Pride & Joy Mild Ale | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Pride & Joy Mild AlePride & Joy Mild Ale
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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 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into FFF Teku glass

Appearance: Copper, orange color with a solid two fingers off white head that settled slowly to a ring of tight bubbles along the edge of the glass. It is semi-clear in that light can penetrate but it's still slightly hazy, too.

Smell: Slight hop presence but seems dominated by malt and grains. I do pick out some citrus notes although subdue for sure. Orange and bready combined.

Taste: Bready with a slight caramel sweetness followed by a mild hop tingle.

Mouthfeel: Definitely a light feeling beer that seems almost watery. A very refreshing beer.

Overall: This is one of my favorite summer beers because its so damn refreshing and easy to drink. This just goes down so very easy and is a beer that I dare say, is session able.

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Pride & Joy has always been one of the underrated six-pack offerings of Three Floyds—I personally prefer it by a great bit to Robert the Bruce, for instance—so, upon hearing of its demotion, I decided I needed to fully review it (and stock up on a few six-packs).

First and foremost: yes, consumption in the bottle is not the absolute ideal. Having had it a host of times off the firkin at Owen & Engine, I can say that Three Floyds really nails the traditional mild style—with their expected twists—in its most traditional service. Indeed, this style is best at cellar-temperature, hand-pumped from a cask, and preferably served with upscale pub-food—say a Ploughman's or a Full English Fry-Up—upon lacquered oak on a Sunday afternoon.

But it's a damn good six-pack, too, and one that I apparently opted to purchase more than a lot of other consumers, given their decision to replace it in their regular rotation. Moreover, I think of it like a few 3F offerings—Calumet Queen, Jinx Proof, and Munsterfest being other examples—as a product perhaps too subdued for its own good. But it isn't just a session ale, as Yum Yum will be; it's a traditional, malty English mild, with a Three Floyds not-normal-hoppy inflection.

There are nice, deep toffee notes in the flavor, despite the light reddish-orange color of the ale; it's never too sweet, but always offers exactly the right amount of malt; and—from the bottle, though not as much from the firkin, thanks to the additional foam—it's almost too smooth going down. Then, nevertheless, the aroma is all hop, in the purest sense: no citrus, little florality, little sweetness, no yeast: just all hop, in a straightforward sense that's actually difficult to describe (and true in bottle-to-tulip, but even more keenly sniffed off the engine).

Overall, it's just an insanely well-balanced beer: a soft-touch that Three Floyds doesn't always exercise, but—when they do—shows that they can with aplomb. Although I'm sure—having not yet tried it—that Yum Yum will be great, I'll miss one of these 3F soft-touches leaving the regular rotation; and I'll likewise miss one of the very few Milds regularly made in America leaving the market.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 74.2% out of 100 with 2,198 ratings
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