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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

2,025 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,025
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 68
Gots: 192 | 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:
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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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

cjw333, Nov 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

guajolote, Mar 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

mattvandyk, Aug 13, 2013
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2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: this one looks good, rich amber to golden yellow on the bottom. builds a frothy off white head fairly quickly, but doesnt stick around for long. the body is beautiful.
S: fairly inviting, decent amount of citrusy hops with no one
particular fruit smell pulling past another. some mild orange and lime hints. the more i strive however, the more muddled it seems and i grow less impressed. it was fairly potent as soon as i poured, but quickly dissipated.
T: wow this really just backed off. its not bad by any means, i just thought it was gonna have more to it based on my original impulse. i get some orange peel, some lemon or lime zest, and not a whole lot else. it falls a little flat to me... like its just some hop characteristic with not much flavor to back it up.
M: meh. its got decent amount of carbonation, but because the flavors are so flat it really just doesnt do much for me. it just gets kind of watery towards the backend.
D: ill finish it, but wont seek it out again. kind of boring.

Kkottonmouthkngz, Feb 19, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I thought this was a Mild Ale and not an American Pale Ale. I never would have purchased it, otherwise. Besides being a bit peeved over the mis-labeling I thought this ale was just another run-of-the-mill American Cascade packed hop beverage. Its appearence was a light amber, plenty of head and a big whiff of cascade hops in the nose. The taste was dominated by the Cascades with a moderate malt background; the body was average. The finish smooth with a touch of sweetness.

jpkoch1962, Feb 25, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Surly imperial pint.

Amber in color. A foot of off white head. Cotton candy nose. Slightly bitter taste. Hop forward with some citrus. Plenty of caramel malt. Rather skunky finish. And gee... An aspirin like aftertaste. Incredibly average beer across the board. I guess 3 Floyds can't hit all homeruns.


TheDudeRules, Sep 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Deetz, Nov 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Steffan, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

GBallHead, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Translucent orange amber with a half inch rocky head that quickly settles into a thin layer with yeasty looking islands. Aroma is floral and not very pungent. The floral smell comes across in the taste as well. I would call it bitter and floral. If you swallow it 'hard' there is kind of an angry bitterness at the back of the throat. That is kind of cool! I would and will drink this again but there are many beers that I like more than this one.

Just noticed that this beer has an IBU rating of 29. I find this fascinating because I perceive it as being more bitter than DIPA's with five times the IBU rating

CDBeerDisappear, Jan 10, 2008
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

sahd-1, Sep 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Bonna, Feb 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

CaptainNomihodai, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

hop_devil, Feb 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

MooseBoose, Aug 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

creaghphish, Jan 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

pin, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

ChrisPro, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

hamood4117, Jul 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Jeffries55, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

3agle87, Oct 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

masterofsparks, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

hermit990, Mar 23, 2013
Pride & Joy Mild Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
87 out of 100 based on 2,025 ratings.