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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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very good

2,119 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,119
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 72
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a two finger bright white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, oranges, citrus zest, and caramel.

The taste is just like the aroma. Grapefruit, oranges, orange zest, and caramel malt. Hop forward, with a bit of sweetness for balance.

Light bodied, well carbonated, and so easy to drink. I still have the rest of the 6 pack to finish, and I look forward to it.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks again to BDEE for this one.

Poured into a tulip. Leaves a good two finger heading. Slightly lace than amber in color with a good off white colored heading. Good retention with a some soapy rings around the glass after each sip.

Smell at first is all citrus, after a few more swirls of the glass a bit of pine and fruit come into play with a decent doughy aroma.

I am getting alot of lemon at first with a kind grapefruit background. Very sweet malt chracter with a subtle bitter pine taste. A little dry in the finish.

Medium bodied, good cabonation. Good balance and a slight buttery slickness in the finish.

A good session beer nothing spectacular but nothing bad either.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: clean golden red, small amount of foam.

s: teasing, fresh hop aroma. inviting.

t: sharp hop bite at beginning, malty finish.

m: light enough, but my tongue wanted a bit more creaminess.

o: great for a "mild" ale. hoppier than most session beers.

our first 3 Floyds, and quite a bit lighter than what we normally drink. but definitely drinkable w/ pizza or after a bike ride. good hop bite followed by a wash of malt, sticks around your tongue for a few minutes, but not all afternoon.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle picked up recently, so I think it's fairly fresh. Wish FFF would start bottle-dating their beers!

Pours bright golden orange, clear but for a slight haze. Loads of carbonation visible in the glass. One finger of fluffy white head. Recedes fairly quickly, but leaves tons of sticky white lacing on the glass. A fine-looking beer.

The smell is a lovely crisp hop aroma. Pine resin and a bit of orange peel. It has a light sharpness but is so smooth that I just want to drink it in through my nose. Mellow and uplifting at the same time.

Taste is similar to the smell, but with a more pronounced pale malt presence. Slightly grainy to start, kicking up to a piney middle and a bitter finish. Smooth all the way through, with no sharp edges. Very tasty.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, with a crisp finish. Fits the beer perfectly, IMO.

I really like this beer. Everything about it is bright and crisp, in a way that few beers are. The look, the smell, the taste, the feel - all of it has this luminous lifting quality that I'm really enjoying. It's somewhere between a typical APA and IPA, but for me it hits that lightly-hoppy sweet spot better than other top-rated "APAs" (like Alpha King and Daisy Cutter) thanks to a lower bitterness, better balance, and more positive hop characteristics.

Pride & Joy Mild Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.