Southern Hops’pitality
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 13.48%
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
429
From:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
 
Mississippi, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  93
SCORE
81
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Notes: Southern Hops’pitality is Lazy Magnolia’s offering of delicious cheer to all of our fans. We pride ourselves on our porch-sippin’ and backyard grillin’ with our beloved kinfolk, and this traditional IPA offers the perfect libation to add to the Southern hospitality and charm that we hold so dear. Our session IPA has a bold citrus burst on the front end with hints of tropical fruits, such as grapefruit, orange, and mango in the finish. Lazy Magnolia’s brewers use a unique hop blend for an exciting dry-hopped aroma, and with a light straw color and crisp, smooth finish on the palate, this 6% ABV, 60 IBU IPA will help you extend some “Southern Hops’pitality” to your loved ones. From our porch to yours, Cheers Y’all!
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light amber with a large, thick head. In the nose, it has some light citrus. In the mouth, it is a lightly bitter in the mouth - almost a pale ale bitterness.

Feb 11, 2019
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JLaw55 from Missouri

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Juicy, hoppy, floral, slight bitter on the finish. But super suddsy. Almost soap like. Takes away from the beer overall.

Wouldn't revisit this one again.

Jan 14, 2019
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Tone from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus hops, slight citrus, slight sweet malt, hint of piney hops, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a high carbonation level. There is a pleasant lack of bitterness. Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, slight citrus, slight sweet malt, hint of piney hops, slight grass, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, too carbonated, but bitterness if well blended, and good complexity.

Dec 08, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bright, light amber body; huge sculpted head of foam; some rings of speckled foam layer the inside of the glass. Zesty, peppery aroma; some heavy malt sweetness. Little malt flavor at first sip, but a fruity and spicy hop presence develops fairly rapidly; good hop bitterness build up. Medium body; rather slick and watery at first yet there is some fiery qualities from the hops.

A decent IPA that, at first, tastes a bit flat and watery, yet the hops rise to the occasion to save this beer. They bring a mildly spicy quality to the beer, some bite and punch although the flatness of the beer diminishes these qualities a tad. Quite drinkable...

Jun 04, 2018
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CNoj012 from New York

3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a bright amber red color with a two finger, fluffy bright white head. Retention is moderate for they style and there are some whispy spots of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is pine, earthiness and citrus hops along with some sweet caramel and bready malts. When the beer is agitated the fruity flavors of grapefruit pith, tangerine and mango really come to forefront.

Taste is the same, but the malts are a bit more present. The only hint of the fruity flavors comes right at the beginning because first the sweet malts come in and then there is a solid bitterness that comes through mid sip and really wipes out all the other flavors.

Feel is light and smooth, but lacking carbonation. There is a bit of stickiness on the finish from the hops.

Overall this beer is decent. A solid example of the West Coast IPA, but it is a bit too malty for my liking, especially for such a low abv beer.

Oct 23, 2017
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YoungMtn52 from New York

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber color with quickly dissipating head. Smell is a nice blend of citrus and hops. Has a nice flavor to start but finishes with a piney bite that lingers a bit too long....OK, but I prefer others like Dogfish...

Sep 09, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three finger head start which leaves three rings of lace and spots thereafter. The liquid is amber with the lightest of hazes.

The smell is a nice combination of caramel malts and floral hops. There's also a touch of molasses sweetness to the nose.

The flavor is only slightly drier than the smell. The hop is more pronounced as well with a black pepper bite. The body is neutral as is the carbonation. The overall effect is uncomplicated and nondescript. Yet, there are no issues or problems to note.

Aug 31, 2017
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DrMullet from Florida

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mildly hazy reddish amber color with a generous, persistent head.
Smell is a nice blend of citrus and pineapple. Not too aggressive.
Medium hop flavor. Citrus and pine with a hint of orange.
Not overly hopped.

Aug 20, 2017
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Squire from Mississippi

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Attractive color of lighter hazy gold with white cap.

Scent of primarily citrus (grapefruit) hops with supporting notes of tropical (mango) fruits. The hops are strong enough to override any malt presence.

Taste is a hop circus with several acts going on at the same time. That's to say I'm getting distinct rather than integrated hop flavors. The tastes are actually pretty decent but it's like three horses trying to pull the wagon in different directions.

Medium texture with balanced carbonation.

Overall I can see where they were going with this but the game plan is flawed. They ran the ball all over the field without scoring.

Jun 26, 2017
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spoony from Colorado

3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled February 22, 2017) to a tulip.

A-The beer looks nice. It is orange-amber and very clear. An off-white head of roughly two fingers sits on top. Retention is decent and the foam leaves lacing all the way down to the bottom of the glass. Not much carbonation is visible.

S-The aroma is old school; I sniff a good amount of bitterness here and very little "juiciness." Flavors of orange zest, toast, maybe some mint, and just a little mango and pineapple creep in there. On the dry side for the style. A little rough but decent.

T-The taste is also dry with obvious orange notes and I pick up some mint too, but it doesn't come together very well on the palate. The beer is strangely dry but I still taste toast and light caramel notes from the malts. The finish is long, drying, and vaguely bitter.

M-The body is on the lighter side of things and carbonation levels are on the high side of average.

O-This beer looks and smells like the real thing, but the flavor and feel are a bit rough around the edges. It is strangely dry on the palate and the feel, while more robust than many "session" IPAs, is a little too light for me for an IPA.

Apr 02, 2017
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Gavage from Nevada

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange in color with a 1/2" head that falls to a thin surface covering.

Smell: some pine and grapefruit are detectable.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, pine, and an earthy bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish.

Overall: a decent IPA.

Feb 04, 2017
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puck1225 from Texas

3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Attractive golden color with a decent initial head and good lacing. Piney smell with citrus taste and distinct bitter aftertaste. Could be better balanced, but overall not bad.

Nov 21, 2016
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utopiajane from New York

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks pretty dark until you hold it up to the light. Then it's sweet orange candy . With a white head of foam that lasts and clings. A soft haze. Nose is sumptuous with mango and heady with earthy grapefruit peel. A dank hop herbal courts the background and the finish as a touch of icy sweetness goes down with just enough herbal. Soft gentle and not too bitter. I am in love with Southern Hops'pitality!

Nov 13, 2016
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Pours a clear medium golden/amber color. Two fingers of white head... falls rapidly and sticky lacing. Looks good...

S: Citrus and pine. Good hop presence.

T/F: Biscuity malt backbone... has some presence to it. The hop profile is a bit disappointing... not overly bitter or strong. Some citrus notes... pine and mildly resinous. Somewhat tart. Finish is dry and clean.

O: Looks good, smells decent... flavor lets down a bit. A drinkable IPA... nothing offensive, but nothing to bring me back either.

Aug 05, 2016
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JDaniel502 from Kentucky

3.16/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into pint glass and I was initially pleased with the amber coloration. The nice frothy head also fueled my anticipation to take the first sniff and taste. So far so good. I got a very light and grassy and citrus smell to the sniff which did not match up to my expectations from the robust color and head of the beer. A pleasant and spritely mouthfeel, but again the taste did not live up to my expectations. I was looking for more powerful and standout flavors. I like the notes of citrus but I was looking for more. I think I'll "hop" on to another beer (pun absolutely intended).

Jul 23, 2016
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Smk54 from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Thick head and some great lacing. Hops on the nose but not the pine resin that you expect. Smooth hops and citrus taste. Nice mouthfeel. I can drink this one over and over.

Mar 29, 2016
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Orange beer with 1 finger head that retains well. Smell is a really nice combo of bready sweet malt, pine and citrus. Taste is very excellent and well balanced. Nice hops that pow, some slight dankness with mostly pine flavor but a touch of citrus and a nice breadiness/sweetness to really fill out the body in this beer well. Surprised its listed at 5.5% because both the hops and body give this beer a much bigger feel. Highly recommend for hopheads.

Mar 20, 2016
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scotorum from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LAZY MAGNOLIA SOUTHERN HOPSPITALITY IPA 3/2/16

Another giftie from my beer club membership. This Mississippi brewery was totally unknown to me before.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip. No bottling date info visible.

a: Slightly hazy amber with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Pine and citrus.

t: Follows the nose leaning towards grapefruit. Moderate bite with lingering bitterness on the otherwise dry finish. A few grassy notes emerge later.

m; Medium, good body and heavy carbonation tingle.

o: A well-made IPA in the middle to upper range of hop power, especially for what is essentially a session-level brew.

Mar 03, 2016
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princessbay710 from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 3/27/15, nearly a year ago. A rediculous head, a golden, unfiltered cloudy body. The mouth feel is much like a strange or flat soda, I give a 3.5 because I feel like changing this would do the beer so much justice, or perhaps just the fact that my bottle is a year old can excuse that lol. I will have to review this one again. The spicy hoppy flavor is sensational. Sharp and crisp, ultra refreshing.


Review numero dos. Upon trying another single, the carbonation is awesome in this one. 3.75

Feb 16, 2016
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HotDogBikeRide from Texas

4.67/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big, fluffy, pillowy head comin' out of this unfiltered looking, hazy, deep golden beer. Bottle is 11 months old, being dated 3/15/2015, and from the first look of it has aged so nicely. Lots of bubbles and a head that will not go away. Literally a pillow of foam that stays as a mass on top of the beer the entire time nearly. Lacing is webby and top notch looking.

Dude, this is a really good beer. Sour, citrus, pine, and an almost menthol like hop make this one of the most unique IPA's I've had. Maybe I just haven't tried many lower ABV ones like this as it's likely the least alcohol IPA that I've had. The head, color, pour kind of point in an almost wheat beer direction, but the taste is a hodge podge of cool hop flavors with a sweet resinous bite, finishig with a cool refreshing throat. Cheers, this aged beautifully.

Feb 16, 2016
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John_Beeryman from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours orange with a frothy white head. The smell is bright, happy citrus. The taste is like biting into a ripe, juicy citrus fruit. It's just TASTY, smooth and well-balanced. An easy-going, flavorful Southern beer.

Jan 29, 2016
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senglish7 from Mississippi

2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I haven't been this disappointed in a beer in awhile. Taste is just not good at all. Not really sure how this is considered an IPA. Feel is smooth I guess.

Jan 27, 2016
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jbmann from Louisiana

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 7/10/2015.

Good looks with a lot of citrus in both the smell and taste.

Very refreshing with good aftertaste.

Appropriate mouthfeel for the the style.

Dec 06, 2015
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a hazy amber in color with golden highlights. It is topped with an inch of dirty white head that leaves some lacing.

I get fresh citrus featuring grapefruit and orange.

The taste begins with citrus with grapefruit being the standout. The finish has some pine.

Medium mouthfeel

This bottle is stamped "BOTTLED ON 11/04/14." Either they put the wrong year on the bottle or this is the best an IPA has ever retained its hoppiness for over a year. My friend gave it to me, and I was expecting a malty shell of an IPA. Thanks to lowered expectations, I really enjoyed this beer once I realized that it was fresh.

Nov 22, 2015
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tronester from Oklahoma

3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden orange, with a big off-white head. Huge lacing as the beer travels through the glass. Smells like apricot, mint, and some citrus. Taste begins with a hint of caramel, followed by some pineapple, then some mango. After that is a bit of orange, and some pine bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Overall quite a good IPA that I would get again.

Oct 28, 2015
Southern Hops’pitality from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 429 ratings