Evil Power | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: American 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

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Photo of kbrown
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Photo of brew3crew
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I handed tis out on CBS day. Oh what a day!

A-straw yellow, almost orange with white head

S-ready and malty. Not overly special

T-follows the nose which is le ss than impressive. Thanks

M- medium body and smooth

O-average beer. Nothing too special or that I would have again

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler at The Tribes.

Y'know, I kinda regretted not picking up a bottle of this at DLD, so I'm glad to have a chance to try some now. It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of light cream-white foam. The nose comprises grass, light flowers, and stone. The taste brings in more of the same, amping up both the flowers and the stone, and adding a hint of orange rind and some very light pineapple in the back. The body is a hefty-ish light, with a moderate carbonation and a pretty damn crisp finish. Overall, a nice pils, though kinda weak, especially for its classification and strength. Still, I could easily see downing a few pints o' this if given the chance.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a FFF Tulip

A - Golden with a slight haze to it. A big straw white head that settles down to a layer of foam that sits on top.

S - Straw, corn and bready. A malt defined nose.

T - Slight pine / hop bitterness that hits up front before a bready malt comes in. There is the normal straw I find in pilsners as well. There is a slight bitterness that comes thru in the finish as well.

MF - It definitely has a slight thickness that makes it chewy. There is a slight syrupiness to it as well. Definitely on the thicker side for a pils but I guess that makes it imperial.

O - A bit hoppy for a pilsner and definitely thicker. I like the effort to make this imperial but a thicker / bigger pilsner doesn't necessarily work as well as it does for IPAs. If it had this flavor without being so thick, I think I'd like this a lot more.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes of a recent beer tasting party:

A participant brought a fresh growler of Evil Power from Three Floyds…The color is golden with thin white head. I do not smell much maybe a slight hint of hop/grain, taste is common to a golden ale,,,slightly hop, slight citrus. I taste hints of clove and bananna as well….not sure what's going on. Mouthfeel is decent...certainly can suck it down.

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Photo of zachary80
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice one inch white head that is creamy with some bubbles. Good retention and huge lacing. Tawny/orange body.

Aroma is somewhat mild. Grassy, slight waxiness (get it in the taste from the malts a little too), slight spiciness like a saison.

The taste is pretty bold. Sweet finish. Bready in the middle. Some spiciness again and a lasting bitterness

Somewhat astringent finish but the body seems to have a good amount of creaminess. Proper carbonation

Overall it is a decent beer. No real hints of the alcohol, but I'd be surprised if there were at less than 8%. I personally would not buy again. It really isn't that easy to drink, nor enjoyable as a sipper.

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Photo of EricCioe
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours medium gold with a two finger white head rising up and settling slowly, leaving decent lace. On the nose there are notes primarily of bread and light fruit mixed with some light florals. In the mouth the nose repeats, quite bready, some fruit like pears, and just a bit of floral bitterness. Where are the hops? Pilsners are pretty hoppy in general, and FFF brews almost always have a big hop presence. That's why this is so strange to me. The body is medium with nice carbonation and the bready malt hanging out for a while.

Overall, this is a decent beer, but not worth $10 a bomber at all, and not a particularly good example of the style.

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Photo of cwguy5
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to jisom132 for this one!

A - murky, light orange with minimal head that settled to a thin cap with light, rope-y lacing

S - malt, bread, honey, slight herbal? element in background (age?)

T - malty, bitter with some alcohol present and a bit of citrus as it warmed up; sweet, but malty-sweet not honey-sweet

M - medium bodied with fairly high, fine, prickly carbonation; moderately bitter linger that seems to shorten as i got into the beer

O - it is not my favorite style, but i warmed up to this a bit as i got through the glass. my palate adjusted some and i was able to find some citrus and grain nuance that was covered up by the bitterness at first. it is a tough style it seems and this is a noble attempt. definitely worth a shot(but it IS an imperial pilsner).

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Photo of Scrumtralecent
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Looks like a dark amber except when held up to light which makes it a lighter yellow. Foamy white head. Noticeable carbonation. Head lingers for a while with a little lacing.

S - Nice noticeable hop aroma which I was kind of hoping for from an imperial pilsner from 3 Floyds. Little barley and malt gives it an almost dark angle. Nothing too amazing, but I must say more than I expected for the style.

T - Little lackluster given the look and smell of it. The malt comes through and gives the taste a little body, but thought the hops would be a little more pronounced and a little hop hit would have made the taste more well rounded. Beer feels imbalanced with the malt forward taste and then slight hop in the aftertaste. Could have used more acidic hops to make that more pronounced throughout.

M - The malt makes this beer a little heavier, but plenty of carbonation to liven the malt taste that is available.

O - Kind of disappointed in this beer. I like Lair of the Minotaur and this beer doesn't really come close to what their music is like if that's what they are going for. Needed more hop character to make the beer more pronounced and less of a light malt pilsner.

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3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: deep gold, and clear save for the last oz of the bottle being murky. Decent receding white head.
S:bready malts and vegetal, floral, earthy, spicy hops.
T: mediums sweet malts are evenly balanced out by the smooth spicy hops. Almost crisp spicy finish.
M: medium bodied, decent carbonation.
O: worth $10 a bomber? Probably not. Cool label though.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: straw yellow, finger head, solid lacing.

S: mild clean grain, hint of citrus

T: light sweet grain and malt, mild grassy/pine finish

M: light/med body, good carbonation

O: Not usually a huge fan of this style, but thought FFF created a solid brew. Nice summer brew; still think ales are their bread n' butter. I think I was expecting either more hops, more grassy/pine or more citrus, almost tried to do a little bit of all three. Maybe my palate is just wacked, who knows?

I could have a few, the abv is hardly noticeable.


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Photo of HookemHoos
3.44/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - murky, light orange with a very minimal head from the pour.

S - malty with other notes that I couldn't quite pick up.

T - very malty with some bitterness that I picked up on.

M - A medium to light body that wasn't overwhelming but very solid.

O - Pilsners are typically not my style, but this was very good for what it was. I would definitely recommend trying it and especially if pilsners are up your alley.

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Photo of Wadsey
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Evil Power

Served in a New Belgium tulip

A: Pours translucent deep gold with a white head that is a couple inches high. Not enough effervescence to feed head so it diminishes slowly, leaving a few indistinct foamy blotches on glass and a skim of foam atop the beer itself. 

S: Soft fruity notes of banana Laffy Taffy and peach. Bready and toasty malts. 

T: The above characteristics are represented well in taste and combine to make me think of banana bread. A bit sweet up front, but relatively big bitterness takes over. 

M: Medium-heavy body balanced by medium carbonation. Full mouthfeel, but this is an imperial pilsner. 

O: An above-average representation of a below-average style. Goes down the hatch easily and is reasonably interesting on its way down. 

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.

A - Hazy medium orange with a cream colored head. Some lacing left on the glass.

S - Faint citrus. that is it.

T - Bitter citrus, tangerine, grapefruit, light malts.

D - Nice carbonation, good balance.

O - Overall a nice pilsner.

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Evil Power from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 405 ratings