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Category 5 IPA | Due South Brewing Co.

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86
very good
30 Reviews
Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
327
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
30.41%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
63
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 327
Reviews by rudzud:
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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy orange hue with a one finger head that fades rather quickly to leave a thin thin blanket and no real lacing.

S - Aromas of faint tropical notes along with floral notes. Fair amount of sweet malt too though.

T - Taste is not bad, just, again maltier than I like. More of the nice tropical notes, pineapple and grapefruit, however, even strong caramel malts. Powerful bitter finish is nice. Alcohol is relatively noticeable too.

M - Mouthfeel is decently carbonated, but, relatively boozy. Nice strong bitterness. Just...I'm used to 8%+ IPAs to still be crushable, instead this one is more of a sipper.

O - Overall, maybe I'm spoiled but yeah, in the world of hoppy beers this one simply does not stand out of the pack.

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
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

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.81/5  rDev +24%
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 

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4.96/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.73/5  rDev +21.9%
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

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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can with "canned on" dating

Pours heavily hazed dark orangy amber, and leaving a load of fine lacing all up and down the glass.

Softly citric nose with grapefruit, pineapple, mango and general fruity goodness.

This is a big and bold, fresh tasting "imperial" IPA (according to the can), loaded with more citric fruits and hoppy goodness.

Pleasingly carbonated and easy flowing in the mouth. All in all a terrific brew. Happy to see more and more quality craft created in Florida.

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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.