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Category 5 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA

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87
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%


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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TheosTheories

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 00:59:08 | More by TheosTheories
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jp11801

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rock solid DIPA from Due South after a shakes start the retooled cat 5 is pretty damn great. Love the hop profile , mouthfeel and overall flavor. Great job!

Love the grapefruit flavor and oily hoppy mouthfeel. Tastes fuller tan it looks, deceptively smooth and will sneak up on you.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2014 18:46:33 | More by jp11801
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Don't really know what to say about this DIPA. It's a lot to say the least., a lot of hops, especially grapefruit flavors, with a big amount of malts, overpowered by the bitterness, and then the booze, finished with some more hops and strangely some acidity. It's a chewy beer. The beer has a lot of things going on, you could say too many, but, any hophead would love to have this in their fridge. A decent representation of the style.

Serving type: can

03-04-2014 06:30:32 | More by TheBullsHorn
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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

very good DIPA...the smell is absolutely perfect..the taste, however, leaves a small amount to be desired...mouthfeel is a smidge over carbonated but overall very impressed with what due south is doing and i would buy this any day if i had the chance

Serving type: can

02-18-2014 06:48:28 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 22:18:58 | More by Alieniloquium
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 18:55:19 | More by SaCkErZ9
Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.