Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale) | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale)Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale)

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.21%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep South Pale Ale is Lazy Magnolia's Pale Ale, a crisp and clean beer with the perfect balance of hops and malt. Its body and clean finish are ideally suited for all seasons, and the brew is moderately hopped for a great aroma and impressive finish. Deep South Pale Ale doesn't fit into any category of Pale Ale, it's a style we made up!

27 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of cfcairns
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had this beer this weekend during a fund raiser event. Can not get this beer in the PHL area.

Found the beer to be refreashing and very enjoyable.
Great color and great mouth feel. Really enjoy an IPA and found this one to be of great flavor but not bitter.

Great summer beer, nice bit but not overwhelming.

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Photo of Daybis
4.2/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Gold in color and crystal clear. Very small head (even with an aggressive pour) that quickly dissipates. Very slight lacing on the glass.

Smell - Smells sweet and wheaty.

Taste - Sweet and almost fruity up front then some bitterness near the end. The bitterness lingers long after the beer is swallowed. Overall the taste is very refreshing.

Mouthfeel - This seems a little thicker on the pallet than some of the other beers I have tried from Lazy Magnolia. The beer isn't overly carbonated.

Drinkability - This beer is very drinkable. I actually prefer this beer over Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan. This a beer I will try to keep on hand.

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Photo of acevenom
4.2/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug. Pours light amber with an off-white head. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom and side of the glass, indicating abundant carbonation. The head retreats down the glass at a moderate rate, leaving a little lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is of caramel and biscuit malts with a hop forward smell of citrus hops. The taste is hop forward, with citrus and bitter hop flavors being backed by the malt. There is mild sweetness from the malt with a nice biscuit quality. The flavor profile hits the right notes for a pale ale. The body is light to medium with abundant carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter. The drinkability is high. This is an excellent pale ale that adheres to the tennants to the style while still being enjoyable. Give this one a try.

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Photo of PerzentRizen
4.19/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this tonight fresh from the tap at the mellow mushroom in flowood, ms. I thought this would be just another low alchohol beer flavorless beer but it was really pretty good.

I ordered this along side the Jefferson Stout so I could let the stout warm as I drank this one. I'm not sure about the style because I've had very few American Pale Wheat Ales but it blew the FFF Pale Wheat out of the water from where I sit.

Poured into a 16 oz pint glass with little head and fairly cold this beer has a great look to it. There is a red to orange look in the light. Reb Ale is very clear.

The smell is a bit off putting to say the least. It's not hops, or malt, but more like a medicine smell that I'm detecting. There are the traditional smells but something in there doesn't have the right aroma - maybe this is the cause of all the bad marks. Read on though.

The first taste is very very light and refreshing. The first taste begs for a second and then a third. Within 5 minutes my beer has evaporated. This is so damn smooth it's ridicuous. I can taste light caramel, fresh apples, there is a light hop kick but it's almost like they used fuggles or williamette here - somewhat strange.

The mouthfeel is so light it begs to be drank fast. It's actually lighter than I wanted but is perfect with pizza. Best pizza beer?

Drinkability is amazing. I would drink this all day everyday. You could drink this like Bud its so easy on the palate and the gullet. Enjoy a six pack at a time if you like with this one. I'm guessing abv is around 4.1% - if that. Overall not bad at all.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.1/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a pint glass that left a thin ring throughout. the body was a bright, bubbly amber.
s - caramel, honey, bread with a piney hop aroma.
t - crisp piney hops.
m - medium mouthfeel with a clean finish.
d - great session beer.

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Photo of Butch
4.07/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had to drive a little out of my way to go to Oxford, MS to get this beer as it is only available in that city. It’s a business model they are trying out. They may never do it again, but for this one beer, they rolled it out in a specific city. I can understand how this could increase demand and create a novelty effect, and it sure as hell worked on me.

The beer is labeled as a “Wheat Pale Ale.” Which I suppose means they started with a traditional Pale Ale grain bill and substituted a fair portion of wheat. It’s a good idea that I’m sure appeals to the market down here. You get most of the flavor of a pale ale, but the wheat lightens it up a bit and makes it more refreshing.

Appearance: Poured from a party pig purchased in a grocery store in Oxford. Copper colored with good head. The head didn’t last very long and it tasted a bit under-carbonated. It did have nice lacing on the glass.

Taste and Smell: Aroma was nice. Nothing complex or fancy, just a good “beer” smell. Reminds me of an English Bitter. The taste is likewise. Blue-collared and solid. Nothing shocking, nothing disappointing. I want to say it’s more like an English Pale Ale than the American, but maybe that’s the wheat mellowing it out. I get very little hop flavor considering it’s a Pale Ale. I’d like to have more in that area.

Notes: A very good beer for what it is. It’s not spectacular, but well worth the price of admission. If it was available everywhere, I’m sure it would be my new “lawnmower” beer.


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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lazy Magnolia Deep South (no longer called Reb Ale) has a very thick, fluffy, off-white head, lots of heavy lacing, and a slightly hazy, amber appearance, with some bubble streams. The aroma is of bready, sweet malt, brown bread, and some hop spice. Taste is of piney, bitter, and even sweet, hops, sweet, brown bread, lightly-toasted malt, and just a shadow of fruitiness. Mouthfeel is between light and medium, and Lazy Magnolia Deep South Pale Ale finishes soft, mostly dry, refreshing, and easy drinking. This is a good beer.


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Photo of Gyle41386
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle (thanks to PerzentRizen) into a pint glass.

Amber pour. Finger of dense, white foam retains well and sticks nicely.

Sweet malt and spicy hops in the nose. Label boasts "southern pine forest," but I'm smelling just as much citrus. I'm not complaining.

Caramel flavor immediately jumps out at me. Spicy hops, and some light piney bitterness. Some lingering hoppy flavor in the crisp finish.

Medium-light bodied. Crisp and refreshing. Nice carbonation. Easy drinker. Surprisingly flavor, a very solid "Deep South Pale Ale."

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Photo of yesferro
3.98/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 6pack at J's mart in Tupelo MS

Pours a dark yellow with a rapidly disappearing head, smells a little bitter, tastes just alike and left me with a dry mouthfeel. This beer goes down extremely easy but for some reason I got an instant headache after 2 of them the first time I drank them, I tried again 2 days later, same thing... sad, because this is a very easy drinking beer, I just don't like getting a hangover headache after 2 lighter beers. I will have to stick with southern pecan for now.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass. Best before 13 December 2010.

A: Anaemic head rests atop a clear copper beer with no effervescence.

S: Nice! It smells lightly spiced with nutty malts dancing about dry-hopped core.

T: It tastes similar -- a nutty dryness precedes a hoppy maintaste. Malts come in to offer a lightly sweet aftertaste, though a hopped, vaguely piney dryness lingers on the tongue. Nicely balanced and pleasant to drink.

M: Crisp and refreshing. This would be a damn fine beer to have around by the pool or after mowing the lawn.

D: Very drinkable; an interesting pale ale. Probably by favourite beer from Lazy Magnolia. Recommended.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.85/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very clear Golden with amber highlights and a very thick rick long lasting head that settles very slowly with a very delicate and long lived lacing running down the glass.

The nose is sweet malt and fragrant hops with notes pine, malt.

The taste is rather bitter and meets the criteria for a Pale Ale nicely. The bitter is strong, almost like an ESB but is very well balanced and fades nicely to a subtle and decent aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is rich and satisfying without being watery and is not that heavy for how strong the flavor is and for how rich and thick the head was.

Overall a very satisfying beer with excellent flavor and overall it is very satisfying. I will be buying this one again.

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Photo of rampole
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I gave this beer a poor review a few months ago out of a bottle. I am currently sitting at the blind pig (a bar in oxford ms) kicking off misssissippi craft beer week with a taste from mississippi's own lazy magnolia brewery. This offering is much different from their bottled offering. This basil grapefruit infused wheat ale is a southern beer lovers dream. My mother would totally dig this. I met some great people at this event and have to say that lazy mag's intern's ideas about this beer were spot on.

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Photo of Mojo
3.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours up a slightly hazy light amber with a sizeable head, good retention and plenty of lacing. Smell is citrus, grasses, malt, and biscuit. Taste is pretty good, better than I expected, similar to SNPA, but maybe slightly more bitter and a little less balanced. Mouthfeel is nice with adequate carbnation. There are better APA's but I wouldn't turn down one of these if offered again.

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Photo of CityBoy1986
3.81/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. I found a six pack today at Corner Market in Hattiesburg.

The appearance is golden yellow with a tall white head. Retention is decent, but lacing is below average.

The nose reminds me of a pale ale, but there is somewhat of an off-flavour. It's not that bad, but it definitely was not expected. The taste is closer to expected, with some toffee, apples and a nice bitterness.

The mouthfeel is a bit thin, something I've also noticed with Southern Pecan and Indian Summer. Drinkability is very high, perhaps too high; I find my glass almost empty within ten minutes.

It may be blasphemy in Starkville, but I must say that I like this beer. It is like a lighter version of a pale ale, and it may replace Southern Pecan as my favourite LM bottled beer. Now where is Miss. State's beer?

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Photo of bmwats
3.8/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a slight, foamy, white head. Settles quickly, leaving a sporadic blanket of foam. Substantial beer ring lacing.

S: Italian bread with a little basil, pine nuts, and pecan shells.

T: Pine, wood, and pecan shells.

M: Light, crisp, and hoppy; but hearty and full.

D: Sip and enjoy or pound relentlessly.

Atmosphere is good. Nice appearance including solid foamy head, and some solid lacing. Nose is hoppy, and spicy bread. Hoppy, woody, and full flavored. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of danielharper
3.76/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light orange, very transparent, with a very thick white foamy head. Head sticks around nicely and gives some lacing. Lots of effervescence from the bottom of the glass. Smells very hoppy, lots of pine notes with a bit of yeasty dryness. Some sweetness.

Flavor has a lot of hoppy bitterness, more yeast than expected, especially with a beer that's so clear. Hints of vanilla on the back of the palate. Lots of citrus character. I find it a bit cloying as I get to the bottom of the glass.

(I just looked it up, and this beer is classified as an American Pale Wheat Ale there. Checking with the Lazy Magnolia website, wheat is listed as an ingredient in this beer. The wheat could absolutely be causing that dryness and vanilla-ish flavor, although I never would have imagined it would. Very interesting, and worth a half-point in the rating.)

Mouthfeel is moderate, with heavy carbonation and moderate-to-heavy hops. Coats the palate.

So how do I feel about this brew? It's pretty good, but I would definitely get tired of it quickly. Despite the interesting notes caused by the wheat, the flavor's a bit one-note and the dryness gets tiresome pretty quickly. Definitely an interesting beer, but not an altogether successful one, in my humble opinion.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - $4.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a light copper body, quite clear, and topped with an eighth of an inch of whitish foam.

Smell: Forward notes of caramel, pale malts, and a bit of basic breadiness ahead of the citrus (quietly pithy) and lowly resinous florals.

Taste: Sugar-toned pale malts with a bit of pils, too. Faint florals and citrus fruitiness. Medium-light bitterness. A minor hint of light-colored caramel joins the party with some warmth, though later and lighter than expected from the nose. Closes out lightly bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Works as a nice little slender, sleek, food-friendly ale.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper pour, big white head to it, had concerns about infection the way it kind of gushed, but it was all good in the end. Aroma, discernably hoppy, dry hoppy even, good job MS! Amarillo? Kind of a piney vibe to it, nothing over the top.

Light body, good hoppiness, there was even this mildly sweet tartness going for it, almost as if it was a little bretted. Purposeful or not, it worked nicely. Light body, crisp, hoppy, tartness, good job all around. Bitterness is just right, the hops and tart shine above it. Maybe some mint aspect is what has me saying brett.

A great wheat beer in my book. Its not gumballhead or sumpin sumpin, but its clearly in the second tier of wheat beers for me. Would recommend on a hot day.

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Photo of mattkoon
3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i got this beer in my beer club this month. being a pale ale i dont expect much...but isnt that the point of a plae ale? 4 ingredients. i think this beer does what a pale ale is supposed to do, just be basic. nothing too special, but not bad... if you are lookin for a pa. this will work.

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Photo of southdeltan
3.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle - nice head, holds it for a while. Nice aroma of hops, not too strong but definitely present. Light amber color with lots of carbonation. Hops are very present but not overpowering, nice dry finish. Very easy to drink, it goes down smoothly and is very crisp. This may be may new favorite Lazy Mag brew.

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Photo of jacobseyb
3.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a weizen glass a nice amber golden color with some clarity. Head was very large, three to four fingers with a vigorous pour. Laces nicely. Aroma is definitely hops with the wheaty biscuityness present. Taste is hops with citrus flavors and the dryness of the wheat. Good crisp light to medium feel and minimal oilness. Sessionable beer that is enjoyable.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to piginapen for trading this one to me.

Pours a clear yellow with a huge white, pillowy head. Looks about like a BMC lager. The aroma has a lot more hop character than I expected, with some pine and earthy aromas. You get some citrus and biscuit malt as well. The main flavor is piney hops. Wheat is present, but not as much as expected. The beer finishes very dry and is highly carbonated with a light/medum mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nice drinking hoppy pale wheat ale. I have not had many beers like this and would like to try it again.

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Photo of Mississipping
3.68/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the City Grocery in Oxford, MS. Poured into a standard shaker.

A: Pours a clear golden-orange with a one-finger white head that doesn't last long and settles to almost nothing. Leaves behind just a trace of itself on the glass.

S: More piney than citrusy, however, both are somewhat muted. Sweet malt and some spiciness in the background. Doesn't smell overly hoppy.

T: The hops are there, but not nearly as much as I'd like. Citrus and pine are noticed right up front, but this is still a little disappointing. A slight malty backbone gives it a little more complexity, but just a bit.

M: Lighter side of medium for sure. Smooth and crisp, but somewhat watered down. Slightly drying at the finish.

D: Decent pale ale, but leaves a little to be desired. Subdued flavors are not bad for a hot summer day, and it goes down very easily. I'll revisit it again.

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Photo of nick76
3.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma is very balanced with malt and hops with just a touch of yeast and adjuncts. The appearance is golden amber with a thin head and only a few bubbles. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a very drinkable beer but somewhat forgettable.

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Photo of Thads324
3.63/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a completely clear golden color. Tight white bubbles on the head dissipate at a medium pace.
Smells like salted pecans, soap and sweet bread. A very mild citrus hop aroma. nothing overpowering.
Starts light with a mild hop bitterness. Mild caramel bitterness mixes with a sharp grassy hop flavor. Finishes with more hop bitterness, very faint citrus and earthy pine. Bitterness throughout. A rye spiciness to it that rounds out the end nicely.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit over carbonated. Bitterness fills the mouth and coats the tongue

Overall a pretty good pale ale. Very easy to drink with pretty good hop flavor. A beer I imagine would be super stellar at the brewery, but I still dig it.

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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale) from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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