Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Category 5 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

27 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

(Read More)
Reviews: 27
Hads: 309
Avg: 3.86
pDev: 32.12%
Wants: 11
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 10-29-2012

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: Reviews & Ratings
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 27 | Hads: 309
Reviews by Tone2467:
Photo of Tone2467
4/5  rDev +3.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Pungent, Rind, Bitter, Warming

One brewers IPA is another’s Double IPA, so from that we’ll take the brewers word that this is just an amped up IPA. This beer stinks, a good stink at that of pungent hops. The hefty malt base is big enough to hold up to this onslaught of hoppiness and even alcohol. A massive brew for drinkers with venturesome palates.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 8.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

 462 characters

Photo of SomethingClever
4.81/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap poured into sniffer


A: nice head light Amber colored looks like it is going to lace well great clarity 


S: very fruity peaches mango maybe some pineapple 


T: very juicy so fruity it's lush with the fruit flavors just a lot of citrus and stone fruit 


M: nice medium body with a pleasant sweet linger on the tongue


O: This is an amazing fruity DIPA seek this out you will be smiling from ear to ear outrageously good 

 441 characters

Photo of Krafty34
4.96/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of sicilian
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The closest beer to being a clone of cigar city jai alai that I have tasted so far. Delicious and local to me

111 characters

Photo of 5YearWinter
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Freehouse
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Sinnian
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JustinTauscher
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iparedman
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twizzard
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtvolkens
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.