Category 5 is an American Double IPA brewed by Due South Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a can.
Pours a cloudy, burnt orange with an inch-thick, off-white cap of foam that reduces slowly. Ample sediment is visibly afloat in the glass.
Aroma is expectedly hoppy with citrus and pine.
Hop-forward palate follows the nose with a showcase of citrus, pine, and hop resin. Finishes with flavors of grapefruit and a nice complement of caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel has a medium body and moderate carbonation.
At 96 IBUs, the Category 5 blasts a hefty bite of hops up front but its malty base balances the brew quite well.