Mississippi Fire Ant | Southern Prohibition Brewing

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3.83/5
Very Good
158 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / 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.

Added by BigGold on 12-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,651
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
158
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
42
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Bold, Brash, Lively, Fun

A lively showing if maltiness in this Imperial Red Ale, thick layers of toasted grain and caramel take over the palate to start. Alcohol and hops keep things on an even keel here. Warming and malty throughout proof that it lives up to its style. Tastebuds are having way too much fun with this beauty.

STYLE: Imperial Red Ale | ABV: 8.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mistersippi
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites in all my travels. If you find yourself in the area of this brewery definitely indulge!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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 tigg924
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste is pine, toffee, tree bark, and bread. This is a tasty and boozy, heavy amber ale. There is a slight bitterness that clings on. I enjoyed this one and would get it again if I was looking for the style.

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Photo of GerryPendry
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice hazy dark copper, beautiful dense off-white head, Belgian lace everywhere. Creamy mouthfeel, perfect carbonation. Big malt backbone with a slightly boozy, earthy, citrusy, refined and subtle but assertive 80 IBUs. Hop heads should certainly not be disappointed with this one. Alcohol ninja at a stealthy 8%, goes down super easy. The 16 oz. cans will sneak up on you, but it deserves an Imperial pint glass to appreciate it properly. Overall its character reminds me of a cross between a red and an English bitter on steroids. Another winner from SPB, and an underrated classic.

Note: I'd like to take this opportunity to mention that a great beer doesn't always need 15000000 IBUs of cascade hops to give it character. There's more to life (and beer) than lupulin.

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

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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

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

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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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 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16 oz can with no visible date.

A: Sligthly cloudy medium brown with some red hues. Two finger dense white head with nice retention and leaving some significant lacing.

S: Bready malts with a piney hop punch. Some caramel sweetness, and a slight peppery spice note to the aroma that I can't quite place.

T: Toasted malts and caramel mixed with earthy pine and citrus hops. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

M: Full bodied and average carbonation with an almost creamy quality to the feel.

O: Very nice imperial red. Easy drinking and refreshing. Happy to have SPB distributing in our area now.

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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 StevenMilligan
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Mississippi Fire Ant from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 158 ratings