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YumYum - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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90
outstanding

383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 20
Gots: 64 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: MasterSki on 01-18-2014)
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

BEERchitect, Oct 09, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

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!

Brams17, Sep 29, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
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!

Shroud0fdoom, Sunday at 09:31 PM
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.99/5  rDev -1%
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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YumYum from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.