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Category 3 IPA | Due South Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
duesouthbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dimenhetfield on 05-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,733
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
266
pDev:
14.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
62
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 266 |  Reviews: 35
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2.31/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Knapp85
2.21/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of oline73
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap while we were in Key West. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off white head that fades to a layer on top of the pour and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Some sweet malt with a citrus peel/soapy hop note. I'm getting some warmth from the alcohol as well.

Taste: Soapy hops dominate the flavor with a citrus peel bitterness. Mild fruity notes with a touch of sweet malt and a bunch of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: It didn't feel like there was much artistry going on in this beer. The bitterness was super aggressive, but nothing was subtle. The alcohol stuck out a bit too much as well.

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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Rifugium
2.76/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at Coffee District, Delray Beach, FL

Slightly hazy, amber pour with a small white head that receded to a wispy layer, leaving a few spots of lacing on the glass. Smell was a bit funky, and not in a saison way, like something was off here; thin and malty, soapy, distant leafy hops. This translated into the taste, unfortunately. It wasn't completely undrinkable, but this was not a very well-done IPA overall. Sweet thinned-out malts, light fruits, dishwater, leafy hops that really didn't provide a freshness or crispness that, in my opinion, makes a good IPA. Light-medium body, and just not very drinkable. Fortunately, this was a taster, because, hmm...

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My local, in-person trader, tone77, headed Due South for a while and returned with a bunch of CANs for me in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm)! It is like a twist on the old t-shirts in that my buddy visited the south and all I got was a bunch of CANs. In this case, that's okay by me.

From the CAN: "Brewed with loads of malts and loads of hops, this golden India Pale Ale is true to the style while maintaining a balance between malty and bitter."; "A special blend of Ameri[CAN] hops give this beer its unique flavor. Although fruity and citrusy, this beer has only four ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and water."; "Drink Local [-] Drink Fresh".

The Crack! released a little spritz across my fingertips, signalling that I might want to go easy on the Glug, given its advancing age. Settling, I could see that it was brimful, which was another CANtributing factor. Sure enough, even a gentle pour generated a whole lot of foaming, creating three-plus fingers of puffy, tawny head that quickly fell, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with some floaties in evidence. Nose was very grapefruit-citrusy, underlain by a malty sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium to full. The hops jumped out immediately on the tongue, but they were beginning to fade, allowing the caramel sweetness of the malt to start to come forward. I really had no problem with this as I have plans to drink a number of AIPAs this evening and if I don't blow out my palate early, so much the better. Finish was semi-dry with a grapefruit-like bitterness that lingered in the back of my throat.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.84/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Nice white head. Good retention. Nice lacing.

Smell - Mild citrus and pine hop. Diacetyl? Might be.

Taste - Still some diacetyl here, but less. Mild citrus hop. Grainy malt smoothed out by the buttery flavor. Eh.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Diacetyl kills this. Maybe it's a bad batch.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dvmin98
2.8/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty bland. Not very hoppy. Middle of the road

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Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billolick
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned and w/o freshness info

Pours medium almond Amber, frothy off white head, gauzy froth and splashes of lace.

Resiny hop nose

Better the average IPA with a respectable Resiny and grainy hop bite

Worth a try

Good to see more and more real beer being brewed in Florida

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, citrus. Taste is piney hops, some citrus, but not like the aroma, a bit of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Category 3 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 266 ratings
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