Mississippi Fire Ant | Southern Prohibition Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
167 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Mississippi, United States
soprobrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first high gravity offering, this dry hopped Imperial Red Ale has a huge malt presence peaking out of its many hop additions. Dark mahogany red with a nice fluffy head, the Fire Ant showcases roasted and toasted caramel notes layered between spicy, fruity and herbal hops.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,697
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
167
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
45
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of puffmadblunts
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought this beer on a road. I was pleasantly suprised!

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TroyP
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyDanger
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L- Interesting looking beer... Nice white half to quarter inch finger head, muddy mahogany brown beer wise. with some red in there. Low carbonation.
S- Brown sugar, malt, bitter hop, licorice, and some piney notes create an overall powerful and aromatic smell.
T- Bitter hop up front, and though not bad, a caramelized malty flavor is a bit over whelming as well. Dark and stone fruits are defiantly in there. I get some raisin and apricot for sure. A good yet almost too overwhelmingly sweet flavor that fits well enough to make the beer enjoyable.
F- Definitely a sticky full bodied mouth feel. Heavy and well pronounced in my opinion. Thick.
O- I enjoyed this beer. It isn't the best beer I've had from Southern Prohibition but it definitely is good. Not overly heavy, but an absolute sipper in my opinion. Southern Prohibition puts Mississippi on the map for quality stuff for sure, but this beer isn't their greatest. With that said, I know for a fact if you enjoy anything imperial you will find something good about this beer.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopsohard
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 4/18/18 from Jackson, MS.

Plummy raisin dark brown muddy color with a tall head of yellow-off-white.

Nice piney, fresh hop aromas on the nose with hints of raisin and lightly toasted malt.

Pungent hop flavors come forth (now a bit spoiled) with a nice level of plum and slight tailing raisin. This is an exceptionally balanced beer.

Feel is slightly sticky, with a tight carbonation pocketed inside of a smooth creaminess. Slight resins cling on the finish.

Overall, with the toasted malt character, the plum and raisin, and the bright hop character, this beer is an exceptionally balanced and executed style example. Well-done. Recommended.

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Photo of dlakerz
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tried this on tap. Great taste and very smooth considering the ABV

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Photo of dertyd
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out a dark red almost brown color, with 2 fingers of off white head------------- the aromas are of dark sweet malts, pine and floral notes----------------- the flavors are of tea, roasted malts, pine, floral notes and light chocolate, the beer has a med mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish----------------- overall this was a decent red ale nothing fancy, just a straight forward hoppy red ale-----

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Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spongebob2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichardFStewart
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This IPA pours a brownish red-tinted hue, barely any head at all, has a surprisingly smooth fullness that belies its heavy gravity of 8%. Very pleasing smokey maltiness but allowingly short on the tartness of stronger India Pale Ales. Like the fire-ant it's named after, respect is due when you get too close. The post-supping finish can sneak up on you in the best of ways. Definitely a repeat offender during this eveing's relaxation by the pool.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep red/amber with rich head and lacing.
N: Malt, hops and smokey.
T: Rich malt flavors with a soft hops and smokey finish, really full flavored Red.
M: Medium
O: Great beer, flavors are perfect and super easy to drink

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Photo of dcotom
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from 12-ounce can into a glass goblet. Slightly murky auburn-colored body, with a rather aggressive pour yielding only a finger or so of off-white head that settled rapidly into a thin ring. Big aromas of dark bread and caramel, with some herbal and earthy notes from the hops. Malt forward on the palate as expected, with a nicely bitter hop bite on the finish. This is on the upper end of the ABV scale for the style, so there is a little alcohol warmth that becomes more pronounced as the beer reaches cellar temperature. I had this with a steak and it seemed to hold up just fine. It would also pair well with cheese, especially aged cheddar. Good body, quite satisfying, and very drinkable. Give it a try if you can get it.

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Photo of singletary
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It poured a hazy amber color with a large foamy head that has good staying power. There is good lacing throughout the drink. Smell is screaming carmel malts with a little hop aroma. The taste is rich malty with a citrus finish. It has medium feel with a bit of a sticky feel. Overall a very nice drink not the best but above average.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Mississippi Fire Ant from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 167 ratings