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Reviews: 95
Hads: 1,128
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 64
Gots: 341 | FT: 10
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 OrestesMethuon
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
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 secondtooth
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Semi-clear golden with prodigious head of fine white carbonation. Perfect, detailed, dense lace.

Aroma: Perfumed, deeply floral hops. Beautiful!

Taste: Tangy grapefruit and citrus hops, with a spicy, bitter feel. I also get some toffee malts clinging on underneath, but this one’s really all about the hops. “Proprietary” hops here mean a new strain maybe? It’s definitely a unique take on an “American Session Ale” or “American Pale Ale”. Hops fiends rejoice, here is another winner from 3F. (522 characters)

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy golden yellow with a slight orange hue, plenty of frothy white that provides gentle lacing down the glass.

Mango, kiwi, apricot, and pineapple notes burst up the nostrils, deserves a snifter pour.

Juicy and tropical hops galore, kiwi, pineapple, and passionfruit are swell.

Mouthfeel is a tropical blast.

Overall, another damn good APA from 3F. (370 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle in a nonic pint glass.

A- Poured a light copper-orange color, quite translucent and bubbly. A near 2F white head leaves lots of sticky lacing.

S- Caramel apple sweets and floral and herbal hops. Hemp.

T- Sweet malt and light hop flavors. Honey, juicy fruits. Flavorful.

M-It's light but there are enough carbonation and malt to prop some body. Chewy hop juice-i-ness.

O- More than a light beer with hops. It has body. (437 characters)

Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

In terms of appearance and smell, FFF makes the best beers I've ever had. The beers actually have the same smell a newly-opened bag of hops. This beer was no exception. Here goes:

A: Very good, Pours a three-fingered head that leaves a ton of lacing. Beer is a cloudy, dark yellow, however, and this lessens the score somewhat. Also not a lot of carbonation.

S: Like I said, just like opening up a bag of hops. Very grassy and earthy - just like Alpha King. Add lots of citrus and some tropical underpinnings and you pretty much summarize the rest of the smell.

T: As always from FFF, impeccably well-balanced. Some honey and caramel malt backed up by a very juicy collection of hop flavors. Lots of grass, lemon, and tropical fruit.

F: Not a lot of carbonation for such a light-bodied beer. A little bit of a drawback, if you ask me.

O: A great APA. Not as good as Alpha King, but still good nonetheless. (927 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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 (1,339 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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. (362 characters)

Photo of Rutager
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (895 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (556 characters)

Photo of atorge51
4.75/5  rDev +17%

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 IPAGeorge
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
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 TheBrewo
4.14/5  rDev +2%
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. (2,112 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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! (1,352 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
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. (676 characters)

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dirty orange, slightly cloudy, with a short white head that forms up but fades quickly to a white lacy coating over the top and sides.

S - Strong fruit, mostly orange and lemon, with a subtle sweet malt element.

T - The start is bright and full, but the citrus snap fades quickly to the strong malt backbone, cracker and caramel. The close fades to a bitter hop line and sour orange.

M - Crisp, well-carbonated, with some drying, and a bit of hop oil build.

O - An easily drinkable, flavor forward APA. I'll miss Pride & Joy, which was more reserved, but this is a distinctive Three Floyds brew, a huge beer that still things balanced. (645 characters)

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
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! (1,849 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (1,923 characters)

Photo of Jnashed
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
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 Florida9
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (579 characters)

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. (641 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
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! (699 characters)

Photo of TCJ0100
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into a tumbler pint from the bottle.

It looks much better than other beers that advertise themselves as session ales: it has a cloudy pink tinge with a nice understated head on a fairly agressive pour. It leaves a great lacing. Quite clear as it warms up as well.

The smell is delightful. It is almost like some sort of body scrub from a store at the mall. It reminds me a lot of Minute Maid Passionfruit. From the smell I have absolutely no idea what the hops are, but for me they are just delightful.

Once tasted this beer is exactly like the smell on the nose. Just a delightful and light fruity flavor. I have never had a beer that tastes quite like this. One bad thing to say is that the flavor sort of just drops out after the initial explosion leaving a completely clean mouthfeel. I sort of expect that from a beer that has such low abv however.

Overall I would say this is a great session ale. If you want fuller flavor from your pales you might look towards SNPA or Alpha King, but I like this quite a lot. This is a very unique beer, I can't emphasize that enough, and it is worlds better than pride and joy. (1,131 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

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. (479 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this as an extra (holla to my playa in New Hampshire).

Wow, what a surprise. Just clean and smooth all around. Juicy, tropical like Gonzo's banana looking nose... Is Raul almost getting a slight oak taste? Either way, this bad boi is money like that monopoly octogenarian all across the board.

Get it. Drink it. Savor it. Yep! (332 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

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)

YumYum from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.