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 Falzi87
1.03/5  rDev -68.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I tasted this beer after a Deviant Dale's IPA, so this beer never stood a chance to begin with.

A - Looked okay. Decent head. Nothing too special.

S - Smells like a wet homeless bulldog who has been sitting in the sun for hours. I have smelled better things in porta-o-potties.

T - Like you actually licked that wet homeless bulldog who has been sitting in the sun for hours. Then you went into the port-o-potty and licked the seat. Someone should light the Lazy Magnolia brewery on fire for actually releasing this beer to the public.

M - The best feeling was when I spit it out.

Overall - Deep South? More like horrible in your mouth...not bad.

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Photo of sweemzander
1.72/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the trade.

(A)- Pours a hazy copper color that produced so much white foam, I only got about a 1/3 of the actual beer from the bottle. Way overly carbonated.

(S)- Rank Pine Sol cleaner with mountains of lemon.

(T)- Same as the taste; rank lemon & lime cleaner.

(M)- Far too much carbonation. Way too bitter and cloying; might as well drink actual Pine Sol.

(D)- No thank you, although its definitely infected or over carbonated or the combination of the two. Could only take a few sips of what was left.

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Photo of Immortale25
1.97/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. There's a freshness date but it's not readable.

A- Pours a clean dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that doesn't retain long before rapidly diminishing to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and nearly no surface foam. Barely any lacing as there's just a broken ring left behind.

S- Smells very soapy, almost like chlorine.

T- Taste is very neutral like water with a tinge of malt and trace amounts of alcohol. There's some sort of hop bite happening but it's unlike anything I've tasted before as it is, like the rest of the flavor, a neutral bitterness void of any character.

M- Tingly with low carbonation and a light body.

O- Wow, it's almost like you'd have to try and get a beer to be this lifeless and flavorless. I'd actually rather drink a macro than this stuff. At least a macro has some carb to it.

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Photo of bamadog
2.02/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked this up in a trade with PerzentRizen -- the trade was great, but this beer is a little on the rough side :) Review is from notes taken on 2/4/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light orange/coppery color and starts with a huge 3 finger head that is very foamy and slightly off-white; solid retention and the head leaves large, puffy and dry swaths of lacing as it slowly fadfes to a full and rocky skim that is about 1/2 finger deep still; as mentioned, body is a little hazy but still shows strong carbonation.

Smell: Piney and slightly grassy presence, but that's about it. Not much really coming out for the nose at all.

Taste: Not much flavor - just a bit of a bitter and metallic presence, and I can't really call it "flavor." Pretty bland.

Mouthfeel: Solid carbonation; body is a little thin and watery; moderate stick on the roof of the mouth from the hop resin.

Drinkability: Pretty low overall - I like pale ales but this one doesn't really bring much to the table. The utter lack of flavor makes this beer pretty much undesireable.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.13/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Orange/tan and clear, lots of bubbles, started with a big fizzy head but quickly dissipated to nothing, leaving no lace.

Smell isn't so impressive. A bit of cardboard accents wheat and grains with a little hoppiness.

Taste also isn't that impressive. Not as balanced as it should be, kinda dry hop/grain/malt/cardboard again, slightly soapy tasting.

Body is medium to light, and carbonation is high, drinks ok.

I think this one needs a little work. However, I'll certainly give it another chance if they tweak the recipe, or try others beers from this brewery. But do work on this one a bit, please.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.27/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Fruit and grain aromas.
LOOK: Light Amber color
TASTE: tart bitter taste all the way through

Not unpleasant, but nothing special either.

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Photo of corby112
2.44/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle received as an extra in a recent trade with piginapen. Thanks again man!

Pours a dark golden orange color with pale golden yellow hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy, pillowy white head that very, very slowly dissipates into a lasting cap and ring that leaves sporadic spots of chunky lacing.

Slightly earthy piny hop aroma with subtle citrus notes and a biscuit malt backbone. Pretty bland smelling.

Pretty carbonated up front leading into a crisp medium body that is very hops forward with a subtle malt backbone and bone dry finish. Very dry piney hops up front that linger throughout over a biscuit and graham cracker malt backbone that is kind of thinned out into a very long dry, bitter piny hop finish. Not very well balanced and kind of one dimensional.

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Photo of harrymel
2.47/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

thanks to beerindex for this in my the junk BIF

A: Pours a honey gold ale with excellent clarity and lies beneath a two finger, peanut head with good density. This falls over the coarse of a few minutes and leaves a thick sheet of the same. Sheety lacing. Nice.

S: Smells like buttered emesis. Some sweet feel to the mid point, but the most dominant thing to me is the reminiscence to emesis.

T: Medium floral over a malted body. Light malts with a slight metallic and woody flavor at the ends.

M: Medium body, medium to hi carb. Plenty slimy on the finish.

O: Not much different to me than their Indian Summer. Very average. As a pale ale, weak.

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Photo of TheCondor
2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brew was drank at the Lazy Magnolia Brew House in the Gulfport-Biloxi airport on-tap.

Appearance - A nice copper hue with a decent head, goes away swiftly. Good lacing on the glass, pretty transparent

Smell - Mild spices, a little biscuity, some light citrus notes. Not much to speak of, honestly.

Taste - The hop bitterness in this beer is pretty haphazard. It hits you up front and on the finish. There is vague references to floral and citrus flavors, but not much.

Mouthfeel - I like the crisp, clean, bitter finish! There is just a collision of flavors that don't transition smoothly.

Overall - This ain't a bad brew. I love pale ale, and they got the bitterness down, but not much else. If they invented the "Southern Pale Ale" style like they say, I think it'd be a good idea to work on the recipe a little to bring it more cohesion. Not too bad, nut had a lot better.

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Photo of beerwolf77
2.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for tossing this one my way.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is mostly clear golden yellow. About one finger of stark white head recedes leaving a faint ring of lace.

The aroma is lightly hopped with a touch of citrus. A moderate amount of malt comes through as it warms.

The flavor is sharp and bitter. There's a touch of hops in there somewhere. It's just dry and musty tasting.

Light thin body. Lots of carbonation.

Overall a rather offensive wheat ale. Not something I would drink again.

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Photo of BeerMark
2.58/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reb Ale from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company looks nice in my pint glass. Good carbonation here. Smell has some type of alcohol and slight malt odor. Unfortunately, the taste is exactly the same. Just alcohol, some malt, and bitterness present here. (I don't mean a good kind of hoppy bitterness either.) Not recommended.

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Photo of robboyd
2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light gold, reminds me of your everyday pilsner. Slight lacing and a light fluffy head.

Smells of light hops and maybe a mild citrus. There's also a soapiness to it, although I didn't mind it.

Tastes very pale indeed. Not much going on but certainly better than what your dad drank. I think this would be a good starter beer to get someone familiar with the bitterness of a decently hopped beer. The more I drank it, the more the hops stayed with me. It left that good high pitched bitter aftertaste but unfortunately it fades quickly. Fairly light bodied and refreshing. I would call this a good tailgater.

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Photo of biggmike
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Keg and Barrel in Hattiesburg, MS. Poured a pale gold color with little head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was not real distinct, but of wheat. Flavor was disappointing, kind of sweet, with little hop character. Mouthfeel was kind of thin which is characteristic of Lazy Mag beers.

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Photo of GregSVT
2.82/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with a huge white head that slowly fades leaving some nice lacing.

S: The nose is very smells acrid but slightly hoppy and a hint of sweet malts. Not sure what's going on here...possibly skunked.

T: The taste is decent. Sweet malty tones lead way to a citrus hop flavor that fades out on the finish. The flavors are pretty muted but not bad.

M: The feel is overly carbonated but crisp. The bubbles are big like a BMC product...smaller bubbles would make this creamy and possibly help the flavor.

D: This is a decent Pale Wheat but nothing crazy.

I might be inclined to order this at a bar if I ever saw it but I won't be searching it out.

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Photo of icehawk
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25


 Appearance: Clear light amber with foamy white head 

 Aroma: Not much to pick up 


 Palate: Fairly carbonated, dry, fairly bitter finish 

 Overall: Good drinkability, although the bitterness really sticks out in a fairly light package.

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Photo of lackenhauser
2.98/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Somewhat fuzzy golden color with a head that goes on and on which leads me right to infection out of the starting gate. Not a bad looking beer per se but takes 3 pours to get 12 ounces into a pint glass. Somewhat sulfury and earthy aroma. Mildly astringent. Big hop biterness upfront-somewhat crisp. Faint citrus/lemon like flavor. Hop bite tends to dominate overall. Thin body wise-almost watery. Would seem even more so if it wasnt for the hops. Very, very average overall. Read the label closer-I thought it said RED ale-once I poured the beer I realized what was up. Pass for me.

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Photo of alpinebryant
2.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a light caramel amber with a medium white head off the start, which quickly settled to a white ring around the glass.

Smelled of light piney hops, more of a malt presence on this one of pale malts

Taste is mostly a mix of piney twang in a wheat beer. There is a nice light wheat mouthfeel with a lot of bitterness and possibly some type of spice that gives a slight pepper taste.

Overall a light mouthfeel, a little too bitter / not as sweet as some other wheat pale ales out there, probably a little more bitter than some others I have had, could benefit from a few more aroma hops possibly.

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Photo of SHODriver
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: miniscule white head with a light copper hue. A little bit of haze going on.

S: piney with some earthy notes.

T: bitter pine with some caramel sweetness. Slightly watery taste that finishes a little spicy. Not bad, but not bold enough for my liking. Somewhat balanced leaning toward the hoppy side of things. Again, not bad but I'd like a little more out of it. the closer I get to the bottom of the glass the more I like it though.

M: Lively carbonation with a good mouthfeel for the style.

D: I love IPAs and hoppy beers but this one just doesn't do it for me. One is ok but I wouldn't session this one.

Overall, not bad but not great. If I need a hop fix or can't find something else that I trust to drink if I feel the need it would do in a pinch.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint. "Deep south pale ale" 12/05/09 printed on the label.

Thanks to PerzentRizen for this bottle!

A - A moderate pour released a gushing head. After overflowing everywhere, it stood at just above four fingers tall. The loose bubbles hung on for a long time leaving some loose lacing. The beer is a lightly hazy golden yellow with decent carbonation bubbles rising up. Great appearance after the overflow mishaps.

S - The aroma is a bit faint which could be due to the age. I'm picking up low pale malts with a lemon citrusy hop nose that's a bit floral in nature. It could stand to be stronger.

T - The flavor is a citrusy lemon hop crispness with a floral touch and a low pale malt backbone. The whole flavor is just a bit thin.

M - Thin feeling despite a medium-low body. A bit watery too. The finish is crisp from carbonation and a bit dry with very little in the way of bitterness.

D - I think I'd love to try this fresh but it's not terrible now. The body needs a little work and the aroma could be a bit stronger, but it's a great start. I could have a few of these while watching a movie.

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Photo of mikey711
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Decent head on a copper colored brew. Head was good initially but did not retain well. Almost no lace.

S: Not much hop aroma, a touch of biscuit and breadiness.

T: WHile this beer has not oxidized, it just tastes a bit like cardboard. The hops are not very present and the sweetness is rather bland.

M: Not bad considering. It is refreshing and light with nothing off to note.

D: I am sure I could drink many of these but don't know if I would want to

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a clear, dark gold color with a fluffy white head. Nice retention, just a little lace.

Nose is an even split of crackery, biscuit maltiness and piney hops. A little bit of nutty yeast comes out as it warms.

Taste is pretty similar to the nose with lots of piney bitterness. The malt is fairly prevalent and very boorish. For a new beer, bring something to the table, not just a rehash of something that has been done hundreds of times by hundreds of breweries. This tastes like a Pale Ale that was born in the mid-90s with classic varietals of hops and malt. Its a decent Pale Ale, but it is so very boring and desperately needs more hop flavor. I wont buy it again, I find it to be just on the short side of average.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.12/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a glass at Brent's Drugs, Jackson, MS during a play reading. Not bad for $2.

A: rust colored with a half finger head that dissipates pretty quick. Leaves a thin white circle of head around the glass. Light lacing.

S: Piney resins dominate with a pinch of malt thrown in.

T: Hops come through with a real flourish, then begin to diminish. Slightly bitter finish, but not overpowering. Crisp and clean. Floral and citrus notes from the dry hopping.

M: light to medium; low carbination.

O: Very smooth. Drinks more like an IPA. Hopheads will cheer for this one.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh yeah. Mississippi tick thanks to Bobby.

A: The beer pours a golden amber color with a small white head.

S: Lightly hoppy on the aroma with a hop profile comprised mostly of citrus peel and grass. Otherwise, it's quite sweet with lots of toffee and bread malt aromas. Maybe just a light floral hop note.

T: Not the most pleasant flavor. It begins with stale bread, a touch of metal, and cardboard. A rather light floral hop note with sweet malt/bread and some fruity yeast esters. Hints of grass and a very mild bitterness.

M: Medium in body with medium to low carbonation.

O: My first Mississippi beer was a disappointing one. Decent aroma, but below average flavor.

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Photo of CharlatanSin
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to piginapen for throwing this beer in as an extra!

This is my third and final Lazy Magnolia beer on the shelf. I hated Indian Summer. The Pecan was interesting and worth trying, but not for me. Reb Ale is my last hope for a beer to order next time I have to visit my grandmother in the deep south. Here it goes.

The beer pours a clear orange amber. It looks very fizzy, and an aggressive pour doesn't yield much head, and what little exists leaves me before long.

The smell is rather unpleasant. It's bready, but stale and musty. Some grassy hops come through as it warms, making the overall smell better. The taste, thankfully, is surprisingly solid based on the smell. It's dominated by a grainy bitterness, almost a rye flavor (though I know it must be wheat). The bread is less musty than in the smell. There's a slight metallic taste that doesn't bother me, but I can see turning my friends off completely.

The body is thin and unremarkable in the mouth. Pretty watery, though I can see it being crisp in an oppressive Louisiana summer. That's why I'm giving it a bit of the benefit of the doubt in terms of drinkability. I don't love it, but the taste is fine and I'd give it another shot in a more appropriate context.

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Photo of froggiestomp13
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lazy Magnolia Reb Ale from bottle into Pint Glass. Freshness date 04.08.10

(A)= Copper color, clear, minimal hazy yellow head (less than 1/8 inch)that disappated immediately.

(S)= Sweet, Bread Doughy

(T)= Crisp, Spicy, Metallic Copper Aftertaste

(M)= Smooth, Light, Decent carbonation

(D)= Easy brew. Could enjoy a six of these in one sitting without problem.

I enjoy this beer although it has a full taste, appealing color and aroma doesn't offend yet isn't impressive.

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