Category 5 IPA
Due South Brewing Co.

Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,551
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,569
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.44%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
382
From:
Due South Brewing Co.
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  13
Gots
  77
SCORE
88
Very Good
Category 5 IPACategory 5 IPA
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by mvanaskie13:
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured into a small chalice, color is an opaque copper, head is off white and thin then dissipating to a ring and some lacing.

Smell is heavy citrus, a big wallop of citrus, juicy hops; subtle and clean malt presence.

Taste is very fruity, heavy citrus and grapefruit rind, some mild earthy hops then cleaner toasted malts

Mouthfeel is crisp and lingering bite from those strong dank hops.

overall, a solid and heavily citrusy IPA, way different than others i've had, but I'll look for it again.

Jan 09, 2016
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
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 

Nov 26, 2014
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev 0%
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

Jun 26, 2015
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BeerBeast from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 13, 2017
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baklo from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 04, 2018
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Coldsnack from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Apr 08, 2014
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can of unclear dating, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 5/17/2014.

A- Slightly hazy orange-amber body. Two finger effervescent white head, good retention- drops into a thick film that sticks around for a while. Sticky lacing.

S- Pineapple, floral hops, toffee, biscuits. Yeast spices. Malt backbone is quite strong here as this smells particularly sweet despite the strong hop presence.

F- Pine, citrus, floral hops are strong here, with an even stronger toffee and caramel malt backbone that helps cut the hop sweetness quite a bit. the combination isn't the best, but it's certainly not bad at all.

M- Medium body that's on the verge of syrupy, good carbonation, with a bitter floral finish that is especially strong but not unexpected given the amount of hops that show up at the beginning. Slight booziness, which is a bit surprising.

O- Solid DIPA, nothing special or mindblowing but well-constructed and balanced. There isn't a ton of oomph behind the flavour profile which seems a bit muddled.

May 18, 2014
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Freehouse from Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

Oct 21, 2014
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Judgie from Indiana

3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 11, 2015
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MjamesL from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 28, 2019
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ajaylock from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 01, 2015
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Big_V from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 05, 2016
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cryptomath from Florida

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In the Taproom. Amber pour with good lacing, Good hoppy beer with grapefruit / mango / pine notes. Well balanced mix.Alcohol adds good warmth but not overpowering. Tasty!

Dec 13, 2019
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monkeybeerbelly from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Aug 21, 2014
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JohnTurano from Florida

3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 28, 2017
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KevinGordon from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

Sep 30, 2014
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BuckTuckian from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

Mar 20, 2014
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Farinag16447 from Florida

4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 04, 2015
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JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 20, 2015
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Nunya from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 31, 2016
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5YearWinter from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Feb 12, 2014
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scotv from New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Mar 26, 2014
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JD_Bogerdy from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Jan 10, 2014
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Agentveba from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

Nov 02, 2014
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CTJman from Connecticut

2.87/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nov 04, 2015
Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 382 ratings