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Pride & Joy Mild Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,919 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,919
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 66
Gots: 159 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
5.0% ABV, 30 IBUs - This beer is 3 Floyd’s American “Mild” Ale. With a more assertive hop profile that British Milds and a relatively low alcohol content this is a great session beer that still has Pale Ale characteristics. Pride and Joy is a golden color with a fruity nose and a light caramel sweetness to balance the crisp finish. A truly refreshing ale that drinks easily.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001)
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%

12 oz.

Pours a hazy orange-gold, over an inch of fluffy white head dissipates slowly to fine suds, never fully goes away.

Smells of fresh grapefruit hops and semi-sweet grassy malts, hint of honey.

Grapefruit citrus and hops with grassy malts and a mild bitter hop bite. Some honey and lemon in there.

Medium to full body with soft tingles of carbonation on the tongue.

A really nice well-balanced session candidate, goes down super-smooth and easy. Very easy to like. That said, it's nothing special, just very good at being what it is which is just an easy-drinking thirst quencher. If that's what you're looking for, though, you could do a lot worse.

01-26-2014 18:09:45 | More by Cylinsier
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oberon

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

A mild ale?Well not so sure about that,pours a rich copper with a nice white two finger head that leaves a nice sheet of lace behind as it settles,no "mild" aromas going on here piney,resiny hop with slight caramel malt note in the background.A tad watery mouthfeel but not to thin mild flavors for Three Floyds I suppose lightly sweet and caramelly but that piney,resiny American hop presence is there make this well balanced and oh so quaffable.I could drink this ale all day has nice flavors and ind goes down like water,a traditional mild no but a damn good American style mild oh hell yeah.

07-31-2005 19:49:18 | More by oberon
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Zakk

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

08-14-2012 01:47:50 | More by Zakk
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JJH79

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-25-2013 16:34:55 | More by JJH79
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sgoodship

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Picked up a 6 at D&D Food and Liquor, Wicker Park, Chicago. The bottle I poured from was the worst labeled beer bottle I have ever seen. 2 labels pasted on in weird angles with as much of the white showing as the printed side. Not a big deal but this was a first for me and wanted to share.

A: Nice , ever so slightly hazy medium amber color. Creamy 2 finger head that delivers some good lacing and keeps a thinner creamy head throughout.

S: Very lively grapefruit hoppy aroma. Hard to drink without experiencing the zingy smell.

T: The taste is just what you would imagine based on the smell. Not very complex to my taste buds but pretty well balanced. The strong fruit dominates but as it settles into the hoppy bitterness at the end, you can taste a slight biscuity maltness - just enough to take off the edge and balance it off.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation - just right for the beer. Crisp with the carbonation. Somewhat creamy and smooth on the finish. Overall felt a little watery at times.

D: A curious beer for sure. Not a mild ale but not quite an APA either. Kinda IPAish but not quite. This isn't my favorite style of beer and fruity is certainly not my favorite taste profile but having said that, I found myself downing 3 of these suckers tonight and enjoyed them. Can I hear someone say session beer? You can't deny that 3F brew a fine beer.

11-02-2008 02:04:10 | More by sgoodship
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dacubz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-07-2014 22:54:07 | More by dacubz
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +19.5%

Had this off cask at The Map Room last Saturday, 1/22. Poured a clear golden amber red with a small bubbly head. The head was not thick, but somewhat lacy and intricate. Very nice appearance off the hand pull. The nose comes with big grapefruit, citric candy bubblegum with hints of peaches. Just so damn good...almost like a fruit salad in a glass.

First sip is smooth and hoppy with a beautiful melding of grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors. Very little carbonation, but it works damn well in this case. Hints of caramel peek through on the way down, with nice interplay of sweet and bitter notes. Wonderful, just wonderful.

Smooth and oh-so creamy mouthfeel goes down so easily. If you think Pride & Joy is a good session ale out of the bottle...just try it on cask and be blown away. This one could be drank all night long with no problem. Simply a great beer by Three Floyd's made even better on cask. Highly recommended.

01-25-2005 01:37:37 | More by orbitalr0x
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-06-2014 21:08:57 | More by bulldogg915
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-13-2012 05:29:38 | More by danthehopslamman
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-24-2014 21:24:55 | More by DaftPatrick
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Kappakoosh

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-25-2014 00:23:34 | More by Kappakoosh
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grynder33

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -13.9%

Poured an orangish gold, had sort of a nice light citrus malt aroma.The head was substantial and stuck around, the taste was a soft thin, malt flavor, with a little hop bitterness that comesin at the end. I guess its better than drinking a macro, but compared to other TF products, its like drinking their version of a light.

08-01-2004 18:07:41 | More by grynder33
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Jared14

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-10-2014 23:48:53 | More by Jared14
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dgfool

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-13-2013 06:11:37 | More by dgfool
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77apm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-16-2014 06:14:05 | More by 77apm
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-17-2012 14:05:03 | More by Twifiter
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Duster72

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%

Pours a nice orange. Very big hops/citrus aroma. Taste is primarily pine resin with much less citrus than in the aroma. Hops give nice bitterness and a bit of pucker. Body is rather thin, which is okay at this ABV. Nice lighter alternative to Alpha King.

03-16-2007 11:26:58 | More by Duster72
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-07-2013 05:11:44 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-10-2014 13:24:38 | More by Jason
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tjthresh

Indiana

2.33/5  rDev -40.1%

12 oz bottle. Tones of pungant hops very little malt character. Pour pale with an orange/brown hue. Very little head and no lace. Massive hop flavor but still no real malt present. Super bitter. Kind of makes me cringe to swallow. Light body. Pretty puckering. Not real easy to drink. By far my least favorite 3F brew. I’m sure glad the rest are pretty great.

08-22-2005 17:18:26 | More by tjthresh
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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Thanks to clvand0 for this beautiful 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, actively carbonated, amber body with an attractive, two finger ecru head that retains well before leaving some nice patchy lace down the glass.
Aroma begins with a sharp grapefruit hoppiness that also has a hint of orange and pine needle. Some sweetish malt is vaguely in the background.
Mouthfeel is on the light side, with active carbonation and a hops presence.
Taste features the citrusy hops of grapefruit and orange peel. Very little malt character is noted, even at room temperature. Finish is citrus rind hops, as is the aftertaste.
This is nothing close to an English dark mild ale, but it's highly drinkable, and very well put together. Much closer to an American pale ale in character, but I wouldn't mind keeping several bottles of this around. Very nice.

11-09-2004 01:58:21 | More by merlin48
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

Purchased at City Limits in Providence, RI. Good people they are at City Limits.

Ok its my b-day, I'm driking a lot of good brews and listening to Cake. I'm dancing at the foot of the Lord and all is bliss....all is bliss.

Nice sticky head atop this amber sea of hoppiness. Mild yes. Hoppy yes. I can't righly say if it's too hoppy or just right in the mild department. Definitley hoppy characteristics up front. Lip smacking hops as a matter of fact. Sweet with matching hop bitterness. A nice little brew from Indiana. This is quite drinkable a nice beer to have about the house for any old situation.

07-14-2005 06:17:56 | More by fdrich29
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%

Thanks again to Bignick for this one...and thanks to Diversified Imports for bringing this one real close to home.
Pours a bright copper color with a full finger and a half of white head...sticky lacing on the side of the glass.
Very clean, citrus hops up front and a nice sweet caramel maltiness in the finish.
Taste really delivers...true to the style, this is not overdone with the hops and the malt balance is there. Carbonation is a touch high, but still one hell of a session beer.
This would be my lawnmower beer if I had to choose one...so flavorful and balanced.

03-15-2006 02:29:46 | More by warriorsoul
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badbeer

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%

Amber color with a white head that didn't last real long, left some lacing. Juicy grapefruit and lemony hops with some pine and caramel too. Taste seemed to hit me with some caramel and pine first, before quickly changing to juicy grapefruit, and then some more pine in the finish. Taste seemed to be right around 4.25, it was close to 4.5, but not quite, so I'll give it the 4. Higher carbonation, light-medium bodied. Highly drinkable, almost hard not to have another.

07-29-2006 08:16:56 | More by badbeer
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-12-2013 17:36:36 | More by Chris_Panos
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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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