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Category 4 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.72
pDev: 29.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 09-28-2012

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 37
Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft at the brewery in Boynton Beach, FL. Pours a rather dark color for an IPA, almost an amber ale color. Topped with a very nice and fluffy, rather dense white head. Lacing was also nice; the head lasted for quite awhile so nice retention also.

Aroma was decent. There was a nice dose of hops but the malts came through a little bit too much for my tastes. Plenty of caramel "balance" with some earthy, citrusy, and slightly piney hops. Caramel and toffee flavors added too much sweetnes, in my opinion.

More caramel and malt than hops in the flavor. There is nothing wrong with that kind of beer, I just prefer the unbalanced, west coast syle of beer over European and East coast beers. There was a bit of sourness in the beer thatmay be attributed to poor temperature control, but who knows.

I am very glad to have a local brewer here in Boynton. They have only been open four months. The beer is good quality and should get better as they streamline and add consistency to the process. I would try any of the beers here.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Despite the description on here this is a RED ALE described as such by the brewery

poured on tap into pint glass

A: dark Amber also has a red hue pillowy creamy looking head a little bit of an opaque body

S: lots of sweet caramel malts and a lot of floral earthy hops

T: nice big floral and slightly fruity hops with a big dose of maltiness with that sweet doughy bread taste

M: medium to fuller the hoppiness and bite of them linger

O: very good red ale remecscent of nugget nectar the hops linger on the palate long after you finished sipping

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Red body. Decent off white head. Wispy surface, lace, and a thick collar.

Smell - Malty. Pine hop. Much like a red ale. Definitely more of the caramel than most IPAs.

Taste - Really malty. Lots of caramel. Pine hop. Musty hops. Very bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. Medium carbonation. Extremely bitter.

Overall - Much better and cleaner than the Category 3, but more like an imperial red than an IPA.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoannaFL
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of jeg518
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ttylicki
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Stogies for this one, shared with rudzud.

Pours pretty thick looking, nice creamy 1 finger head fades slowly with nice lacing and nice retention, hazy almost murky dark reddish copper orange color. Gorgeous looking head for a growler especially.

Nose brings nice hops, light pine, plenty of spicy chewy like hops, light citrus orange rind, and pith, faint resin. Then light caramel nougaty chewy malts, hint almost booze.

Taste starts with spicy chewy hops, fairly bitter with a light citrus flavor and orange rind pith, almost astringent but the big somewhat sweet malts come through, chewy caramel reddish candy malts, with very faint booze. gets a little fruity, weird fruity flavor that's bitter but sweet, like a grapefruit rind and green unripe guava. Finish is super chewy spicy hops, earthy somewhat fruity citrus rind, light chemical vegetative oil booze flavor hard to pinpoint what it is, very bitter long finish.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, but a bit too much rind bitterness and not a lot of complexity, and that weird but very light phenolic booze thing on the finish, otherwise quite nice, esp for a big IPA from Florida, nice malt backbone to balance the big bitter hop character.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jp11801
3.09/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is a good but not great (or even very good) IPA.

Looks great in the glass, nice lacing and smallish head.

Smell is faint and mainly malty.

Taste is middle of the road east coast IPA like a 60 minute home brew clone variant.

Totally drinkable but at a bar with many craft selections it would be lost in the crowd.

Had this one at the brewery so it should be fresh.

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Photo of nmann08
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of bobandy561
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adamant40
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Chicowdy
4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great red IPA. Reminds me a little of Hop Head Red from Green Flash.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

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Category 4 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
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