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YumYum - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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102 Reviews
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Reviews: 102
Hads: 1,176
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 66
Gots: 359 | FT: 12
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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Photo of deebo
2.72/5  rDev -32.3%
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.

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Photo of OpieMisfit
2.86/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had it on tap at Kuma's in Chicago. Not impressed. Bizarre, malty, bread-like aftertaste takes away from the hop profile. Almost tasted like it came from a bad tap line. Not the best offering from the usually stellar 3 Floyds. I have a feeling you'll be able to find this one in stores easily. Not so much everything else they make.

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Photo of tikk
2.99/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like an unfiltered ipa
smells like sweet onions
tastes like, sweet onions and with a bit of grapefruit splashed on it. Hint of pine at the end
feels pretty smooth on the palate
overall I'd call it meh meh, don't love it. Maybe it fell off a cliff at about a month old, really shouldn't.
Not bad for a session, but I expect more from FFF.

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Photo of BigJim5021
3/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

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Photo of denver10
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours yellowish golden with an off white head. Aroma has some sweet tropical fruits, a touch of citrus, and toasted grains. Flavor is similar but watered down as is typical in the "session" IPA style, though this one isn't quite a "session" beer at an abv above 5. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this one didn't do anything for me. I will admit, I tried it with a definite bias against it as I am not a fan of Three Floyds and found the price point for this bottle to be offensive, I only bought it because the beer guy strongly recommended it. I figured if someone liked it that much, it would be worth a shot.

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Photo of Maryobeerian
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured at local craft beer bar in 16oz pint glass. Followed a much more robust DIPA which may have influenced my impressions. The taste was less juicy fruit than I expected given Alpha King and Zombie Dust flavor profiles, and I was surprised by the straw that presented forward. I liked the dry edge of this beer, but in the end, it was rather dull. If someone handed me a pint I would thank them and drink it, but won't go looking for it.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but simple in my opinion.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - A slightly hazy light honey color
Smell - Floral, fruity, touch of pineapple, hints of bubblegum
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 solid APA, but nowhere near the best I've had.

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Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright orange-gold in color and fairly hazy. There is a decent sized head that retains a while and laces very, very well. The hops hit first and foremost on the nose of the beer with an aggressive bitterness. The scent in very piney, but there is a unique and different aspect to it. I would describe that unique smell as a blend of herbal, pine, and spicy. When this beer hits the tongue, the aggressive hop bitterness from the scent kick in almost immediately. The taste way outdoes the scent in terms of bitterness and assertion, and it pretty much follows the same course as the scent, with pine and herbal flavors. Mouthfeel on this one is a little thin and light for the aggressive flavor profile. It is highly carbonated, and outside of the strong flavor of the hops, it is fairly easy to drink.

Overall, this is a decent, yet odd pale ale. The level of bitterness makes me feel as if this one should really be considered an IPA instead of an APA. In the end, this isn't exactly my thing, but someone with an affinity for more hops than me may disagree.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The is golden with a bubbly whie head.

Smell - The smell is a weakly citrus.

Taste - The taste begins with a modest citrus as a defining hop profile. Notes of butterscotch and sweet malts hide in the back. The aftertaste is dry and biscuity, largely erasing the sweet hops.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was potent enough to brush away the sweetness of the citrus.

Overall - The overall profile is that of a weakened APA. I will take regular over unleaded.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap in a straight pint glass.

A- Yellow gold, high clarity, one finger white head.

S- Smells like shredded wheat to me, not really getting hops first here. I do get some citrus notes but again mostly like a light toasted hay.

T- Similar to aroma, light bitterness and a bit more citrus than the aroma.

M- Light, easy drinking.

O- Shoulda gotten another pint of ZD instead of this. This one was a letdown for a 3Floyds hoppy beer. I like this better than All Day but not other stuff like Go To, or Daytime.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle split between two Georgetown sampler glasses. Date on the bottle is 03/13/2015. I hope that's "bottled on", not "best by".

Pours very slightly hazy, straw yellow, medium head that fades slowly and lots of carbonation. Smell is citrus bitter hops. Smells nice.

Taste is hoppy, bitter, lacking a bit on the malt side. Calls itself an "American Session Ale", tastes like a session IPA, billed on here as an APA. Bitter, but thin and with too little on the other side.

Mouthfeel is thin, light, effervescent. Overall, it's not bad. Not great by any measure, but I could easily session it.

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Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of farrago
3.74/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Jishguy
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had come across a couple six packs of this beer and had decided to try it as I love almost every beer I've had from Three Floyds. I poured one for myself and one for my friend in a standard pint glass.

A- Poured a light golden body with a solid white two-finger head. The head stayed around for a bit, but not as long as I expected. The lacing on the glass was great throughout the drink.

S- Hops nearly dominate the aroma. Very fruity hops, pineapple, mango, grapefruit. There was a tiny hint of caramel malt poking through, but mostly hop on the aroma.

T- This is where I was a bit disappointed. The initial taste is a burst of fruity hops, not unlike the flavors described in the aroma. This is immediately followed by an offsetting metallic taste that comes from out of nowhere. I waited to see what my friend had to say about this beer, and he described the exact same thing. This quickly fades, and the aftertaste is a pleasant mix of fruity/piney hops with a nice malt characteristic.

M- Really good mouth feel, creamy but not overly creamy for the style. Carbonation was spot on.

Overall, I'm not sure if I'd buy this one again, but I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of Beric
3.78/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/30/14. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that fades slowly leaving great retention and solid lacing. Very nice aromas. Lots of ripe fruit. I'm picking up a ton of Amarillo hops. Malts take a backseat. Flavors are crisp and clean. There's a solid bitterness. Tons of grass. Lots of earthy notes. More fresh squeezed citrus. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's light with very active carbonation; very smooth. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed.

This is a nice unique take on the style. It's different from alot of FFF's hoppy beers, but still showcases what they can do with hops. Nice brew.

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Photo of mabermud
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not bad. A little bit light for my high ABV taste buds, but on a hot summer day, this would be alright. Everything is inline, just not for winter drinking. Especially drinking right after a On the Wings of Armageddon.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
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

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of mynie
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wow... there once was a time where brewery-only releases that were less than 3 months old wouldn't have 60-odd reviews. But I guess that's just the magic of the "Rating" feature--it allows anyone to make up anything.

Anyhow, this was different. I liked it, but it lacked the oomph of their regular hoppy offerings, and I.. it's hard to put into words, but I just couldn't wrap my head (or tongue) around what it is the new, bizarre hop profile was trying to achieve. It was like a blend between amarillo and sorachi ace, with nodes of sharp spice clashing against more American bursts of citrus. Neat, but they need to work on it some more. Here's my notes:

Golden orange-ish, slight haze and a decent head. Smells like a straight up midwest IPA: rounded biscuit malt, alpha hops. Tastes sweet, sharp, and spicy. Strange hop profile. Not quite like anything i've had. Round, thick back end.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another in the line of heavily hopped pale ales, although not nearly as extreme as some California examples. Looks beautiful with plenty of head on the pour and copious lace. Golden amber with a fair amount of haze. Aroma and taste speak to the hops. While the malt backbone is solid enough, the tropical hops are what catch your attention. Perhaps not as in your face as a typical West Coast IPA, Yum Yum is hops first and malt second. Where it is more Pale Ale than IPA, the finish is less bitter and more short lived. Carbonation is on the high side and the body is medium

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Photo of stakem
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Bottle courtesy of Gillagorilla, thank you Bruh!

Since I dont get 3Floyds here in central Maryland, I didnt know about this beer's existence. Now its time to sip this brew. The brew pours gourgeous IMO. Its unfiltered and looks like straight up honey in my glass. Honey Amber body with a nice soapy white head. Nice bright orange hues around the glass. Actually, it looks like an orange sunburst finish on the body of a Gibson Les Paul. Beautiful looking brew.

The aroma is very interesting. First whiff is of bright citric hops (Grapefruit and Orange zest). Then a very earthy/resinous hops are present in the background. Then a nice subtle spiciness follows through to bring a warm feeling to the nose. The malts also bring in sugary sweetness. Pretty outstanding.

The flavor is at first sweet bringing the malts to first. After the brew plays on the tongue for a while, the hops become more presentable. The citric zesty hops are first dominant. That lasts for a while while fading into a nice peach note. Some of the hops have a cut grass flavor, not too shabby. Toward the finish theres a hint of resinous hops, making it more earthy. This finishes clean and smooth, not overly bitter nor dry. Lingering resinous hops take hold of the aftertaste. The body on the brew is very light and easy flowing and carbonation on the higher side. I think that part is outstanding, it helps the flavor to pop on the palate.

Overall: There's alot I think is very Outstanding about this brew. The Appearance, the Aroma and the way if feels on my palate. Yet the flavor isnt bringing anything new to me. Is it balanced? Yes, very. Its just a bit laggish and lacking the brightness that I get in the Aroma. Don't think I'm bashing this brew. Far from it. I was just expecting maybe too much from this. At the end of the day, this brew is Worthy!

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YumYum from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.