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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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1,960 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,960
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 65
Gots: 174 | 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: 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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4.95/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a nice clear golden color in my hefe glass - very inviting. Aroma is full of fruity bubblegum hop aroma, along with some grapefruits....drool. Taste is dominated by flavoring hops, that are downright delicious. A slight malt backbone peeks through - enough to add flavor - yet not detract from the fresh taste of this beer. There is a great dry finish to this one, leaving my mouth feeling like a bouqet of flowers.

Drinkability? Refer to Lionel Ritchies "All Night Long"

This is by far the best session brew I've come across

avylover, Dec 12, 2004
Photo of neonbrown82
4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What a hell of a pleasant surprise. I should have expected so from Three Floyds after enjoying their so-called "Pale Ale" so much. If anything, this is more of a Pale Ale than the Alpha King (which is more of an IPA for those who haven't tried it).

It pours to a clear and pale golden amber color with moderate carbonation and a beautifully retaining head, which starts at about an inch on the pint and recedes to about a centimeter through the duration of the glass. The beer left lace in strata to my amazement! The smell is of piney cascade hops and citrusy flavors including grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Has a very light presence of English malts underlying the hops.

The taste is as the smell prescribed. I think I have found me a new favorite session beer, and I'll be damned if I don't convince my friends of the same. At an ABV of under 5%, I could drink this all night, and will definitely do so in the future. I can't believe I have passed this up so many times. So, why are you still reading this when you could be out buying some more beer to supplement your beer fridge?

neonbrown82, Feb 05, 2005
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4.93/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this into a 16oz draft glass from a 12oz bottle.
A. The appearance is amber with a hint of red to it. It purs to a nice 2 finger head which laces beautifully down the glass as you drink it.

Smell. It has a wonderful smell of citrus to the hops. I pick up hints of pine as well.

T. The taste is out of this world. I absolutly love this beer!! Being from the Pittsburgh area I have a 5-6 hour drive just to get this stuff and it is well worth the trip. This Mild Ale has plenty of hops for the hopheads out there and not overpowering for the Malt fans as well. You can pick up the citrus/pine finish to the beer.

D. Drinkability Really?? After tasting this beer you WILL want more. It is deffinetly worth the long drive to get it for me.

Buggabeer, Oct 19, 2010
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4.85/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Orange gold with some hints of red. Fine white head settles to a mostly complete cap and leaves good lacing.

Nose is a potent mix of peachy, spicy hops over a big whack of melanoidin malt, supported by a touch of raw bread dough. Somehow these meld into an incredibly appetizing combo that I just can't resist.

Light side of medium in the mouth. The intense maltiness from the melanoidin leads the way, but there's more to the malt here than on the nose. The hops kick in on the mid-palate with a big rush of leafy peach. It's a wildly pleasurable combination of flavors. Very soft mouthfeel gives the palate a lush softness and roundness that really gives the hops and malt an opportunity to meld seemlessly. Great length on the finish with both the malt and hops maintaining intensity, though ultimately the hops have the final say.

One of the most satisfying and easily drinkable beers I know. My favorite by far of the Three Floyds "regular" beers. As for being a "mild" I belive FFF are employing the old English tradition in which "mild" and "bitter" were relative terms used to describe each particular brewery's offerings. And, compared to Alpha King, this baby is mild!

Realale, May 20, 2006
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4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ah 3 Floyds. Sounds like some sort of Sci-Fi/Trekker lounge. They have yet to dissapoint, in my limited experience. This particular ale is no exception.
The appearance of this ale is lovely: a golden almost orang-ish hue and pristine clarity make it very handsome to behold indeed.
The smell is strong but clean. It took my olfactory by storm as I opened the bottle with notes of fruity (citrusy and even the mildest of cherry hints), piney, hops, and a bit malty sweet.
The initial taste is good. Lightly bitter as one would expect but then the aftertaste kicks in. What a surprise! The aftertaste is more nuanced than the initial! The lingering aftertaste starts with the left over bittnerness of the original beer and then slowly meanders through it's nose-smells on your taste buds. The citrusy flavor comes through, then a wet/sweet taste and finally a dry and pronounced finish! It's playful and fun but not without its refinements and character.
The mouthfeel is exceptional as well. The balance of carbonation, and wetness make this exceptionally smooth and give it good texture. It has substance but is still fluid and moves gracefully through the mouth.
Finally the drinkability. This is an outstanding ale that deserves nothing less than exceptional status. It is very pleasing indeed and to say "Thank you, Sir. May I have another?" would not do it credit. Pride and Joy lives up to it's name. Well done Three Floyds!

HoppyBen, Jun 17, 2007
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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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