Pride & Joy Mild Ale
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale
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Pale Ale - American
3.89 | pDev: 10.8%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale
Notes: A smooth, medium-bodied session beer with bright citrus hop aroma and finish. Our interpretation of an American Mild Ale.

42 IBU
Reviews: 697 | Ratings: 2,204 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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KalCal from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great APA, that is well made and always drinks well. Although different in flavor profile from the Alpha King (i.e. less hoppy?), it is every bit its equal. Not always being produces, so when it is, take advantage. A great APA that never disappoints.

Jun 05, 2017
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GraphicDesignGuy from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, fruity, light, and low ABV; everything I'm not looking for in a beer, somehow works in this bottle. It all balances out with a nice hoppy taste and almost bitter finish. Hope to see this one back in Floyds rotation soon.

Dec 06, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mixture of gold, yellow and light orange, more substance than your traditional mild ale, drops some 1/4" white head. Aroma fit the mild bill with an extra dose of hops for style.

Taste was like a hybrid between the session pale ale and mild. Somewhere between the FFF xtra pale ale and alpha king in a smaller version. Its pretty easy drinking on those hot and/or humid days. Otherwise, there's a million more pungent hoppy beers from FFF that you can get into if you choose, but there's nothing wrong with this one at all.

Aug 02, 2016
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Peepskp from Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite session beers. When I see it available in NE Wisconsin (which is rare) I immediately grab a couple 6 packs because I know I will not be drinking just one.

Apr 15, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.56/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

To my current palate this was less mild that I was expecting it to be, a little more harsh and aggressive towards the hoppy styles I'm not as big a fan of.

Dec 20, 2015
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madelfonatree from Ohio

4.54/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Dark orange. Weak pour lead to thin, off white head. Lacing. See through as it warms.

Smell - Light, hoppy dank smell. Earthy. Light citrus.

Taste - Very good for a lighter beer. Dank grapefruit. Bread. Earth. Bitter on finish.

Feel - No carb bomb. Doesn't stick to tongue. Smooth.

Overall - I hear they stopped bottling this for Yum Yum? Bring it back! Very good for abv.

Jul 02, 2015
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is light pine, citrus, caramel/bread-like malts and a small hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, caramel malts, an undercurrent of tart fruit/berries, a hint of tropical fruit and a tangy/bitter finish.

Jun 21, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

so the american mild ale is a new concept. is that basically a more malt driven session beer? logically i would say so, but this isnt that. its hoppy as heck, more of an american pale than anything else, so a little weird to tackle conceptually, although especially easy to drink down. clear in looks, but rather copper or amber or brass colored for a pale mild ale. its not english in any way, and even though they make the distinction, its sort of weird to think about what a mild ale is outside of that context. bright hoppiness, not dissimilar to other beers that these guys make. its bitter and clean too, malty, but light, a bunch of fun contradictions, but at the end of the day, this is average by three floyds standards, and not way off from a light american pale ale with decent balance. cool beer, a slugger from the bottle, but not where some of the others are i dont think in terms of being one of a kind.

Dec 11, 2014
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psoriasaurus from England

3/5  rDev -22.9%

So mild ales should honor their namesake but this one is a little bit TOO mild. Overall bright, crisp, effervescent, and quaffable, but there isn't much flavor to be found in this beer. Completely flat characters with both the malt and hops. Brilliant packaging as always though.

Dec 06, 2014
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SomethingClever from Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into nonic pint

A: nice fluffy head dark amber color nice lacing on the glass

S: Bready Carmel malty a little hint of hops but they are hidden fairly well

T: very mild sweet malty taste with some very minimal floral piney hop taste that disappears quickly.

M: lively carbonation light mouthfeel doesn't linger much

O: This beer is aptly described as a mild it's not anything the least of all is impressive not sure why they bothered making it.

Nov 30, 2014
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NickTheGreat from Iowa

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

So this is my first foray into FFF. I grabbed a few different types while out of town.

I really liked this beer. Though, I'm not sure how true to the Mild Ale style it is. But they call is an APA at the same time. Not sure what to make of that.

L (4.5): Great Color. Nice orange/copper color. Again, should be a little more brown? Not sure.
S: (4.5) Smells good. Really makes me want to drink it ASAP
T (4): I really liked the taste. I feel like a Mild shouldn't be so hoppy, and I was surprised by this. But right on point for an APA.
F (3.75): Good mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Nothing blowing me away, but solid.

Nov 10, 2014
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an orange-amber color with a nice three finger head of off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest bready smell mixed with a lighter level of a grapefruit hop. Along with these aromas comes some pine and a little bit of a caramel and tangerine sweetness.

Taste- The taste begins with a bready taste along with a drier cracker and a grapefruit hop flavor. There is a light caramel and tangerine sweetness upfront, that as time goes on, fades a bit leaving even more dryness. While the sweeter tastes fade they never get too light overall, giving just enough residual sweetness to keep the brew balanced. With more hop flavors of pine and grass joining the grapefruit at the end a rather pleasant and crisp flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average to lightly thicker side of a brew of ~ 5 % abv, with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. For the style it is very good with it creating a nice base for the flavors all while maintaining a good level of drinkability.

Overall- A tasty and easy drinking pale ale. A good, more session style brew.

Oct 27, 2014
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312HopBomb from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

A: Pours a brassy copper with a great head. Fine foam clings to the pint glass.
S: Aroma is citrus and earthy hops with a Vienna malt aroma
T: Tasty Vienna malt flavor medium hopped with an earthy flavor
M:Crisp and refreshing with mild/medium carbonation
O:Great session ale but somewhat pricey. This one will be missed.

Oct 14, 2014
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Jishguy from Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy dark golden brown body with a thin one-finger head that fizzed away pretty quickly.

S - Piney, resin-like hops with a strong caramel and bread-like malt character in the background.

T - Quite different from the aroma. The bread-like malt dominates the palate, with a quick burst of floral hops and a bitter/caramel malt on the finish.

M - This is where I was most disappointed. This brew has a very thin and watery mouth feel.

Overall, not bad.

Oct 11, 2014
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neenerzig from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Melt recently. Served to me in a pint glass. This beer draws a a clear, medium amber/copper/slightly golden color with a nice white head about 2/3 of an inch when first served that settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass with very nice lacing and a good cluster film layer of foam. Mild aromas of caramel malty sweetness and hop bitterness. the taste is pretty much the same with mildly sweet flavors of caramel malty sweetness followed by mild bitterness provided by floral hops. Has a slightly crisp, mainly smooth and creamy/frothy medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A good easy drinkin' mild ale here, but nothing all that special either.


Oct 07, 2014
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leantom from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another great beer by FFF. Here goes:

A: I think this brewery has the appearance of its beers down to a tee. Clear, copped-colored beer with a massive two-inch head. Plenty of carbonation to boot.

S: Like opening up a bag of hops. I have no idea how FFF gets all their beers to actually smell like fresh hop pellets straight from the bag. Incredibly floral, grassy and earthy notes. Also some caramel malt to balance out the bitterness.

T: Great; follows the nose. Floral and grassy hops complimented by a nice amber-malt body. Both bitter and sweet.

M: Very good. Nice and toasty with a good amount of carbonation.

O: An excellent beer by FFF. Another winner, to say the least.

Oct 05, 2014
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Mikus from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

First real go at a FFF brew... on tap at our (somewhat) local pourhouse, Vintage Estate. This was bright, crisp, and refreshing. Poured a nice amber hue with some long-lasting white head. Some fruity and floral hops on the nose, and crisp bitterness and just enough sweet malty goodness to balance it all out. Nice choice for a lower ABV pale, especially good when looking after 3 kids on the ride home! Can't wait to try more FFF!

Sep 28, 2014
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Nose: big piney grass that quickly dissipates supported by grainy malt aromas and light fruits.
Pours hazy gold amber with a thin white foam cap. Big lace.
Palate: malty sweetness, grain, hints of treacle, graham cracker, and light fruit with a very pleasant hop accent on the finish. Slightly sweet with a finish suggesting an iced tea dryness.
Medium body and medium to medium low carbonation.
A light and sessionable easy drinking beer.

Sep 24, 2014
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz bottle in a Guinness pub glass.

A- Poured a dark golden copper color with a dense 1f head. Slight haze. Rings of lacing.

S- Mild fruit and flowery hops with some sweet light bready malts. It smells a bit like brewed tea.

T- Light malt with some orange citrus hop flavor.

M- light body, good carbonation. Dry, mild hop finish.

O- I'd call this a good and drinkable session ale.

Sep 18, 2014
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MarkQ617 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Pretty decent mild pale ale. This is my first review of a Three Floyds beer, had it on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Bowling Green. Almost a session beer, reasonably low booziness and some pretty good malt flavor with a bit of hops. Grassy taste. Pours a goldish yellow, good color. Not bad.

Sep 13, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for giving this to me. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear amber hue with a good 3 finger off white head that faded to leave a thin creamy blanket and spotty side lacing. Head really billowed out on this one 4 (x .05 = .2)

S - Aromas of some light spicy hops, grass, lightly herbal with some faint malt sweetness. Pleasant aroma, the spiciness is nice. 3.75 (x .2 = .75)

T - Taste is on the sweeter side of pale ales. Lots of sweeter malts, presumably denoting that this is older, the aromatic hops are all but gone on the taste. No spicy hops, some faint older earthy/grassy hops, light fruity hops. Caramel sweet malts. I understand this is what Three Floyds is going for in the style, however, this probably tasted much better and 'true' when it was fresh as opposed to the tired brew it is now. 3.25 (x .45 = 1.463)

M - Mouthfeel is decent enough, lighter carbonation. Due to the age there is just a touch of syrup here. A shame. 3.5 (x .1 = .35)

O - Overall this was probably quite the tasty beer, when fresh. Now though it is a bit old and tired. While still tasty and quite aromatic as it drinks now it is a shell. 3.5 (x .2 = .7)

Total Rating Score: 3.46
Serving Type: Bottle

Sep 11, 2014
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ShadyRigglesbee from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Easy drinker. Taste very similar to Zombie Dust. Very similar! It's just much more mild. For that reason, I love this one. "Zombie's lil Bro" is fitting :) ENJOY

Sep 07, 2014
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nmann08 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

From a bottle, pours a dark caramel orange, the head lasts for days.

The nose is really juicy, lots of fruit, citrus hops, pear, a little spruce. The flavor is bitter up front, but its really smooth and balanced. Lots of citrus hops, creamy oranges; and a little dough. It has a very wet and refreshing finish.

Glad I finally got to have this one, would be a good one to have around in summer months.

Aug 26, 2014
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Scott231 from Illinois

3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Nice caramel color but very light smell that doesn't tell you much. Mild ale is very correct. Pretty mild flavor that is nothing to write home about. Not sure what the fuss is about. Good beer for a mild ale. A little heavy on the fizziness which stuck around on the mouth for a bit.

Aug 06, 2014
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Ian_B from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat hazy orange with a tinge of copper or brown. Pours about a finger of foamy head with great retention.

Slightly fruity aroma, with subtle notes of citrus from the hops, along with some spice / grassy notes. Very well balanced by sweet caramel malt backbone, that also seems to contribute a hint of slightly burnt, buttery bread aroma.

Tastes more like an English mild or bitter accompanied with some very well-balanced hop characteristics throughout. The style/malt is definitely the body and soul of the beer, but the hopping adds a unique American twist without becoming hop-forward. Notes of caramel, toast, grass, and citrus.

Well carbonated, with a much more hearty feel and flavour than some sessions.

Aug 04, 2014
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