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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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very good

2,152 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,152
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 75
Gots: 236 | FT: 7
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: 2,152 | Reviews: 696
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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of elchingen
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz btl poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Pretty appealing orangish, amber coloring. Head was adequate, just off-white, fluffy & fairly long lasting. Solid lacing.

S: Fruity citrus rind aroma jumps out first. Hops very much present, but not an overtly hoppy smelling beer. Yeasty bread.

T: Ying and yang of hop/malt seems fairly balanced. Cut/wet grass, lemon rind, a good dose of sweet maltiness. Dry & moderate bitterness on the finish. However, overall, I'm left wanting more. Malty aftertaste is neither offensive nor pleasant.

M: Smooth. Small amount of carbonation felt. Alcohol is perceived, but just.

O: Well, I guess they mostly nailed the idea of trying to come up with an "American Mild". A fairly easygoing ale with slightly lower levels of hop bitterness and slightly higher levels of malt than you'd see in a typical APA - though I'd say it still is rather too forceful to really be a session ale - hop heads sure to disagree. Unfortunately, it didn't really add up to anything too exciting for me. Great brewery, but this is my least favorite brew of theirs so far.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Irishace9 for this one. Had once before on tap, this is my first bottle experience with this one. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into CCB pint glass.

A: This is an attractive, nice copper with some haze. Fluffy two-finger off-white head that lasts. Medium level of visible carbonation.

S: Hops (pine with a touch of citrus) and bready, chewy malt. Not a big aroma overall here - although the amount of aroma and the citrus rind aspect grows as the beer warms during the drink.

T: Follows aroma - with the addition of grassiness to the hop profile, and an almost wheat/grainy flavor on the exhale. Overall impression is a bit malt forward. Dry with a moderate bitterness on the finish.

M: Heavy-bodied for style, and chewy. Good carbonation sensation. No alcohol to speak of.

O: An enjoyable beer. I think it could be just a bit more hoppy (especially the citrus character), but this seems to be a personal preference. The wheat flavor seems a bit out of place, but I think it's growing on me. Tasty, but nothing that blows your socks off.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a nice brown color with a pretty big, bubbly head. Lookin' good.

Smell: Not too much like the taste. The aroma on this one, as the label says, has a hop nose. Super pleasant -- nice, fresh, quality hops on this one... mostly like fresh grass or pine.

Taste/feel: Doesn't taste so much like the smell, but still very awesome. The taste is malt-dominant, and this truly tastes like an APA (unlike Zombie Dust, which I feel is more like an IPA). It's hard for me to describe how this one tastes, but it's just like a gritty, malty, cereal flavor that keeps making me come back for another sip. The bitterness is there, but it's, like the style claims to be, mild. This may be called a mild ale, but it's really not as mild as one would think... a fantastic hop nose, with a delicious flavor. An underdog from Three Floyds.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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