Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...

YumYum - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
YumYumYumYum

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

99 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 99
Hads: 1,131
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 65
Gots: 344 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-18-2014

Congratulations! Welcome to flavor country. This most recent FFF’s pale ale has just the malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hop profile derived from a new blend of proprietary hops. Cheers.

55 IBU
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 99 | Hads: 1,131
Photo of stakem
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a FFF branded tulip pint. Big thanks to Kegatron for the hookup on this. The brew pours copper in color with an off-white cap that holds well and slowly fades leaving a full curtain of lace.

The aroma is hoppy with fruity and floral appeal blending to a touch of citrus and orange rinds. There is a firm malt backbone to this that is fresh and bready to biscuit-like.

The taste has plenty of hop flavors without getting that bitter. Orange rind blends with mild herbal and grassy bitterness, slight alcohol warmth and a fresh dough-like sweetness.

This is light bodied, moderately carbonated and very easy drinking. Overall not a bad pale ale, I could down a few of these effortlessly. (705 characters)

Photo of Stevem68
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale golden color. Has aroma of hops, honey and malt. Flavor is mild, a touch sweet and a light hop to malt balance. Overall very drinkable but for me I prefer bolder flavors (182 characters)

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - A slightly hazy light honey color
Smell - Floral, fruity, pineapple, bubblegum, citrus
Taste - A bunch of floral notes, some citrus, some fruity notes. A nice little touch of dank/pine bitterness, easy drinking

Overall - This was my first 3 Floyds beer and it was just ok. Nothing special. A good solid APA, but not the best I've had. (342 characters)

Photo of andrewjraab
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a hazy copper tone with two fingers of off white fluffy head. Nice retention and stick after each sip.

S - Big bouquet of floral notes, hop zest, juicy fruit.

T - Big layers of hops, citrus, fruity, piney, resinous. Hops from start to finish take over the brew and it doesn't strike any balance. Feel is slightly acidic in the after taste.

O - Solid brew, and easy to quaff back, but wrecks the palate with acidity and hops. (445 characters)

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a 3 Floyd's pint.

Look: Hazy orange Serious lacing along the sides of the glass as you drink. Even the head left lacing.
Smell : Citrus
Taste: More citrus with rind bitter finish.
Feel: Light, crisp, refreshing.
Overall: Tasted like a "lighter" version of Space Station Middle Finger. I could drink quite a few of these in one sitting. Another solid beer from these guys. (399 characters)

Photo of Savan
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a cloudy straw colour into a pint glass. Smelled of citrus and pine and bubblegum??? had a delightfully refreshing mouth feel to it! I can only say this one a friend gave me after I had complained that I simply do not get the session. I THINK I GET IT NOW (so long as they could just smell and taste this refreshing). Very satisfied with this brew, and to ANYONE WHOM DOEST NOT GET IT..... GET THIS BEER!!! (414 characters)

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was honestly a bit disappointed. this is my first 3 flloyds beer, so maybe my expectations were too high. it was a good beer, but as far as APA s go, id opt for a grunion or a trail head pretty much any time. (210 characters)

Photo of laketang
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice amber in colour with a 1/2 inch creamy head

orange, citrus, almost a sweet aroma

citrus presence front and center, nice hop finish.

medium mouthfeel, no bitter aftertaste or lingering aftertaste.

I realy enjoy this beer, a classic session ale that I would put next to seudo sue and stone delicious. (307 characters)

Photo of bsp77
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into IPA glass.

Appearance: Hazy gold with good sized, stark white head and decent lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit and tropical flavors - smells sticky sweet and hoppy dry at the same time. I have usually associated this aroma with Lagunitas, but I have noticed it with multiple 3 Floyds beers as well.

Taste: Slightly more restrained than the aroma suggested, but very well balanced and tasty. The grapefruit and tropical hops are prominent with some almost wheat-like malts. Not as sticky sweet as expected, and the bitterness is in check as well.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Very dry, borderline tart, finish.

Overall: 3 Floyds calls this a Session beer, which is of course ridiculous. But within the context of 3 Floyds, I guess it makes sense, especially considering the balanced and restrained (but still quite hoppy) beer on display here. (891 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden yellow body with a small white collar. Aromas of pineapple, melon, fresh citric hops. Light to medium body with moderate bitterness. Fresh and tasty. (162 characters)

Photo of 4thFloyd
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Bright golden color with just a little haziness. Moderately strong citrus aroma with a hint of bitter pine. Flavor is similar with dominant citrus and tropical fruits, but not quite as hoppy as aroma suggests. A little thin with the body, but still a pretty good malt balance. (292 characters)

Photo of deebo
2.72/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at First Draft. This is a lot more subdued than I expected. Very little aroma but plenty of bitterness-not a combo I like. Gets less abrasive as it warms but it's missing aroma and has gotten pretty malty. Kind of tastes old-but I have no frame of reference here. (270 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 6/29/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Pale orange with a 1.5 finger head and lots of little bubbles
S: Orange, tropical fruit, a hint of wheat
T: Matches the nose though fairly light
M: Light-bodied, crisp
O: A touch light for my tastes but a good, drinkable pale ale (283 characters)

Photo of Brackh
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow with very little head. Not a super strong smell. Little bit of hops. Very smooth and easy taste. Hops are subtle but up front. Carbonated and slight bite. Good beer overall. (193 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled date of 5.22.15.

Frothy head forms heavy over the body and leaves veins of lace in its wake as it recedes. The body is a golden and amber cross with fizzy carbonation visible and a bit of a haze to it. 4.5

Man that's a lot of mango on the nose. Pineapple and passionfruit. Lots of fruit and vanilla sweetness. Downright delicious. So lovely to smell. 4.5

Tastes juicy too. Maybe not as bright and sweet as the nose, but there's still sticky, pungent mango, pineapple and passionfruit flavors here. Toasty malty notes provide a nice contrast to the fruitiness and there's a zesty, orange or grapefruit flavor mid-palate. 4.25

There's a ton of bitterness here and the zesty quality mentioned above, but also a lot of juiciness and a refreshing quality. It's got good body for a so-called session ale, so I suspect it's higher in ABV than most in that category. I'd say the bitterness could be mellower but otherwise this is great. 4

What a surprise of a beer. The session label had me thinking this would be watery and lacking in flavor and punch, but that's far from the case. This is great. (1,142 characters)

Photo of ConradSomm
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice summertime pale ale. Citrus. Body seems a little on the lighter side but that's not a bad thing. Juicy and refreshing. Not really a "session ale" at 5.5%. Wish I would have picked up more while at the brewery. Not sure if its the hot weather but this is tasting better than the Alpha King right now. (310 characters)

Photo of farrago
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big, frothy head, two plus fingers, off white in color, delicate foam with a hilly surface, leaves close to no lacing behind, glides off. Cloudy yellow to orange hued liquid, easily translucent although there’s no problem seeing the numerous fat bubbles rising inside the glass. Soft, juicy and full nose, loaded with sweet orange, grapefruit citrus, then apricot, peach and nectarine fruit, after that you register lighter pine sap, pepper and freshly baked biscuits, hints at some funkier earthiness but more or less decides to stick with the moist fruit and citrus. Full-bodied, creamy mouth feel even with a strong veer to dryness at the end. The metallic earth, grass more pronounced here and the scone, malted milk ball and pine sap only partially able to soften the contours. The sweetness remains in the orange, tangerine citrus, however, it lacks staying power. Same for that apple, apricot, pineapple fruit albeit more bite here. The carbonation offers slow, steady churn, insufficient to scrub palate. Best taken as a whole rather than parsed out plus shows better when colder. Then it is a more than just a simple quaffer. (1,136 characters)

Photo of Miscreantpc
4.94/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic brew. This was an unexpected gem! Absolutely sessionable. Well balanced a juicy. If you see it defiantly pick it up you won't be dissapointed (151 characters)

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two-finger creamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is heavy citrus and floral hops.

T - The taste is a mix of heavy citrus, caramel malts, biscuit, and piney dank hops. The finish has a faint lingering bitterness.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

O - This is a nice Pale Ale. The flavors are bright and juicy. Extremely drinkable. (430 characters)

Photo of exposd
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a hazy orange color into a chilled pint glass and left nice lacing down the sides. At first this brew came at my pallate with lots of fresh fruit flavors like apircot, peach, and orange. On the back end there's flavors of baked goods taste like sweet bread, cake batter and buttercream icing which is what makes this unique beer one of my favorites! It's on the lighter side for a 3 Floyds brew, but it's got a great sweet/bitter mix of hop flavor. This is a new addition to the 3 Floyds lineup and it really hits the spot for me as probably my new fav from their brewery. (603 characters)

Photo of Beric
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 31 May 2015

Last beer as a 22 year old.

Appearance: Pours with a frothy two finger head that collapses to just about nothing, disappointingly. The color is great- nice amber hues throughout. Good carbonation coming up from the side. Looks like a quaffable session beer.

Smell: Hmm, not sure how I feel about this. I get a pretty good load of citrus and herbal hops, but also some real dankiness. I'm not a huge dank hop fan.

Taste: Grainy malt backbone that was way more assertive than I was anticipating for a self-proclaimed "session ale". Graininess was hay-like and definitely astringent. Dank hop flavors again on the tongue, with some relieving grapefruit hop notes as well. Better than the nose.

Mouthfeel: Fully body than anticipated, but one that compensates for medium-low carbonation. I'd like to see a thinner body and more carbonation in a 'session IPA'.

Overall: A good beer, but not one of Three Floyd's top APAs by any stretch of the imagination. Incredible packaging though. (1,031 characters)

Photo of GrahamDN
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold-to-amber with an abundant, fluffy white head that lasts. After it ebbs downward from the rim of the glass, lacing appears along the wall, dense and sturdy.

It's not strongly aromatic, but assertive for its intensity. Juicy pineapple and pine needle aromas lead, with more subtle--but luscious--tropical punch in tow. Guava comes to mind. Malt is there playing a supporting role of sweet bread that's a bit hidden among the vibrant dominant notes.

A little south of medium-bodied, YumYum hits the tongue already bitter on the attack, but not over-done. Sufficient malt sweetness keeps it palatable while letting the bitterness be the star. More malt flavor than indicated on the nose, but of paler base malts--husk, grain, grass. Still, a core of pine and pineapple persists, but not as juicy-fruity as I'd anticipated from the smell. A sharp bite appears on the back end and seems out of place, distracting from what ought to be a gentle and pleasant finish.

Despite some disjointedness in flavor and body, YumYum is really quaffable and aptly named. It won't be my go-to APA, but I'm sure my fridge will see it again. (1,141 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Clear, bright, and golden body color. Shiny and brass colored orange with a big crystal appearance. Head is controlled but large, fistfull big, soapy white, good retention, with a bit of island puck formation, and soapy sudsy appearance.

Aroma is fantastic. Biscuits and floral, hints of mild citrus and a bit of mint. Some weedy to grass notes kick in a bit as well, slightly sticky, with a nice sweetness that comes in following. Excellent smelling brew.

Palate just brings solid goods. Sticky mild honey, with a biscuit rich malt depth. Sweetness of the hop really hits in with a nice bitterness following and juicy light full body. Mix of honey and caramel but nowhere as sweet and thick coating in the palate. Mild weed and soft cookie cracker like dough round out some of the textures and flavors. Juicy, light and full.

The beer goes down so easily and drinkable. Excellent brew. (949 characters)

Photo of madelfonatree
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Hazy, golden wheat when cold. Medium white head. Lacing sticks.

Smell - Faint pine smell. Sweet/sour candy.

Taste - Malty. Caramel. Bitter.

Feel - Carbonation explodes. Creamy up until and after that.

Overall - It is a unique pale ale. I would rather have Alpha King. Others agree as this is readily available in Chicago liquor stores. (347 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep golden. A frothy white head lasts, leaving lacing down the glass.

The smell is of pine/resin, citrus and perfume.

The taste is of pine/resin with subtle fruit and a biscuit backing. It has a sharp, bitter finish.

This one is yummy indeed! (253 characters)

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
YumYum from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.