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Evil Power - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%

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".

(Beer added by: aasher on 05-01-2011)
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Photo of blackie


4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 03:14:14 | More by blackie
Photo of TMoney2591


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.

Y'know, I kinda regretted not picking up a bottle of this at DLD, so I'm glad to have a chance to try some now. It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of light cream-white foam. The nose comprises grass, light flowers, and stone. The taste brings in more of the same, amping up both the flowers and the stone, and adding a hint of orange rind and some very light pineapple in the back. The body is a hefty-ish light, with a moderate carbonation and a pretty damn crisp finish. Overall, a nice pils, though kinda weak, especially for its classification and strength. Still, I could easily see downing a few pints o' this if given the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2011 20:04:02 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of rhoadsrage


4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2011 21:00:30 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes

A: pours a golden yellow with a 2 finger white head with good retention, leaves a small amount of lacing

S: mainly yeasty and pale malts, some citrus hops and a hint of sweet fruit

T: bready/doughy malt, citrus hops, sweet citrus fruit like sweet lemons, hoppy bitterness lingers for a bit

MF: fairly light bodied, moderate carbonation, somewhat dry finish

O: interesting beer, a little hoppier than I expected but still very good. I would really like to try this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2011 22:09:02 | More by ADTaber
Photo of AgentZero


3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Golden yellow beer with a white head that left some spots on the sides.

S - Some noble hops smell and some caramel malts. Smells like a bit of alcohol, not a ton going on.

T - Tastes much like many imperial pilsners, at a little too sweet and too hot.

M - Lighter bodied with a slight bit of syrup feel and lower carbonation.

O - Not real great, but most imperial pilsners are not. Pass.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2011 20:11:59 | More by AgentZero
Photo of htomsirveaux


2.53/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Tried on tap at Floyds 23 May 2011. Served in their bowtie glass, maybe 10 oz.

Small off white head lingers a bit. Well carbonated. Clear dark golden color. Malty mineral lemon aroma. Somewhat floral, quite bitter, almost aspiriny. Hint of lemon. Some malty sweetness but the floral bitterness dominates. Finish and aftertaste is lingering floral/aspirin. Med body, somewhat warming alcohol.

Did not really enjoy this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2011 02:20:32 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of Treebs


3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 13:36:13 | More by Treebs
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3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: straw yellow, finger head, solid lacing.

S: mild clean grain, hint of citrus

T: light sweet grain and malt, mild grassy/pine finish

M: light/med body, good carbonation

O: Not usually a huge fan of this style, but thought FFF created a solid brew. Nice summer brew; still think ales are their bread n' butter. I think I was expecting either more hops, more grassy/pine or more citrus, almost tried to do a little bit of all three. Maybe my palate is just wacked, who knows?

I could have a few, the abv is hardly noticeable.


Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2011 20:34:56 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of MooreHopps


2/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this one on tap at the brewery.

Not sure about the initial head from this one, but it arrived to me with only a tiny cirle of foam around the edge of the glass with a line or two of bubbles rising from the bottom.

Color appears dark yellow /hazy orange...although it could have seemed darker thanks to the FFF gentlemen that felt it necessary to turn down the lights on a cloudy saturday afternoon to apparently "set the mood" in their pub. Very bready nose, thin and grainy.

I was hoping for the usually refreshing quality of the pilsner that I like but with a bolder taste...what I got was not so much. Huge amount of sweet malts, no cleansing bitterness I was expecting. Thick in the mouth and annoyingly sticks in the throat. Too sweet, too sticky, to malty.

Lair of the Minatour should stick to heavy metal and FFF should go back to making better beer. Glad this was only a 5 oz pour, I had enough.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2011 21:56:38 | More by MooreHopps
Photo of AleWatcher


3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap @ FFF brewpub
From the menu:
A fortified European-style pilsner, lagered to perfection, brewed with Heavy Metal Warriors Lair of the Minotaur, in commemoration of their 4th full length release "Evil Power."
56 IBU. 7.2% ABV. $5 bowtie.

Much darker than I had expected. This is a very dark gold color with a nearly white head of 2 fingers. The head had average retention before settling into a collar of bubbles around the inside of the glass. Initial lacing is quite impressive, leaving a huge frothy ring near the top of the glass... But then, nothing for several sips... Some lace returns towards the final 1/4 of the glass, but it forms amorphous blobs that don't seem as aesthetically pleasing as the initial ring.

The nose holds tons of pilsner malt... Bready, biscuity, as dry... The hops seem to offer a lemony hint with a floral, perhaps spicy, quality hiding in there too.
The beer has an odd chalkiness that doesn't work in regards of overall refreshment-- it finishes sweet, which is odd considering how dry I find the beer up front.

The body is medium and little low on the carbonation.

Overall-- this isn't a beer that lives up to FFf standards. Most other breweries would get rave reviews for a 7.2% pils, but here, the flavors don't pop-- and it isn't even especially well-balanced. Only just a slight hint of bitterness to counteract the massive malt bill...

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2011 16:56:59 | More by AleWatcher
Photo of Knapp85


4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Power pours out with a nice golden color with solid white head and good lacing. Bread yeast and fruits on the nose, it smells appealing. It tastes like light hops and malts not overly grassy for a pilnser thankfully. Creamy mouthfeel and very good drinkability. this brew is relatively nice on all levels. I would probably drinkin it again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 15:08:10 | More by Knapp85
Photo of alleykatking


3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 06:18:15 | More by alleykatking
Photo of fireman462


4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a pleasant surprise that FFF had a new beer without the heavy hop tones of their other beers. Had on tap at DLD 2011.

Appearance: Nice golden color with visible carbonation and crystal clear appearance.

Smell: Clean and refreshing

Taste: Crisp, reminded me of pilsners I have had in northern Germany, a nice alternative to the regular hoppy style of FFF

Mouthfeel: a cleansing affect as I still had a little taste of ZD on the tongue.

Overall: This was great surprise that they had introduced a new beer on DLD one that strays from their normal.

Only bad thing is Evil Power name is deceiving for this beer, after hearing the band Lair of Minotaur and reading that this was tribute to them I expected a beer that would hit you over the head with its IBU but was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 21:20:49 | More by fireman462
Photo of hillvt4me


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - light yellowish-orange with almost no head after the pour and little carbonation.

S - sweet malt notes and light citrus aroma.

T - malt and an intense grapefruit bitterness; fairly straight forward.

M - A medium body and present alcohol feel.

O - a fairly straight forward Pilsner with a little more alcohol and a bit less skunky that usual for a pilsner. Good beer for a hot dog and ball game; though not what I usually choose for a type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 23:36:20 | More by hillvt4me
Photo of Brenden


4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 03:44:30 | More by Brenden
Photo of HookemHoos


3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - murky, light orange with a very minimal head from the pour.

S - malty with other notes that I couldn't quite pick up.

T - very malty with some bitterness that I picked up on.

M - A medium to light body that wasn't overwhelming but very solid.

O - Pilsners are typically not my style, but this was very good for what it was. I would definitely recommend trying it and especially if pilsners are up your alley.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 17:14:33 | More by HookemHoos
Photo of Fcolle2


4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light golden and hazy in color with a big 2 finger white frothy head. Lots of carbonation and lots of lacing.

Smell has notes lightly sweet grainy malt and a good presence of floral herbal noble hop like aromas. Smells nicely balanced, yeast gives off a nice lemon rind scent that works well to tie it all together.

Taste is great. Some nice light grainy malt is forward followed by some great noble like hop flavors, herbal and spicy with a hefty amount of bitterness for the style. Yeast tastes clean and a very slight lemon rind flavor shows up on the exhale.

Mouthfeel is good, high carbonation and light feel is balanced out with some hoppy oils and bitterness that keeps this very drinkable but not to thin. There is a dry finish that I really enjoy also.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 19:11:03 | More by Fcolle2
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New York

3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to Xthul for this awesome extra! Pours a clear golden orange with a huge, white, quickly dissipating head. OK lacing. Aroma of biscuity malts followed by grassy hop notes. Doughy malts hit the tongue first followed by earthy European hops. Finishes clean and dry with some lingering hop spiciness. Medium bodied and highly carbonated. Overall, a good interpretation of the pilsner style on steroids!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 23:14:55 | More by JohnG190
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 20:30:47 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a pils glass
A: Light yellow with a two-finger head that takes forever to settle and lots of carbonation
S: Lots of freshly harvested malt, herbs, just a kiss of hops
T: Very light for FFF standards, or even compared to many other pilsners, particularly "imperial". That being said, there's nice grain & it's very clean
M: Light-bodied, for its lightness it hides the alcohol well; I can't taste any
O: Again clean, no flaws which I guess means for a pilsner it's well made but being billed as an imperial pilsner (particularly from FFF) I expected more flavor

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 02:30:01 | More by ONUMello
Photo of buschbeer


3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 22:16:02 | More by buschbeer
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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 23:46:37 | More by rlee1390
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New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

slightly hazy golden yellow pour with a finger of bright white head, nice amount of lacing. sells of sweet pilsner malt, honey, lager yeast, cereal, slight citrusy scent. mellow herbal bitterness up front, nice pilsner sweet bready malt, lemongrass. very refreshing, sweet, and bready. medium body but crisp and refreshing like a light body beer with high carbonation yet a nice sweet creamy mouthfeel. this is a very nice beer.

i really love this style, compared to what regular pils beers are like they blow them outta the water. this, along with new glarus' and the sierra nevada beer camp imperial pils are my top 3. this one probably being at #1.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:52:08 | More by facundoCNB
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3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:56:11 | More by jeonseh
Photo of emerge077


4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 00:22:46 | More by emerge077
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Evil Power from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.