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Mississippi Fire Ant - Southern Prohibition Brewing

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85
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Prohibition Brewing visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BigGold on 12-18-2013

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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 12
Photo of MemphisSooner
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a strange brew. Calling it an imperial red seems like a bit of a stretch, as it doesn't have the sweetness and malty bread-like body of a red. It has some aggressive hops, according the the reported IBUs, anyway, but they are subdued and muted by the body.

It is more like an Old Ale, without the wood-like character that old ales tend to have. It also has more hops than an old ale, but not as much booze.

Like I said, its a bit strange. If you aren't looking for a category to place it in, then this is an above average high grav treat. If you want to compare it, good luck.

Photo of Sheawilson
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

What the hell is up with the label

Photo of Gavage
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark amber color with a 1/2" head. Some lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: caramel, malt sweetness, and some hop bittereness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, bread, a strong bitterness, some citrus, and a bit of alcohol rounds out the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness throughout.

Overall: a nice amber ale with a bit of a boozy kick and nice bitterness.

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Close to local, always a good high abv beer.

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark beige color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, some hops. Taste is caramel, alcohol, some hops, a bit on the boozy side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Photo of flagmantho
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a moderate haze. Head is several fingers of orange-tan foam; it's a pretty attractive beer.

Smell: sweet and caramelly with just a little bit of toast and a hint of alcoholic fruitiness. This is an imperial red done pretty well.

Taste: toastier and biscuitier than the aroma, but still with a good caramel character. Not 100% my bag, but a pretty decent beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a silky smoothness and a nice creaminess. I quite like the texture of this beer.

Overall: while it's not terribly my thing, this is a very well-made example of the style. Not bad at all -- plus, it doesn't drink like an 8% beer, so be advised.

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Appearance: Cloudy, amber/copper with big frothy tan head after aggressive pour. Long lasting head with good lacing

Smell: Big mix of aromas; malty with US hops and good citrus notes; something earthy and sweet I can't put my finger on, but smells really great; light hints of roasted grains and oak

Taste: Whatever I couldn't put my finger on hit me quick when I first sipped it; malty and sweet but the hops and roasted grain balance it out really well; hoppy dry lingering finish. Really quite good.

Mouthfeel: Creamy overall; expected for the ABV

Remarks: Excellent beer from my home state

Photo of Mikecap
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep reddish brown with two fingers of frothy off-white head that fades to a nice splotchy lace.

S: Citrus, fresh-cut grass, pine, and some oak. Grapefruit, lemon and orange all at play, not mind-blowing though. Definitely some west coast hops in there.

T: A bit malty at first with some caramel and bread but the hops come through with nice pine, citrus fruit, and even a touch of oak. Nice bitterness at play.

M: Medium bodied with moderate bitterness balanced with some sweetness. Pretty easy drinking for it's size and alcohol is masked well.

O: A tasty amber - or "imperial" amber here and can't complain about the tallboy can format. I've enjoyed everything from this brewery thus far.

Photo of jadpsu
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft at Buffalo Wings in Laurel MS. They have a pretty vast selection of both drafts and bottled. I asked if they had something in Brown Ale, They gave me two choices, and the Fire Ant was one. Liked it the best.
Lighting in the restuarant kept from telling if this was a red or a brown. Didnt' matter it was good.
Had a good balance of some toasty malts as well as some mild spicey hops.
Smooth, creamy.

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

Well, there just aren't many choices for craft beer in Mississippi.
Fire Ant hit the spot and with an abv of 8%, has a good kick to it. Southern Prohibition beers are not cheap but reasonable I suppose. Typically $7-8 for a four pack of 16 oz. cans.
I'll be in MS for awhile and will be drinking more Fire Ant.

Photo of ahommell
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark Amber Red to an almost Brownish hue. Commensurate with a hazy Newcastle brown. Finger head which never fully dissipates. Lacing throughout is impressive.

S: Malt, Hops, light fruit. Oak, and a hint of spices lingers.

T: Refreshingly clean at first. Burnt malts. Hops. Alcohol finishes the taste. Nothing wrong with this. Has a bitter finish at spots. I feel like this is from water in the brewing process. Is not unlike Oaken Barrel Brewery in Greenwood, Indiana. Both have fantastic reds that really pull together this unique bitter finish. The difference here is the mouthfeel. This is much better here than Oaken Barrel.

M: Excellent. Clean. The perfect amount of buzz and sip at once. Thicker than one might believe. The foam lasts and lasts.

O: Quite a tasty brew. I am somewhat critical of these brews, but this one takes the cake as a good one. It is a must try if it is available.

Note: poured from growler from Whole Foods now that it exists in Jackson, Mississippi.

Photo of soupermirl
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big Malty. Tasty hops. Smells of hops and a little roastiness, but it is sweet on the front, a little bitter on the end. Dark red color kinda brown with a frothy top. Looks rich, is rich. Is tasty. Mouth feel is full. That's right full of flavor. This red is strong, but doesn't taste it. It tastes good.

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Mississippi Fire Ant from Southern Prohibition Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.