YumYum | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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

Added by MasterSki on 01-18-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
1,582
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
85
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572
For Trade:
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Photo of ajm5108
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Semi-opaque gold, nice fluffy cap. Aroma is classic pale ale - wheat malt, grassy hops, a little orange rind. Taste follows suit, malt backbone is pretty dry and crisp like a German, hops are a bit citrusy (Amarillo / mosaic) with a little chalky yeast. Good session beer

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Photo of Riff
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color with about a finger of white head. Smells of tropical fruit, citrus, and caramel, just enough aroma to be noticed but not overly strong. Tastes tart and juicy, kind of like pink grapefruit juice, moderately bitter which lasts throughout and lingers for a little while. A little note of tropical fruit towards the end. Medium body. Easy drinker, flavorful for the abv range. If it was regularly available here (I picked it up on a trip out west) I'd probably regularly pick it up as a late spring till early fall beer.

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Photo of geeves
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Drank 12oz bottle on 4/5 that was brewed 1/17

L: cloudy orangish yellow with a thick head
S: citrus, hoppy, and a faint scent of grain
T: good balance and moderate hops taste, taste mild citrus
F: feels like most pale apa's

Solid and well rounded beer, that i could definitely have multiple of on a warm day

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Photo of egregor35
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Light orange body with a thin white head.
S- Tropical fruit body with bright citrus- hoppy notes above.
T- Bright and full-bodied. Citrus fruit and melon/pit fruit with quick citrus-hop bite on finish
F- Very smooth and refreshing. Carbonation is just right.
Overall- Really solid. Very easy drinking for the complex flavor profile.

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Photo of McStagger
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 1/12/17

A: Pours a hazy yellow orange. Fairly light. Two finger of head with big bubbles. Head is near bleach white. Carbonation is moderate, with a few medium sized bubbles racing to the surface.

S: Slightly faded hops. Mild fruit, tropics, etc. Not much pine. Breadiness is apparent, with a touch of baking spice?

T: Tart. Some of the raw hop edge has dropped off. Floral and fruit rind. Grapefruit, mint/herb, some tropical fruitiness. Picks up a softer tone on the mid palate. Hops are muted, but not faded/oxidized. Finish picks up fruit rind/herbal notes.

M: Light. Easy drinking. Carbonation is mild in the mouth.

O: Not bad. Hop forward pale ale with good flavors. Would like to try a fresher batch.

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Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another solid offering by THREE FLOYDS brewery. Among their India Pale Ales it's the least notable. But still beats the crap out of most of the IPA's out there, no question about it. You should try any of their stuff if you can get it!

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First 3 Floyds beer...a fresh bottle found in Ohio during a visit. Pours almost gold and a little hazy with a good sized white head that leaves spotting. Nose is not as big as I'd hoped, but very much straight up orange zest and maybe some melon. Flavor is much bigger. Really juicy with that same orange zest. Bitter for a 5.5% pale ale, but still balanced. Wish there were more beers that went all out at this ABV level. Very good.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-01-23 in Warrenville, IL from a 12oz bottle dated 2016-11-14

A - pretty clear gold with a 2-finger head and good lace

S - Citrus, caramel, light tropical and light dank

T - Citrus flesh and rind, biscuit, mild caramel, pine, herbal spice, pepper, moderately bitter finish.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Smooth at first then dry with light prickle.

O - The bottle says this is an American Session Ale but it tastes like a well made APA to me.

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Photo of Jason
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

A bold yet very drinkable Pale Ale from 3 Floyds, love the clarity and dense white head on top. Smells orangey with earthy undertone, bread crust and some more fruitiness in the nose. Smooth and very crisp, moderate sized body. Refreshingly aggressive bitterness lends some pungent rind-like flavors, a bit more juicy in the finish. While it is quite bitter there is a good amount of balance. I could easily see pounding back a bunch of these.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours an opaque orange, one-inch head that soon dissipates
S: initial Melba toast, juicy pineapple, lemon cake
T: tropical fruit, balanced malt backing
F: light carbonation, smooth feel
O: sessionable, but think I would find myself a bit bored after two

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, amber-gold colour. Smells like bready-yeast, sweet, slightly fruity, marmalade sticky, and not much else. Tastes hoppier than expected, tropical fruits, marmalade, a tea-leaf bitterness that lasts throughout, and slightly sweet and fruity.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5/21/15; drank 7/9/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque bright orange appearance.

HUGE white head; strong, frothy lace.

White grape, pine & grapefruit notes in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

White grape & mild malted grain flavors up front; a mild grapefruit finish. Extremely easy to drink but not boring; a successful session ale.

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Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of piney hops, hint of spicy hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness, but not overpowering. Tastes of citrus hops, piney hops, slight spicy hops, hint of sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and tea. Overall, refreshing, simple, well balanced, but a little too bitter for my tastes in a session beer.

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Photo of JColin
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottled 7/15/16
Duvel Tulip

A - Light golden color with about two fingers of head

S - Citrus and booze

T - Hoppy bitterness

F - Pleasant. Sits comfortably

O - Drinkable. Will seek out a fresher bottle for comparison

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A dark hazy juice orange color pours with a thin ringed head of 1/2 finger. Some hilly lace left behind. 100% opaque.

Aromas of orange pith, pineapple, orange juice, and pale malts.

Flavor starts off kinda like club soda, but then explosion of tropical fruits and hops comes forth and christens your tongue to royalty. It's just damn delicious. Pineapple, mango, orange, and pine round out the profile. A healthy dose of pale malts also keeps things balanced. For a session ale, this is a sipper but not from alcohol - from flavor.

Feel is super carbonated, with a creamy back end. Dry, resinous finish.

Overall, super impressed. This may be the new session ale KING.

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Photo of kylesobrien
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly hazy golden yellow colour. Nice lacing, thin raft of white bubbles.

Aroma is wonderful combination of jasmine, malt, spice, honey, with an orange blossom sort of thing going on. Hops blend in well here.

Upfront, taste is grainy, malty, floral. Jasmine again, then some noticeable but restrained hop bitterness, finally a citrusy/malty/fruity finish with a slight lingering pleasant hop flavour. Had wondered if Triskel hops are used in this brew, but others suspect Hallertau Blanc and Mandarina instead. The malty/jasmine/gentle hopping works well here. Level of maltiness was a little surprising, was expecting this to be a more hop-forward beer.

Mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side for me. Overall, a nice lighter pale ale with character.

(Have to point out that calling a 5.5% ABV brew a "session pale ale" is fairly misleading. This is not really a session beer at all, though it is very drinkable.)

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Photo of Koral
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: pale, straw gold
Smell: hop forward, notes of citrus and fruit
Taste: more fruity than I thought after smelling, bottle was a bit old for the style of beer, but still had a crisp flavor
Feel: on the dryer side, very crisp

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Photo of Mitchster
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

5.5% ABV, 63 IBU per the website. No specs per the website or bottle. Nose of tropical fruit hops, pineapple, grapefruit, a little pine. Pours out to a cloudy medium gold, forming a nice off white head with good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. Mouthfeel is soft initially, then finishing dry with a hop astringency and a medium body. Tastes like a session IPA, lots of good up front hop flavor, a little spicy which is a nice touch, a little pepper. Again, finishing dry overall due to the ho astringency. Medium firm bitterness.

A nice session IPA, worth trying.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smell is citrus, lemongrass, a hint of grapefruit, and wheat. Taste is herbal tea-like, sweet malt, and sweet pineapple, with just a hint of a bitter finish. The description notes proprietary hops, and I did find the taste to be fairly unique among other APAs.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass At local specialty burger joint. I have heard lots about this brewer and jumped on it when I saw it on tap here. Very favorable taste and body. I am on the hunt for others from this brewer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Nick, thanks man.

This one pours a dark-ish orange color, with a small head, and lots of sticky lacing.

Smells like orange and grapefruit zest, a hint of bready malt, and heavy pine. It smells pretty delectable.

The name doesn't lie- this is yummy. It's a straightforward and delicious pale ale, with zesty orange and grapefruit, and a sturdy malt backbone. It just does down super easily. Can't say much more about it.

This is lighter bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation.

A no nonsense, no frills pale ale here. This is nice.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Bottle date is smudged but I think it was 4/28/16.

A: Pours a hazy, orange color with a one inch, white, foamy head with fair retention. Small amounts of thin white lacing.

S: Mostly aromas of sweet, cracker, and biscuity malts with mild citrus hop notes.

T: Mostly flavors of grapefruit, orange rind, and citrus with a nice hoppy bitterness. Fairly good hop character for a session.

F: Light-medium bodied, smooth, somewhat crisp and slightly dry at the end of each sip.

O: Overall, a fairly good session ale. Not normally a fan of sessionable brews, but this one is pretty good with fairly decent hop character.

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Photo of HopHunter19
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden clear beer with white head that dissipates and doesn't leave much lacing
S - lemon, orange, grapefruit, light white pepper
T - lemon, grapefruit, citrus rind, white pepper
M - light, alcohol is covered, aftertaste is bitter grapefruit and bready malts
O - overall a half assed beer from three floyds, they were obviously going for the bud light drinkers with this one and they could have gotten them without doing something this flavorless, that said this is a good l8 f htn session beer, but I would normally drink Milwaukees Best if I really wanted a light session beer

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled on 6-6-16. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy (chill haze) gold with a bit of a glow to it. Thin off white head. Fine strands of persistent lacing noted.

Smell: Tropical fruit, citrus, maybe just a hint of berry and peaches.

Taste: Hoppy (mostly citrus) with some tropical fruit notes. Nicely balanced with a bready malt that has a bit of extra sweetness to it - just a bit of caramel.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick with light carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A bit high in ABV for a session IPA, but quite tasty and very drinkable. Went very well with chicken, peppers, and rice, and I think this would pair well with a lot of other food as well. Yumyum indeed.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served to me on-tap in a sort of tulip glass, this beer draws a mostly clear lifjtbtomedi copper/amber color with a bit of an orange hue. Has a white head that was about 2-4 of an inch thick when first served to me that settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with big cluster swirls of foam that cover miatvifvthe beer's surface. Excellent lacing here too. Aromas of some bready caramel malt sweetness along with floral, citrusy, piney hop notes. The taste is pretty much the same, with somewhat bready, somewhat sweet, caramel malt notes with a mild to moderate floral, piney, and citrusy hop bitterness to balance it out. Has a crisp, yet smooth, slightly prickly, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a slightly dry aftertaste. Very drinkable in the food way well crafted beer ought to be.

Eric

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YumYum from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,582 ratings.
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