Category 5 IPA | Due South Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
359 Ratings
Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The most powerful IPA in the Due South Category series, the Cat 5 is big on hops and big on flavor. Clocking in at 8.5% ABV and 96 IBU’s, the first bands of malts will make way for the surge of hops on the palate. Designed for the true hophead, this is not a beer for the faint of heart.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
359
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
69
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uwmgdman
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy golden-orange with a big billowy white head. Nice citrus nose, maybe a hint of honey? Flavor is bitter upfront, citrus rind, some sweet light caramel candy presence, before returning to citrus rind bitterness and a bit dry. Solid offering. Love the hurricane categories for their IPA line.

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Photo of hogrider
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can drink lots of it.....all day long

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Photo of DougT
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Imperialjake
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paresis
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopulation_Control
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Got off the the tap at the Eastern Market bar in Winter Park, Orlando.

Pours a clear copper-amber color with a small but dense head.

The nose is very dank and citrusy right off the bat, almost a bit grassy to me. Alcohol is also very apparent as is the malt.

Sharp bitterness and citrus flavors that roll into the dankness. Very little malt flavor at all. Finishes with a bitter bite.

Full bodied beer, nice amount of carbonation is the perfect start to a very dry finish. Overall I feel like for how much bitterness there is it lacks some of the flavors from the hops. The malt is balanced well with hops but almost soley in bitterness and not enough in aroma and taste, in my opinion.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Due South Brewing Co. "Category 5 IPA"
on tap @ South, Philadelphia, PA on 10 May 2016

- Haha! I was told this was "Category 8" and I had to call the brewery to make sure that wasn't true. Not normally available in PA, this must have been a left-over from the Craft brew Conference a few days earlier.

Notes: Hazy amber orange body. Short but creamy white head. Better than average retention and lacing. Aroma is pungent with hop resin, pine, a little bit of citrus, and caramelish malt. The flavor follows with more tropical fruit and a splash of alcohol. Solidly malty and bitter, it finishes dry and somewhat herbal and spicy/piney. Overall it's a solid, kind of big IPA, but in that it's also a bit blocky and unrefined.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can picked up at Knightly Spirits in Orlando. canned 11/16/16, so less than 2 months old.

hazy dk orange body, big foamy white head, excellent thick lacing.

fruit & hops on the nose.

good tasty DIPA. sharp hop bite. seems to have both citrus & non-citrus fruit flavors.

between medium and full on the mouth. slightly sour finish. faint alcohol burn on the back of the mouth.

overall, very enjoyable DIPA, first beer from this articular brewery.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JandJMD
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange to gold in color with a very murky complexion and plenty of sediment suspended within. There'a easily an inch of creamy beige foam on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of intense citrus hops and light malt. I'm tasting a wallop of citrus hops and a hint of light malt. The mouth is a bit sticky and resinous, true to style.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike_putti
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alecmedeiros
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbrown
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 359 ratings.
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