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Evil Power - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
84
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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 35 | 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".

(Beer added by: aasher on 05-01-2011)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this bottle up at Dark Lord Day. After excitement, it fails to live up to expectations. Served in a Russian River pilsner glass.

Pour yields a mostly-clear golden-colored brew with a thin (for the style) white head and not much lacing. Some spots as it goes down, after a few swirls. The nose carries a bit of light grain and a very slight touch of floral hops. A bit bready. The flavor is all too bready without a real ho component to back it up. It seems like it's a bit stale, which I would expect to be the case had I not just picked it up at the brewery. Body is far too thick with a strong bready component. Hops are tertiary; I'm not sure what's secondary. Adequate carbonation but I can't get past the excessive body and lack of bitterness or anything resembling crispness. Not a fan, not a fan at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 23:15:18 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-25-2011 03:43:59 | More by nmann08
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womencantsail

California

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Iain.

A: The pour on this beer is a bright orange-amber color with a finger or so of white head.

S: Not a great nose, but decent. Sweet bready and cracker malts with a bit of apple juice and some floral hops. A little bit of yeast and caramel sweetness.

T: A more well put together flavor. Plenty of malt giving the beer a nice bread and biscuit flavor. There are lots of floral malts and a hint of citrus peel. A light bitterness on the back end rounds it out.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. Could have used a little bit more effervescence, though.

O: Imperial pilsners can often been too sweet, but this had a nice balance to it.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 02:17:14 | More by womencantsail
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-13-2011 23:03:34 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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
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emerge077

Illinois

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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-29-2013 04:27:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've had this in passing at various Dark Lord Days, but decided to pick up a bomber for a more thorough review. Served in a pint glass at Edward's poker night.

A - White foam settles to a solid cap, leaving behind plenty of splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed golden straw body.

S - A nice noble hop bouquet, with lemon, grass, and light floral notes over top of a bready, and faintly sweet pilsner backdrop.

T - The taste is quite similar, with your typical pilsner blend of bready and light biscuit malt accented by lemon and grass noble hop flavors. Mildly bitter finish that lingers, but not much alcohol presence for an 'Imperial' Pis.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly chewy in texture, with a dry, crisp finish.

D - I've come to appreciate lagers more since I first had this beer, and my upgrade in score reflects that palate shift; I'm not sure the beer has really changed since I first had this in 2011, although some of those reviews mention excessive sweetness, which certainly wasn't the case here. I prefer lower-ABV pilsners like Pony, but I sill had no problem splitting a bomber with Smyra.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 00:49:52 | More by MasterSki
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 18:08:58 | More by Kegatron
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oline73

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 00:43:15 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 06/04/11 notes. Picked up a bomber of this at the brewery on DLD. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange yellow color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of floral notes, a little bit of sweet fruit, some spice, and some wheat.

t - Tastes of floral hops and notes, wheat, spice, pepper, grain, very light fruit.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall just a pretty average pilsner. Not sure if I just don't really appreciate the style or what, but it just seemed a bit bland to me. Not a beer I'd seek out again, and a rare miss for FFF. Probably my least favorite beer I've had from them so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 19:49:31 | More by mdfb79
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-24-2013 20:58:04 | More by imperialking
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber picked up at DLD, opened and shared with friends. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a clear copper color with a thin white head that quickly dissolves. A swirl revives a creamy merange of yellowish stained head about a finger strong. Spotty lace sticks in a webbing to the glass.

The smell of this brew is mostly grassy and sulfuric. There is a sweet malt backing almost like caramel but not quite. The sweetness is candy-like left inside the nose which comes across a bit like bubblegum. For the most part, the aroma of this brew is composed of a mixture if sulfur and grassy hops.

The taste is caramel malt sweetness mixed with grassy hops and sulfur notes. The alcohol is evident with a fruity flavor almost like bubblegum. There is an herbal quality almost medicinal flavor of alcohol mixed with the hops. Quite a bit of residual sweetness is left in this brew. The aftertaste of this brew is lightly orange-like with a mild rind flavor.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It boasts a slick, creamy feel instead of the typical pils crispness. I appreciate the attempt but just couldn't get into this brew no matter how much I wanted to. Imperial pils is a hard style to pull off and I think this example missed the mark. At $10 a bomber, I would not buy this again. I was thankful to have 2 other people help me finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 13:58:48 | More by stakem
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-13-2013 04:21:02 | More by DrunkinYogi
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-01-2013 20:04:12 | More by zestar
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-04-2013 01:16:18 | More by Gonzoillini
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-20-2013 23:35:19 | More by tdm168
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glid02

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 22:53:55 | More by glid02
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of this at DLD 2011, $10 for a 22oz. The label is very cool, apparently an hommage to Lair of the Minotaur (Chicago area metal band).

It pours clear, a dark golden color, with a few fingers of short-lived foam. It smells bready, not as much floral hops as, say, Sam Adams Hallertau Pilsner or even DFH My Antonia. Some mild hops anyway, mainly the malts carry the aroma.

It tastes very sweet, overly sweet in my opinion, with a strangely thick body that was unexpected. I think this is one of those rare times that Three Floyds made a turd, this malt-heavy creation is too thick and sweet to be very drinkable. Evident alcohol too. No more please.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 22:39:31 | More by TurdFurgison
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-29-2013 18:03:17 | More by Zaphog
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-20-2011 01:06:00 | More by xnicknj
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this @ DLD '11.

Very nice, bright white head of two fingers width that recedes to a foam that remains through all 22 ozs. The color is clear toasted amber and yellow honey color with great bubbling.

The aroma is toasty and a little warm from the abv. Crackers and biscuits and some citric and grassy smells from the hops.

Very nice toasty malt flavor. Lots of crisp of crisp toasted crackers and toasted white bread. The hops add a great spicey, citric bitterness to the almost sweet malt. Palate is a little syrupy and warm.

Cool beer that was fun to drink. I'm glad I picked up two bottles of this @ DLD '11.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 14:15:28 | More by scruffwhor
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Hazy medium orange with a cream colored head. Some lacing left on the glass.

S - Faint citrus. that is it.

T - Bitter citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, light malts.

D - Nice carbonation, good balance.

O - Overall a nice pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 01:15:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Evil Power from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.