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Category 5 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

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Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA

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87
very good

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The most powerful IPA in the Due South Category series, the Cat 5 is big on hops and big on flavor. Clocking in at 8.5% ABV and 96 IBU’s, the first bands of malts will make way for the surge of hops on the palate. Designed for the true hophead, this is not a beer for the faint of heart.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 10-29-2012)
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

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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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.