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YumYum - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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102 Reviews
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Reviews: 102
Hads: 1,174
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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Reviews: 102 | Hads: 1,174
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 madelfonatree
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Hazy, golden wheat when cold. Medium white head. Lacing sticks.

Smell - Faint pine smell. Sweet/sour candy.

Taste - Malty. Caramel. Bitter.

Feel - Carbonation explodes. Creamy up until and after that.

Overall - It is a unique pale ale. I would rather have Alpha King. Others agree as this is readily available in Chicago liquor stores.

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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 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 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 SomethingClever
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
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

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Photo of kbwalters
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold in a tulip glass. Bottled on 9/30/14 consumed on 10/15/14.
Look = 4.25 Pours a clear golden orange color with 3 fingers of frothy off white head. Great retention and lace.
Aroma = 4.5 Hops dominate. Big time juicy tropical fruit smell with some citrus notes. A little funk too, but wonderful hoppy aroma.
Taste = 3.75 Follows the nose for the most part. Tropical fruit and citrus hops with only mild balance. Medium bitterness on finish and a slightly off putting after taste.
Feel = 4.0 Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Clean and refreshing, fits the style and flavor profile well.
Drinkability = 4.25 Really easy drinking APA, goes down clean and crisp.
Overall = 4.1 Very well rounded APA. Great nose, easy drinking, all around solid brew from Three Floyd’s.

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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 Chris33
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is a lot going on in this beer. To the nose its got floral hoppiness mixed with malty and creamy notes and ends kind of spicy. The taste just as complex. There is a butter and creamy taste to it along with a subtle floral hoppy taste. The maltiness makes it easy drinking without the bitter aftertaste. Definitely a conundrum of tastes and smells that makes you keep trying to pick up different attributes with each smell and taste. Glad I picked a few up when I saw it on the shelf.

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Photo of NavyGoat
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
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!!

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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 swarthybrews
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 03/10/15.

A- Pours a golden amber hue, a little hazy, with a thick white head that sticks around for a few minutes.

S- a combo of hops and a subdued fruitiness.

T- Flavor is different. I have to say I've personally never tasted anything like this. The most noticeable taste up front is split between the hops and this flavor that I can't quite pinpoint. It tastes like something between a buttercream, a light caramel, and maybe even sorghum. Not really sure but it works for this beer. Slight fruitiness in the background but not nearly as upfront and center as the other reviews I've read.

M- Very creamy mouthfeel. Surprised by how much flavor and mouthfeel is here for a session beer. Then again, I don't have a lot of experience with this style of beer.

O- Not my go-to style but I wouldn't turn this down if it were more readily available around here.

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Photo of Gear54
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

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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 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 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 JVL
4.8/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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Photo of mmahanna41
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of do_ob
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a pale golden color with a cripsy 1 finger head of white foam, which quickly settled into a thin lacing. Very aromatic beer - this was another one I could smell as I was pouring. Very floral aroma with notes of sweetness, grapefruit, citrus, and malt. Medium weight. Very creamy, smooth mouthfeel. I get lots of spice and hops up front, followed by traces of citrus and grapefruit. Strong malt finish on this one. Strange aftertaste, almost like unsweetened carmel.

This is a strange beer. To me, it didn't taste anything like it smelled. The carmel-like back end and aftertaste on this beer put me in mind of Country Boy's Galaxy Pale Ale, which I didn't like at all. I'm not saying this beer is bad, but I can see similarities regarding the hop and malt profiles. This beer is much more balanced and well-rounded. And while I'm a huge fan of 3F, I'll probabaly pass on this beer in the future unless it's all I can get.

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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 LoganRyanMurphy
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decently hoppy brew with a great malt backbone to balance it out. Overall, an easy drinker that goes well with burgers and wings. What more can you ask for?

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yeasty/grainy nose more so than hops. Interesting sweeter hop/malt balance on the taste profile. Not your typical hop forward APA for sure, but a nice offering for a change of pace.

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