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Evil Power - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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85
very good

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 23
Gots: 55 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: aasher on 05-01-2011)
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Reviews by alleykatking:
Photo of alleykatking
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of warnerry
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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 77apm
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Ty_Collins
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jeonseh
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
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 PatrickG
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Iparedman
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Pinioned
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of cwehr13
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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 tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Oboogie
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
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 Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Evil Power from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.