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Category 5 IPA - Due South Brewing Co.

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Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
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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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy copper color with decent clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Awesome lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Citrus, herbal, grassy, caramel, toasted,


Mouthfeel: Smooth, quite the sipper, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and light tingly bitterness.

Overall: Ugh, this was my last Due South can of beer. A road trip back to FL might be in the near future.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Deep golden hued brew, tan head, great lacing. Loads of citrus notes in aromas. Hefty malt base leads into herbal dry hoppy finish.

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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.