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Pride & Joy Mild Ale - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,154 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,154
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 75
Gots: 235 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001

A smooth, medium-bodied session beer with bright citrus hop aroma and finish. Our interpretation of an American Mild Ale.

42 IBU
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Ratings: 2,154 | Reviews: 696
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Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of sgoodship
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

Photo of Jahjehwa
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours nice, has a distinct smell, not bad bit not great. Nice head but doesn't last. I like it. Has its own unique appel.

Photo of grynder33
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Duster72
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of tjthresh
2.32/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of fdrich29
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of warriorsoul
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of badbeer
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orangish-copper in color. Moderate-sized creamy white head persists and offers up some patchwork lace on the glass. Aromas are a mix of spices, estery fruits, maybe a dash of sweetness. Flavor is more of the carry over from the aroma: Citric zing with a noticeable hop bitterness that helps this one end clean and sorta dry. It's a strange tiwst on a mild, to be sure. Not reserved, but not over the top. Decent mouthfeel and very, very drinkable. Is this a mild? According to 3F, it is. Maybe a candidate for conversion of the masses.

Photo of jakester
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy gold/orange with a 1/2 finger head of white bubbles. The head falls to not much, with very little lacing. Carbonation appears low.

Aroma is light toffee malt and luscious lemony citrus hops. Maybe some light grassy hop in there also.

Flavor is crisp, clean pale malt and nice citrusy hops. Hop bitterness is right there, as well. Fruity, with notes of pears or apples. Aftertaste is hoppy and lightly malty. Not sure this is a mild, by definition, but it's light and flavorful.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp, with low to medium carbonation. Finish is dry and tight.

A very poundable brew; obviously has "session" written all over it. When I think of mild, I think more dark and less hoppy, but this is a delicious beer, no matter what. Malt and hops of this one work very well together.

Photo of bsp77
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy orange with moderate white cap and light lacing.

Smell: Citrus-grapefruit, almost tangy, with some toast and pepper. Very dry.

Taste: The grapefruit-driven hop really shine through - citrusy, sticky, tart, tangy and bitter. There is some toasted malts underneath, but very light.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, fairly light but sticky body, very dry finish.

Overall: Mild Ale - that is hilarious. Besides the low abv, this is certainly not a Mild Ale. Considering the light body, the hops are just a little over the top. Still, quite impressive hop profile for a 5% abv beer.

My original review for this was a 3.8 but that was a couple months old. Now I have had it at a week and a half old, and raised the score to 4.1.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper to light brown in color. I see a half inch of tightly knit off white head. There's some haziness within the beer and plenty of lacing on my glass. Bready malt aroma with a gentle touch of fairly neutral aroma hops. I definitely taste light bready grains in the front of the palate and I get a floral hop finish with a bready grain aftertaste. The mouth is crisp and yet moderately carbonated.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Nose: big piney grass that quickly dissipates supported by grainy malt aromas and light fruits.
Pours hazy gold amber with a thin white foam cap. Big lace.
Palate: malty sweetness, grain, hints of treacle, graham cracker, and light fruit with a very pleasant hop accent on the finish. Slightly sweet with a finish suggesting an iced tea dryness.
Medium body and medium to medium low carbonation.
A light and sessionable easy drinking beer.

Photo of Osiris9588
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no date. Pours a rusty apricot color. The white head recedes quickly, leaving slight small-bubbled lacing.

The fragrant aroma is dominated by hops--orange, grapefruit, and pine. The flavor is also, but there's not much else going on, rather flat, with a bit of a soapy aftertaste.

The mouth is light, and seems to lack carbonation and life. It's drinkable and mild by design, and is certainly a solid session beer, but lacks the flair expected from three Floyds.

Photo of danman83
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip glass

Appearance - Pours a light copper with a very nice head for this variety that lasts a moderate amount of time leaving a light lacing.

Smell - Sweet lemon/orange citrus scent with a strong degree of pine as well.

Taste - Very strong citrus hop upfront with a mild dry bittering hop finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth start to finish, probably the only thing mild I'll ever enjoy!

Drinkability - great flavors without being overpowering, i've had several introductees to craft brewing try this out and they have all enjoyed it thoroughly. this is a great session beer that has in my experience appealed to broad tastes.

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with very good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A solid hop forward aroma that is fairly grassy with a solid malt presence. Hops upfront with a mix of herbal, grassy, and citrus hops with hints of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon. Also some pine resin in the hop mix. Solid balancing presence of bready malts with hints of caramel, biscuit, toffee, yeast, and cracker. A very vibrant and well balanced smell for a "mild" beer.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a good balance of grassy and citrus hop flavor with bready caramel malts. Hoppy up front with a taste of grassy and herbal hops. Fruity taste of citrus orange, pineapple, lemon, and some grapefruit. Also some piney and floral hop taste. Solid presence of sweet bready malts with notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Very well balanced taste that while is not huge, is a lot more than you expect from a mild. Very solid and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly wet, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good mild ale that is more like a pale ale. Solid hop mix with a good malt balance.

Photo of tyleeis
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a simple beer glass, has a nice caramel color-simply looks tastey!

Nice head that settled down to about a finger, medium lacing.

Smells sweet, but hoppier than most-what else would you expect from 3 Floyds?!

Good hops flavor up front, grapefruit comes to mind. Slightly bitter but followed up with a very nice caramel sweetness.

Medium carbonation, very fitting and compliments the beer quite well.

One of my favorites, and I used to avoid hops! A great tasting beer from 3 Floyds that surprised me and will definitely be in my fridge again.

Photo of Thrasher
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a mild. Maybe "mild" in relation to Floyd's other beers, but actually more like a bitter or even a pale ale. Still very good, citric hops in initial bite, caramel comes on strong and finish is soothing and sweet. Full, creamy, and lots of intrigue with Floyd's trademark hop profile. Lemony. Like an Alpha King scaled down, and perhaps a better session choice considering AK's octane.

Photo of far333
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick looking, hazy dark honey color with an off-white head the settles a bit, but leaves a quarter inch of thick foam. Smell is sweet of malt, plus some butterscotch and honey. Smooth mouthfeel delivers a malty flavor with hints of dough and honey, with a slight citrus tingle in the finish. I notice no hops, but the flavor is round and balanced. This is very drinkable.

Photo of Soonami
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pride & Joy from Three Floyds is a very drinkable beer that falls victim to being difficult categorize. 3F wants to call it an American Mild, a sessionable ale brewed with American hops. The beer is a solid amber with little head and aroma. There is just a twinge of tangerine aroma, but not much other than that. The malt is restrained as well in the taste with just a little caramel and graininess. Again the hops are just barely there. I wish there was more hops, malt, flavor, aroma, which in some respects, keeps me drinking more. A good sessionable mild, but not a great pale ale.

Photo of tsabalewski
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - copper with 3/4 inch slightly tan foam; mouth watering

Smell - subdued citrus

Taste - slighlty sweet orange gives way to moderately bitter grapefruit

mouthfeel - medium to thin, but appropriate to style

drinkability - could easily tip back 6 of these on a summer afternoon

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alright, not the biggest mild fan. Reviewing this from notes, been awhile. Appearance, poured like a restrained orangey amberish beer, didn't have anything pungent (it is a mild right?) aroma wise.

Taste was pleasant, it was a good restrained hop amount, decent malt backbone, light roasting. Reminded me of a small beer version of the Alpha King. Easy drinking, didn't thin out midway through, enjoyed it.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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