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

Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,661 Ratings
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Ratings: 1661
Reviews: 661
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%


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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ngandhi

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Relentlessly spicy, citric, and floral, with an aftertaste of oranges and juniper berry, Pride & Joy is easily one of America's best pale ales. Juicy, spritzy, and more refreshing than a melted glacier, this beer deserves to be the Sierra Nevada of this decade.

Though there's no relationship whatsoever in flavor to a traditional British mild ale -- except perhaps a slight nuttiness that lurks behind the hops -- this beer serves the same purpose as a mild and should be commended for that. Low in alcohol and infinitely quaffable, while still dynamic in flavor and aroma.

The British distinguish between milds (thin, low alcohol brown ales) and "light" beers while the Americans don't. Clearly being low alcohol isn't enough to be a mild -- otherwise many commercial lagers and micro pale ales would be. Being a "brown ale" per se also isn't really what it's about because I've had many British milds that were so weak in malt that they were more identifiable as toasty British bitters or German helles.

No, "mild ale" is more an ideology of beer in my opinion. It's the thought that this beer can provide supreme joy to a large variety of people without ever weighing them down.

Sprezzatura, the Italians called it, when you were so good you made it look effortless.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2005 23:17:50 | More by ngandhi
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled from the beer engine at the Map Room in Chicago. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the board saying this was on the engine when I was there. How did it take me 3 beers into the night to see that this was there? It poured a deep amber color with 2 fingers of head, full of large bubbles, that fell to coat the beer. The nose was a nice blend of grapefruity hop and a slight chewy bubblygum. It was slightly crisp, but smelld divine. Cask conditioning this beer took it to places that I didn't know existed. The flavor was mellow. A great blend of the grapefruit hop and the caramel sweetness. This is what I will hold all mild ales up against in flavor. It was mild, yet so full of flavor. The feel was so smooth and silky, with just a bare minimum of carbonation to keep it true. I thought that this beer was fantastic. I'm not sure there is anything they can do withthe flavor to make it better. I can only hope that next time I am there they have the Alpha King on cask.

Serving type: cask

01-27-2005 23:38:21 | More by kmpitz2
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: cask

01-25-2005 01:37:37 | More by orbitalr0x
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from tap, it pours an amber color that appears very clean and refined. Very little head but surface layer and some slight lacing on the sides of the glass. However, nothing to write home about.

Cascade hops and lemon/grapefruits are on display here with the aroma. Mainly a bit of lemony-fresh pine sol aromas that leave a lot to be desired...a little pepper adds to this one.

Lemon-Pepper is how I would describe this taste w/ some florals and pine up front. Lots of hops flavors take over this one and slightly creamy. However, the carbonation takes away from the flavors.

Carbonation out the ying-yang! It hits the tip of your tongue and kills alot of flavors, as well as teh temperature served (chilled) hurt this one a bit I think. Easy to drink due to the light body- definitely a nice spring/summer brew. I'd like to say I liked this one, but I would be a liar...I've had better.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2005 20:51:35 | More by Fish113d
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frazbri

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean copper body with about 2 fingers of bright white head. Very good lace left on the glass. Pine needles and grapefruit aromas. Fresh bread and lemon zest flavors with a bitter finish. Medium to light in body, moderately carbonated.

This is a mild ale with 3floyds hop profile. It's not a hop monster. Its a very solid brew to quaff when you don't want alot of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2005 02:30:45 | More by frazbri
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whartontallboy

New York

4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep orange with a nicely-formed white head

Smell is quite hoppy with strong citrus and fruit.

Well-balanced hoppy character with a touch of sweetness.

Not the prototypical example of the style, and, as a Philly guy, I might prefer some of the Victory mild ales, but Pride & Joy is definitely nice enough.
An extremely tasty brew that could make a fine session beer, although it is a tad pricey. I'm buying it again!

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 04:18:59 | More by whartontallboy
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mynie

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber with almost no head. It looks like a glass of iced tea.

Smells like wonderful hops. Citrus and gain abound.

Hops! Goodness, gracious, that's a lot of hops. Citrus hops upfront, and a strange fruit twang near the back, like passion fruit along with hops. Nice.

This ale is not "mild" by most standards. If anything, this is just a lighter version of their Alpha King.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2005 03:43:30 | More by mynie
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Magery

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very pleasant alternative to the run-of-the-mill microbrews. It's fairly readily available and not too expensive to enjoy with regularity.

The appearance and smell are nothing spectacular as far as i'm concerned, but they are definately not bad by any stretch of the imagination.

The taste is very good. As I stated before, it is a good beer to drink on a semi-regular basis. Good for parties etc, not only for the taste, but the label artwork is a conversation starter, as is all artwork on Three Floyds bottles.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2004 03:47:18 | More by Magery
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The beer poured crystal clear light amber golden with a white and frothy head which coated the glass as the beer was consumed.

The aroma was grassy with citrusy hop aromas and some light frutiness.

The flavor was bitter with a nice malt backbone. The bittering was definitely American hops and was grassy and citrusy. The malt was light and nicely done with a caramel presence and a light fruitiness.

The finish was dry with a lasting pleasant bitterness. The body was medium light.

12 ounce bottle. The only thing mild about this beer is the alcohol. The aroma is pure hops...of course it says as much on the label. This is definitely a session beer and a beer that really has no style.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2004 23:07:45 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

When I think "mild", Three Floyds beers aren’t the first thing to spring to mind. However, leave it to them to make one that leaves an impression. Lightly hazy amber color with a thin eggshell white head. Thin lacing too. The aroma is mildy hoppy with a pinch of citrus. Light-bodied and surprisingly crisp, with a moderately bitter amount of hops throughout. Underlying sweetness and citrus flavors make this simply one of the best session ales I have ever had. It was gone before I even knew it. The finish retains the hops, with lightly sweet malt here and there. An outstanding Mild Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2004 01:54:46 | More by Dogbrick
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meathookjones

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a crystal clear amber color with about a half-inch of fluffy white head. The head drops quickly but leaves a decent amount of lace around the glass as it was consumed. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy for a mild, with citric and floral hops all over the place. Notes of grapefruit and a bit of malt where evident as well. Taste starts of with a bitter citric hop bit that is cooled by a bit of sweet malt. This is one hop heavy mild all around and I am loving it. Aftertaste is a hoppy bitter one that is a bit grassy and floral. Mouthfeel is fairly light and crisp. I could drink this stuff all day, its full of hops tasty and goes down easy. Definitely a new favorite lighter session beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2004 14:49:19 | More by meathookjones
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear orange in color with a nice 2" head. Decent lacing develops. The aroma is of strong floral hops and citrus - extremely pleasing to the nose. The flavor is a nice balance of malt sweetness, bitterness, and strong orange and grapefruit tones. There is a mild grassy tone here too.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp and the start, and finishes crisp and dry. Medium bodied brew. Nice carbonation levels. This is a brew you can drink all day and night, as the flavor is very interesting but not overblown.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2004 14:23:20 | More by Gavage
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avylover

Virginia

4.95/5  rDev +26.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2004 01:06:28 | More by avylover
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TinusTime

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a coppery orange head with a nice fluffy off white head. Aroma is of pine with a bit of grapefruity citrus in there as well. Taste well it may be a mild in strength but not in flavour. Very hoppy almost from start to finish. Not much to speak of in the way of malt to balance this brew out just a bit of malty notes in the middle before more piney hop finish. However, this is pretty much what i would have expected from 3F's Mouthfeel is good. The hoppyness never gets harsh or overbearing. Drinkabililty is very high since its a nice flavourful brew at an ABV that won't have you talking to your imaginary friend two beers later.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2004 16:08:38 | More by TinusTime
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FormatKid

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the beers I received in a great package from clvand0. Thanks Chris!

Anyway, I let this one get well into cellar temperature before I cracked it for a more “authentic” mild experience. The body is a copper-hued amber with very light carbonation moving through it. The head is robust and rolls up quickly causing me to halt the pour on several occasions, it retains nicely though and leaves fat, sticky clumps of lace on the glass. The aroma is hoppy as hell! Not quite what I was expecting for a mild, juicy citrussy hops with a faint malt backbone. Honestly, I’ve smelled IPAs with less hops and definitely American Pale Ales, so this level of PacNW hops on the nose tells me this isn’t a typical “Mild”. Drinking this beer leaves me a little bewildered. I love hops just as much as the next guy, but here, it’s almost like the malt is recognized for a millisecond, and is then ambushed and totally eclipsed by hop flavor. Don’t get me wrong, the flavors are delicious but I get no sense of balance here what-so-ever, and normally I need my hops to at least pretend to be balanced by malt, or alcohol, or both preferably. Adding to this the mouthfeel is incredibly light, it goes down almost like water, brings to mind the phrase “hop tea”. I guess the term “Mild” is in reference to the alcohol content which is low that makes this a drink-all-day sessioner. A good beer, it will satisfy your craving for hops and you can sip on it forever without getting out of hand, but don’t come here looking for balance.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2004 03:23:51 | More by FormatKid
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliantly clear deep copper color. It is topped by a thin light tan head. The aroma has been infused by that typical Three Floyd's, over the top hoppiness. I get notes of apricot, ruby-red grapefruit, tangerine and orange. The taste is initially sweet up front, but then moves to a fairly dry finish. Throughout though it is a hop lovers dream. This beer is about as far from a mild as possible, it could easily pass for a supped up pale ale though. I am not quite too sure what to think of this beer, it is certainly by no definition a Mild Ale, but it certainly is what I expect Three Floyds to brew as their mild. I am certainly enjoying the in your face citrus fruit notes, but I wish that there was some of that malty complexity that one gets from a traditional Mild Ale. In the end though this beer does taste quite good.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2004 16:58:44 | More by Gueuzedude
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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2004 01:58:21 | More by merlin48
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silenius

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours s nice light copper color with a weak bubbly head.

Smells of sweet tea which means a nice balance of malt and bitter hops to me.

Tastes like a sweetened tea with a nice hop bite that dries a bit. Good balance between malt and hop. Nothing really outstanding about the flavors, though.

Mouthfeel is a little thin.

Very drinkable beer. Serve this to non-BA folks and I think they migh really enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2004 23:37:41 | More by silenius
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bashiba

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a heavily carbonated amber color with a thick head, good retention, and great lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Smell is a very heavy grassy, floral, and citrusy hop aroma.

Taste is a slight sweet maltiness just for a second then the hops kick in, a very fresh, lemony, vegetal taste. If you like hops this beer is for you. Much hoppier than the style would indicate, but still another great beer from the floyds. I agree with their desciption on the bottle that this is a great session beer as the flavor combines for a nice carbonated mouthfeel and has very good drinkabality.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2004 22:08:01 | More by bashiba
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jokelahoma

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Others may differ in their interpretation of "dark mild". Please bear that in mind when reading this review.

"Dark" mild? This one seems more an Americanized bastardization of "AK" than any "dark" mild. In fact, I'd be hard pressed to call this one a mild at all. More like an ordinary or special bitter to me.

Got this in a bottle at "Chalkies", a pool hall/beer joint in Indianapolis. It poured nicely, although I wouldn't have poured it the way the bartender insisted on pouring it for me (why, oh why, do they think they know how to pour? Give the the damn bottle and leave me be.). He was a little less than gentle with the bottle, stirring up more than a few flakes of all the lovelies that had settled in the bottom of the bottle. Hard to really rate the appearance of a beer that resembles a snowglobe when you peer at it through the side of the glass. Oh well, that's not the brewer's fault. It's very, very pale for a "dark" mild, and is in fact paler than most "pale" ales. I have to say I was surprised at how pale it truly was, especially when expecting something dark.

The beer poured nicely. Decent head, which collapsed nearly immediately, which with a mild can be a good sign that the beer isn't over carbonated. Sadly, it appears it was, at least for a mild. This gave the beer a prickly mouthfeel that doesn't seem in character for a mild to me at all.

The nose was almost all hops. Most any mild I've ever tried is rather lightly hopped, and then more for bitterness, with just a touch of taste and/or aroma. This one was hopped like a pale ale. A darned decent pale ale, but a pale none the less.

The taste was fine... again, for a pale. I would have enjoyed drinking more than one had it been what I was expecting. As it was, it was off-putting a bit. I expected a dark, roasty, malty, lightly hoped, light to medium body ale, AKA a "dark mild". What I was poured was a pale, hoppy, light bodied, crisply carbonated "bitter". To say I was disappointed would be understating it. Note again that's "disappointed", not "disgusted". It's a good beer. It just isn't what they say it is.

All in all this really isn't a bad beer. It just isn't a "mild" in my humble opinion, and certainly isn't a "dark" one by any means. Perhaps if they keep that recipe and change the style designation, this one would be a high scorer. As it is, I can't go too high. Avoid it, unless you're aware what you're going to get from the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2004 05:55:31 | More by jokelahoma
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to BuckeyeNation for this piece of the 3F puzzle.

Pours out crystal gold and sits a nice deep orange-amber in the glass with plenty of gradient to please my eyes. Nice large, fluffy white head with good lacings.

Aroma just reeks of hops, but I mean that in the best way possible. Fresh citrus fruits, lemons, limes and grapefruit pour out through the oily hop nose. Nice malty sweetness beneath the blanketing of hops.

Tastes lightly sweet up front then begins to kick in with an onslaught of hops. Loads of citrus but maintains a nice flowery character. Leafiness abundant. Smooths out over time and eventually evens up with the malts. Rich malt profile that keeps up pace with the hops. Very well balanced and easy to handle.

Smooth, silky and paired with an equally delicate carbonation. Nice body, makes you want to hold on forever and ever.

If hops are your thing, you'll love it. I guess "American" must equal "hopped up." Still, damn tasty, whatever this may actually be. Once again, I'm saddened of the two brew selection I've got coming from 3F (Alpha King & Robert the Bruce)...well, at least they have their quality, and it shows.

EDIT (11/14/04): 3 Floyds is making a comeback! I am now able to get this beer on a regular basis...kick ass!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2004 23:48:54 | More by Skidz
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My last dark mild ale looked like an Imperial stout compared to this beer. Crystal clear, polished tangerine with an impressive firmsticky head of dark cream. The foam maintains a creamy, humped dollop as it languidly descends and attractive lace spatters the pint glass in an 'interlocking shards' pattern. The appearance is indistinguishable from an APA or an IPA.

Did Three Floyds mislabel this beer? Pride & Joy has to be the hoppiest, most pale ale-like mild ale in existence. In fact, it's one of the most 'unlike style' beers that I've had in a good long while. This brewery's penchant for hops is legendary, but sometimes causes them to push and often exceed the limits for any given style (I'm not criticizing, I'm praising). Now I have to decide whether to review P & J as a dark mild or based on its qualities irrespective of the stated style (spoiler: it's the latter).

Back to the nose. Bright, sweet, hoppy goodness greets my nose with each sniff: candied grapefruit and lemon zest with a spritz of pine sap. The flavor follows suit, but the hoppiness is a bit hamstrung due to the relatively light body. Pale malt stays undercover, providing just enough support for the hops.

The flavor profile is identical to the nasal profile, but caresses the palate rather than pillaging it as it does in some of this brewery's other beers. I still don't see, smell, or taste even a passing resemblance to a true dark mild ale. This delicious beer is more along the lines of a weaker, highly quaffable Alpha King.

I've recently discovered that Pride & Joy is readily available in my area. Since I feel that a session APA (which is what this really is, let's not kid ourselves) completes Three Floyds's lineup nicely and fills a niche in my own regular rotation, I'll be coming back to this one again and again.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2004 15:24:37 | More by BuckeyeNation
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soper2000

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was glad to spot a sixer of this as it seems it disappeared for about a year in my area. I must mention that I loved the look of the six-pack, it has some crazy graphics. Well onto the beer...
Pours a very dark golden/amber color with a medium sized white head. It leaves a nice lacing around the glass. When I first took a whiff of this beer I thought that they had mislabeled Alpha King. Tons of citrus hoppiness in the nose but there also appears to be a faint wheaty aroma (much like another one of their masterpieces, Gumballhead) but this scent seemed to fade as the beer warmed so I'm guessing that i imagined this smell. I was expecting overwhelming hops on the first sip, but i was surprised to find a nice balanced brew. Big grapefruit hops are intially present but a nice sweet caramelish malt puts this brew back in balance. A nice mouthfeel. This is a world class sessioning beer in my opinion. It also reaffirms my affinity for 3 Floyd's, not only do they do huge brews like nobody else, they manage to pull of a wonderous low ABV brew like this. I'll definetely be back to this one.

*edit a few months later. For the last couple of Pride & Joy's that I've had, i've been getting a lot of tea flavor, like earl grey tea. In fact it seems the predominant flavor, I love it!

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2004 00:37:07 | More by soper2000
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Tballz420

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This brew is a clear, dark golden color, with a nice sized bubbly white head on top. Carbonation bubbles rising rapidly. Sweet bubblegum aroma. The taste of this one has a nice oily hop backbone, citrus, the main feature of this drink. Same type as their pale, to compare. Sweet malt up front, cereal grain. For a nice light beer this is quite flavorful, Im impressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2004 04:36:19 | More by Tballz420
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clvand0

Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a standard amber color with a small head and didn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma was very hoppy with hints of caramel. Doesn't smell much like a mild, more like an IPA. The flavor is dead on what I think a mild should be, regardless of the overhopped aroma. Very smooth and light. Finishes slightly bitter, but within the mild area. Very well done beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2004 03:02:30 | More by clvand0
Pride & Joy Mild Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
88 out of 100 based on 1,661 ratings.