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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soupermirl on 08-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Zazzi82
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: At first some sweet notes but then wack over the head with dank, grassy hops. Finish is dry but lingers. Fresh garden herbal and citrus hops. Straw/gold color, unfiltered, foamy head with some lattice to lace. Medium body. 60 Ibus

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jasadewi
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
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 Dper
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshuaWilkins-38
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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 beertraveler08
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ackeeper
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +6.4%
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%
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 +9%
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 toler13
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
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 SweetChicken
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stormgasm7
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
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 OtisCampbell007
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jadpsu
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
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 Shanty76
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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