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New South India Pale Ale - New South Brewing Co.

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New South India Pale Ale
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New South Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2003

A copper color and assertive hop bitterness characterize this pale ale. Our unique version is nitrogen infused to allow the hop aroma and flavor to come through.
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by ChristianBlack:
Photo of ChristianBlack
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice looking IPA. Creamy head and some decent lacing. It seemed nice pine and a little citrus I think. The taste was were this one fell short a little bit. Kind of average, nothing too distinct. The mouthfeel was good and it had the good carbonation. Overall, I would give this IPA a good overall rating. If you see it or can find it, give it a try.

More User Reviews:
Photo of nickthetick
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The last beer we were served at the brewery, and we were told it was more of an interpretaion of an English IPA, I grabbed a growler of it, so this is from notes taken on 6/25/2011

A: pours a clear gold into a Duvel tulip with a finger of off white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing.

S: hoppy, a lot of citrus and orange. a surprising amount of sweet caramel hitting the nose.

T: still a lot of citrus, flowery and orange hops, but what was a nice sweetness becomes too much even for an English IPA and takes away from the nice hop profile.

MF: heavy, good carbonation. crisp, sharp flavor transfers.

O: Good beer, but it could make some improvments with the sweetness.

Photo of jamiesessions
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden Amber with a good looking head. Floral scents give off a great little bit of aroma, citrus is also very present. Taste is hoppy, but not too much. There is a strong caramel presence as well, which makes for a nice malt flavour to balance out. The carbonation is a little strong for my taste, which is not to say that it is bad, but simply not my cup of tea (or beer for that matter). despite the carbonation, the beer still goes down smooth, and is relatively drinkable. overall a good IPA, and fairly above average fare. A much better introduction to New South than their white ale. A very good IPA from my local brewery

Photo of mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Brewgrass festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Consumed on 09/20/2008 and reviewed from notes taken at the time.

The pour was decent I have to say. Nice solid amber color had a little bit more of a lighter clarity then I normally would like to see, but still more then adequate. A rich head maybe an inch high was all that could be mustered out, but it did not fade in anyway at all, in fact it looked the same five minutes after the pour.

The aroma was your typical good, fresh, IPA. Rich notes of citric orange, hints of pineapple and some light grass mixed in as well. Some semblance of some malt balance as it warms, but aside from that just a decent resin like hop profile. The flavor was more of the same, quick, biting, with a sharp cutoff between the initial hop surge and the balancing malt that kicked in after. Medium feel was more then normal and had a good consistency that kept it from feel cloying. Easily drank this one in a few minutes as it was very smooth and consistent.

Overall I thought it was a very solid IPA. While certainly not in the upper tier for the style. I would have no issue with trying this one again day. What a solid little brewery we have here. I may have to make a trip over there fairly soon to check this one out.

Photo of wcudwight
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Canyons in Blowing Rock NC. I am not sure if it was a nitro tap or not. It did have an exceptional head, but I don't know if that means anything as I've never had a nitro-tap before.
A: Redish pine color. Incredible creamy, sticky head, that last forever. Lace covers the entire glass. A very attractive beer.
S: A very potent pine and flowery hop smell
T: Hops up front but not overpowering. Plenty of malt to balance it out. Has a little alcohol kick at the end.
M: Nothing exceptional here. A little too carbonated to my liking.
D: A very drinkable beer. One left me wanting another.
Overall this is a very good representation of the style. I will have this again when I have the oppurtunity.

Photo of BeTheBall
2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Liberty Tap Room, Myrtle Beach.

Appearance was a clear golden color, typical of the style. Minimal head and lacing. Slight smell of grapefuit/grassy hops. Taste was very, very mild (for me) on the hops. More like a mild Pale Ale compared to most others I've had. The taste was OK, just not much on the hops. Mouthfeel was average as best, but you culd drink lots of these, as they are mild tasting.

Photo of weeare138
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a dark amber with typical nitro head and decent lacing. Pockets of carbonation sit on the inside of the glass. The creamy white head never really dissolves.
The smell is of florally hops with a touch of sweet malt and citrus.
The taste is of floral hops, citrus, and smooth caramel malt.
Mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied with a low amount of IBU's.
Drinkability is decent and drinkable for an IPA.

Photo of mntlover
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light copper/orange color nice off white head stays as a cap and laces thickly all the way down. Good head and lace due to nitro pour my first IPA from nitro not sure why they used it, but of well.

Aroma is light malt with some hop aromas, nothing spectacular to report but it was ok.

Taste is good hops flavors along with malt hints. Hops mostly citrus oragne and grapefruit. Taste is probably muted some what due to the nitro.

Mouthfeel is big medium smooth and creamy like a Guiness, ofcourse due to the nitro again.

Drinkability was ok would prefer CO2, but if I lived in SC and had there limited choices I would not be opposed to having this one again, nitro or not..

Photo of Cozuma
4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light golden slightly hazy color with a small white head on it that fades quickly, malt is underplayed by the citrussy presence of the hops, bitter enough to remind you you're drinking an IPA but the aroma and flavor are definitely full of grapefruit, orange, and lemon tones. Fairly thin in body and light in alcohol.

Photo of Gavage
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with some golden highlights. One inch head lasts a while and some thick lace paints the glass.

Smell: hints of grapefruit and some mild bitterness is hard to pull from the glass.

Taste: caramel, light grapefruit tones, green grapes, and a decent bitterness make up a mild IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lighlty crisp to start, but a bit smoother towards the finish.

Drinkability: easy to quaff this one with the mild flavor profile. Worth giving this a try.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always exciting to try out new brewery beers. As my first try at the New South, their IPA was certainly an impressive introduction. Brought to the table in a standard pint glass, Nitro carbonation is in obvious order. The beer has a very creamy, firm, strong golded appearance. Juicy hops leap out of the glass and swirl well with firm barley malts and caramel scents. The flavors display a very balanced hop / malt ratio, not letting the hops get too crazy. The malts show off caramel, toast, richness, and breads, while the hops portray citrus, grass, and pine. Firm body goes from heavy cream to thin hops quickly for a lot of ease in drinking. Fades quite clean into the finish with a mild hop lingering. A well-brewed treat, although I prefer more hop presence in an IPA. The nitro did mute the flavors a bit, but made up for a lot in the body.

Photo of Durge
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this for the sampling at T-Bonz at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach. It shows a dark amber color with a big fuzzy white head and outstanding lacing. The aroma is a vey mild earthy hop but nearly nondescript. The flavor says caramel and light citrus hops. Enough hop to qualify as an IPA but not enough to make this a high ranking entry. It has medium body with some creaminess but it is a tad watery in feel with minor carbonation. The hops grow on you, lemon biscuit. Not bad but not highly memorable.

Photo of FickleBeast
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitcher from the Mellow Mushroom in myrtle beach.

Pour is clear amber with a two finger head that coats the glass as it recedes. Aroma is floral hoppiness, good aroma. Flavor is subdued, with a decent malt backbone but the hops don't really break through. Certainly drinkable, tastes great after a round of golf. Just wish the hops asserted themself a little more.

Photo of doubleipa
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice appearance as a result fo the nitro tap. Very creamy head, as expected Aroma is lacking the typical hoppiness of an IPA. Flavor is only average. There are plenty of citrus and flowers, but could have more hops added. Served waaaay too cold, but tasted better as it warmed up.

Photo of Nickls
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(From notes)

A - Light orangey, clear color; poured with a generous finger of pure white frothy cap of a head

S - Citrus-like hop aromas; hint of minerals; lightish malts

T - Lightly hoppy, even for the style it's pretty tame; citric hop nature; rather middle of the road

M - Creamy and with soft carbonation (courtesy of the nitro tap), lightish and pleasing enough

D - Really a fairly bland IPA, and I wonder if this would have done better without the nitro. Either way, kinda hard to drink given the lack of overall flavor and interest

Overall, not a brew I would revisit, at least on nitro.

Photo of grayburn
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another local brew, definitely drinkable, while not my favorite, and more of a pale ale than an india pale ale, and certainly not very much of an american ipa. But nitty gritty stuff aside, this beer is pretty good.
A nice amber gold pour with some nice head.
The smell and taste seemed somewhat muted, maybe the keg was a bit too old, the hops just really didn't shine in this the way I felt they should have. Definitely a fresh tasting, well crafter ale. I would just like a little more hoppage. Way to go local guys.

Photo of beer2day
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Liberty Tap Room in MB.

Deep gold color. 1-finger intense thick cream head. Great retention and thick, thick lace.

Strong clean pine nose.

Thick creamy texture. Very nice hop burn. Almost solid pine flavor with some floral underneath.

Extremely tasty IPA. Nitro version dramatically improves this beer.

Photo of atsprings
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered on draft at Raleigh's newly expanded Village Draft House. I did not know it was on Nitro until I noticed the other 5 reviews here were nitro-taps, but did certainly notice the wonderful frothy head that left great lacing on the glass. The aroma was of some citrus hops and sweet malts, nothing spectacular. The taste was a slightly bland mix of citrus hops and sweet malts, somewhat on par with the plethora of average IPAs appearing on the market such as Harpoon and Red Hook Longhammer, well, maybe not THAT bad. The beer was rather light and refreshing. This one is drinkable, but hopefully now that SC has popped the cap, a new version around 6.8% will be offered.

Photo of StLThrash
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on nitro-tap @ Mellow Mushroom in Myrtle Beach.

A - Since it was nitro-tapped, it came out almost looking like a Guiness. Had to settle out a bit. After settling, was clear, amber colored with off white frothy head. Left lacing and nice cap throughout.

S - Some floral, citrusy hop character, but not much. More malt then hoppy. A little unusual for an IPA.

T & M - Decent amount of bittering hops, but not as citrusy as I typically like with my IPA's. The mouthfeel again, was similar to a guiness - very creamy and smooth.

Overall - Decent offering - nothing special. I'd have again, but wouldn't go out of my way.

Photo of homersimpson
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with a nice creamy off white head.
Nose is of hops and herbal/flowers.
Has a nice, fluffy light body.
Immediately you're hit with the hop, a kind of slightly sour bitter which then moves to a smooth creamy maltiness.The hops strongly reassert themselves in the finish.
A nitro IPA, very interesting. I like it due to it's peculiarity, it uses nitro, but isn't totally blanded out like a lot of similar brews.
Amazing to have something good come out of Myrtle Beach!

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New South India Pale Ale from New South Brewing Co.
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