Category 5 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.
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Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
3.6/5 rDev -7.5%
Another specialty release from these guys, this one follows an oft used theme here in Florida; Hurricanes. They already make a Category 3 and Category 4, each with increasing alcohol and hops as the category increases (you know, like in a hurricane Saffir-Simpson scale). Of all of the Category's they make, this was probably my favorite.
More of a hop forward beer than the others, this was right up my alley. A little dark in color but full of citrus and piney hops in the aroma. Flavor was packed with pine resin and oil with plenty of bitterness. Caramel malts give a decent backbone but didnt drown out the star of the show, which was the hops. Not quite up to the level of the big boys, but a very decent beer in any regard. Well done.
10-29-2012 18:55:19 | More by SaCkErZ9
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3.5/5 rDev -10%
On tap at Leftovers. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance - Deep orange. Hazy. Nice white head and great lacing. Retains very well.
Smell - Pine and pithy grapefruit hop aroma. Musty with some caramel sweetness.
Taste - Brighter citrus just for a moment. Orange becomes grapefruit which becomes piney and grassy. Builds into a musty bitterness, eventually overpowering a slightly sweet malt backbone.
Mouthfeel - Quite bitter. Medium heavy body. Weird malt flavor at the very end.
Overall - Pretty good hop flavor, but a rough finish.
10-18-2013 22:18:58 | More by Alieniloquium
Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.