YumYum - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 54
Gots: 259 | FT: 8
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
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Ratings: 943 | Reviews: 104
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%

Single-handedly, Three Floyds is redefining what the American pale ale is to become. Juicy hops rest upon semi-dry caramel for a bitter-sweet taste to boast about hop flavor and smooth bitter dryness. YumYum is living up to its namesake.

Its moderately hazed copper-gold pour casts upon it a creamy eggshell white blanket of foam. With the nose diving in, the hoppy ale opens with a scent that can only be described as candied hops. Its lavish bouquet expels a plethora of tropical fruit with citrus and herb to follow. Its honey and caramel sweetness skims the fruit flavor, giving them all a vibrant ripeness that seems of fruit juices.

Impeccably balanced, its short malt sweetness lays on the tastebuds with a porous veil of honey and caramel glaze. Hops reveal their juicy glory with mango, apricot, pineapple, kiwi and passionfruit. Its tropical punch character is backed with vivid red grapefruit, blood orange and nectarine as citrus and orchard fruits chime in. Finishing with a bright chive and cilantro grassiness, a hint of cannabis isn't far off.

Balanced until deep within its finish, the ale's bitterness is smooth and softly of spruce and botanical grasses and herbs. A crisp, clean and clear exit from the palate ensures a high rate of refreshment from the medium-light ale, yet a suggestion of buttered and salted graham cracker is peculiarly satisfying.

Photo of communionofthesaints
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Poured out of the brand new released 12 oz bottles on September 18, 2014 at home.
For a refreshing Pale Ale, this beer packs a hoppy citrus punch that is not overly abusive. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with a hop-thirst quenching bitterness that's hard to beat. This isn't Zombie Dust, but it is definitely worth a try.

Photo of Brams17
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into my Three Floyds tapered pint glass

A: Poured a clear orange/deep gold color with a fluffy white head that stuck around nicely

S: Huge hop aroma on this beer. Citrus and a honeydew like melon aroma

T: Follows the smell, lots of citrus and melon. I got orange notes, hints of grapefruit, some pineapple, and honeydew melon. The bitterness was pleasant, not over the top. The finish had some sweet malt, but this was a hop forward beer for sure.

M: Had decent body to it, not as thin as some other session ales I've had lately. Medium carb.

O: This says session ale on the bottle, but to me it was better than most of the other "session IPAs" I've had. It definitely drinks like a very hop forward APA. I'll miss Pride and Joy being easily accessible, but this was a very tasty substitute!

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2 12 oz brown bottles(hey, this is a session ale right?). Label is typical 3F style with some sort of crazy man waving his psychedelic arms about, full blown beard, crazy outfit and all. Poured into a Nonic style pint glass.

A - slightly Hazy orange color with some yellow golden splashed about in the light. Small fuzzy particles floating about. Head pours decent but nothing great in size though it leaves terrific lace sticking to the glass.

S - peach, lemon, passion fruit, mango, and orange all hammer the nose with a fruit punch slash zebra gum notes. I'm talking front to back of the pack zebra gum in your nose. Nice floyds like malt balances the nose to perfection.

T - okay so much more like zebra gum than I expected. Terrific at first go, smelling excellent, but then jumps on the session wagon and fades out. Okay, maybe not that bad, but this thing is wonderful up front at first. Not quite as many popping flavors as the nose but it's hitting passion fruit and lemon with hints of funky fff yeast and breaded malts. Probably the best session ale I've ever had!

M - medium bodied and thick in texture for its size. I don't think 3 floyds know how to make a thin beer. This is a dominating aroma with a good session like flavor. Easy going and very drinkable.

O - they were already the kings of American pale ales and have added a very good session ale to go along with the gushing flavor giants they already have. They continue to evolve into the best there is and if they can get their beer into all their markets on a more regular basis I wouldnt have anything bad to say about them. But as of right now there just isn't enough or even close to enough FFF hitting our shelves like there was 2 years ago.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is a truly amazing pale ale. a friend of mine went for a hike near golden and found some hops growing wild. being the prolific homebrewer he is, he brewed a number of beers with the hops, but neither of us could identify them. they has a chili pepper nose, a cantaloupe melon character, and a pineapple even peanutty vibe. its so weird that all his beers got tasted this week, and this thing fell into my lap. i swear the hops are the same. maybe its not a new varietal at all, but a rediscovered old wild vine, thats sure what it feels like. brassy hazy beer, killer carbonation and head, and a nose that does absolutely no justice to how interesting these hops are. its juicy and has note of melon and lemon cream and indeed that faint chili pepper character. i dont know what this hops is, but i need more of it. my only critique of this beer is its label calling it a session ale. i mean, it is, i would drink ten of these if i had them tonight, but i consider a session ale under 5% abv, thats my line, self declared, but i stand by it. its just a pale ale, but its not just a pale ale. as vibrant and unique as any hoppy beer going right now, this is absolutely brilliant. thanks to claystation for giving me this, but im afraid he doesnt realize what he has given up. this is killer, really really good. someone tell me more about the hops!

Photo of JC333
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was one of my favorite offerings from FFF. I think if you are a fan of the unique fruity character in the aroma and tase, you will love it. It was all fruit through and through and I thought there was just enough malt to let it stay present but over not overpower. Reminded me of a fruit stripe stick of gum...but in a good way

Photo of kindbeer
4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tried this at the brew pub. More akin to zombie dust. I hope they keep this one around and start bottling it because I was blown away. Better than gumball head, pride n joy, and jinx proof. Another amazing beer from an amazing brewery. It has joined the elites such as APW, permanent funeral, ZD, and Alpha King in terms of ales.

Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottles (with revision in April 2015).
Medium body and carbonation.
Head has great retention. Deep amber body.
Some unusual elements in both the aroma and the flavor.
Fruity and piney hops dominate. Near medium bitterness.

Photo of wiseguywood
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice add on to the bottle line Three Floyd's!

Photo of SomethingClever
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into snifter dated 4/1

A: nice inch or so head that sticks around for a bit, Crystal clear orangish red hued in color beer laces the glass like crazy

S: overripe fruit with some sweet candy smell a little grass sweet Citra hops maybe

T: a lot of the hops smell translates but with a wallop of malts that bring the brew up short the malts on this one really shine nicely bready caramel to add to the nice overripe melon taste

M: Creamy very nice on an IPA

O: This is pretty damn good very nice flavors not a ton of alcohol the malts are very interesting on this a Daisy Cutter reminiscent. You'll enjoy this beer if you ever see it try it

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz bottle from 6 pack. Just began bottling to replace Pride & Joy as a year round beer.

A- Well filtered orange. Whispy off white head with good lacing.
S- Citrusy hops. Candied orange. Pretty mellow.
T- Bitter hoppiness upfront, followed by the citrus peel. Brings good flavor for a "session IPA".
M- Thin and drinkable

O- One of the top 2-3 session IPAs I've had. Enjoyable. At ~5.5%, this is on the higher side of a session ABV

Photo of secondtooth
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Semi-clear golden with prodigious head of fine white carbonation. Perfect, detailed, dense lace.

Aroma: Perfumed, deeply floral hops. Beautiful!

Taste: Tangy grapefruit and citrus hops, with a spicy, bitter feel. I also get some toffee malts clinging on underneath, but this one’s really all about the hops. “Proprietary” hops here mean a new strain maybe? It’s definitely a unique take on an “American Session Ale” or “American Pale Ale”. Hops fiends rejoice, here is another winner from 3F.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Tried this at Haymarket. It was a very nice easy drinking pale ale.

Photo of BigJim5021
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the folks at FFF. That said, not every beer they make is a winner, folks. If any other brewery made this beer they'd be lucky if it made it to an 80 overall. And you guys aren't fooling anyone. 5.5% is only session beer if you're an alcoholic.

Photo of Austin32
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not quite as in your face flavor as many of the other FFF offerings, but still a solid drinkable beer that I enjoy.

Photo of NavyGoat
4.59/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Pale Ale really surprised me and I want more of this brew! Very good feel, look and smell. The taste of this beer was very good but they did not go overboard; very smooth! YumYum is Yummy!!

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy golden yellow with a slight orange hue, plenty of frothy white that provides gentle lacing down the glass.

Mango, kiwi, apricot, and pineapple notes burst up the nostrils, deserves a snifter pour.

Juicy and tropical hops galore, kiwi, pineapple, and passionfruit are swell.

Mouthfeel is a tropical blast.

Overall, another damn good APA from 3F.

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Citrus nose reveals tangerines, honey, caramel malt and a piney bitterness. The flavor is more citrus forward with tangerines, apricots, bitter pineapple, honey and lemon. The malt is a bit more disguised but a caramelized malt sets just under the finish. The lower ABV creates a bit thinner beer that has a true drinkability but not as satisfying an experience.

Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint at Xoco.

Slightly hazed golden orange, lots of visible carbonation, two fingers of creamy parchment colored foam on top. Sticky concentric rings of lace form around the rim of the glass.

Aroma is somewhat hoppy, though I wouldn't call it "explosive" as the description does above. Floral, orange peel and or dried mango, though sort of mild and not over the top. Some pale malt comes through also.

Taste is similarly mild, plenty of pale malt to back up the citrus and floral hop notes. Doesn't really seem characteristic of FFF, but is definitely easy drinking and sessionable. Light bodied and smooth. Kind of sad to lose Pride & Joy for this, to be honest.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled on 09/30/2014. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy golden/orange color with about an inch frothy off-white head that stuck around a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like floral and citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) hops, and some bready/grainy malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some melon and orange peel noticeable. The brew has a nice bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick, smooth and pretty easy to drink. I thought this was good, certainly worth picking up if you come across some. $2.19 a single bottle.

Photo of Rutager
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheers for the beer, kalvarez!! This one's a month and a week and a day old.

Appearance. Pours orange-gold, fairly hazy, and topped with a finger of bone coloured head ...bone head, nyuk.

Smell. Light caramel, light grainy malt and honey, some sweet tropical fruits, some very light floral hops. Pretty light on the nose all around but what's there is pretty darn inviting.

Taste. Sweet light grainy malts, light floral hops, sweet tropical and citrus fruits, and a very light touch of woody licorice root. Nice, but not too strong, herbal-floral-citrus rind bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Good stuff. I really dig the label but something about it feels a little not PC. Don't get me wrong, I love not-PC, it's just an interesting design and I'd love to hear the story behind it. I'm thinking it involves several beers and maybe some doobies.

Photo of JLateralus21
4.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I really liked this beer. I'm a big fan of Zombie Dust and other hoppy APAs, and this, to me, is right there.
I think they nailed it.
A very good session beer for the hop-lovers.

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this as an extra (holla to my playa in New Hampshire).

Wow, what a surprise. Just clean and smooth all around. Juicy, tropical like Gonzo's banana looking nose... Is Raul almost getting a slight oak taste? Either way, this bad boi is money like that monopoly octogenarian all across the board.

Get it. Drink it. Savor it. Yep!

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired the six pack of this stuff for something like $16.99 plus tax at the local beer store. Somehow I had never seen nor heard of this outing from Three Floyds before this, so here we go.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a very fine hazed golden orange, with some tiny hop particulate / yeast sediment visible. About two fingers of thick creamy off-white head that stays a while. Moderate scattered lacing. Looks nice for what it is.

S - The aroma is comprised mainly of the bready biscuit malt profile, and the soft, earthy, herbal, almost berry-like complexities from the hops. "Creamy" and fruity are the best ways I can describe it.

T - The taste follows the nose - fruity, berry-ish, piney, & resinous hop bitterness on the finish. Good balance with the bready malt. Very interesting; the unique hop blend definitely shows. A somewhat strawberry fruit roll-up type flavor which is pretty delicious.

M - The feel is crisp & clean, bready & dry.

Overall, decent, but I wouldn't marvel over it and call it spectacular. Definitely not worth the near 20 dollar price tag for a six pack, that's for sure. Drinkable, flavorful, 'yummy' even, but I won't be seeking out more.

Three Floyds YumYum -----4/5.

Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malt, wheat, not much in the way of hops or citrus. Semi bland. Kinda a miss by FFF but if I remember it is a step up from whatever they replaced.

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YumYum from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.