Devil's Harvest
Southern Prohibition Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,628
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,648
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 10.74%
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
275
From:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
 
Mississippi, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  78
SCORE
87
Very Good
Devil's HarvestDevil's Harvest
Notes: Formerly Devil's Harvest APA (2016 Revamp)

Devil's Harvest is a golden, crushable IPA with a ghostly hue. A moderate dose of oats help cloud up the beer while grabbing some hop oils from the large dry hop of Citra and Mosaic. By only using whirlpool and dry hopping techniques, we have cut down on bitterness while raising the aroma in this small 4.9% ABV interpretation.

Original Description:
With a full mouth feel and bold aroma, Devil’s Harvest is a flavorful hop bomb.

This extra pale ale uses rich Munich malt to balance out the four hop additions. With a full mouth feel and bold aroma, Devil’s Harvest is a flavorful hop bomb.
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

New review here, since I've got my hands on this again. Always nice to revisit things with a fresh perspective. Have passed it up a few times since I've been down south as it has not been that impressionable to me but here I am again.

This was a single purchased at Marcello's and had the same date stamped on top of the can carrier it was snapped from as every other 6 pack in town - 9/22. Now I'm not sure what that means exactly, but there are no dates on the bottom of the can so it's hard to know if this was actually from September or not.

Poured into my Ghost In The Machine giant rastal.

Appearance is nice and cloudy with a bright and light yellow, and a super thick head that doesn't quit. Very nice.

Aroma is of breakfast grapefruit juice and slight mint. Slight Christmas Tree or evergreen (is there a difference?) and some dry herbs and/or dry grass.

Flavor is dry grass primarily, with an aftertaste of grapefruit peel, impotent unfresh mint, and very slight lemon zest.

Feel is creamy and supple with a nice body and soft carbonation. Best feature.

Overall, SoPro makes great beer but this one sort of falls off the radar for me. There's nothing unique enough to keep me crawling back for more, the flavor is not something I particularly look for in an IPA, and the lack of can dating on the bottom of this particular beer for whatever reason will continue to steer me away.

Probably will pass forever and always.

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Original review (6/12/18):

Fresh 12 oz can, canned 5/16/18, 27 days old. Pours a hazy light pineapple juice color with a creamy head of 2 fingers, destroying my nonic pint with lace.

Aromas of citrus, mint, and evergreen.

Flavor starts with cracker, then mint, orange peel, clementine, and dough. There's an evergreen/spearmint note that gets in the way of the juice, and that leaves it coming across like drinking Christmas Tree water.

Feel is crisp, acidic, clings to the palate both with acidic juiciness and hop oiliness.

Overall, this beer was touted to me as a totally orgasmic breakfast OJ IPA. It didn't strike me quite like that, definitely not on par with New England IPA's, but it's the best IPA I've had from the dirty south so far, and I like the mint, it's an interesting crowning touch.

(L : 4.25, S : 4.0, T : 3.75, MF : 4.0, Overall : 4.0 = Total : 3.92 / 5)

Mar 03, 2021
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mshanecrowe from Mississippi

4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Breakfast IPA is a good name for this one. For an IPA, it is mildly hoppy. It is crisp. There is just a hint of citrus. It’s lemons colored and had a thick head with heavy lacing. This is a really pleasant drinking beer. Tastes great and its not heavy. Carbonation is light and smooth. It’s got just enough body, hops, and crisp to be very enjoyable early in the day and also on a hot day. Although I enjoyed this one a lot in October. I bought just one in a flight sixer from Kroger and I’m wishing I bought all six of these.

Oct 26, 2019
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. Consumed about 4 months after canning date.

A: A very hazy light gold with orange undertones. Forms a finger's worth of white head with very good retention. A low amount of visible carbonation, but that may be due to haze.

S: Really nice here – juicy tropical fruits, mango and pineapple and lychee. Some citrus and citrus rind, with some dank hops as well. Cracker malt body, but maybe some wheat or oats here adds some extra aroma. A tangelo tropical fruit whip. Really nice aroma - I don't know what a Breakfast IPA is supposed to be, but this smells awesome.

T: A bit of a letdown here after the nose, but certainly not bad. Tangerine and Cuties orange citrus up front, with a fair amount of underripe bitterness. Some tropical fruits, a bit of melon, and some dank as well. Cracker malts again, and I think some oatmeal in the malt bill. There’s a tinny naked alpha bitter that really hurts this beer, at least in regards to my enjoyment. More juicy citrus bitterness with the alpha bitterness at the swallow and through the hang.

M: The body is a touch on the thin side for style. Average carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is noticeable but not by much.

O: The appearance was quite nice, the smell was near-glorious – one of the best off-the-shelf IPA smells I’ve found. The taste was juicy, but not as juicy as the better NE IPAs and the alpha bitterness really hurt this for me. Still a good beer, and one that I’d gladly drink again if I was somewhere local. Especially a fresher can (which was at least partially my fault). But still, I don't think an IPA shouldn’t go off the cliff after four months. In addition, generally I find that age in an IPA hurts the beer in the aroma and/or making the caramel malts more prominent or other oxidative flavors - none of which were here. Just that tinny bitterness that really takes away from a juice bomb of an IPA. But I certainly wouldn't turn up my nose at another one.

Nov 04, 2018
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ManlyWealth from Georgia

4.99/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The flavor and aroma of this pale gold, hazy IPA is fantastic! The color, head, lacing, body and mouth feel of this IPA Near perfect. The SPB Brewers nailed this breakfast IPA. You’ll really like this one!

Oct 21, 2018
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dertyd from California

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out a full on hazy golden yellow color, with 1 finger of white head------------- the aromas are of yeast, orange, grapefruit and pineapple--------------- the flavors follow the nose with orange, grapefruit and pineapple, the beer has a med mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish------------------ overall this is a super delicious session ipa, juicy up front with a lightly bitter dry finish, perfect beer for the morning----

Jul 03, 2018
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KennyDerenbecker from Louisiana

4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Devil's Harvest Breakfast IPA is a hazy yellow orange looking beer with a sticky two finger head with decent lacing. Love the appearance.
S: As soon as I cracked open the can, it smelled amazing. Lots of orange and citra hops. Very hoppy and pleasant! Smells like pineapple a lot too.
T: Not bitter at all, easy to drink, tons of flavor. Perfect for a hot summer day!
M: Very carbonated but smooth.
O: This is my favorite style of IPAs. Hazy, citrus, and easy to drink. SPB did a great job with this one.

Apr 22, 2018
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with thick foamy head and very sticky lacing.
N: Hops, citrus, and floral.
T: Follows the nose, very smooth citrus hops blast with a minimal bite.
M: Light/Medium
O: Clean easy drinking IPA, really nice flavors and smooth.

Mar 26, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz canned 9/20/17 (5 months ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 4.9% ABV. The beer pours very hazy, almost turbid with some floaters in the color of yellow grapefruit juice. The head is sticky, off white and prolific leaving a bunch of lacing. The aroma is grapefruit forward as well. The taste is literally nowhere. There is a slight hoppy edge of citrus on a very light malt bill. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, the jury will remain out because this beer is too old to really say. I'd say there are signs that it could be in the 4 range fresh so that's where I'll put it.

Mar 06, 2018
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Spechopper1007 from Alabama

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Today I went looking around for something unique and I found this and its awesome. Turns out this isn't brewed anymore so its special to. It pours pale yellow/straw colour and slightly cloudy/hazy. Nice white head and the aroma is awesome. It has a sweet hoppy smell with pineapple and citrus overtones. The taste is hoppy with faint grains and fruit and a dash of citrus. Overall a great Pale Devil Ale!!!

Mar 04, 2018
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L-WOW. Pours a heavy three fingered IPA that is extremely juicy and cloudy vanish gold.. Great from the look.
S-Orange, orange and more orange! This is followed by sweet aromas of tropical fruits, such as mango, lemon and grapefruit.
T- Overall, a slightly bitter with a citrusy followup in the flavor. Fresh and crisp all together to form a juicy, powerful (for what it is) New England IPA. Slight sour finish at the back of the tongue.
F- Lighter than usual. This beer yields less alcohol, which is pretty noticeable in the mouthfeel of the beer.
O- This beer is pretty amazing. Wonderful take on the NE IPA style.

Jan 13, 2018
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy murky pear color with some tangerine hints, nice fluffy off white head but didn't lace as well as it looked like it would.

Aroma is light citrus fruitiness, tangerine, lemon, apricot on a sweet bready malt base.

Taste like the smell not quite as fruity but pretty much light fruity citrus notes on a bready malt base. Not overly bitter just more like hop flavors.

Mouhfeel is light with pretty peppy carbonation.

Overall easy drinking IPA, maybe call it a light IPA be good for a lawn mower beer. Personally need more bitterness for me. Does smell nice and fruity though.

Dec 01, 2017
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Turtle_Stampede from Mississippi

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I cannot think of a better name for this beer, it's a good start your day kind of IPA. Poured into a tulip glass, frothy head, pale yellow in color and cloudy. Great citrus smell and taste, not much smell and taste beyond the citrus. The hops are not over powering and the feel is very nice.

Nov 18, 2017
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque tan gold colored pour with a very thick, frothy white head.

S - Mango, tangerine, pineapple, melon.

T - Mango, tangerine, melon, and a lingering fruity resin finish with light bitterness.

M - Frothy mouthfeel with a tad bit of thinness on the back end.

O - Never expected to find this beer. Pretty flavorful for a sub-5% beer!

Nov 11, 2017
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Lincolnlogs55 from Georgia

4.94/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very similar to Tropicalia from Creature Comfort. One of the best American IPAs in the south. Exceptionally easy to drink. Good beer to recommend as an intro to micro brews to people who do not know beer or IPA.

Nov 04, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a snifter
Canned 8/3/17

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that has good retention after the pour and leaves some lacing behind

S- fruity hop aroma up front with notes of citrus peel and some earthy and herbal mosaic aromas. malty/oat sweetness undertones and fruity berries close it out

T- fruity hops follow the nose with elements of red berried up front, followed by citrus peel and zest. Mid-palate gives some earthy mosaic notes. The finish brings out plenty of toasted malt that creates a balance, linger of more fruity hops

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns slightly creamy into a crisp finish

O- quite flavorful for less than 5% abv with plenty of citra and mosaic aromas, very crushable

Aug 31, 2017
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mschrei from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received from @brewsoverhoes.

There are two real cool things I liked about this beer before even opening it:
1) it's labeled as a "breakfast IPA"
2) the bottom of the can does not only provide the Canned on date of 07/18/17, but it also says "Canned by Nick", and there's something funny about that to me.

It poured a thick foamy head with lasting lacing and looked like a breakfast juice - cloudy and a kind of pineapple/orange juice mix. Smell is danky citrusy, with a pretty good grapefruit presence. It's got a pleasant hoppy taste - kind of lemony and some tangy grapefruit notes. At 4.9% abv, it's got a mild and smooth feel, and is very easily sippable. After only a few drinks, I was wishing he had sent more than one.

Aug 30, 2017
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mothmanscott from Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque deep straw gold/pale gold producing a huge loose & fluffy, white head receding to a mound like island, leaving a nice bubbley, sticky lacing well frosted around the glass. Aroma is grapefruit & pine backed by earthy herbal, tropical notes & sweet malts. Taste fruity, big grapefruit citrus backed by earth, pine & a hint of tropical fruit balanced nicely with malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth, very juciy, creamy from the oats & tongue coating and it's sinfully drinkable.

Aug 30, 2017
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Dekkar from Arkansas

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fantastic beer. This brewery is unique in that they're Southern (Mississippi) and actually produce beer with real hop flavor. Seems to be lost on other southern breweries.
Perhaps the only reason I'd ever make the short drive to Mississippi. Oh and artwork on cans are great... Takes me back to old school record shopping. Love it!

Aug 20, 2017
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Beelzebufo from Mississippi

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I drink this beer everyday. Its brewed right here in my hometown of Hattiesburg MS. It tastes and smells of grapefruit. This beer has a smooth tatse with a nice hop finish.

Jul 30, 2017
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bfranks from Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer so much. Tons of flavor and aroma, plus the silkiness from the oats and low ABV make this super delicious and super crushable. One of the best sessions I've ever had.

Jul 15, 2017
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

KInd of a crazy can design, dated 6/13/17, fairly fresh. Bright and light yellow. Citrus aroma. Kind of watery citrus flavor. Decent beer to knock back but this just doesn't have enough heft for me in the flavor or aroma.

Jul 12, 2017
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ALHOPLOVER from Alabama

4.81/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Beach Club Hideaway.
Pretty pale yellow.
Aroma was so strong and so good. Mosaic, fruity.
Great flavor!
The best smelling and most flavorful Pale Ale I've ever had.

Jun 24, 2017
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99/ 6 pack. Canned 5/9/17. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a hazy pale straw yellow with two full fingers of fluffy white head. The bubbles shrink to a thin veneer and full crown, leaving a few sparce clouds of lacing.

Smells of orange, pine, lemon and cracker. Not robust but not overly vague either.

Flavors of orange, soft mango, mild lemon zest and crackery malt. Super easy to drink with no discernible alcohol and pretty nice hop character for such a low abv brew.

Light body with fluffy carbonation. The finish holds notes of watered down citrus hops and light cracker.

Devil's Harvest is a great hoppy pale ale, particularly given the low alcohol content. Southern Prohibition has taken a style that I typically ignore and turned it I to an enjoyable hop fix.

Jun 20, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can, 6-9-17 stamped on the bottom, so, yeah, fresh...about 10 days in the can...

Looks like a clouded NE IPA, orange juice-breakfast IPA...leave some thicker frothy head all over the glass.

Tangerine sniff, bright and bold, with some grapefruit pith mixed in.

On the palate, it more citric, juicy goodness, more tangerine, some oranges and again grapefruit.


Carbonation perhaps a bit on the high side.


A pleasant surprise, tasty, juice, enjoyable and well worth a try.

Jun 20, 2017
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May have found my new camping and beach beer! Got turned onto this one from Paste Magazine's recent session IPA blind tasting article (this beer was their winner). It's a 2017 reboot of a retired SPB beer of the same name. Mine was from a can stamped with a 4/20/17 canning date, poured into a tulip. The NEIPA influences become apparent immediately, with a briny, cider-like consistency and pale cold coloring. Good, frothy white head that settled quickly and laced just a little.

The smell is citrus salad, fresh cut grass, light biscuit, and rolled oats. Really bright and tangy, with sharp lemon and tons of OJ. Just a phenomenal aroma profile for a sessionable beer.

This being a 4.9% beer, no surprise that the taste can't quite keep up with the smell, but it makes a respectable run at it. Oranges, pine, grapefruit, lemongrass, blueberries, wheat cereal, and a slight medicinal quality. Lots of layers, but quite light and muted. The oats and fruit obviously provide some balance, but there is still a pronounced bitterness. After the swallow, as that pithiness subsides, what's left on your teeth and tongue is all sweet citrus and a bit of the medicinal note.

The oats add that wonderful silkiness to the texture, which feels much bigger and more pillowy than a beer of this ABV should. Love it.

I greatly enjoy the trend of session IPAs with big hop aromas, but most fall pretty short in the taste department. This one performs much better in that area, and is downright fantastic in terms of look, smell, and feel. I expect I'll be drinking a lot of these this summer.

May 25, 2017
Devil's Harvest from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 275 ratings