YumYum - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 102
Hads: 1,177
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 36.32%
Wants: 66
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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 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 StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +5%
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!

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +7%

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.

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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 TMoney2591
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap in a pint glass at Beelow's.

It's taken me far too long to try this stuff, so lucky me that Beelow's just happened to tap this one as their Three Floyds rotator recently. It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises cantaloupe, bright grapefruit, white grape, honey, peach, and passion fruit. Feel the fruit salad! The taste takes a slightly different path, opting for grapefruit zest, mild orange peel, light greens, and mild honey-laden biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, pretty durn nice pale ale, though the smell writes a bombastic check the only good flavors can't quite cash. That being said, I could definitely see drinking plenty more of these if given the opportunity.

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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 jwc215
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
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!

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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 Huhzubendah
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of biegaman
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

YumYum looks worthy of being kept under photo-flash protected glass, the kind of thing you'd go to a museum to admire. This clear, brilliant honeyed gold beer is remarkably reminiscent of an ancient Egyptian amber amulet (and its head has the unfading permanence of the pyramids).

Pale ale, by the sheer number of them, is probably the most common style of beer. This popularity might lead you to believe it's because they are full of character and personality. But don't assume - nothing could be further from the truth. Most pale ales are generic, bland, and forgettable...

Enter hops. These little buds can enliven a plain malt bill with flashy citrus, tropical fruit, floral earthiness, and piny resins. They contribute aromatics, depth of flavour, and three-dimensional texture that can be bitter, astringent, acidic, and grassy. Three Floyds doesn't reveal which specific varieties are used in this recipe, only that they're "a new proprietary blend"...

A new blend which tastes an awful lot like any number of old ones. In both smell and taste this beer offers enough bright, tropical fruit flavour to cure seasonal affective disorder. There's all the usual suspects: mango, kiwi, passionfruit, orange, lemon and lime. This citrusy line-up is tightly wrapped with pith-like bitterness and lined with an exceedingly dry, herbaceous coating. It has a severe dryness that compliments the underlyingly sweet, biscuity, bready maltiness.

Nowadays there's a slew of beers in all parts of the world being made with galaxies full of new hop varieties. In the last couple weeks alone I've come across beers featuring hop breeds I can't even pronounce produced in Scotland, Germany and Canada and, truthfully, YumYum doesn't stand out among them as anything especially noteworthy. But if we're talking hoppy beers there's still few better breweries than Three Floyds and arguably no better producer nation than America.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottled a week ago, so should be fresh. Resin, dank marijuana, and catty hops dominate, with a soft tropical fruit aroma underneath. Notes of mango and pineapple accompany zesty grapefruit and lemon. Tons of hop aroma. Flavor reveals fruity hops at the base, becoming resiny and lightly bitter in the finish. Soft mango and orange zest accompany light grapefruit tartness. I like that the fruity hop character dominates. Most session ales are too bitter and resiny for my palate.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz, bottled 09/30/2014
A - hazy tangerine body with a frothy ivory head that holds great retention
S - juicy & fruity tropical nose with pineapple, mango, mandarin
T - huge tropical hop flavors again with mango, pineapple, and mandarin zest with pine and grapefruit in the hop mix as well. Some biscuit and light caramel comes through for malt, but this is definitely hop driven
M - thinner body, higher carbonation, juicy, bitter, semi-dry finish
O - good beer and fun to try, but if I'm going to buy a Three Floyds pale ale it's going to be Alpha King.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours a clear apricot orange color. Some good white froth and lacing
(S)- Big citrus and biscuity cereal meets subtle honey citrus
(T)- Pretty similar to the smell. Some good cereal grains meets vibrant orange citrus
(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Not overly bitter or sweet. Smooth
(O)- A nice session ale. Would be great in spring and summer

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

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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 cosmicevan
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

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Photo of Rutager
3.9/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Dated 11/3/2014. Poured into a Three Floyds red pint glass 11/20/2014.

A- Clear light orange- caramel body. One finger white head, nice effervescence, medium film with good retention time. Rings of lacing remain as the level decreases. [4]

S- Grainy pale malt, citrus wafts out of the glass. Certainly a very hop-forward beer. Citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit play around in my nose. Caramel, grain, honey sweetness backs it up. Some grassiness as well. [4]

F- Balanced beer with a lot of tropical fruit and citrus up front, balanced by grainy crackers, caramel and a mildly bitter grassy + grapefruit finish. Very nice and loaded with hop aromas, balanced nicely by the base pale malt, but with nary the hint of any alcohol burden. [4]

M- Medium bodied, surprisingly substantial and certainly not light by any means. Crisp and refreshing, slight resinous finish smacking of grapefruit and grass. A little bit of cannabis, but I could just be imagining things. Very easy to drink. [4]

O- Very nice pale ale that is hopped up as far as the malt backbone allows, following the true tradition of Three Floyds. Very nice and easy drinking for 5.5%. It may not be fully worth the $12 it cost for this six-pack, but I really do not mind splurging on this one. It's a perfect weekday after-work beer. [4]

Final score: 4.00

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Photo of Florida9
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A dull shade of orange yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized, fluffy, off-tan colored head. Moderate amount of lacing on the way down. Aroma is rather pungent and hop-forward. Aroma is mostly citrus and citrus zest with an underlying fruitiness. The taste follows up on the aroma. There is a mild caramel back bone, neither sweet nor dry. Then there is some tropical fruit along with bright citrus and a touch of pine to round things out. Medium bodied. Mild to medium bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. Another fine APA from FFF that has no chance of staying on the shelves.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

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Photo of Floydster
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
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

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was served on tap at Three Floyds Brewery & Pub in Munster, Indiana. It arrived in a generic nonic pint glass showing a rusty honey coloring. A thick one finger head of creamy white bubbles topped said swill, leaving a definitive single sheet of lacing following a nice retention. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be moderate. The aroma provided a hop profile of grassy and vegetal varietals that was accompanied by juicy pineapple, papaya, and red apple fruitiness, soft basement mustiness, popcorn butters, raw sourdough bread yeastiness, dead parsley, caramel and dusted wheaty maltiness, salt water taffy, dirty breakfast tea, and green willow branch. The taste found massive popcorn butters and salt seediness, slick green grassy hops, salt lick, granite, wet rose petals, Graham cracker honeys, wet cigar wrap leafiness, rice crackers and cereal grain grit, gentle black pepper booziness, mildly curious jalapeño heat, syrupy pineapple and mango juiciness, raw honey, basil, and piney tree resins. The body was medium, and the carbonation was nicely prickly. Slurp and smack were both nice, but gave little else in the way of cream or frothiness. The mouth was left fully coated, but this dried rather quickly into a thick tannic astringency. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank back decently.

Overall, this was a pleasant, pale offering from Three Floyds. They obviously specialize in this style of beer, and here you are gifted a nicely tropical, fruity, and airy beverage. The hop to malt balance was well maintained, although the grain bill seemed to push back a bit more than your typical APA. YumYum, however, is certainly not their best, by any means, but the juiciness is unmistakable. One oddity that we did happen to note was this buttery popcorn seed aroma and flavoring. This added a curious slick, oily dirtiness to both of those aspects of the beer, tending to ruddy it up a bit into what we would coin as a “farmhouse pale ale”, if we could. It is just that dirty and grassy, giving this very organic and very down-home feel to it.

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