Space To Face
Southern Prohibition Brewing

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From:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
 
Mississippi, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,055
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,634
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 10.66%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 30, 2022
Added:
Jan 01, 2018
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: Double dry hopped spelt IPA with lactose hopped with Citra and Galaxy.
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
2022 canning

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy goldenstraw with a head that builds to three fingers above; excellent retention and a few shards remain

Smell: Hop perfume, surprisingly sweet, with pineapple and berry tones topped with a spoonfull of sugar

Taste: More of a honeyed than sugary aspect on the palate; the tropical fruit is overwhelmed by the sweetness; there is a bit of bitterness, that appears after the swallow, and battles with the sweet elements

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Not sure where SoPro was headed with this but I did like the label art; the beer needs to provide more tropical fruit, less sweetness and to remember that it is supposed to be an IPA
Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by BeerBeast from Florida

Sep 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.36 by Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi

Sep 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Apr 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Sep 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by MJSFS from Florida

Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.61 by mg97 from Mississippi

Aug 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.56 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Apr 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Oct 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by chris826 from Mississippi

Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Amb3do from Mississippi

Sep 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
CAN: 16 fl oz. Standard pull-tab. $4.29 USD plus tax at a beer store in New Orleans, LA. Canned 08/12/19.

5.9% ABV. "Double dry hopped with Galaxy & Citra." "Contains Lactose."

APPEARANCE: Copper body of average vibrance. No yeast/lees are visible within, but it doesn't have the clarity I'd expect in a filtered IPA. Not turbid, but there is some haze to its body.

Head is frothy and off-white, starting at ~5cm and dying within 6-8 minutes.

Looks average for the style.

AROMA: Citrus juice. Guava/tropical fruit. Passionfruit. Floral hop aromatics. Pale malt/2-row. Milk sugar sweetness. Imitation vanilla extract.

Aromatic intensity is mild for an IPA...this doesn't promise a pungent IPA with big bold committed-to hop flavours. Evokes more of a lactose sugar pale ale and fails to showcase Citra or Galaxy aromatics particularly well.

Certainly generally enticing, but it seems to be on the sweeter side for an IPA going off aroma alone.

TASTE: Definitely one of those Johnny-come-lately "milkshake IPAs," bringing lactose sugar into the fold where it isn't needed and reducing bitterness at the expense of hop flavour and pungency. There's some citrus and tropical fruit flavour here, sure, but I wouldn't say it brings out the best in either Citra or Galaxy hops and both hop pungency and depth of flavour are limited. Pale malt is the glue holding this together, but the lactose already brings all the sweetness this needs to counter the minimal hop bitterness present...between the unnecessary lactose and the pale malt sweetness, this ends up imbalanced.

Vanilla is in there, further confusing the flavour profile. What happened to the days when IPAs were about showcasing hop varietals?

No flavour from the spelt or oats this is ostensibly brewed with.

TEXTURE: Silky, smooth, wet, medium-bodied, overcarbonated, unrefreshing.

OVERALL: Odd sweetness and a lack of adequate Citra and/or Galaxy flavour make this IPA a dud. Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale has more hop pungency than this so-called IPA. It's drinkable, sure, but boy is it filling too. I'd like to see them lose the lactose, ditch the dry hopping gimmick, and commit to the hops they selected. I don't get why anyone would regularly pay $4+ a can for this when far better IPAs are available at much better prices (here in New Orleans, even Sculpin - an IPA historically considered "expensive" runs $12 for 72oz. Why would I pay $16 for 64oz of this mediocrity?).

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE
Aug 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Aug 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by NathanBeets from South Dakota

Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jan 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Dec 20, 2018
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Canned 08/07/18.

This beer pours a mango juice golden yellow, completely hazy and with a creamy white head of foam that settles slowly and leaves heavy lace in its wake.

Overripe tropical mango and pineapple burst onto the nose, with subtle complimenting notes of citrus and just a tinge of hoppy bitterness on the tail. Big, bold, and juicy as hell.

More of the same in the flavors. Overripe mango and sweet pineapple ring true, with a slight piney hoppiness in the finish and just enough of a subtle booze flavor to work perfectly. Huge tropical flavors.

Creamy, juicy, and smooth. Hints of a boozy warmth in the finish. An absolute bomb of tropical flavors and creamy, juicy nectar.
Aug 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Leo_Blanke from Louisiana

Feb 19, 2018
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Rated by masseymi from Mississippi

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Awesome NEIPA!
Feb 05, 2018
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The original Space to Face, brewed with spelt, oats, Galaxy and Citra hops, and lactose, later to become known as "purple tentacle" S2F, was released in Dec. 2017 at the SoPro Taproom, draft-only, and was re-released several times in 2018 at the Taproom on draft and in pint can 4-packs., and in Aug. 2019 in the market. The original "purple tentacle" S2F was followed by the limited market releases in Aug. 2020 of "green tentacle" S2F--the same base beer with Kohatu, Cashmere and El Dorado added to the Citra and Galaxy, in Nov. 2020 of "pink tentacle" S2F--hopped with Ekuanot, Idaho 7, Mosaic and Rakau, and in July 2021 of "orange tentacle" S2F--hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Kohatu, Citra, Citra Cryo, and a bit of Wai-iti. In Aug. 2022, the OG "purple tentacle" was re-released, slightly tweaked, with Wai-iti added to the Galaxy and Citra hops.

Review is of the 2022 update to the OG "purple tentacle," after the variants went more tropical and dank, and one even a bit spicy. Pours tangerine-gold, and milkshake cloudy, with 1- to 2-finger, thick, creamy, oatmeal-dimpled, near-white head, with excellent retention, leaving thick rings of lace down the glass. Interesting aroma of (spelt) malt off pour, then sharp aroma of tangerine peel joins, with some peach as warms, and then lactose triggers tropical milkshake smoothie. Moderate carbonation to start, then sharply hoppy citrus, over the creamy oat body, which carries into nicely creamy, lactose- influenced but still-biting, peachy and citrusy finish.

Sprightly and bright 5.90 ABV New England milkshake IPA, biting fruit forward over a sweet, creamy body.
Jan 01, 2018
Space To Face from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 21 ratings