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Category 5 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

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Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | 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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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Got two 12oz cans in a trade. Pours a hazy golden color. Lots of sediment. Smell is loads of citrus. A little herbal. Some pineapple too. Taste is a lot of orange and grapefruit. A good malt backbone to balance things out too. I get some pineapple and mango in the finish. Bitterness isn't too harsh. Mouthfeel seems about right, maybe a little sticky. Overall this is a great DIPA. I'm surprised this has flown under the radar for so long. This is the second offering I've had from Due South and enjoyed them both. I suppose they don't get as much recognition because of Cigar City. I'd like to see this brewery grow and distribute more widely.

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Wow my first category 5

A- looks great, deep orange that's pretty clear, nice one finger of white head and beautiful lacing

S- big hop profile! Nice grapefruit, a wet piney note, balanced by a sweet malt undertone

T- juicy grapefruit, citrus, pine, dank, nice bitter bite, with a nice sweet caramel malt backbone

M- mouthfeel is great, perfect amount of carbonation, medium to almost medium full body.

O- overall a great DIPA. Pretty much exactly what I want in a DIPA. Nice big tropical hop profile that's balanced by a light malt sweetness. Bitter and dry, but finishes nice and smooth. Taste very fresh, I can tell they use an insane amount of hops in this one. Great brew!

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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.