Crowd Control | Southern Prohibition Brewing

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Brewed by:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Mississippi, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crowd Control is a dry-hopped Imperial IPA showcasing Mosaic hops. A solid malt backbone accompanied with a fruity and sticky hop overlay contain one another for a great balance of aroma and flavor. Drink fresh and don't resist.

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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 174
Photo of jonwiseman
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely impressive beer. Hazy, yet smooth. Hoppy yet tame. Clean from start to finish. Highest rating I’ve given a beer in a very long time. Outstanding!

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from (very) long-standing notes. Purchased at Habersham Beverages in Savannah, GA, and consumed on 8/31/17 from a 12 oz. can marked as "Canned by Nick 5/27/17". Poured into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Modestly hazy gold, with a two-finger white head with pretty good retention. A good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Citrus – mostly grapefruit and rind – and melon, dank, and tropical fruits. Cracker malts with just a bit of toastiness. Some resin and herbaceous hops as well. At least there isn't really any caramel on the nose, but a decent malt backbone.

T: Grapefruit and tangelo – both with some juiciness and rind bitterness. Tropical fruit salad and resin as well. Some woodsy herbaceous bitterness. Sweet biscuit malts, though again with minimal if any caramel. Sticky resinous and pithy bitterness in the hang.

M: A full body for a DIPA with a sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol presence is about average for style – maybe a little more prominent than some modern recipes. Carbonation sensation is about average.

O: This is a weird one to me. I don’t know if there is “a” fault to pick out and criticize the beer for. I’ll tell you the malt bill is more sweet than I’d like, and the hop profile isn’t what will make me love a beer. It's really not something I'm digging, though I can't put my finger on exactly why. In fairness, this being consumed in close succession (though with a beer in between) to a King Sue may be swaying me here. This is not that for sure. But definitely not a bad beer, even when not at its peak of freshness.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft, The Brass Tap Tuscaloosa, AL.

10oz pour, hazy mango juice color, thick frothy finger head of white foam that leaves heavy layers of lace around the glass as it settles.

Lots of zesty citrus on the nose, with just hints of malt and pine. A great balance of aromas, you really get a little bit of every “crucial” DIPA element. As it warms, you get an increasingly dank nose, with a slow emergence of overripe fruit.

Potent hop presence, a good even balance of floral and piney hops. Chasing this initial flavor is a burst of bitter citrus and a very subtle pineapple presence. Again, a good complexity of flavor, not being overly sweet and fruity but not overly hoppy and bitter either.

Good medium mouthfeel and carbonation. A smooth, juicy finish with a slight stickiness.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2nd time having this one. Canned 5/11/18. Hazy orange juice color with a tall creamy head in my Calusa snifter.

Aroma of pine resin, slight honey, tree berry, orange pith, cracker, and pine.

Orange pith, honey, caramel, and pine all combine on the palate. It's fairly offensive, as I'm not a fan of caramel and honey flavors in my IPA's. Slightly dank and resinous. The huge caramel-honey notes well up to remind me of Coop's Alpha Hive though not as boozy and less pleasing or clean.

Feel is creamy, and has a nice level of carbonation. Slight resin and thin carbonation on the finish.

Overall, it's a flavor bomb, but not really my type of IPA. It was sold in singles so I got a few based on the recommendation of the crew. I think it's quite overpriced for what you get ($14.99/4 pack), and there's better options out there. Nonetheless it remains a cult beer for many beer fans.

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Photo of singletary
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a hazy gold with good white head with a good lacing of the glass. The smell is of pine and grapefruit. The taste is very well balanced, malty to start then a nice burst of grapefruit, not to bitter and not overpowering. It has tons of carbonation that keep feeding the head. Overall a great drink one that made me say WOW.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with a slightly off white copious head that has superior retention and strong side glass lace.
AROMA: Piney and citrus hops, fruit esters. Bread malts evident as well.
TASTE: Malty on the palate. Citrus of grapefruit and lemon. Great IPA
Excellent. Picked this one up in a pick 6 last week in Laurel.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with rich head and lacing.
N: Hops, malt and citrus.
T: Follows the nose, this is a amazing beer, flavors are spot on, just a great IPA.
M: Medium
O: Impressive beer, complex but simple, smooth but hints of bite, just a great beer.

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Photo of dcotom
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12-ounce can into a "bow tie" glass. A bit of a gusher upon opening the can, with a pop of spruce-like aroma (think Christmas tree). The appearance doesn't leave much to be desired. The murky, pale yellow body rests beneath a thick, creamy snow-white head that takes forever to settle, leaving a ton of sticky lacing. Strong malt backbone provides structure without much sweetness. Big aromas and flavors of piney and citrusy hops, with some light caramel and lots of pithy bitterness on the finish. Quite dry and slightly astringent, with a bit of lingering bitterness. Overall. an exceptional beer.

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Photo of RBBLASC
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tap in dim lit in bar.
Look-Hazy gold
Smell-Citrus; slightly floral
Taste-tropical orange peel that turns into lemon zest, with piney undertones
Feel-light carbonation as it coats mouth; feeling almost gritty

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Photo of boutleg32
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I love the unfiltered look, taste, and feel. Smell like every other IPA but this one has so many things that set it apart. Probably my new favorite in this category.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lightly hazy darker yellow golden color with white head. Lots of mosaic hop notes on the nose, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, with just a little pine; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more fruit.

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Photo of richj1970
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 64 oz growler.

A: Hazy pale yellow with one finger frothy white head. Lasting retention and plentiful lacing.

S: Grapefurit, pineapple, and mango mixed with some earthy hops.

T: Tropical citrus with pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Biscuit malts with a touch of honey sweetness.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Easy drinking for the 8% ABV.

O: In a blind tasting, this could easily pass for a NE IPA. Very well done indeed.

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Photo of Michigan305
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A slight haze but nothing too crazy. Some dankiness on the smell with a little graham cracker (it's warmed a bit since I've started drinking it).

A lot of citrus up front, then it hits you with a bit of biscuity maltiness, then it finishes with a nice kick of bitterness. Balanced IPA which I can appreciate in this time of juice bombs. Malt comes through as it sits out longer.

I love it. Recently moved to the South and was pleasantly surprised with this brewery. I've lived in both California & Michigan near critically acclaimed breweries, and SoPro stacks up and even beats many of those.

Awesome beer!

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Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Turgid opaque amber color, luscious fruity aroma, and delicious fruity balanced flavor make this my new favorite locally available beer. This is not a bitter hip bomb, but rather a easy drinking DIPA from the deep south that rivals the New England style that it takes its queue from.

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Photo of dbell23
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really good dipa. Citrus hops hit you when you open the can. Really nice smell especially when it's hot outside.

The look is incredibly different. Unfiltered? Heck this beer has large pieces of something in it. The first one I drank I thought it might have gone bad. Oh no, it's gone good. Nice fluffy head that leaves great lacing. Burnt orange color.

Taste is great. Sweet citrus hops to start with a clean slightly bitter aftertaste. Tastes like a good dipa.

Mouthfeel is a tad thin but certainly acceptable. Good carbonation but not real smooth.

Overall a great summertime beer. Will definitely buy more as long as Sam's keeps it in stock.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 11.99/ 4 pack. Canned 5/15/17. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a hazy orange sunset with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. The bubbles recede, leaving a frothy layer, full crown and a good bit of lacing.

The nose seems slightly muted at first but opens up to reveal notes of orange peel, lemon, strawberry, fleshy tropical fruit and some vaguely sweet malts.

Juicy hop flavors abound. Orange pulp, melon, citrus, berry seeds, papaya and some faintly cakey malt. Utterly delicious and dangerously crushable.

Pillowy, medium body with moderate carbonation. Juicy tropical citrus hop punch lingers in the finish.

Southern Prohibition is pretty recent to Georgia and have already made a big impression. Crowd Control is an outstanding imperial IPA that's right up my alley. In the month since I first tried it I have already re-upped multiple times and see no signs of stopping- I plan to keep this as a staple in my fridge.

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Photo of Country_Robot
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of two most impressive IPAs I've had this year. First had on draught in a deli/bakery in Arkansas in April 2017, and since then it has crept East to Atlanta much to my pleasure. It's just as good from the can as it is on draught: hazy (you can't see through it), fruity, slightly funky (dank, ripe apricot, cantaloupe) and chewy (don't be afraid of particles). Great beer! Along with Devil's Harvest, SOPRO is quickly breaking through in the South.
Ps: the other "most impressive IPA" for me this year is

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.66/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Absolutely fabulous looking beer. Bright copper-orange with a significant haze but no pulp or floaters. Thick and fluffy white head that dropped to about a half-inch pillow and lingered for most of the glass. Little bit of soapy lacing down the sides of the glass from top to bottom.

Smell is much more malt-heavy and balanced that I was expecting. Bread and pine are the primary aromas, with a meaningful amount of berry and citrus pith, a little grass and some cattiness. Somewhat muted, overall, and not nearly as good as the look of the beer.

Taste, unfortunately, is in line with the smell. Very bitter, though balanced by doughy bisuit. Not a lot of fruit or sweetness, but definitely some grassiness and citrus rind. Dank. Bitter.

Feel is soft and medium-bodied, well-carbonated, and enjoyable.

Little disappointed with the smell and taste. But still one of the prettiest beers I've had.

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Photo of ordybill
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark cloudy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is full of hops. The taste is hops, mild citrus fruits and pine. A very good IPA.

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Photo of dspadaro
4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed 4/27/17 out of a 12 oz. can into a tulip glass.

L - Opaque tawny-amber with _chunks_ of something (hops? pulp?). Barely off-white head with medium bubbles.

S - Tropical fruit bomb, specifically mango, all the way. Maybe some ruby red grapefruit in the background.

T - Mango, citrus, a touch of pine. Just a bit bready. No alcohol.

F - Medium, a very slight bitterness lingers long afterwards.

O - Fantastic beer. Great balance, with that emphasis on juicy vs. bitter. Definitely hard to stop sniffing it long enough to drink some.

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Photo of Nolachamp504
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from can into snifter
Look is of a burnt orange with debris floating Very mild head and lacing
Smell is resinous and pretty hoppy Hint of Pine.
Taste follows the smell well. Very balanced from start to finish. A hint of spice .Alcohol is hidden
Feel is pretty dry all the way through
Overall the best from SoPro and top 5 on Dipa!!!

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a Texas Longhorn burnt orange with a sizable fluffy, ivory head. However, it has some stuff floating around in it which kinda weirds me out. Regardless, it's hazy so I'm expecting good things.

S- I'm picking up a resinous hoppy smell, and also a little bit of pine and citrus as well.

T- The initial bitterness of the hop resin is paired well with the notes of fresh pine and citrus toward the tail end. Smells about like it tastes. It packs a punch, but in a good way.

F- It's as smooth as easy sledding all the way down and very refreshing. I'm digging the dry finish as well. It's also not as boozy as I had hoped, but that's just a personal preference.

O- This is my favorite beer from the people of SoPro. As far as DIPAs go, this is the best one that Mississippi has to offer. Crowd Control is a go-to for the local hopheads. Y'all go try it.

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Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/07/16, what took you so long to get here???

Pours an effervescent & cloudy amber, tons of floaties with 3 fingers of fluffy ivory colored head. Great head retention & lacing, not digging the floaties

S: Mango, breadyness, grapefruit & raw tobacco

T: Grapefruit, bready dryness along with mango, woody & piney hops up front. Faint pear notes circle behind grapefruit, pine & breadyness, plus dryness. Finishes with tangerine, woody hops & slight breadyness & juicy

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, nice balance

Drinks very easy, tasty will buy this again if I can find it fresher

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Photo of stephens101
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Read a bit about these folks, and stoked to try my first brew from them. Thanks to Grizzarky for the hookup.

Pours a deep burnt orange with a calm and resilient off-white froth. The aroma reaches out with notes of resin, herb and spice. Malt-forward and sweet in the middle surrounded by a layer of pine and resin that gives a definite bite in the finish. Medium and what I would describe as "soft" (for lack of a better term) with very little discernible alcohol.

Most worthy brew from a place that understands up against it.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Born 10/26/16. Canned by Keezy stamped.
Pours a dark, murky orange with a massive, frothy head. Lacing stuck to the glass all the way down and the head was prevalent as well. The hops and resin crowd the nose. The flavor is muted but the citrus fruits and pine are detectable. The resiny hops dominate the aroma and palate. Some what heavy feel and is very drinkable at 8.0%. Great overall DIPA!

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Crowd Control from Southern Prohibition Brewing
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