Paradise Lost
Southern Prohibition Brewing

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From:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
 
Mississippi, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #603
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,397
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.56%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
49
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 10, 2021
Added:
Apr 10, 2017
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  11
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Massive tropical fruit and pine aromas escape the top of the glass thanks to the dose of Lupulin powder and a heavy handed double dry-hop. Clinging to the flaked oats like a life preserver, hop oils remain in suspension creating full flavors of peach, mango and pineapple. This is a beer celebrating our fondness of hops and how we utilize them, and like all IPAs it is meant to be drank fresh.
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Reviewed by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Color is tangerine hazy
Most people pick up pineapple as a key scent but I thought it was like drinking a pine tree that has fruit. Excellent taste and feel. Only the slightest bitterness at 8%, which is easily hidden. As a new beer drinker( only 5 months) I love DIPA.

The beer is more world class then outstanding. One of the best recently
Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
LOOK: Pours cloudy, dull gold with an abundant all white head that demonstrates excellent retention and 360 degree of side glass lace.
AROMA: Grapefruit, mango, mandarin orange and floral hops with bread notes
TASTE: Citrus with mango and pineapple lead. Bread backbone, smooth, drying without being bitter. The high 8.1% ABV is well hidden.
Outstanding across the board. One of the best ever!
Dec 05, 2020
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Rated by viking77 from Louisiana

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
This is so good!
Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by Ealanjones from Mississippi

Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Onestroke from Alabama

4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I don't usually do reviews on anything, but after trying this beer I had to give props to SoPro for making an excellent beer! Wow! From the moment I tried it, I was really impressed. I have had a least a dozen different DDH IPAs before from other breweries and I have to say this one is the best I've had. It has a great hoppy, floral, citrus aroma to it with a nice head and opaque yellow appearance. Immediately you are hit with a myriad of hoppy notes followed by a grapefruit flavor and subtle hits of orange, mango and lemon. It blends well with a creamy oat finish that masks the bitterness at the end. The bitterness is mild and the beer leaves a distinct taste of citrus and hoppiness on your tongue that makes you smack your lips together with an urge to take another sip. This is a dangerous beer because it has a high ABV which is unnoticeable and you can really crush this on a hot day especially at the beach.
May 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jan 27, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16 oz can, dated 12/9/19.
Parish Teku.

Hazy juicy creamy yellow with a creamy white head of 3 fingers, leaving tons of thick shaving cream-like lacing on the glass as it recedes.

In the aroma, the first note I get is a strange oregano-bubblegum note, with onion and tangerine. Slight grapefruit peel, slight grapefruit candy. It is a little odd.

Flavor brings the juice full circle. Tons of wonderful mango and orange juice, with hints of grapefruit and pomegranate, orange marmalade, some apricot, some passion fruit, peach, and some starfruit. Underlying herbal bitterness ties this all together.

Feel is creamy and juicy and acidic. Good carbonation. Dangerously hidden alcohol warmth.

Overall, an awesome NE IPA and Mississippi should be proud. Best one I've had from the state yet. Would like to try it a month fresher, but where I'm from unfortunately this would be considered pretty spanky.
Jan 24, 2020
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 9/13/19

Pours a hazy deep gold body topped with a few fingers of fluffy, pillowy white head; good retention yields a chunky collar around the surface alongside a limited mixture of walling/spotty lacing and paper-thin islands of cap.

Aroma opens vividly with bright orange marmalade and peach cobbler, followed by light wild berry tones developing into touches of herbs, guava, and dank lemon zest as the bouquet closes.

Taste is strong with deeply overripe tropical notes tinged with a light dankness at the forefront, with a wild berry and peach cobbler mid-palate; minor notes of bitter citrus pith and flaky malt add a softening tone on the finish.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with moderate carbonation; semi-sweet but crisp throughout, while creamy edging toward the finish; a touch of juiciness is imparted on an otherwise dry finish/swallow; little to no alcohol presence.

With an almost candy-like sweetness evoking fresh, fruited pastries, I'm pretty amazed there are no adjuncts involved in in such an eclectic yet steady brew; surprisingly, this is as equally drinkable as it is insanely unique.
Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Currently #2 in the Top Mississippi beers list. Runs $16.99 a 4 pack at supermarkets in New Orleans, LA. Packaging format is 4 packs of 16 fl oz pull-tab cans, unfortunately, they do not have brewed on or best by dates on the bottom of the can or anywhere on the label.

"Double dry-hopped IPA." 8.1% ABV.

APPEARANCE: Head occupies ~80% of the glass. White, somewhat frothy, thick. Appears overcarbonated given the prevalence of the head in comparison to the body.

Body is orange-copper. Average vibrance. No yeast/particulate/lees are visible within.

AROMA: Orange citrus, tangerine creamsicle, pale malt, wheat, fruity zest, passionfruit, fresh juice. Fresh, tropical, and appealing. Aromatic intensity is moderately high.

TASTE: Fresh citrus is present, but this heads straight for fruit juice India Odwalla Ale territory, eschewing both bitterness and hop pungency (where a better expression of the style would not compromise on the latter despite minimizing the former). Hints of creamsicle, hazy wheat malt, and fruity esters are present to a lesser extent, but in large part the simple and shallow fruit juice note is what dominates here...not ideal, but it's balanced if lacking in terms of pungency, depth of hop flavour, and complexity.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, soft, somewhat refreshing, slightly acidic, creamy.

OVERALL: Those into the low bitterness India Odwalla Ale thing that's been finding popularity recently will dig this, but those after an IPA that showcases its selected hop varietals well and commits to them fully will find this a bit wanting. Very pleasant and approachable fare, but far from great as an expression of the IPA style (even factoring in the Johnny-come-lately "hazebro" nonsense). Giving credit where its due, it does hide its ABV devilishly well, and it's as good or better as/than most of the turbid IPAs being sold in the same overpriced packaging format on the East Coast in yuppie markets (Whole Foods exclusives in NYC, I'm looking at you). But I have to imagine the margins on this are even more insane than in markets like New York, and I'd be appalled if this was selling well amongst the typical craft beer drinker in Mississippi.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE
Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Aug 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by GarrettBoots from Georgia

Jul 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Apr 24, 2019
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Rated by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Would I buy again? Yes, but only a couple cans at a time. Definitely not worth loading up on.
Mar 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a hotel glass. Nice looking with a very hazy, bright golden color and a thick white head that left impressive lacing in the glass. The aroma was there right as I cracked the can open, with a mix of dank resin and tropical fruit. The taste followed the nose. I always seem to taste pineapple which was here, along with mango and orange. I love beers with a mix of pine or resin with fruit and this one is wonderfully dank. Medium bodied, fairly soft, and with a clean, dry finish. Overall, a fantastic beer.
Mar 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
this is great beer, i think its all double dry hopped despite a separate listing saying so, thanks to my buddy for bringing me a can of this back from his trip! its quite hazy, pale and muted looking but insanely lively with a high rising white head and some spiderweb lacing as it drinks. the hops are great in here, real fresh for one, but there is a savory element to them, no fruity in the traditional juicy dry hoppy way, but instead almost earthy and herbaceous, dried, tea-like, botanical, a different mix of aromas and flavors than so many of these have. im not sure what hops they use for it, but it tastes quite unique to me, without the citrus and tropical fruit profile i was anticipating, at least not to the same degree as is popular right now in the style. a little bit of melon, some green herbal character, and even a little grassy spiciness. frothy creamy feeling base is never heavy but supportive enough, and there is no obvious alcohol to it either. a very flavorful and well made beer, nice to encounter something a little different in this style, where so many of them are all tasting the same these days. crazy drinkable for its strength too. yum!
Nov 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Oct 25, 2018
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Reviewed by ThickNStout from Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 13.99/ 4 pack. Canned 6/12/18. Served in a Southern Prohibition teku. Enjoyed 6/28/18.

Pours dull hazy orange with three fingers of fluffy white head. The froth never fully fades, leaving a bubbly island, wide collar and tons of lace.

Aromas of orange, grapefruit, melon, a little lemon and some vaguely sweet malt.

Flavors are smooth and delicious. Citrus, melon, seeded berries, orange peel, faint pineapple and mild shortbread.

Medium body with pillowy carbonation. The hoppy finish conjures images of citrus melon marmalade.

Southern Prohibition has seen frustratingly inconsistent distribution here but I’ve enjoyed their hoppy brews enough that I check the date and grab any new offering I come across. Paradise Lost did not disappoint. This is an outstanding,juicy and highly drinkable brew. I’m glad at least one batch made its way to Georgia.
Oct 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by RyanA24 from Mississippi

Oct 23, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Got in a BIF from KMitch. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/30/2018. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of mandarin orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with good strength. A bit more muted than expected. Taste of huge mandarin orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, zesty, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.1%. Overall this is an incredible NEDIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Amazingly soft feel. Feels like mostly Mosaic/Galaxy. Insanely juicy and slightly dank/earthy hops; perfect wheat/oat/malt backbone, not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing/perfectly executed style example all the way through.
Oct 20, 2018
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Very hazy medium orange color with soapy white lacing.

S - Pungent tropical fruit nose.

T - Big juicy tropical fruit flavor that's a tad vinous. Nice spiciness with a little bit of herbal character.

M - Big medium body.

O - Fantastic Double IPA.
Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured out as a light hazy yellow with a nice white head on top. The smell was very nice, good balance of tropical fruit and pine coming off of it. The taste is juicy, not overly bitter at all but very nice. The feel is smooth and almost creamy. Overall this was a very good brew.
Oct 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Oct 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by godawgs from Louisiana

Sep 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Sep 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Sep 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by T_Hass from Georgia

Sep 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Light hazy gold color with bountiful white cap and lacing.

Aroma of piney, citrusy hops with a definite leaning toward the sharper edge of citrus.

Taste brings forth the full effect of brewing with and dry hopping with copious quantities of hops yet things stay well balanced. There's no lack of malt backbone yet that just serves as the solid foundation for the hop edifice. I get a variety of hop flavors, sharp yet full, citrus yet not overripe fruit, some spicy almost herbal undertones, all served up with a burst of clean freshness that is surprisingly complex and very rewarding.

This one is hops writ large. Well into DIPA hopping territory yet not as bitter as some 40 IBU Pale Ales I've come across. There is almost restraint in it's strength, as if you can sense, and taste, more in it's complexity than is readily apparent. In short, a stunner of a brew.
Aug 23, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On draft at Loosa Brews, Tuscaloosa.

Really nice hazy orange pour, creamy head of foam that leaves even, heavy lacing all around the glass.

Nice even balance on the nose. Getting some overripe mango, zesty citrus, and floral hop notes all working together really well.

Grassy, dank hops hit first. Dripping with hops but orange and lemon balance each other out and add further complexity to this tasty haze.

Creamy, juicy mouthfeel on this. Low but sharp carb that helps cut through that grassy, earthy hop backbone.
Aug 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by Freezing_Balls from Florida

Aug 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

Aug 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had for the first time today (bottle dated 7/19/18). Thought it was great! Even thought it was better than Ghost in The Machine. Well then I had a Pineapple Space Dust, which was really good, but Paradise Lost was better. But then I had a 7/18/18 Ghost, which was even better than the Paradise Lost, which honestly I think was better than the last Ghost i had. But to compete right there with great batches of Ghost is a statement. It gets an A grade, and I hope to see Hex Clouds soon too.
Jul 27, 2018
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Rated by jkermitj from Mississippi

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Wow!
Jul 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by npachl from Wisconsin

Jul 20, 2018
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - The beer poured a yellowish-orange color with a white head.

Smell - The nose was orange, but not overly potent.

Taste - The orange was a bit light and mildly creamy. Themalt backbone adds a definite layer of sweetness, thatmakes the orange candy-like. Only mild hints of bitter exist and stick to throat in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is appropriately thick for the style.

Overall - An easy drinking DIPA.
Jul 18, 2018
Paradise Lost from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 73 ratings