Hattiesburg’s Southern Prohibition Brewery has released their Mississippi Fire Ant in cans, and what they have created may just be the best red/imperial red offerings that we have ever tasted. The beer pours with some of the darkest reddish-brown coloration that we have ever seen from an imperial red ale, and there is a strong (nearly old ale) nose that ties together spice, malt, and hops in equal amounts. Mississippi Fire Ant has a tremendous backbone to it, ensuring that the flavors that one experiences at the beginning of the beer are going to be those that conclude the offering. The beer would perform admirably on its own or paired with red meat, lamb, goat, or BBQ plates; strong cheese plates may possess the flavors necessary to hang out with this bomb.
The initial flavor profile that hits imbiber’s lips is astringent, bitter, and with a broad malt wallop. The size of the pull that one takes from this effort largely determines the overall set of tastes that one receives. Big sips will allow a wide variety of the beer’s facets ample opportunity to shine, while smaller tastes is a good way to evaluate the hops that are present in Mississippi Fire Ant. Mississippi Fire Ant is bold, brash, and is a formidable effort; the sips that one will take when working on a pounder can ensure that one or two cans should suffice for the night.
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