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YumYum - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

113 Reviews
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Reviews: 113
Hads: 1,240
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 35.41%
Wants: 74
Gots: 398 | FT: 14
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: 113 | Hads: 1,240
Photo of AgentMunky
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
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 -25.4%
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 +19.7%
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 +6%
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 +6%
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 +2.5%
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 -0.2%
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 -0.7%
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 +12%
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 -2.5%
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 -28.7%
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 JLateralus21
4.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I really liked this beer. I'm a big fan of Zombie Dust and other hoppy APAs, and this, to me, is right there.
I think they nailed it.
A very good session beer for the hop-lovers.

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Photo of JC333
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was one of my favorite offerings from FFF. I think if you are a fan of the unique fruity character in the aroma and tase, you will love it. It was all fruit through and through and I thought there was just enough malt to let it stay present but over not overpower. Reminded me of a fruit stripe stick of gum...but in a good way

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
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 dmgeng
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to the brewery yesterday and people were carrying out cases of this at a time so I figured I would give it a try.

A - Golden Color. Very cloudy with medium bright white head and strong lacing.

S - Nice hop nose with a mixture of fruit, citrus, and a very pleasant herbal character. Definitely full of dry hops giving it a very fresh hop aroma. There is also a significant amount of malt graininess and a full ale fruity character.

T - Has a balanced hop profile just like the smell with about 65% hops and 45% ale in flavor. It's a nice session IPA that has a great "homebrew" character that you don't really get with most craft beer. Subtle malt and a yeast character that make this a good drinking beer. Nice soft bitter finish that helps to clear the palate.

M - Lighter mouth-feel. Has some bitterness and a softer finish making this a great drinking beer. Light to moderate carbonation.

Overall, a solid session IPA. I did really enjoy the less "clean" aspect since it reminds me of a great homebrew pale ale. It's not offensive from any angle and could be a nice drinking beer. It's basically a hoppy pale ale. I'd recommend trying it but don't expect it to blow your socks off.

Glass- Three Floyd's Pint

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Photo of mabermud
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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 Floydster
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
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 KidDoc
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent example of the style. Nice citrus/pine aroma which is borne out in the taste. Though the hops are very forward, this beer has an excellent malty body that balances the beer beautifully. No excessive bitterness, just a delicious very drinkable beer. If this was available where I live, it would be in the regular rotation.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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 KYGunner
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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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YumYum from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.