Category 5 IPA | Due South Brewing Co.

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3.93/5
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Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial 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
Ranking:
#11,368
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
373
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
74
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of baklo
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markjknowles
4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz can poured into a .3 l glass. Foamy off white head meringue looking as it rises in the glass. This has such great balance, hop forward bitterness complimented by the malt flavors integrate so well into a delicious whole. May not lay in bed thinking about it but excited for my next one!

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Photo of snaotheus
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018-02-03
12oz can served in a tulip. Canned on 12/22/17. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours a fairly clear, moderately dark amber with a very large head that fades very slowly. Smell is fruity, maybe mango or something else tropical, with pine in the background.

Taste is bitter as hell. Tropical fruit has a presence, but my lips are literally coated in bitter hop residue. Wow. It's totally unbalanced, but I like it.

Mouthfeel is moderately thin, but filmy -- leaves a coating in the mouth. Overall, this is a ridiculous beer and I like it.

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Photo of rarigney
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uwmgdman
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
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 -2.3%
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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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.02/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paresis
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopulation_Control
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
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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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 373 ratings