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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: on tap pint
Glass: Pint
From: The Bishop in Bloomington
Price: $4

Appearance: deep orange with nice clarity. a fingers worth of a white head. Good retention

Smell: a hoppy medley. some other smells adding to complexity but not overly distinguishable

Taste: lots of different hops, grassy, citrusy, and piney. some malts but mainly focuses on the hops. not bad but I was looking for something a little more complexity outside the hops

Mouthfeel: pretty light and very smooth. not too strong of a bitter aftertaste.

Overall: I wish the complexity came in a different manner. with this hop medley i would like stronger hop taste. glad i got to try it on tap and bought a six pack of something else.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Photo of MattyG85
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. Huge five finger off white head with very good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A solid hop forward aroma that is fairly grassy with a solid malt presence. Hops upfront with a mix of herbal, grassy, and citrus hops with hints of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, and lemon. Also some pine resin in the hop mix. Solid balancing presence of bready malts with hints of caramel, biscuit, toffee, yeast, and cracker. A very vibrant and well balanced smell for a "mild" beer.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a good balance of grassy and citrus hop flavor with bready caramel malts. Hoppy up front with a taste of grassy and herbal hops. Fruity taste of citrus orange, pineapple, lemon, and some grapefruit. Also some piney and floral hop taste. Solid presence of sweet bready malts with notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Very well balanced taste that while is not huge, is a lot more than you expect from a mild. Very solid and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, fairly wet, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good mild ale that is more like a pale ale. Solid hop mix with a good malt balance.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz btl poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Pretty appealing orangish, amber coloring. Head was adequate, just off-white, fluffy & fairly long lasting. Solid lacing.

S: Fruity citrus rind aroma jumps out first. Hops very much present, but not an overtly hoppy smelling beer. Yeasty bread.

T: Ying and yang of hop/malt seems fairly balanced. Cut/wet grass, lemon rind, a good dose of sweet maltiness. Dry & moderate bitterness on the finish. However, overall, I'm left wanting more. Malty aftertaste is neither offensive nor pleasant.

M: Smooth. Small amount of carbonation felt. Alcohol is perceived, but just.

O: Well, I guess they mostly nailed the idea of trying to come up with an "American Mild". A fairly easygoing ale with slightly lower levels of hop bitterness and slightly higher levels of malt than you'd see in a typical APA - though I'd say it still is rather too forceful to really be a session ale - hop heads sure to disagree. Unfortunately, it didn't really add up to anything too exciting for me. Great brewery, but this is my least favorite brew of theirs so far.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 2,197 ratings.
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