YumYum | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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:
176
Ratings:
1,553
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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83
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554
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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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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz bottle from 6 pack. Just began bottling to replace Pride & Joy as a year round beer.

A- Well filtered orange. Whispy off white head with good lacing.
S- Citrusy hops. Candied orange. Pretty mellow.
T- Bitter hoppiness upfront, followed by the citrus peel. Brings good flavor for a "session IPA".
M- Thin and drinkable

O- One of the top 2-3 session IPAs I've had. Enjoyable. At ~5.5%, this is on the higher side of a session ABV

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Photo of MostlyNorwegian
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Something like a passion fruit smell in the nose is my first take, backed up by some citrus, mango and faint lemon. But, I almost get something like grape in it too. Taste has some bitterness abiding the ride down. Some tartness and pucker from the hopping that is loosely balanced by the malt and backed up with a nice bite of bitterness. A nice break from what we have come to expect, and probably will go down as an excellent summer drinker and Yum Yum does its job well of being a "sessionable" beer that very unfortunately does not list its abv on the packaging. At 5.5% or whatever it actually is, its not exactly a true session ale of the kind you can keep the glass running at half full for the day, but it's pretty tasty and worthy of some dead animal perched in between some bread and for getting a shine on with. And, yes. The label art work is top notch, and hilarious.

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Photo of communionofthesaints
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured out of the brand new released 12 oz bottles on September 18, 2014 at home.
For a refreshing Pale Ale, this beer packs a hoppy citrus punch that is not overly abusive. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with a hop-thirst quenching bitterness that's hard to beat. This isn't Zombie Dust, but it is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but simple in my opinion.

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Photo of mynie
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wow... there once was a time where brewery-only releases that were less than 3 months old wouldn't have 60-odd reviews. But I guess that's just the magic of the "Rating" feature--it allows anyone to make up anything.

Anyhow, this was different. I liked it, but it lacked the oomph of their regular hoppy offerings, and I.. it's hard to put into words, but I just couldn't wrap my head (or tongue) around what it is the new, bizarre hop profile was trying to achieve. It was like a blend between amarillo and sorachi ace, with nodes of sharp spice clashing against more American bursts of citrus. Neat, but they need to work on it some more. Here's my notes:

Golden orange-ish, slight haze and a decent head. Smells like a straight up midwest IPA: rounded biscuit malt, alpha hops. Tastes sweet, sharp, and spicy. Strange hop profile. Not quite like anything i've had. Round, thick back end.

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Photo of DVoors
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- poured golden yellow with 2 fingers of creamy head.

S - sweet cookie like malt is followed bysweet candied citrus

T - sweet biscuit and nut. If you were just tasting the malt, you'd think this was a nut brown ale. That isn't the case though and the citrus hops shine through. I'm reminded of a citrusy, hopped up Fat Tire when I drink this, but not in a bad way.

M - smooth and very drinkable. Very sessionable.

O - I really like this beer, but not quite as much as zombie dust or alpha king

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - hazy golden tan color with a good white head
Smell - tropical fruit hop smell
Taste - Pretty fruity session pale ale with a good malt backbone
Feel - crisp medium carbonation and medium body
Overall - fantastic session pale ale. Very similar hops to zombie dust.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was just happy this was still on draft when I got there. Bright golden body with a two finger white foamy head. There's a bit of sweet citrus on the nose but it really isn't too pungeant. The taste is explosive. Sweet and bitter citrus peel and citrus juice. I had to ask if my tastebuds were correct and indeed they confirmed that this is Mosaic hopped. Mouthfeel was nice and slick with a little resin. The malt is there for balance but it really steers clear to me. It's all about showcasing Mosaic hops, and that was certainly done. I still like Annica a little better, but I'm very happy to see a sessionable APA use of this hop. Well done Floyd's, well done.

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Photo of koutkid41
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, pale and golden in color. Nice white head.

S: Strong citrus and tangerine smell. Very fruity and pleasant

T: Really balanced and fruity. Very unique almost tasted like there was some tangerine juice in there.

M: Crisp and refreshing with some residual sugar but nice.

O: Really nice new Pale Ale by Three Floyds, looking forward to seeing if they decide to start putting this into six packs!

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