nsk79 (25) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2012
A much milder beer compared to Alpha King. Still very flavorful and drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours cloudy orange with a large white head. Smells of citrus and subtle hints of caramel and biscuits. Taste is subtle sweetness that is balanced with a tiny citrus hop bitter bite. Light bodied with a wet texture and surprisingly soft mouth-carbonation, Three Floyds Pride & Joy Mild finishes with a touch of bitterness. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Dark Orange-amber with lasting thin head. Aroma of floral and sweet citrus hops, almost candy-like. Flavor follows nose. Big hop flavor thats not overly bitter or cloying. Smooth. Delicious. krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Great aromatic hop smell. A hazy growing copper coloring with light but lasting head. A soft fruity hop taste that grows with intensity as you pour it in but fades smooth and fast leaving a refreshing hop flavor behind. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2005
great summer beer fresh and smooth.good color and taste very drinkable and enjoyable.
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Orange gold with some hints of red. Fine white head settles to a mostly complete cap and leaves good lacing.
Nose is a potent mix of peachy, spicy hops over a big whack of melanoidin malt, supported by a touch of raw bread dough. Somehow these meld into an incredibly appetizing combo that I just can’t resist.
Light side of medium in the mouth. The intense maltiness from the melanoidin leads the way, but there’s more to the malt here than on the nose. The hops kick in on the mid-palate with a big rush of leafy peach. It’s a wildly pleasurable combination of flavors. Very soft mouthfeel gives the palate a lush softness and roundness that really gives the hops and malt an opportunity to meld seemlessly. Great length on the finish with both the malt and hops maintaining intensity, though ultimately the hops have the final say.
One of the most satisfying and easily drinkable beers I know. My favorite by far of the Three Floyds "regular" beers. As for being a "mild" I belive FFF are employing the old English tradition in which "mild" and "bitter" were relative terms used to describe each particular brewery’s offerings. And, compared to Alpha King, this baby is mild!
hacksaw99 (1) - USA - AUG 13, 2010 does not count
Aroma is pleasant with both hops and citrus notes. Pours with a great head that lingered a very long time in the glass. Probably the longest lasted head that I have ever seen. Copper colored. Taste was amazing. I love my double IPA’s, but this mild IPA I could have drank all night (if I could have gotten more in Ohio, I would have. It has all the characteristics of an IPA, but not over-powering. What a treat. It sure shows why Three Floyds is such a great brewer: they really craft a premium brew. DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
A very drinkable pale ale, not because of a clean finish but because the flavors are so mild and pleasant. True to the label, a mild ale. clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2005
This beer poured a standard amber color with a small head and didn’t leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma was very hoppy with hints of caramel. Doesn’t smell much like a mild, more like an IPA. The flavor is dead on what I think a mild should be, regardless of the overhopped aroma. Very smooth and light. Finishes slightly bitter, but within the mild area. Very well done beer.
Beerowulf (115) - , Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Labeled a mild ale......it’s closer to TF Gumbalhead or maybe even a toned down Alpha King.......still a wonderful beer. Smooth and citrus-filled. Medium carbonation. Great lacingt left on the glass.........medium but quick fading foam head. Served from bottle into shaker. Another high quality brew from Three Floyds. Bravo.