Pride & Joy Mild Ale | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smooth, medium-bodied session beer with bright citrus hop aroma and finish. Our interpretation of an American Mild Ale.

42 IBU

Added by purplehops on 08-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,197
Reviews:
696
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
268
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Sammy
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A serviceable bitter and we don't need boldness and high alcohol to clean the palate. Crisp, good carbonation, florl, grapefruit and lemonade. A changeup between the pales and stouts. Decent and drinkable bitter. Don't be fooled by the numbers, in perspective of the bold beers.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap while up in that area for Thanksgiving, review is from notes.

A: 2 finger slight off white head on a hazy copper and crimson body. Little retention, some lacing.

S: pine, citrus, caramel and floral. Nice full aroma as expected from the makers of Zombie Dust.

T: nice malt presence with a slightly bitter hop note from the pine and floral notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: another nice offering. sessionable almost with the 5% ABV. do these guys make a bad beer?

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/9/14.

Pours a murky dark honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and dank herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pride & Joy pours out as a dark orange color almost a light brown, The body is a little cloudy cutting down on the clarity of the brew. The head was pretty good looked thick and white and laced the glass nicely. The smell of the beer had a good balance of hops and malts on the nose, it also had a bit of a yeast aroma coming off it too. The taste of the beer was soft and had a good amount of malt in the flavor. The bitterness come though in the end with the aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth and medium bodied. Overall It's a very nice brew but probably my least favorite of the 3 Floyd's year round releases.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Peach's Grill, Yellow Springs, OH

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has some flavors of citrusy hops, although these seem a little muted.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and goes down easily. It is a sessionable version of an APA.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Man, that's a good beer! Sessionable, flavorful, characterful. But aren't Mild's (as the bottle suggests) supposed to be a light Brown Ale? This beer is far from being a mild, but would make a great Extra Pale Ale. Somewhere between a copper and golden color with a thin stark-white head formation and retention. The flavors are dominated by an English hop aroma (earthy, grassy) and with a medium malt character that struggles to counter the hops. The malt flavors take on Vienna-type flavors and come across pleasant and light. Body is quite light, slight of thin, but make the beer very easy to drink. finishes with a light caramel taste and strong hop bittering. Good stuff again by Three Floyds.

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Photo of oline73
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber with one finger of off white head. Some head remains throughout.

Smell: Citrus and pine hops with a slight caramel malt sweetness.

Taste: Here the bready malt flavor dominates with citrus peel and pine hop bitterness taking a back seat. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: On the thin side of medium body. The carbonation could be described as tingly, and there could be more. The finish is quite dry.

Drinkability: This is a pretty good beer. I would definitely have another one, but it's not my favorite from 3 Floyds.

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Photo of brentk56
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Gushes from the bottle and pours a hazy honey color with a sturdy head that laces nicely

Smell: Nicely balanced nose of clementine orange and caramel

Taste: Opens with a citrusy aspect that lingers on top of the biscuity malt right through mid-palate; after the swallow, the malt manages to sneak through but both flavors remain in the fore through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body but a bit too carbonated

Drinkability: Just an incredible achievement for a nice session beer

Thanks, joe1510, for the chance to re-visit this in the bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this one from the bottle <gasp>
Label art is quite unique, so it looks good to me :)

Very nice fruity, spicy hop aroma. Taste is balanced, and follows the smell. Fruity, citric hops are present in just the right amount. Mild yet flavorful. Mouthfeel is spot on, vaguely carbonated, but lets the flavors take center stage. An easy drinker, and what I would consider "training wheels" to 3F's bigger brews. Well done!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of floral hops with a good malt presence. Balance between the floral hops and the semi-sweet malt is very interesting. The above average body is also very enjoyable. If I were to rate this per the style, I would probably rate this very low because this hoppy beer does not remind me of a mild or a bitter. But since I’m rating this solely on what I tasted I can say that without being a great beer it is a very enjoyable session beer.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of largadeer
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden amber with a good bit of haze to it. The head starts off strong but eventually settles into a flimsy cap. A stream of bubbles can be seen lazily floating toward the surface.

Smell: An awesome aroma of ripe oranges is the first thing I noticed, with toffee and freshly baked bread to follow. For a "mild ale" this stuff has a great aroma.

Taste & mouthfeel: Excellent balance here, fairly even between hops and malts leaning slightly toward the malty side. Flavors include toffee, tropical fruit and a dash of citrus. It's all nicely blended and mellow with no particular character coming to the forefront. Dries up a touch in the finish with a mild but pleasant citrus hop bite.

Drinkability: Very sessionable I'd guess, though I only have one bottle.

Notes: Thanks to Dyan for this one. I could get used to drinking this FFF stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was purchased recently. Pours a very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation as well. Aromas of big orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, bread, floral, light pine, grass, and light citrus rind. Damn nice aromas with nice hop complexity and balance. Taste of orange zest, pine, grapefruit, caramel, bread, floral, grass, and light citrus rind. Good amount of grassy citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pine, caramel, bread, grass, floral, and citrus rind on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop flavor complexity and balance; with a solid malt backbone; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent pale ale! Great hop flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to drink as expected. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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