Evil Power - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 33
Gots: 54 | 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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Ratings: 399 | Reviews: 81
Reviews by Treebs:
Photo of Treebs
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Maria's Package Goods and Community Bar during Chicago Craft Beer Week.

A: Pours a nice hazy orange with a decent .5 finger, off-white head.

S: Immediately big malts hit the nose with a great yeasty back drop. Some sweetness is floating around, almost like a ripened fruit.

T: Slight sweet watermelon for a brief second follow by the intense malt roast in the middle. Bitter hops at the end, but not as pronounced other imperial pilsners.

M: Light/medium bodied with nice carbonation. Leaves a malty film over the mouth after each sip which tones down the bitterness.

O: Better than other Pilsners, but still just sort of an average beer. Nothing popped or stood out for me on this one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of jeonseh
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#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.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.89/5  rDev +4%

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.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of hooliganlife
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of Kegatron
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses. Big thanks go to Stakem for grabbing this for me at last year’s Dark Lord Day. I’ve had it chilling in the fridge every since.

Pours a hazed copper with a ½ finger of bright-white foamy head. This retains with some frothy edging and thin wisps across the middle, leaving back a cascade of sticky sudsy lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of softer citrus notes, with orange and an almost tart grape skin character standing out to me the most. This is surrounded by spicy and leafy hops and some tight doughy grains across the back of the nose.

The taste is similar, with some gentle, semi-ripe fruit that melds well with the softer feel of the Pils malts. A leafy bitterness has a moderate assertiveness to it and finishes this pretty dry and spicy. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a firm prickly creaminess that blows up in the mouth maybe a bit too much. There is some light warmth here but this is pretty darn smooth. I’m glad they kept the ABV at a respectable level here.

This one held up pretty well. Maybe some of the pop had diminished but I was really digging the unexpected fruit character that emerged here as this warmed and the overall smoothness of this shocked me a bit as well. Solid stuff as usual from FFF.

Photo of larryarms847
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden yellow, slightly opaque with a gentle orange hue.

Pine, citrus, some spice, candied and toasted malts.

Sticky, slightly pale ale-esque with a spicy citrus nose and toasted lager malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is sticky and thick, great for a lager.

Overall, a great example of the Imperial Pilsner and would drink again!

Photo of alleykatking
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at DLD.

A- Pours a golden yellow color with hints of amber to it. Half finger white head shows medium retention. Light lacing streaks left on the sides of the glass.

S- Light citrus hops in the front of the aroma gets dominated by a bready pils malt. This turns a light crackery like hint. Noble hops in the ending of the aroma with a strong alcohol presence.

T- Starting off this beer with a little bit of spicey hops. Alcohol shows itself for the first time here as well. Some bready pils malt comes through but there is a light cracker like flavor to this. Ending of the beer shows more of the alcohol which turns up a notch unlike the front. Spicey and grassy hops end the flavor profile in the ending.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Spicey hops and a bready/crackery malt left on the palate. Aftertaste is warming alcohol, crackery malts, and light grassy hops. Flavors were pretty well blended overall. No off flavors were present when drinking this although the alcohol grew as it warmed giving it a little off flavor I thought. Heavy drying on the palate from the alcohol.

O- This beer was good and a little interesting because it is not really a 3 Floyds beer per say. The alcohol really showed as this beer warmed more and more. Flavor wise I thought it was good and blended well. As a one off I wish it had a little more aging potential.

Photo of Jaycase
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: hazy orange hue. modest lacing

s: citrusy, grapefruit smell most forward. Light grain aroma

t: Quick, light citrus hops burst at the beginning. Grassiness on the tail end.

m: Crisp. Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on.

o: I enjoyed this beer. Alcohol definitely sneaks up you. Thought the beer improved as it warmed up. And if there was a label rating this one would get a 5.0. Glad I had a chance to try this.

Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden orange, frothy white foam on the surface, some minor flecks of lace in the glass.

Soft lemony aroma, very pleasant with a little angelfood cake in there too adding complexity.

Lemon and shortbread flavors, smooth and full bodied though crisp and drinkable. Lightly bitter hops seem almost balanced in the mix. This is great, wish it was in six packs instead of overpriced bombers.

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger white head that left some spotted lacing

smells of light fruity apples and light cereal grains and good amount of dry hopping i am guessing

taste i get a nice slap of hops upfront but they are gone so fast that it makes me angry they do not linger - hints of booze light apples and lemon fruit good amount of earthy spice then the bready cereal grains on the finish

mouthfeel is solid - lgiht/medium body with perfect carbonation

overall - enjoyed this beer but i do not see this beer being in the rotation mine or theirs

Photo of buschbeer
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT 6 FL OZ bottle
Served in my new Firestone Walker Pivo Pils glass

A - It pours a clear golden color. I thought I made my standard pour, and the off-white head grew beyond the capacity of my glass and slid down the side.

S - It has the aroma of a European beer. I get some grain, grass, and metal.

T - This is a flavorful beer. I taste some caramel malt along with some floral hops. It finishes with a mild bitterness that is almost metallic.

M - Moderate. It is not watery which is good.

O - It has the taste of a European pils on but beefed up. It has plenty of flavor but not the flavors that I find pleasing. If you are into this style you will probably like it.

Photo of blackie
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

draft at the brewpub...

a: hazy golden-orange body, full head with lots of tiny bubbles, sticky lace

s: lots of sweet, pale lager malts but maybe a dash of toasty caramel, grassy and fermented citrus peel aromas, slight alcohol

m: carbonation moderate, body lighter but carrying something of a sweet stickiness

t: sweet pale lager malts with a light toasted grain edge, rich but in good balance with the grassy, moderately bitter noble hops, steeped citrus peel, a hint of alcohol, grainy, flavorful

o: this is a style I usually enjoy and the flavor set here is a nice one, something of a nice malt liquor quality, good start to finish, drinkable; a quick buzz is a nice way to set the tone for a night in the dunes

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Scored the second to last bottle at my local beer store. I've never listened to Lair Of The Minotaur, but I'm pairing this beer with their album Evil Power, which this beer was obviously named after. My first music collaboration beer from Three Floyds.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a bright golden yellow colored body, with about two fingers of soft fluffy bone white head.

S - Smell is of fresh clean pilsner malt, grains, wheat, lager yeast presence, lemongrass, some earthy herbal spice rack notes, and some earthy floral hop presence. Smells pretty nice, for an imperial pilsner.

T - Taste follows the nose: fresh clean malts, grains, wheat, grass, lager yeast, lemon, herbs, earth. Crisp carbonation, and medium bodied.

M - Feel ends dry with some lingering hop bitterness. An otherwise crisp, clean, and smooth brew.

Overall, a nice beer from Three Floyds. These guys don't regularly wow me, especially with many of their lighter styled beers, but they did it here. Crisp, medium bodied, but still manages to be drinkable and refreshing, even at 7.20% abv. Well done, Three Floyds.

Three Floyds Evil Power ---4/5.

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Grass, wheat, lemon, some hops, earthy notes and bread.

T-Grass, lemon, mild hops and bitterness. Then in the finish there is a flavor I can't pin does but it throws off the balance. Maybe bubblegum?

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated, semi-dry finish and crisp.

O-The balance is thrown off, not sure what the flavor is but it hurts the beer.

Photo of oline73
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a finger and a half of fluffy off white head. A layer of carbonation remains with a little lacing.

Smell: A very mild smell overall. Hints of sweet malt and some fruit.

Taste: There is some alcohol up front. Then I'm picking up a light malt sweetness. The finish is quite bitter with hints of fruit and pepper along with floral hops.

Mouthfeel: On the thicker side of medium with a normal amount of carbonation. The finish is a bit slick.

Overall: Not a bad beer, a bit heavy on the alcohol. The bitterness hits pretty hard in the finish. A solid offering.

Photo of cwguy5
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to jisom132 for this one!

A - murky, light orange with minimal head that settled to a thin cap with light, rope-y lacing

S - malt, bread, honey, slight herbal? element in background (age?)

T - malty, bitter with some alcohol present and a bit of citrus as it warmed up; sweet, but malty-sweet not honey-sweet

M - medium bodied with fairly high, fine, prickly carbonation; moderately bitter linger that seems to shorten as i got into the beer

O - it is not my favorite style, but i warmed up to this a bit as i got through the glass. my palate adjusted some and i was able to find some citrus and grain nuance that was covered up by the bitterness at first. it is a tough style it seems and this is a noble attempt. definitely worth a shot(but it IS an imperial pilsner).

Photo of Ri0
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured 22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Pours a hazy orange, with 2.5 fingers of pilowy white head. Good amount of lacing on glass.

S - Aromas of heavy pilsner malt and yeast. Some grassy notes and grain mingles with the yeast. Hops are light with some earthy and herbal qualities. There is a sweetness to it and a bit of citrus and candied orange.

T - Nice and malty up front with a yeast and grain. Moves into the grassy notes with the herbal earth like hops. Hints of citrus and candied orange can be found on the finish.

M - Crisp and well carbonation, and medium bodied. Not as clean, but that is okay in this big beer.

O - Very nice Imperial Pils, that is not to be confused with an IPL. Those looking for hops should look at other offerings. This one will satisfy the malt lovers.

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up two bottles of this at DLD right after grabbing my four bottles of DLD. I ended up opening both of them within the hour and sharing them with random BAs. It poured a thinner golden yellow in color with a sticky bright white head that laced my snifter. It smelled of sweet pale malts, bitter hops, honey, and lemons. I thought it was interesting. It tasted of sweet pale malts, light honey, and had a bitter lemony finish. It was well carbonated and drank well for the style. It was good, but I wouldn't say that it was My Antonia good. I meant to hold on to one of these for others to try but ended up opening my second bottle, only to talk football with a random BA for a half hour. Oh well, guess I'll have to go back to FFF.

Photo of Roeters
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz poured into a pint glass.

Poured a clear golden yellow with a thin white head the sticks to the glass very well. Sweet grain, slight spicy and hop aroma, tastes of spicy yeast profile along with herbal hops and bready grain slight sulfur. Kinda thick on the tounge with a nice creamyness. Overall a good beer, well put together.

Photo of SkyBlueWaters
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a Minneapolis Town Hall Pilsner.

A: Nice and clear, golden yellow with a 1/2" white, chunky head. Plenty of carbonation.

S: Saltines maybe? A hint of fruit and subtle hops. Nice change for these guys.

T: Hops but not a punch in the mouth kinda hops. Plenty of bread for backbone. Clean tasting. Alcohol is there but it hides pretty well. Tastes like a solid pils and that's a good thing.

M: Crsip with decent carbonation and body. Maybe a little heavier than others but nothing to hammer it over.

O: Smooth pils. Easy to drink more than one. I can see where some would want more of a hop presence but there's plenty of that out there already. I'm not going to be up nights worrying about being out of this brew but I'd pick up another one or two if I came across some.

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Evil Power from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.