusy, slightly piney/resiny hops, followed by a fair amount of malt sweetness

A: Light orangeish color, totally clear with a thick white head that quickly recedes to a film across the glass. Some lacing is evident.

T: Moderately fresh citrusy, slightly piney hops, with a fair amount of malt support. The beer is crisp with a fairly sharp hop bitterness and dry finish.
M: medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Good; while not overly complex and a little bitter the beer’s crisp character and dry finish make the beer easy to drink. While not stale, I’d be interested to see what this beer drinks like super fresh.

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.29/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

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Category 3 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.