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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
86
very good

27 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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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.
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3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.