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Pride & Joy Mild Ale | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale

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

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub.

Copper orange in color with a thick, creamy, off white head that leaves behind good lace and retention. Big floral and fruity hop bouquet. Similar in the taste but there's a nice sweetness reminiscent of raw wildflower honey. A bit of malt shows up in both aroma and flavor to give it a bit of balance. Still hop forward. And let's be honest. This isn't a mild. Its another hoppy APA that happens to have a low %ABV and IBU count. There's an interesting earthy and grassy quality to the finish. In summary, pretty sweet and sugary with lots of fruity hops. Almost too sweet and a bit cloying during certain sips. Otherwise easy drinking and delicious.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - dark orangish amber wiht a big, soft, dense, white head that has great retention

S - big citrusy oranges with tons of orange zest

T - huge citrusy hop character, orange zest, sweet malt, faint birthday cake batter, mild bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, very smooth

This is a fantastic APA. It's very easy to drink. It's intricate, enjoyable, complex, hoppy, malty, smooth, refreshing, and definitely worth a try. This was incredible.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at the Three Floyds Brewpub in Munster, Indiana. It arrived in a generic nonic glass, glowing a golden honey coloring. It held a two finger head of uniform white foam, showing great retention. The bubbles were sticky, clinging to the glass, helping the head remain, albeit sagging. Any loss was marked by thick sheety lacing, and was easily reproducible with a swirl. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be light. The nose gave sweaty pales and lightly wheaty grain, light licorice bite, and big herbal hop bitterness and depth to meet. With warmth came chlorine chemical sourness, light adjuncts, and basic lactic acidity. Our first impression was that this was a nice pale ale, with even flavoring, and an easy sip. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with softer pale grain, light bready toast, mild caramels, saltiness, and juicy citric and earthy hop sugars, giving eventual bitterness towards the peak. The middle was otherwise occupied by floured macaroni, light metallics, and the sweetest nectary hop bite of the sip, but with evenly maintained citric hop rind bitterness. The finishing wash came with phenolic bite, faint licorice, corn flake malts, adjuncts, pales, synthetic lime, and mixing citric hop freshness. The body was light, and the carbonation was big and froth, but with soft prickle, much in line with the rest of their pale ales. There was hearty slurp, sip, cream, and froth, with coating coolness and light crispiness around the mouth. The light dryness is erased by eventual mucousy muck. The abv is easy, and the beer drinks nicely.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was how sessionable it was. Through the aroma, flavoring, and feel, this guy sits very much in the same vein as Three Floyds’ other pale ales, but just a bit more toned down, seemingly for the purpose of easing and enhancing drinkability via lightness. The hops remained very fresh, but the grains cheapened up, giving more adjuncts and corn. The nose, too, is interesting sweaty and plastic, but doesn’t change the fact that this is an easy drinking, refreshing offering.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,198 ratings
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