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Pride & Joy Mild Ale - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,147 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,147
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 74
Gots: 238 | FT: 8
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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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Living in Chicago I am lucky to have access to Three Floyd's lineup on a first-come-first-serve basis. It's not that hard to find 3F beers in chicago...it's just that if you aren't buying it from the brewery then you usually have a limited selection. This is one of the ones that usually gets neglected when people snap up 3F at the stores. For example I heard someone at Binny's last week ask a worker if they have any 3F in stock. The worker replied: "Well, we have a few six packs of Pride & Joy" To which the costumer said: "Awwww dammit, that sucks." I've overlooked this beer, as I think many people have in our area.

The beer itself isn't spectacular. Right one the bottle it says "Mild Ale"...and yes it is mild for 3F standards. Nothing stands out. But I can see why they make it. Perfect for hipsters who want to drink 3F, but can't stand hops. With a lower ABV it is certainly sessionable, but at the $11.99 per sixer price (plus Chicago taxes) I don't see it being worth it for the price as a session beer. Now if it were $7.99 per sixer I'd be much more pleased.

My preference of Pale Ales (NOTE: I prefer the Hoppier-styled APAs)
Zombie Dust>Alpha King> ---(Then a gap)---Daisy Cutter>Sierra Nevada>Pride&Joy

All in all, I'd pass on it. Nothing special. Which I love changing up the ABV and IBUs in what I drink, but even still I just personally don't like this and wouldn't seek it out again. There are many other Pale Ales I would grab before this one.

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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
Glass: Tulip

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.

Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,147 ratings.