Pride & Joy Mild Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
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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3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Poured this bad boy into a snifter and was dark gold/light amber in color. The head was approximately 1 finger, maybe a little more, but I was a bit disappointed with the head as it faded away pretty fast. Can't be upset with that beautiful golden/amber hue, though.
Smell: Definitely got the citrus notes upfront. Although I could pick up a hint of the malty undertones, I felt I had to really search for them.
Taste: Pride & Joy is a very balanced beer. Goes down nice and easy. Nothing too overpowering here. A little on the bitter side for the aftertaste, but the malt and hops have a nice little conversation, balancing each other out. Definitely mild.
Mouthfeel: Smoooth. Doesn't linger around or leave your mouth super dry. Again, definitely mild.
Overall I thought it was a solid brew. I don't think I've ever been disappointed with anything from FFF. It's not necessarily a beer I would wet my pants over, but I wouldn't be upset if I had to drink it. The beer definitely fits the description of "mild." Incredibly balanced in every aspect. Would have maybe liked it to be a bit more crisp, but I can't be upset over what it isn't.
Serving type: bottle into snifter
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 22:16:47 | More by moysauce
3.9/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Serving: Bottle into footed pilsener
Served: 7 April 2014
Appearance: Crystal clear with an amber tinge. A small white, foamy white head on the top that diminishes to about a half a finger and leaves good lacing.
Smell: Citrus and floral hoppiness dominate the nose, but there is a slight hint of malt sweetness.
Taste: A nice assertion of citrus hoppiness on a sweet malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation for the style. Body fits what I would expect for a 5% APA.
Overall: Another great beer by FFF, and one that I think is sometimes overlooked. This one is comparable in quality and taste to SNPA, though this one has a slightly thinner body in my opinion, and is just slightly darker. Would recommend, especially for those beginning to explore the hoppier sides of craft beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 15:31:12 | More by Beric
Pride & Joy Mild Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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