Paradise Lost
Southern Prohibition Brewing

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Southern Prohibition Brewing
Mississippi, United States
New England IPA
4.27 | pDev: 6.56%
Jul 10, 2021
Apr 10, 2017
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 California

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 Colorado

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
Paradise Lost from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 73 ratings