YumYum - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 92
Hads: 1,082
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 60
Gots: 317 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of JLateralus21
4.98/5  rDev +23.3%
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. (181 characters)

Photo of Miscreantpc
4.94/5  rDev +22.3%
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 kindbeer
4.85/5  rDev +20%
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. (329 characters)

Photo of DVoors
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- poured golden yellow with 2 fingers of creamy head.

S - sweet cookie like malt is followed bysweet candied citrus

T - sweet biscuit and nut. If you were just tasting the malt, you'd think this was a nut brown ale. That isn't the case though and the citrus hops shine through. I'm reminded of a citrusy, hopped up Fat Tire when I drink this, but not in a bad way.

M - smooth and very drinkable. Very sessionable.

O - I really like this beer, but not quite as much as zombie dust or alpha king (498 characters)

Photo of JVL
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite from the brewery. Mouthwatering session ale that pours light, drinks light, but has excellent flavor, mouthfeel, and a wonderful nose--slightly complex for the style but still straightforward. (204 characters)

Photo of atorge51
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Golden colored pour, creamy white head with nice retention. Nicely balanced citrus hoppy notes. Another strong addition to the Three Floyds lineup. Will definitely be going back for more. (189 characters)

Photo of NavyGoat
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
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!! (196 characters)

Photo of exposd
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
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 smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
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 Gobearswalter34
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold with a thin head.
Smells a light hop with a slight fruit. A malt presence as well.
Tastes a a very juicy citrus hop. It has a slight piney bitter hop as well. A fruity taste is also present. The malt provides for a very balanced taste
Feel much balance for an APA.
Overall another great FFF product. Not as overly hoppy as most FFF, but great balance and the suprise fruitiness sets apart. (413 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
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 (667 characters)

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DELICIOUS! This stuff is like juicy fruit in your mouth. Mildly bitter. Little malty. But so easy drinking. This is now my favorite session. Can't think of anything I would change. Just an excellent beer! (210 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

3.75/4.75/4.5/3.75/4.5
Served on tap at Mikkeller Bar Bangkok.
The aroma is incredible. Beautiful apricot, soft sweetness, beautiful hops. Lovely. So much fruit; sour fruit. This is also the taste. Sweet, lightly sour apricot. A little dry with a brief aftertaste. Incredible pale ale. (285 characters)

Photo of JC333
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
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 (342 characters)

Photo of KidDoc
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent example of the style. Nice citrus/pine aroma which is borne out in the taste. Though the hops are very forward, this beer has an excellent malty body that balances the beer beautifully. No excessive bitterness, just a delicious very drinkable beer. If this was available where I live, it would be in the regular rotation. (335 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks bstyle for this!
12 oz bottle, 9/11/14, poured into a pint glass

A- A clear golden orange color with a three finger white head.

S- Bright, crisp, zesty citrus, some oranges, sweet malt backbone, very nice balance.

T- Bright citrus, some candied oranges, floral notes, hint of pine, and grapefruit rind, sweet malt backbone, great balance.

M- Snooth, crisp, medium body.

O- An other awesome beer from FFF, has a great sweetness that is well balanced by the hops. Can't wait to try this again! (505 characters)

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's an overused term these days, perhaps, but this beer's hop-payload really deserves the word: juicy. This beautifully-hued copper-gold session ale isn't quite as redolent as one might expect from a 3F ale, but it really packs a fairly refreshing punch on the palate: sticky, bright, classically-Three-Floyds candy-hop floral elements meet a surprisingly passion-fruity undercurrent, with none of those components feeling at all off-kilter or unbalanced. It really is both a NOT NORMAL session-ale—arguably the most day-drinkable six-pack outside of Gumballhead and Jink Proof—but its hoppy heft is closer to, say, Broo Doo or even Zombie Dust than it is to most of its fellow lighter fare from Muenster.

It's good—great, if I weren't judging it against Three Floyds illustrious lineup—but I am still not sure it justifies removing the very underrated Pride & Joy from the regular rotation. We'll see: I've got three more sixes in my case, so there's ample volume to further ascertain. (999 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle served in a flute

Appearance is vibrant with a deep golden hue and it is completely see through when held up to the light, nice lacing on side of glass, great head retention, fluffy and creamy

Smell is strong citrus up front with a big pineapple presence, also oranges and lemons, pine really comes out the more it warms, huge hop profile which is quite aggressive for a session ale

Taste did not have excessive bitterness as aroma suggested, instead malt body balanced nicely with a piney flavor, hints of biscuit and honey coated bread shine through, hop profile does not back seat but is not too forward either, large caramel hints round out dryness well, very impressed with how the taste of the grains is not overwhelmed even though it is a hop centric pale ale

Mouthfeel is a bit prickly with just the right amount of carbonation, quite refreshing, seems a bit thin at times especially considering how malty it was at times

If this beer was accessible in California, I could imagine drinking this regularly, especially in the summer months light on the palate without compromising flavor, no cloying sweetness or heaviness, just a crisp drinkable ale from 3 Floyds (1,192 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
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 BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

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. (1,375 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky enough to have this on draft at the brewpub in the past but never logged review...thanks dave for the hookup, bottled a few days ago, enjoyed from a FFF teku.

a - brew pours a deep semi transparent orange. Nice frothy IPA like head that hung out and left big lace.

s - nose leads with a really nice hop. Part citric part sticky sweaty dank resin...it's a pale ale but could pass for an IPA.

t/m/o - really smooth and easy drinking pale ale with a nice hop presence but no doubt a pale ale. A little less aggressive than a zombie dust but still has a nice hop. The sweet biscuity malt balances it all out to make one hell of a session pale. Truth in advertising, this beer is yum yum! (699 characters)

Photo of Gear54
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beer Emporium in Indianapolis.

Beer cloudy/hazy golden yellow with thin white foam and moderate lace on the glass.

Smell is strong floral and fruity notes.

Taste is citrus fruits lemon and grapefruit. Bits of sweetness from the citrus are balanced but the bitter piney hops on the finish.

Good mouthfeel. Smooth and balanced. Not too bitter for the style! (373 characters)

Photo of Jnashed
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade. Bottled sept 12 so about a month old. Poured into a Sam smith pint glass from a bottle

A). Looks good. Orange with slightly cloudy good head and long retention. Looks like a DIPA not a 5% or so APA

S) flowery and fruity smell, mild pine resin in back. Very sweet smell overall

T)melon and sweet flavor but with a firm malt backing. Nicely done. The pine comes thru only on the tail end but the sweetness is there in a good bitter way.

M) lovely full mouthfeel. I was expecting a much lighter one as in many session able IPA but not here. Very full bodied and lots of carbonation

O) wow well done. Not ZD but really holds it's own against many APAs and IPAs. A lovely crushable beer. I liked it more than I thought. Was thinking a light bodied hop bomb, instead I got a sweet well balanced Pale ale. (838 characters)

Photo of koutkid41
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, pale and golden in color. Nice white head.

S: Strong citrus and tangerine smell. Very fruity and pleasant

T: Really balanced and fruity. Very unique almost tasted like there was some tangerine juice in there.

M: Crisp and refreshing with some residual sugar but nice.

O: Really nice new Pale Ale by Three Floyds, looking forward to seeing if they decide to start putting this into six packs! (407 characters)

Photo of mmahanna41
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

STOP THE PRESSES!!! 3 Floyds created an APA that tastes amazing (oh, wait we already new that). Idk how they do it, but they do. Not sure why, must be vastly underrated, but I can find YumYum just about anytime I need a replenish, I haven't ran out of it in months. It's definitely one of my go to's for any occasion. (322 characters)

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YumYum from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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