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 sommersb
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 06-15-2012
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Growler
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Filled at Whole Foods, Nashville

A: Clear and bright, with a light copper coloring. The head is 2 fingers high, white and frothy. Head retention is good, as is the lacing.

S: Aromas are primarily hop-based, showing citrus, grapefruit and floral notes. Some malt presence with biscuit and light caramel smells.

T/M: As with the aroma, the taste is dominated by the hops. Clean, with a medium body, with flavors of citrus and grapefruit-like hop bitterness. Carbonation is medium to high. The aftertaste is bitter and moderately acidic.

O: I thought this was an average pale ale that seemed a bit lacking in flavor depth.

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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 MagicJeff
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Standard copperish gold, finger head recedes pretty fast.

S: Some hops. Sort of biscuity. Not a lot going on with the smell

T: Hoppy, sort of earthy. Drinks more like an IPA.

M: Though it reminds me of an IPA, it's pretty light.

Overall: It's an ok beer. Not worth almost $10 for a sixer at the grocery store near me. It's bitter like an IPA but not much citrus or resin that I typically enjoy.

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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 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 CaptainIPA
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dry hopped with whole leaf Cascade. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a golden color with a two-finger head with good retention.
Aromas of hops, citrus and pine.

Opens with hop bomb bitterness that tips the balance on malt. Taste profile moves into a subtle touch of pine and hint of grapefruit. Crisp and light bodied. Finishes dry with a sustained graininess.

DSPA tastes like an aggressively hopped American IPA with a trace of wheat character. Me likey.

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Photo of Jason
3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown ale with no freshness date.

LOOK: Big froth, shiny golden

SMELL: Spicy, floral, orange zest, hint of pine, biscuity, yeast, faint esters

TASTE: Bitter, vegtal, thin graininess, orange peel, leafy, earthy, grainy, dry, chalky yeast

Assertive with a lot going on, a bit chaotic as the hoppiness runs a bit astray and there is not much there to tame it. One and done.

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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 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 jmarsh123
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
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 theghost3
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent gold with a 2-finger white head. A sudsy ring remains throughout.

The scent is grainy with a hint of flowers; very subtle. Taste is piney and floral hops with a slight metallic character. Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonated, and slightly acidic; medium-bodied.

This is fairly drinkable. Nothing to rave about, but a sessionable brew.

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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 EgadBananas
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark sunny autumn color. Head was fairly white, about a finger, dissipating to tiny bubbles.

Not much aroma, but what is there is a little wheat and breadiness, and a dash of grassy hop aroma.

Taste is bready, with a nice grassy, floral hop bite and bitterness. Miles better than the aroma.

Feel is light and crisp, clean and has a nice refreshing quality about it. Drink ability is high, though it's nothing particularly stellar.

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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 emmasdad
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
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 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 alleykatking
3.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle. Many thanks to betsona for this bottle.

A- Pours a amber color..duh! One and a half finger semi-white head shows medium retention. Nice specks of lace all over the sides of the glass.

S- I get a stronger wheat base out of this with hints of citrus hops and some bitter ones thrown in there as well. There is a certain offness to this that I can't quite pick up corn or something else. Light almost nutty malts in the ending of the aroma.

T- Light roasted malts in the front of the beer show off a light nutty flavor to them. The middle of the beer shows more of a wheat underbody which I could get into a little more than the front end. Ending goes back to a bigger malt with there being some stale bitter hops in the ending. Alcohol is not really there until it warms up which then becomes a little medicinal.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little light for the style. Roasted malts and hints of nut and whear are left on the palate. Aftertaste is stale alcohol, nutty malts, and hints of bitter hops. Flavors were a little underwhelming at times and not fully balanced. No off flavors were present. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This was a interesting beer. Don't know what I fully think of it. Will the South rise again? Maybe....but not anytime soon in my glass. Well unless I get another bottle of it.

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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 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 msubulldog25
3.52/5  rDev +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 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 Nerudamann
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
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 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 BeerAndBourbon
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours a golden orange with a foamy three finger head that leaves some foamy residual islands. Lots of yeast chunks in suspension.

S. Citrus hops when it's cold - lemon peel and orange. The piney and earthy hops come out more as it warms.

T. A bit of malty sweetness that doesn't balance the robust hoppy bitterness. Hops are reflective of the nose, except that the citrus hops never make a meaningful showing on the tongue - earthy and piney hops dominate and pack quite a punch.

M. Medium body with high level of carbonation.

D. How did this get listed as APWA? Certainly the closest to a PA or IPA. An interesting beer, but not something I'll be seeking out in the future.

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Deep South Pale Ale (Reb Ale) from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
3.29 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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