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Category 5 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

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Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 7
Gots: 32 | 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:
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.
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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 18
Photo of chandler0201
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbodnar1
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarge3130
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtvolkens
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Morey
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 420Rick
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mabermud
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I like that this IPA is murky and has an anchor on the front denoting an unexplored part of the ocean, just due south of there. The body is brownish/orange. A good deal of floaties and particles. The head is white, nice, and fluffy. The aroma is a little off. Some hops, orange, and staleness. The taste gets mixed reviews. Chop Chop. It is missing the "Zing." The flavor is a mish mash of stuff. Nothing stands out. Some hops and other fruit. Now, the mouthfeel gets an "A". This is where they have success. Creamy mouthfeel. The right amount of carb at the right time, in all the right places. If you couple this mouthfeel with some of those IPA teetering on the brink of greatness, this would bring them over to the other side.

Overall - I bet this would be very good on tap. Maybe I received a bad can. I would re-visit this in the future.

Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber verging on apricot; the modest head is firm but doesn't make much lace

Smell: Cracker malt, a touch of caramel and a wallop of sugary tropical fruit esters

Taste: As in the aroma, the sugary tropical fruit (pineapple, pink grapefruit and mango) flavors dominate, with the cracker malt building along with some caramel; the bitterness takes over, after the swallow, in a herbaceous fashion and adds a nice balancing touch to the sweetness

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and somewhat sticky; moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice IPA verging on a DIPA; perhaps a bit too sweet, but the herbal bitterness does a good job of keeping the sweetness in check

Photo of Steve78
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tharper178
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keene
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matty123
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KRG
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwm5067
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epicbeard85
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArtZan
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jruffner
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbrewer_zb
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evango
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.