Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Category 5 IPA | Due South Brewing Co.

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
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
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 332
Reviews by Tone2467:
Photo of Tone2467
4/5  rDev +3.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
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

 462 characters

Photo of SomethingClever
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 

 441 characters

Photo of Krafty34
4.96/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of sicilian
4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

111 characters

Photo of 5YearWinter
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

 490 characters

Photo of Freehouse
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sinnian
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JustinTauscher
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iparedman
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twizzard
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe