Evil Power | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
63%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 405 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fortified European-style Pilsner lagered to perfection, brewed with Heavy Metal Warriors Lair of The Minotaur, in commemoration of their fourth full length release “Evil Power".

56 IBU

Added by aasher on 05-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,222
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
405
Liked:
255
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
12.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
55
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 405 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of cetherid
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass

A.

Beer is a nice dark golden color (light gold when held up to the light). About a fingers worth of frothy eggshell colored head that leaves some great lacing around the glass. Some nice bubbles floating up from the bottom of the glass to the top. For the style, this is a nice looking beer.

S.

Definitely bready/grainy malts with a touch of floral hops. Subtle hints of citrus and maybe just a touch of honey as well. A basic, but fairly solid aroma for a pilsner.

T.

A nice little bitter bite up front, moving onto the slightly sweet grainy (and maybe a touch grassy) malts that dampen the bitterness moving onto a crisp and refreshing finish. Alcohol becomes a little noticeable towards the end as well.

M.

about medium bodied with great carbonation. A nice little "tinge" on the tongue with each sip along with a nice crisp, clean finish.

O.

I'm not much of a pilsner guy but this is impressive. Good flavor, very refreshing, and not to mention its from my favorite brewery. I'm sure my non beer geek friends would find this brew enjoyable but I doubt this will be around much longer. Would I buy this again? Doubtful as I'm an ale man, but if someone bought a round of this I'd drink it with a smile on my face.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Ri0
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured 22oz bottle into snifter.

A - Pours a hazy orange, with 2.5 fingers of pilowy white head. Good amount of lacing on glass.

S - Aromas of heavy pilsner malt and yeast. Some grassy notes and grain mingles with the yeast. Hops are light with some earthy and herbal qualities. There is a sweetness to it and a bit of citrus and candied orange.

T - Nice and malty up front with a yeast and grain. Moves into the grassy notes with the herbal earth like hops. Hints of citrus and candied orange can be found on the finish.

M - Crisp and well carbonation, and medium bodied. Not as clean, but that is okay in this big beer.

O - Very nice Imperial Pils, that is not to be confused with an IPL. Those looking for hops should look at other offerings. This one will satisfy the malt lovers.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've had this in passing at various Dark Lord Days, but decided to pick up a bomber for a more thorough review. Served in a pint glass at Edward's poker night.

A - White foam settles to a solid cap, leaving behind plenty of splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed golden straw body.

S - A nice noble hop bouquet, with lemon, grass, and light floral notes over top of a bready, and faintly sweet pilsner backdrop.

T - The taste is quite similar, with your typical pilsner blend of bready and light biscuit malt accented by lemon and grass noble hop flavors. Mildly bitter finish that lingers, but not much alcohol presence for an 'Imperial' Pis.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly chewy in texture, with a dry, crisp finish.

D - I've come to appreciate lagers more since I first had this beer, and my upgrade in score reflects that palate shift; I'm not sure the beer has really changed since I first had this in 2011, although some of those reviews mention excessive sweetness, which certainly wasn't the case here. I prefer lower-ABV pilsners like Pony, but I sill had no problem splitting a bomber with Smyra.

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Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Lee – thanks! I’d never heard of this beer before but FFF is always worth a try.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of syrupy pilsner malts with large amounts of breadiness and lighter amounts of honey. Also present are earthy and slightly grassy hops.

Tastes very similar to how it smells, although the pilsner malts are a bit crisper. Light pilsner malts up front are joined quickly by earthy and light citrus hops. The hops fade out shortly, allowing heavy breadiness and slight honey sweetness to come into play. Earthy hops work their way back into things near the end, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is very good, with grainy carbonation.

Overall this was on the maltier side for the style, but I thought it was still well done. Not necessarily one I’d itch to revisit, but it’s worth a shot.

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Photo of schuler
4.04/5  rDev +8%

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4.04/5  rDev +8%

Photo of 3FaveryRogue
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at DLD 2011:

[A] Pours a nice golden yellow with a white head. Par for the course. BUT; The lacing on just a subtle tip of the glass is amazing.

[S] Smell hints at a touch of "imperial" sweetness, dough, bread, crackers, and some subtle citrus/florals. Can't consciously detect any "Euro" maltiness, but who knows. Enjoyable mix of pils yeastiness and american hops.

[T] I don't find this to be as overly sweet as some versions of "Imperial Pilsners" that I've tried before. It actually restrains itself quite well for a beer dubbed "Evil Power". 7% is slightly detectable on finish; But a pleasant rendition overall. Pale malts and citrus hops mingle well throughout the taste.

[M] Very smooth, soft feel; balanced; good carbonation and a dry, peppery bite on end. This one is mild-bodied. Not a sipper; nor something I'd want 2-12 ounce bottles of in a sitting.

[O] I notice this is listed as American Double Pilsner. What happened to European Strong Lager? Weren't beers such as Flossmoor .357 and Mikkeller Draft Bear in that category?

Had to give this almost 4s across the board, because I enjoyed it for a style I'm not especially fond of. Not hopped to hell, not crazy sweet, not boring in the end. Wouldn't seek it out, unless I was a big pils fan. Jinx-Proof made a return; but even if this did I think 1 was enough.

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Photo of RichH55
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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

(Served in a bowtie glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles and a sticky beige creamy head that last a good bit.

S- There is a clean aroma with a citrus spiced hop note that is dry.

T- There is a taste of dry pilsner malt with a soft sweetness and a spicy green hop finish that has some hint of citrus to it. There is a clean dry finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz and a soft warming alcohol note in the finish.

O- This beer is a nice clean lager with some good hops that are juicy but dry and a soft bitterness. There is a faint woody note in the bitterness as the beer opens up that adds some nice depth.

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

#5 1/24/14

A brew that's bright as well as mildly hazy sits a sort of medium yellow color in the glass. The head is pure white, neither large nor small but strong enough to put down some patchy lacing as it makes its way down the walls of the glass.
Even this pilsner has a distinctively 3 Floyds sense to it. It fits the style but stretches it a bit and sort of plays with it while remaining true. Biscuit and herb are the strongest notes, an even mix of hops and malts, and it has a brightness a pils really needs. A nice sulfur note and leaf add to it. It's a good size without going overboard, as big as a pilsner gets while identifying very much as one. Some are deeper, some have more complexity, some are more finely tuned, but this is undoubtedly good beer even if outside this brewery's wheelhouse, so to speak.
The feel is appropriately bright and crisp in a light-medium body. It's semi-dry without getting course, staying clean.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger white head that left some spotted lacing

smells of light fruity apples and light cereal grains and good amount of dry hopping i am guessing

taste i get a nice slap of hops upfront but they are gone so fast that it makes me angry they do not linger - hints of booze light apples and lemon fruit good amount of earthy spice then the bready cereal grains on the finish

mouthfeel is solid - lgiht/medium body with perfect carbonation

overall - enjoyed this beer but i do not see this beer being in the rotation mine or theirs

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Photo of RAFH
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev +7%

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

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

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Scored the second to last bottle at my local beer store. I've never listened to Lair Of The Minotaur, but I'm pairing this beer with their album Evil Power, which this beer was obviously named after. My first music collaboration beer from Three Floyds.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a bright golden yellow colored body, with about two fingers of soft fluffy bone white head.

S - Smell is of fresh clean pilsner malt, grains, wheat, lager yeast presence, lemongrass, some earthy herbal spice rack notes, and some earthy floral hop presence. Smells pretty nice, for an imperial pilsner.

T - Taste follows the nose: fresh clean malts, grains, wheat, grass, lager yeast, lemon, herbs, earth. Crisp carbonation, and medium bodied.

M - Feel ends dry with some lingering hop bitterness. An otherwise crisp, clean, and smooth brew.

Overall, a nice beer from Three Floyds. These guys don't regularly wow me, especially with many of their lighter styled beers, but they did it here. Crisp, medium bodied, but still manages to be drinkable and refreshing, even at 7.20% abv. Well done, Three Floyds.

Three Floyds Evil Power ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev +7%

Evil Power from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 63% out of 100 with 405 ratings
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