Pride & Joy Mild Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From: Three Floyds Brewpub
Date: None on bottle, but picked up about two weeks ago
Perhaps the most balanced hoppy beer that Three Floyds produces, Pride & Joy is both full of hop flavors, yet lets the grains demonstrate a presence as well. The major flavors are citrus, tropical fruit pulp, and grain/biscuits, which combine into a very drinkable pale ale. There is enough modest bitterness and hints of vegetal hops to give a slight nod to the English tradition as well. While I'd probably most enjoy this during slightly warmer months, the tropical and citrus fruit flavors are refreshing in their reminder of the spring and summer to come.
Pour a tall, 3cm head of fairly clean white foam, made up of medium and large-sized bubbles, with above average retention, fading in about two minutes or so to a thick ring around the glass and a thin film of foam atop the body. Lacing is somewhat substantial, sticking across the entire glass in large dollops and swaths. The body is a copper orange color, with light bringing out bright orange hues. Transparent, with fairly vigorous and visible carbonation.
Aroma of dried orange peel, very modest grapefruit, toasted bread and baked biscuit-like malts, tobacco leaf, and some withering-bitter vegetal-like hops. There's quite a bit going on here, and the result is perhaps one of the more balanced beers from Three Floyds, which is really enjoyable.
Overall flavor a bit like "Constant Comment" tea, but with citrus/tropical hops and grain/biscuit-influenced malt backbone. Front of palate is sweet, as from pale malts, with modest grain and biscuit notes, as well as contributed by a medley of tropical fruit juices. Mid-palate picks up orange peel, cloves, hop bitterness, mild tropical fruit (passion fruit, minor mango and pineapple) and citrus (orange) with a backdrop of mild grain-like flavors and some malt sweetness. Back of palate finds a more assertive hop bitterness, but still some tropical hop (passion fruit) and sweet orange/grapefruit, with pale malt sweetness and biscuit-like flavor. Aftertaste of is moderate bitterness with lingering biscuit and grain flavors.
Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with medium-low levels of carbonation, gently creating a slightly foamy, very smooth mouthfeel. Closes quite dry, with modest residual stickiness lingering across the palate.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2013 03:46:38 | More by falloutsnow
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