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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)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States | website

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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84
Ratings:
204
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
24.85%
 
 
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Photo of msubulldog25
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 12 oz. bottle with a stamped date on the label: 12/13/10 (is that bottled on or drink before?). One of several sent by BA Mississipping.

Question for LMBC: when, oh when, will you brew a Bulldog Beer? C'mon, Hendersons, MSU is your alma mater and Ole Miss AND USM get their beers first? (Oh, I get it... saving the most amazingly awesome beer for last... clever!) In the meantime, 'Reb Ale' will have to do ~ let's hope I can remain objective... ;-)

A: Pours a light honey/golden, crowned with a finger-high dollop of whitish cream. Complexion is nearly clear, carbonation is scattered but boisterous... but then there's a weird hanging fuzzy unfiltered-ness. I can't tell if this trying to be a clear/filtered beer or a hazy/cloudy wheat. As such, it falls in between and isn't so lovely to look at. But overall head, retention, (fractured) lace and carbonation are nice, so the score isn't too low.

S: Don't know that I like the smell much at first, but then all of the sudden I do; it's a musty grassy wetness. Damp hay, kinda minty but not. Flowery sweetness underneath, then spice, honey, a little berry(?) cereal (???). Interesting.

T: Spicy (think dry pepper) hoppiness bites through a biscuity/nutty grain. A twist of lemon then doughy dryness. Underlying it all is a green herbalness, like parsley or oregano even. Kinda unusual things to pick up in a wheat pale, but there ya go... Through it all, really good malt/hop balance... something 'English' about this, just can't quite put my finger on it.

M: Lighter body (borderline thin), crisp yet smooth enough and refreshing. Clean finish, a touch on the dry side.

D: Nothing astounding here, but likable and easy to drink. I could see this being a summertime favorite (tho' it works ok in winter, too). Although 5.4% abv, it seems like a worthy 'session' beer. Glad for the chance to try - thanks, Ian.

Now to smash the empty bottle into a thousand of pieces (Go to Hell, Ole Miss!).

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new one for me for sure. I have been fairly impressed with what I have had of theirs and this one was no exception. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 1/27/2010.

The pour was decent, dark amber in color with slight red highlights to it that seemed to fit the style nicely, Small white head crept up and over the top and gently settled down leaving a cratered and rocky look that soon turned to a bare copper top. Lots of bready notes coming off of here right away, smooth and delicate caramel as well as a touch of musty bread are all trying to work themselves in now in various forms. As I take the first sip I notice the feel to be a little lighter then I would have thought but it does seem to work overall. Well carbonated the first sip hits with caramel malts and an herbal, almost flowery like taste that melts into a gritty and bready malt. Very nicely done. Easily drinkable as I was able to put this one down fairly quickly and move onto the next selection of the night.

Overall while not the best thing I have ever had it certainly worked and I would have no issue with trying another one.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tolann and her friends for sharing beers a month or so back at her basement party. This one poured a pale golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of sweet malt, straw and citrus. On the palate, this one is light bodied with flavors of sweet malt, straw and citrus.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear light straw yellow with very little head and lots of bubbles.

Not much hop aroma. Maybe a little spice. Mostly some sweet pilsner and wheat malts.

A crisp up front taste. A bit of a cracker malt and finishes slightly spicy with a hint of twang presumably from the wheat.

Crisp, but not watery and high carb level.

Quite pleasantly surprised after the unimpressive pour and aroma. Nothing special here, but something with a similar profile to a light lager, only a bit fuller bodied with more flavor. Would definitely see this as a good tailgating beer if more regularly available.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Copper with a medium sized head. Head is barely tan. It lingers with the body. Laces consistently. Body is a bit hazy.

S-Hoppy. I am surprised. I was expecting just a heap of lazy caramel. Hops are a bit medicinal and grassy. Malt is bread and caramel.

T-Quite bitter. Actually a bit too bitter. Just a bunch of bald bitterness with no hoppy flavors to provide efficient backing. Astringent. Yeasty bread (sourdough?). Then the bitterness sears the palate.

M-Lighter bodied. Kinda hard to drink. Bubbles are a bit too intense. Dry with long bitterness.

O/D-It has its faults and odd points; but I actually did enjoy this brew. I respect Lazy Magnolia trying to make a Pale Ale with some abrasive tendencies. Just misses the mark in some areas.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Lazy Magnolia Deep South Pale Ale

Appearance: amber clear, medium-large head, and some lacing.

Smell: bold hops, grapefruit citrus, and some grain.

Taste: strong whole hop, light grain, and a bitter grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: medium and slightly watery.

Overall:
This is a decent brew. There is a strong whole hop flavor and a good grapefruit note. However, it is not as full bodied in mouthfeel as I'd personally like.

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Photo of bonkers
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to piginapen for this one. Pale yellow with a massive white head. The aroma has a pleasant citrus aroma, more of a pale ale aroma than a wheat aroma. The beer is light and hoppy. The flavor is floral with citrus. It finishes crisp. It is medium bodied and goes down smooth. A nice hybrid beer. I think Lazy Magnolia really nailed this one.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.6/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look - solid amber in color, maybe a little murky, and about 2 fingers of slightly off-white foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - Fairly strong wheat malt aroma. Maybe a little on the stale or musky side of smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Right away a toasty like flavor, slightly stale/dry middle, and an every so slightly bitter finish, but not a hop-like bitterness. Texture is fairly smooth, but with a slight lean toward creaminess. The bottle's label suggests a new style in this fusion: Deep South Pale Ale. While I don't yet know enough about APA's, this beer does seem to have a unique taste. Lingering bitter aftertaste, but still with enough complexity to keep me interested.

Drinkability - Not a bad brew, and I also think not too bad of a representation of the style. Aftertaste is a bit much for me though.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin head on a clear golden amber body with scattered lacing.

S: the aroma is excellent with lots of citrus and musty, earthy hops. light on the malts.

T: hops are on the bitter, earthy and metallic side. caramel malt base which is semisweet. The citrus is a little more sour and mostly is up front.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: strong bitter/metallic after taste for the style. Still very flavorful but just too sour which effects drinkability.

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Photo of Thads324
3.63/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of nick76
3.66/5  rDev +10.9%
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 Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +11.5%
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 jacobseyb
3.69/5  rDev +11.8%
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 southdeltan
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
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 Beerandraiderfan
3.73/5  rDev +13%
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%
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 ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
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 danielharper
3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
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 bmwats
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
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 CityBoy1986
3.81/5  rDev +15.5%
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 rampole
3.82/5  rDev +15.8%
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 +15.8%
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 AtrumAnimus
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
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 AgentMunky
3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
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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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale) from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.
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