Pride & Joy Mild Ale | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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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Ratings: 2,202 |  Reviews: 696
Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on draft at the brewery. Yes, difinitely the "starter" beer to introduce a virgin to the 3F family. Hoppiness is not as pronounced as with other 3F beers, but still very much present. Simple malty taste keeps this beer well within the "Mild" style, but still manages to pack the 3F twist.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
2.45/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presented in a 12oz bottle with no “best before” date, Pride and Joy has an apricot color, a small head and virtually no lace. The aroma was mild, of biscuity malt and hints of citrus and floral hops. I found I had to almost work to gain any meaningful nose from this beer. The taste was of caramel malts, some toffee and hints of butter. Little hops presence in the finish. The feel was light, slick and oily.
On a whole, I was disappointed with this offering from Three Floyds. The taste was out of balance and the feel was not too pleasing, either. Maybe it was poorly stored or old but I’m not in any hurry to find another for comparison.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a thin dirty white head along with an opaque orangish brown body. As expected, it is lightly carbonated and the flavor and aroma are absent of hops. This is a very easy drinking beer with a slightly tart taste on the tongue. You can see having a few of these with your friends down at a pub.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy peach-orange into a waiting Belgian glass. Not much head, but holds onto a thin crown reasonably well. No lace on this one.

Very sweet aroma, fruity and non-beer like I say. Some faint bready aromas trying to break through.

Taste - a brief understated malt presence up front. Covered quickly by an orange and grapefruit-flavor mix. Active carbonation blazes the trail for a decent but restrained hop kick. The aroma kind of suggests this, but the tasting verifies the beer as saying 'we coulda hop-kicked yer ass had we felt like it'. Wonderful finish as the malt makes an uncharacteristic return, not something often experienced once the hops have played out on the taste buds. Aftertaste is a sweet bread and grapefruit rind combination.

Mouthfeel - about average, I suppose. A 'mild ale' I reckon ought to be more mild, this has lots of bubbles. I'll give the brewer credit, I think the idea was to take a style and blend in the brewer's strong points, creating a unique example of a brewer-distinct and style hybrid. A unique and tasty beer by 3 Floyds.

A fine session beer with a depth of flavor that will stay with you through a handful of bottles.

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Photo of far333
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick looking, hazy dark honey color with an off-white head the settles a bit, but leaves a quarter inch of thick foam. Smell is sweet of malt, plus some butterscotch and honey. Smooth mouthfeel delivers a malty flavor with hints of dough and honey, with a slight citrus tingle in the finish. I notice no hops, but the flavor is round and balanced. This is very drinkable.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. It pours a clear deep amber color with two fingers of head. There are nice lace rings left after each sip. The smell has both malty caramel and hop aromas. Overall it is a fairly sweet smell. The taste has some caramel and hazelnut at first, then ends with a beautiful hops balance. One of the most balanced brews I've ever had. The mouthfeel is fairly thick, and this beer is very smooth. The drinkability is also fantastic. I'll definately be buying more of this!

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Photo of Jon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This mild ale pours an apricot/orange hue with a thinning, bubbly off-white head that that looks great while leaving minor trails of lace down the pint glass. The aroma is biscuity with some pronounced citric hoppiness. Taste-wise, this brew is mildly hoppy, quite biscuity/malty with a lingering caramel malt finish. It's quite British in nature with a pronounced American hop profile. Very interesting mild ale, to be sure. It's smooth, medium-bodied and finishes quite clean. A perfect session ale for hop heads, this is an easy drinking, low abv ale. Certainly a Three Floyds take on an underappreciated style. Very well done for a low gravity brew.

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Photo of UnionMade
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was sort of confused as to why 3 Floyds would make a style that calls for very little hops. They seem to revel in the plant. Pours a nice rich brown, with a pleasing khaki head. Aroma is way too hoppy. You can smell the hops, for starters. Malts smell right, but are overwhelmed by the floral hoppiness. Flavor is also off. Way, way too much hops. Mild roastiness and some bittersweet bready flavors. It irritates me that these guys just overhop everything, like it's a source of pride. Carbonation is way too high, hops are mellow for 3 Floyds, but still way too high for this style. They should have called it an american brown ale, because that's what it is. I rated the drinkability higher, because it is a good beer, but i was hoping for and expecting a smooth english mild.

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Photo of Jables
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a perfect beer for "multiple" tastings. A slight hop flavor of Three Floyds that is expected. Definitely Three Floyds version of a typical British Mild. A good hop flavor with a nice balanced malt finish. Definitely drinkable, ridiculously flavorful for such a mild beer, Find it, love it, share it. Nick Floyd for President.

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Photo of stegmakk
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an orangy copper...with almost white head dissapeared quickly
Aroma was a hint of sweet malt, more citrus hops and maybe something fruity (or could be the hops still)
Taste was a little caramel, more hoppy citrus pushing through and a slight bitter...strange yet good taste
Mouthfeel was just a tad thin but not too bad
Drinkability, yes I could have a few of these and be happy, but there are others I prefer

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Photo of maxpower
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bright golden- copper in color, has a large foamy white head, that lasts.Nice citrus aroma of hops, some caramel malt flavors with a mild hop bite make this very easy to drink, light bodied with crisp mouthfeel, has a light hop bitterness in the finish, very drinkable and mild.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice coppery colour with a frothy white head. The aromas are of fresh hops and wonderful malts in perfect harmony. The taste is more of the same a very well-balanced, easy-drinking brew. The mouthfeel was very well balanced and the drinkability was great as well. An excellent 'mild-session-ale' from Three Floyds brewing.

Cheers to KennyD for the sample!

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Photo of tar
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden amber. The full, foamy head diminishes slowly leaving some lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is mild, with a hint of citrus and hops. Tastes mild, with a bit of hops. Sweetness--probably from the citrus--can be felt on the tip of the tongue. A very drinkable beer (especially in the summer months) that feels very smooth and light. Not an exceptional beer, but definitely one I will drink again.

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Photo of jackndan
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Three Floyds Pride & Joy: Copper color, nice head, with a good stickiness. The aroma is nice, oranges, or at least a hint of the Florida fruit. Wow, this is a nice beer, but cripes it is as unremarkable a brew as I’ve seen lately. In other words, its got good taste, but there were five of us sitting there and not one could come up with a better description than it tastes like “beer.” After much effort, we concluded that there was some caramel malts, but this beer is balanced with a passion. Its good, but I can’t explain why.

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Photo of StevieW
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown bottle. This one depicts a joker with a beer popping out of his hat. Cool. Medium golden dark color. Sticky rocky off-white head. Huge hop filled bubbles pop through. Fresh hop aromas. Taste is decidly hop filled, sticky and rich on smooth sweet creamy malt presence. Almost oily, resin like hop feel. Sticky and syrupy all in one taste. Very good and highly hoped. Medium to light bodied, not much carbonation, the hops seem to do the trick. Very drinkable, easy going down. Another beer I would have guessed was an IPA.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a surprise, and not at all what I expected. A mild pale I expected the predominant flavor to be hops. Oh no. This beer had a high degree of maltiness, a candy-like butterscotch malt flavor. Very light brown in color, with malt and caramel aromas. I liked this beer, but nothing stood out a whole lot to me. Needs more hop flavor to balance things out. Still a good brew, just one I wouldnt want more than one at a time of. Boy is my grammar bad.

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Photo of OatmattStout
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light amber color with a light tan head that started nice but was gone quickly, with not much lacing. Smell was of ripe fruits and a sweet and syrupy lingering aroma. This ale was rather mild in terms of hop taste almost to mild. Had a more malty caramel sweet character than anything else. Overall a decent beer but nothing to go write home about. As for a session beer the extra low carbonation and syrupy sweetness would grow tiresome for me after a few.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, creamy head; copper color. Aroma: fresh, slightly spicy, soft, faintly herbal, some lemon zest. Taste:tangy, but smooth, quite mild, but more character and flavor than other session ale types I've tried recently. I could drink a lot of this, if I didn't care too much about variety, etc. Unfortunately, I like to drink quality, exciting brews, and a diversity of them. So I ask: why can't the discriminating session beer drinker, the party giver, the softball player, turn to this instead of Bud Light?

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Photo of Winter
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Color is a hazy brownish orange with an off-white head that's about 1 finger thick. Aroma was quite interesting-- a combination of hops, grapefruit and madarin orange. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Citrusy, hoppy middle. Creamy finish with a lemony hop bitterness to it. Combo of citrus and hop are good, yet at times a little too bitter and sour. I think this would be a more refreshing beer in summer than in winter when I sampled it.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not a mild. Maybe "mild" in relation to Floyd's other beers, but actually more like a bitter or even a pale ale. Still very good, citric hops in initial bite, caramel comes on strong and finish is soothing and sweet. Full, creamy, and lots of intrigue with Floyd's trademark hop profile. Lemony. Like an Alpha King scaled down, and perhaps a better session choice considering AK's octane.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great example of a highly drinkable session ale. Light bodied. Has a crisp taste that balances oh so citrusy hops with dry, hide and seek maltiness. Try one on your late morning coffee break instead of coffee.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pride & Joy is a light bodied Mild Ale that pour to a nice amber color with a off-white head that quickly dissipates. It has a light citrus hop aroma, balanced by a light malt aroma. At first taste there is a subtle maltiness, then a bit of citric hoppiness. It finishes with a slight sweetness. Overall it is a light, refreshing well-balanced beer.

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Photo of Wildman
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a medium amber color and formed a nice white head that left some lace. There was definate aroma hops, but not overpowering, and also of malt. The taste of caramel whic gave it some slight sweetness, as well as the hops and malt were present. Definate hops prescense, but not again, not overpowering. A good summer beer.

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Photo of Viking
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[growler straight from the brewery]

Coppery color, with a thick white head. Head fades a bit quickly, but leaves plenty of clinging lace. 'Biscuity' aroma with hints of caramel and a strong presence of citrus hops. Well-balanced flavor: sweet caramel malt blends wonderfully with the bitter, citrus hops for a smooth taste. Slight metallic tang on the finish. Slightly oily, with a bit of lingering carbonation make this brew a lively thirst-quencher. Excellent session brew!

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Photo of John
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored and clear. Decent head after pouring from the 12oz. bottle. The head reappears after a couple gentle swirls. Aroma is biscuits, caramel and some fruitiness (grapes?). Initial taste is slightly metallic. Finishes malty semi-sweet and balanced with subdued hops. Pretty good, but won't hurry to get more.

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Pride & Joy Mild Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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