YumYum | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

very good
185 Reviews

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

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

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Photo of IPAGeorge
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
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!

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

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Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.07/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.87/5  rDev -3%
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!

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Photo of biegaman
3.99/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of Jnashed
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of Florida9
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
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!

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Photo of TCJ0100
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

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Photo of barczar
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.19/5  rDev +5%
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!

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

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Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/30/14. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that fades slowly leaving great retention and solid lacing. Very nice aromas. Lots of ripe fruit. I'm picking up a ton of Amarillo hops. Malts take a backseat. Flavors are crisp and clean. There's a solid bitterness. Tons of grass. Lots of earthy notes. More fresh squeezed citrus. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's light with very active carbonation; very smooth. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed.

This is a nice unique take on the style. It's different from alot of FFF's hoppy beers, but still showcases what they can do with hops. Nice brew.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another in the line of heavily hopped pale ales, although not nearly as extreme as some California examples. Looks beautiful with plenty of head on the pour and copious lace. Golden amber with a fair amount of haze. Aroma and taste speak to the hops. While the malt backbone is solid enough, the tropical hops are what catch your attention. Perhaps not as in your face as a typical West Coast IPA, Yum Yum is hops first and malt second. Where it is more Pale Ale than IPA, the finish is less bitter and more short lived. Carbonation is on the high side and the body is medium

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Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottles (with revision in April 2015).
Medium body and carbonation.
Head has great retention. Deep amber body.
Some unusual elements in both the aroma and the flavor.
Fruity and piney hops dominate. Near medium bitterness.

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Photo of Jishguy
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had come across a couple six packs of this beer and had decided to try it as I love almost every beer I've had from Three Floyds. I poured one for myself and one for my friend in a standard pint glass.

A- Poured a light golden body with a solid white two-finger head. The head stayed around for a bit, but not as long as I expected. The lacing on the glass was great throughout the drink.

S- Hops nearly dominate the aroma. Very fruity hops, pineapple, mango, grapefruit. There was a tiny hint of caramel malt poking through, but mostly hop on the aroma.

T- This is where I was a bit disappointed. The initial taste is a burst of fruity hops, not unlike the flavors described in the aroma. This is immediately followed by an offsetting metallic taste that comes from out of nowhere. I waited to see what my friend had to say about this beer, and he described the exact same thing. This quickly fades, and the aftertaste is a pleasant mix of fruity/piney hops with a nice malt characteristic.

M- Really good mouth feel, creamy but not overly creamy for the style. Carbonation was spot on.

Overall, I'm not sure if I'd buy this one again, but I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw golden in color with a slight haze and a big fluffy 2 finger white head that retains nicely. Smell has a really fresh hop aroma with notes of herbal hops, fresh melon, and hints of strawberry and blueberry aromas. Taste follows the nose with more herbal hops melon and berry flavors and a pretty big herbal hop bitterness. Very light grain flavor lets the hops shine. Mouthfeel is crisp refreshing then persistently bitter well after the swallow. It took me 4 of these before I really enjoyed it (separate occasions) not sure why but the 5th and 6th were super tasty.

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Photo of Brams17
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

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!

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap in a straight pint glass.

A- Yellow gold, high clarity, one finger white head.

S- Smells like shredded wheat to me, not really getting hops first here. I do get some citrus notes but again mostly like a light toasted hay.

T- Similar to aroma, light bitterness and a bit more citrus than the aroma.

M- Light, easy drinking.

O- Shoulda gotten another pint of ZD instead of this. This one was a letdown for a 3Floyds hoppy beer. I like this better than All Day but not other stuff like Go To, or Daytime.

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Photo of BigJim5021
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the folks at FFF. That said, not every beer they make is a winner, folks. If any other brewery made this beer they'd be lucky if it made it to an 80 overall. And you guys aren't fooling anyone. 5.5% is only session beer if you're an alcoholic.

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Photo of kevanb
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, dated 9.10.2014, poured into a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass.

The beer pours a hazy, copper color, slight clarity with many bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a nice finger and a half of soapy white head sits that has nice retention and leaves a swath of sticky lace behind. The aroma is really pungent, hoppy, resinous, floral, fruity, juicy and welcoming. A touch of sweet and pale malt is there at the back of the nose, but this is all about the hops. The flavors though, reflect more of the pale grain and sessional feel, less lingering hoppiness. It starts well, plenty of juicy fruity hops, floral undertones and piney crispness, lightly bitter but very pleasant but the hops quickly give way to pale cereal grain with just a touch of sweetness. The mouthfeel is nice, relatively juicy but with assertive carbonation that feels prickly at times, but finishes easily, a bit lackluster even.

Verdict: A very nice session ale from Three Floyds, not quite as rounded and thorough as others on the market, Boulevard's session ale still rings the truest for me as a session IPA, but this is a great beer for the last remnants of summer. Crisp, refreshing and light but bitter and hoppy to satisfy. I think that the sum is greater than the parts here, but I'll have no issues crushing this 6 pack over the weekend.

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Photo of larryi86
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks bstyle for this!
12 oz bottle, 9/11/14, poured into a pint glass

A- A clear golden orange color with a three finger white head.

S- Bright, crisp, zesty citrus, some oranges, sweet malt backbone, very nice balance.

T- Bright citrus, some candied oranges, floral notes, hint of pine, and grapefruit rind, sweet malt backbone, great balance.

M- Snooth, crisp, medium body.

O- An other awesome beer from FFF, has a great sweetness that is well balanced by the hops. Can't wait to try this again!

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