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Category 5 IPA | Due South Brewing Co.

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86
very good
31 Reviews
Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Due South Brewing Co.
Florida, United States | website

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
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
332
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
30.23%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
63
For Trade:
3
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Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
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3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another specialty release from these guys, this one follows an oft used theme here in Florida; Hurricanes. They already make a Category 3 and Category 4, each with increasing alcohol and hops as the category increases (you know, like in a hurricane Saffir-Simpson scale). Of all of the Category's they make, this was probably my favorite.

More of a hop forward beer than the others, this was right up my alley. A little dark in color but full of citrus and piney hops in the aroma. Flavor was packed with pine resin and oil with plenty of bitterness. Caramel malts give a decent backbone but didnt drown out the star of the show, which was the hops. Not quite up to the level of the big boys, but a very decent beer in any regard. Well done.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Pungent, Rind, Bitter, Warming

One brewers IPA is another’s Double IPA, so from that we’ll take the brewers word that this is just an amped up IPA. This beer stinks, a good stink at that of pungent hops. The hefty malt base is big enough to hold up to this onslaught of hoppiness and even alcohol. A massive brew for drinkers with venturesome palates.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 8.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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4.81/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap poured into sniffer


A: nice head light Amber colored looks like it is going to lace well great clarity 


S: very fruity peaches mango maybe some pineapple 


T: very juicy so fruity it's lush with the fruit flavors just a lot of citrus and stone fruit 


M: nice medium body with a pleasant sweet linger on the tongue


O: This is an amazing fruity DIPA seek this out you will be smiling from ear to ear outrageously good 

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The closest beer to being a clone of cigar city jai alai that I have tasted so far. Delicious and local to me

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12 oz can with "canned on" dating

Pours heavily hazed dark orangy amber, and leaving a load of fine lacing all up and down the glass.

Softly citric nose with grapefruit, pineapple, mango and general fruity goodness.

This is a big and bold, fresh tasting "imperial" IPA (according to the can), loaded with more citric fruits and hoppy goodness.

Pleasingly carbonated and easy flowing in the mouth. All in all a terrific brew. Happy to see more and more quality craft created in Florida.

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Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.
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