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

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Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,122 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 73
Gots: 216 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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

42 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 08-06-2001)
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
Photo of taylorhamrick
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ 3F

A clear copper color with a massive dense white head that sticks around and leaves incredible lacing. Looks really nice to me. The smell is just pure resinous hops. Not much of a malty presence at all in the nose...maybe I'll have to wait to smell it once the head dies down a bit, but I expect to be able to detect some sweetness. The first thing I notice in the taste are the moderate to medium esters. It dominates the hops somewhat in the flavor department. Maybe this only had a heavy dose of dry-hopping - maybe move some back to flavor. There's also a spicy herbal flavor, which provides a very dry tartness, next to some chalky, powdery flavors. This is the first time I've actually noticed what is called 'soapiness' in a beer - I can taste it here, like hand soap or something, though it's not incredibly prominent. The malt is toasty and crackery at best, though I kind of expected bready and sweet to back this up. The hop flavors finally return in the finish. The mouthfeel is actually pretty good, but not great. It's a bit light bodied, and dry, but occasionally feels kind of full because of the creamy head. The drink is kind of slow, but good. A nice and enjoyable beer, kind of middle of the range in ABV. This is probably not the best of 3F's work, but still quite better than many beers of the same style (though this kind of defies complete classification - the bottle says mild, here says APA, kind of fits in both).

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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 t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Zakk
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of MaxT
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of JJH79
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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 dacubz
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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 bulldogg915
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kappakoosh
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of grynder33
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
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 Jared14
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of dgfool
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of 77apm
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Twifiter
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Duster72
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
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 BuckeyeSlim
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of tjthresh
2.33/5  rDev -39.9%
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
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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