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

Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

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88
very good

1,659 Ratings
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Ratings: 1659
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%


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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PatYoda

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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy peach with a decent white head that leaves some film on the beer. The smell gives you a lot of citrusy hops with some caramel toffee backing. There is something unique to the hoppiness that only Three Floyds could pull off. Smells exotic. Certainly not English in any way. The taste is more of the same. This tastes like a great APA. It's almost like a more restrained Alpha King, with more of a caramel malt flavor and less hops, though the hops still threaten to take over this beer.

Just a little less bitter and citrusy, and a little more malt and this beer would be superb in my opinion. As it is now, it is a great session beer that I could drink all the time for sure. Mouthfeel is pretty light, not quite as crisp as it could be.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2005 23:35:27 | More by PatYoda
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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
Date: 4/16/14

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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.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 1,659 ratings.