Evil Power - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 82
Hads: 402
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 33
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aasher on 05-01-2011

A fortified European-style Pilsner lagered to perfection, brewed with Heavy Metal Warriors Lair of The Minotaur, in commemoration of their fourth full length release “Evil Power".

56 IBU
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear burnt orange with two fingers of white head. Head has very good retention and coats the glass with lacing. Very nice.

S - Aromas of bread and apples, some floral and grassy hop notes. Faint sweetness.

T - Similar to smell, lots of bready malt, some fruit notes and slightly bitter hops on the finish. A bit more crisp hop bite would be nice, but the bottle is about 8 months old, so it may have lost a bit of hop punch. Overall tastes pretty good.

M - Medium mouthfeel is a bit syrupy, but not overly so. Finish is dry with some bitterness.

O - I enjoyed this one. Nice flavor profile, not too sweet. A touch more hop bitterness would be nice.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a FFF Tulip

A - Golden with a slight haze to it. A big straw white head that settles down to a layer of foam that sits on top.

S - Straw, corn and bready. A malt defined nose.

T - Slight pine / hop bitterness that hits up front before a bready malt comes in. There is the normal straw I find in pilsners as well. There is a slight bitterness that comes thru in the finish as well.

MF - It definitely has a slight thickness that makes it chewy. There is a slight syrupiness to it as well. Definitely on the thicker side for a pils but I guess that makes it imperial.

O - A bit hoppy for a pilsner and definitely thicker. I like the effort to make this imperial but a thicker / bigger pilsner doesn't necessarily work as well as it does for IPAs. If it had this flavor without being so thick, I think I'd like this a lot more.

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4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Lee – thanks! I’d never heard of this beer before but FFF is always worth a try.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of syrupy pilsner malts with large amounts of breadiness and lighter amounts of honey. Also present are earthy and slightly grassy hops.

Tastes very similar to how it smells, although the pilsner malts are a bit crisper. Light pilsner malts up front are joined quickly by earthy and light citrus hops. The hops fade out shortly, allowing heavy breadiness and slight honey sweetness to come into play. Earthy hops work their way back into things near the end, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall this was on the maltier side for the style, but I thought it was still well done. Not necessarily one I’d itch to revisit, but it’s worth a shot.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a bowtie glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles and a sticky beige creamy head that last a good bit.

S- There is a clean aroma with a citrus spiced hop note that is dry.

T- There is a taste of dry pilsner malt with a soft sweetness and a spicy green hop finish that has some hint of citrus to it. There is a clean dry finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz and a soft warming alcohol note in the finish.

O- This beer is a nice clean lager with some good hops that are juicy but dry and a soft bitterness. There is a faint woody note in the bitterness as the beer opens up that adds some nice depth.

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#5 1/24/14

A brew that's bright as well as mildly hazy sits a sort of medium yellow color in the glass. The head is pure white, neither large nor small but strong enough to put down some patchy lacing as it makes its way down the walls of the glass.
Even this pilsner has a distinctively 3 Floyds sense to it. It fits the style but stretches it a bit and sort of plays with it while remaining true. Biscuit and herb are the strongest notes, an even mix of hops and malts, and it has a brightness a pils really needs. A nice sulfur note and leaf add to it. It's a good size without going overboard, as big as a pilsner gets while identifying very much as one. Some are deeper, some have more complexity, some are more finely tuned, but this is undoubtedly good beer even if outside this brewery's wheelhouse, so to speak.
The feel is appropriately bright and crisp in a light-medium body. It's semi-dry without getting course, staying clean.

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22oz bottle poured into snifter

A- Well filtered deep organge, almost no head
S- Light classic pils smell, but with a bit more sweetness. A touch of citrus hops.
T- Classic pils almost skunk bitterness, but quickly wiped by a citrus hops note. Finished sweet and hoppy.
M- Smooth and drinkable. Medium

O- I don't tend to like pils, but this one was enjoyable.

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From Notes of a recent beer tasting party:

A participant brought a fresh growler of Evil Power from Three Floyds…The color is golden with thin white head. I do not smell much maybe a slight hint of hop/grain, taste is common to a golden ale,,,slightly hop, slight citrus. I taste hints of clove and bananna as well….not sure what's going on. Mouthfeel is decent...certainly can suck it down.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a golden yellow with a light white head. little to no lacing.

lots of bread and biscuit malts with a slight crisp hoppy scent.

very malty through out. heavy bread, biscuit, and cracker. a light crisp and zesty floral hop flavor. tastes like a heavier pilsner.

very full body, slightly oily and thick. light to moderate carbonation.

this was good but not what i was expecting. most imperial pilsners are heavy on the hops however this was heavy on the malts. probably the most true imperial pilsner i have had however i prefer them with more hops to balance out the heavy malt.

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Evil Power from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.