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Evil Power - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Evil PowerEvil Power

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261 Ratings
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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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mcallister

Ohio

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

Deep crystal clear golden color with an impressive faintly yellow head of 3 inches. Pillowy and thick blanketing my tulip as it fades.

Phenol alcohol aromas, crackery, bready with hints of toffee and caramel. Some earthy and floral hop presence with a bit of spicy character.

I like this had it at Dark Lord Day and was dissapointed. Now it seems to have mellowed out in the mouth and much more caramel and toffee sweetness is coming though in the middle and finish. Crackery in the middle finishing with the classic noble hop flavors. A bit spicey, a floral and earthy. Mouth is creamy and decadent and alcohol only shows slightly in the chest.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 19:24:23 | More by mcallister
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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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sidetracked

Illinois

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

Pours clear golden yellow with a substantial, dense off-white head that lingers. Little lacing.

Smell is bready malts, some candy sweetness, and floral hops. As it warms floral hops become more pronounced as well as a little caramel sweetness comes out.

Taste upfront is slightly sweet bready malts and floral hops. Light bitter floral finish. Lingering bitterness.

Medium body and slightly oily with medium carbonation.

Overall a mild bitterness and good floral hop presence. Kind of simple, easy to drink, and refreshing. Not a style I'm that familiar with, but it's not that exciting. Best while chilled.

5/7/2011

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 02:45:38 | More by sidetracked
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Looks like a dark amber except when held up to light which makes it a lighter yellow. Foamy white head. Noticeable carbonation. Head lingers for a while with a little lacing.

S - Nice noticeable hop aroma which I was kind of hoping for from an imperial pilsner from 3 Floyds. Little barley and malt gives it an almost dark angle. Nothing too amazing, but I must say more than I expected for the style.

T - Little lackluster given the look and smell of it. The malt comes through and gives the taste a little body, but thought the hops would be a little more pronounced and a little hop hit would have made the taste more well rounded. Beer feels imbalanced with the malt forward taste and then slight hop in the aftertaste. Could have used more acidic hops to make that more pronounced throughout.

M - The malt makes this beer a little heavier, but plenty of carbonation to liven the malt taste that is available.

O - Kind of disappointed in this beer. I like Lair of the Minotaur and this beer doesn't really come close to what their music is like if that's what they are going for. Needed more hop character to make the beer more pronounced and less of a light malt pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 05:02:53 | More by Scrumtralecent
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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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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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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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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
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LusciousJackson

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spoils of war from Dark Lord Day '11 included a pair of bombers of this bad boy. Even have the matching T-shirt, which gets me some scared looks from little old ladies in the grocery store. I'm not use to looking this evil. But I dig it.

A vigorous pour into the trusty New Belgium balloon results in a beautiful marshmallow fluff head on top of a darker than expected body. Dark gold is a weak descriptor but it's the best I've got. Plenty of bubbles working their way up from the laser-etched bicycle make for a really pretty glass of beer.

Aroma is lightly floral with some hay? The alcohol comes through but lends a spicy scent more than chemical. It's not bad, but not impressive either.

Classicly pilsner but with a heavier alcohol presence. I'm trying to keep it categorized as a spicy taste but as someone earlier described it, it's almost gin-like. The back end is bitter after a bit of sweet from the malts.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but nothing much to speak of.

Overall, this is an interesting beer that I am grateful to have the opportunity to drink. Although the style isn't one I would consider overly appealing and the alcohol taste in this one keeps it from being very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 02:33:19 | More by LusciousJackson
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AgentZero

Illinois

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
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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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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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Roeters

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 21:10:33 | More by Roeters
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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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Wadsey

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Evil Power

Served in a New Belgium tulip

A: Pours translucent deep gold with a white head that is a couple inches high. Not enough effervescence to feed head so it diminishes slowly, leaving a few indistinct foamy blotches on glass and a skim of foam atop the beer itself. 

S: Soft fruity notes of banana Laffy Taffy and peach. Bready and toasty malts. 

T: The above characteristics are represented well in taste and combine to make me think of banana bread. A bit sweet up front, but relatively big bitterness takes over. 

M: Medium-heavy body balanced by medium carbonation. Full mouthfeel, but this is an imperial pilsner. 

O: An above-average representation of a below-average style. Goes down the hatch easily and is reasonably interesting on its way down. 

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 02:34:12 | More by Wadsey
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tapman

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium orange/dark gold with hints of rust. Head is dense, yet whispy and frothy, the color of bleached bone and stands 3 fingers tall, though has subsided in the last minutes to a modest 1 finger.

A little alcohol, wildflowers/roses and italian bread.

Warm/hot alcohol up front with a gin-like flavor following it up. As my palate gets used to it, flavors of pilsner malt and some floral hops.

Not too thick, yet with has substance. Pretty refreshing.

Was this beer brewed for the metal crowd, i.e. drinkers of Mickey's and Steel Reserve? I know, not all of them, but many of them. Anyways, not bad and if it wasn't for the price I bet you could all the metalheads to drink this brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 03:11:23 | More by tapman
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BMoney575

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 5-30-11

Pours a clear golden orange color, with a fizzy white head and wide rings of lacing. Like a macro but a little darker.

Smell is hoppy, but with an odd malt character that I can't quite place. Almost adjuncty, and completely without the intense hop aromas that you would expect from an Imperial. Disappointing.

Taste is just like the smell, with no real hop presence other than bitterness. The sweet malt contributes an almost malt liquor quality. Not very good.

Mouthfeel is good, the slickness adds more depth, but does not help the sticky sweetness.

Drinkability is decent, the alcohol is well handled, and the sweet flavors do not last very long.

Overall, it's possible that the hops have faded in the month since I got this beer, because that's what it tastes like. Too bad I can't get a fresh one.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 19:58:00 | More by BMoney575
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harrymel

Washington

2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this as an extra from a DLD trade. Here we go:

A: pours a light golden lager with a single finger of white suddy foam which falls to a veritable sheet of the same with ascending collared grace. Excellent to brilliant clarity.

S: Smells of classic grainy pilsner. Catch includes a bit of metallic scents in there. Wishing for a bit more crispy final hop notes.

T: Tastes like a pilsner with corn added. Not impressed. The grain bill is evident, and simple.

M: Medium feel with moderate carb. Slightly dry on the finish.

O: This is an unimpressive beer for FFF. Imperial Pilsners can be so much more: hops and malts can take on beautiful and compex nuances. Too bad they were unable to make this happen.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 14:32:14 | More by harrymel
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

05-29-2011 21:20:33 | More by WoodBrew
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htomsirveaux

Texas

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
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Treebs

Illinois

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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EricCioe

Montana

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours medium gold with a two finger white head rising up and settling slowly, leaving decent lace. On the nose there are notes primarily of bread and light fruit mixed with some light florals. In the mouth the nose repeats, quite bready, some fruit like pears, and just a bit of floral bitterness. Where are the hops? Pilsners are pretty hoppy in general, and FFF brews almost always have a big hop presence. That's why this is so strange to me. The body is medium with nice carbonation and the bready malt hanging out for a while.

Overall, this is a decent beer, but not worth $10 a bomber at all, and not a particularly good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 17:58:13 | More by EricCioe
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BeerLover99

Illinois

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.

SOLID, BUT NOT A MUST HAVE!

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2011 20:34:56 | More by BeerLover99
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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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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance -- Pours a golden honey hue with a slim white head. Looks nice.

Smell -- Pale malt, mild fruity lager fermentation character, and an abundance of grassy and earthy hops. Mild spicy hops as well. Fairly uninspired.

Taste -- Pretty ho-hum: Pale husky malt dominates. Malt sweetness is mild as is the plum-like lager fruitiness. Grassy hops and earthy bitterness make a run at counterbalancing the dry, almost bready malt, but doesn't quite deliver. In fact, the earthy hop character is a bit of a distraction.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Not bad.

Overall -- I was really hoping for this to be a hoppy strong lager a la Southern Tier Krampus, but to no avail. Even as a fortified Pils, this is not a very strong effort. This beer shows once again that lagers are the Achilles' Heel of FFF.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 02:33:45 | More by yeahnatenelson
Evil Power from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.