Devil's Harvest APA (Pre-2016) | Southern Prohibition Brewing

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Devil's Harvest APA (Pre-2016)Devil's Harvest APA (Pre-2016)

Brewed by:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Mississippi, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soupermirl on 08-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 145
Photo of jasadewi
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Somewhat cloudy bright yellow, with a dimpled and foamy head that left moderate lacing down the glass.
S: Floral hop scents.
T: Lightly floral and citrus hops over a mild crackerish malt background. Only slightly hoppier than a strong pilsner.
M: Highly sessionable, light bodied, etc.
O: A great lightly hopped, crackerish APA from Hattiesburg. I didn't know this beer was being retired. I received it in a variety pack in December 2016, only to find out it was retired by January 2016. Try it if you can still find it, as it is a fine example of what a more balanced APA can be.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a hazy complexion. There's a half inch of creamy and tightly knit off white foam on top. Aroma is citrus hops and light malt, but it seems a tad subdued. I taste plenty of bitter citrus hops, but there's plenty of light biscuit malt to balance things out. The mouth is a bit sticky and resinous.

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Photo of Squire123
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light, hazy orange with with fluffy white head and clumpy lacing.

Aroma: Floral, citrusy, hop forward. A very slight hint of caramel which may be the Munich malt but don't quote me on that.

Taste: Hops, hops and more hops. Made with Munich malt but with this hop level ordinary two row may have served just as well. A strong IPA by another name.

Texture: If they were shooting for a fuller body they hit the mark. Shame the malt flavor doesn't match the body.

Overall: I can't quite find the extra in this Extra Pale Ale. Perhaps they mean the higher ABV 5.8, or the extra hops 60 IBU, or the extra that Munich malt brings to the table. The malt certainly adds body but pales under the hop overlay. Noticeable hop finish which lingers for a bit. Worth drinking for the body and flavor but I won't be buying a case.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a mason jar. Pours with a two to three finger head on a vigorous pour and retains decent head and lacing. The beer is dark orange/amber and fairly cloudy. The smell is nice citrus - orange and grapefruit - with a strong hop presence. The taste follows the nose with citrus and hop forward and a little balance underneath from the Munich malt. The feel is medium to high carbonation, which feels appropriate for the style. The beer leaves a bitter aftertaste, which is a bit unpleasant. Overall this beer has three great things going for it - it comes in cans, it's got a relatively low abv (5.8%) and it's not overly dank. It's easy to drink and will make a great summer grilling beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Once more, we have a CAN courtesy of my local, in-person trader, tone77, who CAN show up on my porch whenever it is CANvenient for him. He brings such great beers and is outstanding about returning the empty CANs for further transfer to Jeff Lebo. Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "A Devilishly Dank Dry Hopped Pale Ale". The CAN has been revised to show a woman with a forked tail peering at me over her right shoulder.

I Crack!ed it open and where the previous CAN had filled the room with pleasant odors of raspberries, now it was naught but fire & brimstone! I began a most gentle Glug so as to not rouse any sleeping demons, but it was to no avail. A light haze appeared in the Golden-Amber liquid (SRM = > 5, < 7). I did an in-glass swirl to try and ward it off, but this simply raised a brief finger of fizzy, tawny head that roared at me and then sat back down. Eeek! Nose was actually a pleasant blend of pine and grapefruit, but I was still cowed by its presence in my glass. Mouthfeel was devilishly soft, caressing my poor, bruised tongue into an unwarranted sense of CANplaceny before striking like a cobra! Aaaah! It was pretty aggressively hopped for an APA, which may help to account for the haze - it may have been saturated with hops. especially in dry hopping the beer. Finish was dry and the air was sucked out of lungs as I lay on the floor, gasping, desperately reaching for my asthma inhaler as the she-devil just watched and laughed. Once I recovered, I found myself powerless in her spell and reached yet again for my glass ...

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Photo of spark3148857
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with one finger off white creamy head. Lots of grapefruit and a bit of pine in the nose. Taste follows suit with a solid punch of grapefruity bitterness and some pineyness. Good malt backbone but still lets the hops shine through. A very good pale.

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Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one, my first from Southern Prohibition and second from the entire state (I think), is a golden-amber color and quite bright despite a slight haze to the body. It grows a creamy pillow of head about half a finger tall, maybe slightly more, that retains itself well and leaves some patching after it falls to foam.
This one's definitely hop-forward on the nose but well balanced by malts, floral in the bitterness and sort of grainy-sweet with a little bit of dusty dryness underneath the sweeter overtones. Citrus comes through, while it goes a little soapy underneath but brings out some nice, almost tropical fruit notes.
Hops are a little grassier and not quite as expressive as on the nose but with the same citrus and sweeter undertones with a piney bitterness as well. Malts are sweet as they smell and balance as the expected floral notes come through. Cereal grains round out the flavor underneath into a malty/leafy bitter finish.
This one's crisp after starting fluffy, easing off in the middle, with a medium body and enough dryness coming through to cut it. It ends up pretty smooth by the end.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Willie Becker glass.
Hazy, light orange. Good head.
Smells dry hopped. Citrus, juicy; dry, bitter.
It's really good! Loads of tangerine/clementine/mandarin, atop a pleasantly crisp but not dry pale malt base. Almost sweet at times (mango?).
Incredibly drinkable, and thoroughly pleasing throughout. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In Laurel MS.
Pours a hazy very light amber with a frothy off white head that demonstrates good retention and side
glass lace.
Smell is piney resiny with some grapefruit citrus rind.

Taste: Piny and tart with the grapefruit which is present but not too strong. Some toasty malts are also
a little but involved in the taste.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tasty new school american pale, thanks to my buddy for bringing it back from jazz fest for me. not too often i get to drink beer from mississippi, so thats awesome too. its a nice pale, bright yellow in color with some soft frosted haze to it and a nice tall white head. looks great in the glass. it smells nice too, balanced, definitely short of ipa in the hop intensity, although hops absolutely lead the way here. the grain bill is super light in flavor, fresh gentle cereals, maybe a nip of wheat, but its simple and allows the hops to stand out without being brutally dosed. some tropical grassy notes in there, vegetal and brand new, this is definitely fresh beer. decent oil content too, sort of west coast, but without all the bitterness. great carbonation, fluffy in the mouth, and i like the way the most pleasant aspects of the hops linger, again without the bitterness. i only had a single can, but a six pack would have been an easy proposition.

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Photo of tigg924
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Piney, citrusy, and soapy hops. Light pale malt. Slightly on the bitter side with some oiliness. A sipper that is an above average wet hopped pale. Not one I would rush for, but a good beer.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks like murky apple juice with a thin, white head. Smells of citrus with a bit of vegetal pine. Tastes of big fruity esters with citrus hops. There's a lingering bitterness and some toasty malt. Moderate body with mild, creamy carbonation. This is OK. Not too impressed.

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Photo of Tilley4
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very middle of the road for me. Certainly not offensive but this is not something that I will revisit. The hops are mostly floral and nature and rather soapy... The more I drink, the less I like this. Something just isn't right... I usually like southern prohibition beers as well this one just doesn't do it for me

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Photo of senglish7
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not much in regards to aroma. Pours a light caramel color. Not much sweetness. Hop forward and hops on the tongue afterwards. Probably my favorite of their 3 "flagship" 12oz varieties.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, a bit of hops. Taste is well balanced. Malts up front, some hops kicking in at the finish, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and some tiny floaties in the body. HEad is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: sweet malt with a floral hop character that makes the whole works seem a little soapy. I'm not necessarily against this, but in this case it just seems muddled.

Taste: sweet and caramelly, with a hint of biscuit in the malt. Hops are still quite floral and soapy. It's not terrible, but perhaps just not to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: it mostly just doesn't work for me. It's kind of messy and muddled, and the amount of biscuit and soap just don't appeal too much.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: Hazy, copper/orange body; big frothy white head; long lasting, good lacing

Smell: Malty; citrusy; some pine notes from US hops

Taste: Malty on start with a big resiny punch up front; semi sweet in the mid; dry hoppy bitterness lingers at the end

Mouthfeel: fairly thin but the carbonation is just about right

Remarks: pretty good example of the APA style.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Prohibition Devil’s Harvest has a thick, cream-colored head, a very hazy, orange-gold appearance, a few stray bubbles visible, and a lacing curtain left behind. The aroma is of sweet, white bread, sugar, and hop oil, with a background dankness showing up. Taste is the same, with lot of piney bitterness and a shade of alcohol showing itself. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and SPB Devil’s Harvest finishes semi-dry and decently drinkable.


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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Southern Prohibition Brewing - Devil's Harvest, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a hazy orange amber with a massive foamy head that retains well and leaves exceptional lacing.

Smell - Aroma is typical muted APA, bready malt with a dash of citrus and pine.

Taste - Taste is thin malt but a nice boost to the hops here. Fruit but mostly pine hops here, finishes floral/pine.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with balanced carbonation. Nice juicy feel. No booziness and real easy to drink.

Overall - This is a good sessionable APA. It has enough hop flavor to not fall on its ass and it's an easy drink.

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy gold color with a white head and leaves a heavy lacing
S-citrus and hop balance
T-strong hop taste with a good citrus grapefruit taste that gives you a good hop bitterness
M-light body and high caronation
O-great beer that has a great balance of hops and citrus, and I hope we can get this in Alabama soon

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Thank you to shan8454 for this one in trade.

Appearance: Cloudy orange amber color, with a lot of carbonation. Over 5 fingers of thick, foamy off white head.

Smell: Citrus, hops and pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops/pine with some mild sweet citrus.

Overall: Decent brew. I would have this again.

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Photo of Casedogg43
4.26/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had Fresh via one bad ass looking tall Boy!
Artwork is on point! Very well done.

This brew is a terrific, very drinkable Pale Ale, especially for a 1st offering.
Pours real nice, Smells nice, drinks real nice.
Hits the spot over and over again.

Sum it up: I'll be drinking this one often enough!

BTW: Love the Tail!

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Photo of Kenny_Paul
4.66/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my "go-to" beers.

Pours murky and golden, as to be expected
Nice medium sized head and great lacing
The aroma is very pleasant. It smells of hops, very "earthy", with slight fruit notes.
The taste is very well balanced. You get tons of that great bitterness and plenty of citrus notes, yet it's still an easy beer to drink. No puckering here; this one goes down easy, almost too easy ;)
The mouthfeel is the best part about this beer. The hops do their job well and will stay with you for a while.
I can tell no discernible difference with this beer served from the tap or from the can. Devil's Harvest is always fresh and eager to please.
Overall... Well, I'll just say I'm in love. At first I thought it might be a simple crush on the local brewery. But this has turned out to be one of my favorite beers. I would recommend this one to anyone. Southern Prohibition is doing wonderful things for the beer culture in South Mississippi. Give them a taste!

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Photo of soupermirl
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Extra Pale Ale. Great beer.
Appearance was what you'd expect from an extra pale ale. Orangey in color, slightly hazy, pours easy and leaves a nice head. Quintessential Extra Pale Ale.
The nose on this beer is a fine one. You really can't appreciate it from the can. Tulip glasses are perfect to bring out the hop aroma. There is almost a fruitiness in the smell, followed by rich hops but almost in a subtle way. Swirl your glass an extra time, you'll get it.
Beautiful hop characteristics come through in the first taste. On the fore-tongue the hops mix well with an almost perfect carbonation. Slight bitterness rounds off the later tongue as an extra pale ale should. Goes down easy.
Mouthfeel is medium well brewed for easy drinking. But those hops, still boiling around in my mouth after the initial taste starts pushing outwardly, awaiting the next taste. The sidewalls of your mouth totally get what's coming to them. What a beautiful Extra Pale Ale.
This beer is totally worth the taste or extended visit. So is the brewery.
In the can - it's really about the same. Very consistent beer throughout. It really is a beautiful beer in appearance and taste. We keep some at our home in the can all the time.

And the cans are sexy.

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Devil's Harvest APA (Pre-2016) from Southern Prohibition Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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