Pride & Joy Mild Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
One of the beers I received in a great package from clvand0. Thanks Chris!
Anyway, I let this one get well into cellar temperature before I cracked it for a more authentic mild experience. The body is a copper-hued amber with very light carbonation moving through it. The head is robust and rolls up quickly causing me to halt the pour on several occasions, it retains nicely though and leaves fat, sticky clumps of lace on the glass. The aroma is hoppy as hell! Not quite what I was expecting for a mild, juicy citrussy hops with a faint malt backbone. Honestly, Ive smelled IPAs with less hops and definitely American Pale Ales, so this level of PacNW hops on the nose tells me this isnt a typical Mild. Drinking this beer leaves me a little bewildered. I love hops just as much as the next guy, but here, its almost like the malt is recognized for a millisecond, and is then ambushed and totally eclipsed by hop flavor. Dont get me wrong, the flavors are delicious but I get no sense of balance here what-so-ever, and normally I need my hops to at least pretend to be balanced by malt, or alcohol, or both preferably. Adding to this the mouthfeel is incredibly light, it goes down almost like water, brings to mind the phrase hop tea. I guess the term Mild is in reference to the alcohol content which is low that makes this a drink-all-day sessioner. A good beer, it will satisfy your craving for hops and you can sip on it forever without getting out of hand, but dont come here looking for balance.
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2004 03:23:51 | More by FormatKid
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