Pride & Joy Mild Ale
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale
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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 10.82%
Ratings:
2,204
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 01, 2020
Added:
Aug 06, 2001
Wants:
  86
Gots:
  270
SCORE
87
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
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Ratings by Bubba83:
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4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bubba83 from California

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tumbler at around 45 degrees. Kegatron recently sent this as part of a never-ending tradeathon, really hard to one up you Heath!

Appears a hazy copper orange color, with some clingy bubbles on the sides of the glass and a bright white two finger width head. The head retains well and leaves some scant lacing along the sides of the glass.

I smell predominantly grapefruit, lemon, and orange, with some grass. The malt isn't forgotten here though by any means, it smells biscuity, reminds me of Maris Otter because there's some green apple hints too.

Wow, it's decidedly zingy and vibrant. I didn't expect to taste the hops this much in a "Mild". It also claims 29 IBUs, which seems a little odd since the hop flavor is so apparent, but I guess it's possible with lots of late low AA hops. This really is more like an american pale, and I think the only English Mild characteristic it has is the biscuity malt flavor that hints at green apple. I'm pretty sure that's from Maris Otter. I gotta say, I really loved the flavor all the way through, pretty much the same character from the aroma, but much more flavorful than I expected.

The mouthfeel is great too, smooth and oily, with tiny little bubbles flowing upwards from the depths of the glass to tickle the palate. A nice medium thickness to boot.

I could drink this all damn day, it's got a nice balance to it. It's also flavorful but refreshing, and there is no noticable alcohol character contributing here despite it being 6.5% Mild or not, it's a damn fine beer!

Jun 22, 2010
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3.78 by BradtheGreat7 from Ohio on Nov 01, 2020
 
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 17, 2020
 
3.71 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky on Aug 02, 2019
 
4.15 by NCSapiens from Indiana on Mar 24, 2019
 
3.59 by Dave2234 from Minnesota on May 06, 2018
 
3.5 by Erjadams from West Virginia on Jan 19, 2018
 
4 by AngEo from Texas on Jan 08, 2018
 
3.68 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 10, 2017
 
4.05 by uncleotis from Illinois on Jul 29, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by KalCal from Georgia

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
 
3.5 by wiescins from Illinois on May 24, 2017
 
4.12 by dms1767 from Nebraska on Jan 29, 2017
 
4.05 by Wallace9947 from Pennsylvania on Jan 08, 2017
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4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GraphicDesignGuy from Illinois

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
 
4.4 by Jackd175 from Illinois on Oct 21, 2016
 
3.75 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2016
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3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
 
3.99 by puftdank from Illinois on Jul 31, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Peepskp from Wisconsin

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
 
3.84 by rossracing from Illinois on Mar 30, 2016
 
4.17 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois on Jan 03, 2016
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2.56/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

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
 
4 by warpig372 from Indiana on Dec 13, 2015
 
3.79 by M1k3y from Tennessee on Nov 12, 2015
 
4.1 by SMH_NWI from Texas on Nov 11, 2015
 
4 by gregcordle from Ohio on Oct 13, 2015
 
3.44 by SveNss0N from Massachusetts on Oct 13, 2015
 
3.94 by kbwalters from Wisconsin on Sep 19, 2015
 
2.79 by Eddie_Kobane from Illinois on Sep 08, 2015
 
3.79 by Homebrew from Connecticut on Sep 07, 2015
 
4.75 by NapoleonsComplex from California on Sep 05, 2015
 
3.9 by themaj from Illinois on Aug 30, 2015
 
4.09 by ParnellJoseph1138 from Minnesota on Aug 20, 2015
 
3.98 by GeorgiaBeerGuy from Georgia on Aug 17, 2015
 
4 by Lewreff from Ohio on Aug 08, 2015
 
3.31 by jrob21 from Georgia on Jul 29, 2015
 
3.75 by Ssippisam from Minnesota on Jul 18, 2015
 
3.88 by Jaszucs from Indiana on Jul 17, 2015
 
4.1 by GypsySon from Indiana on Jul 17, 2015
Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 2204 ratings