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YumYum | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

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

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Reviews: 159 | Ratings: 1,478
Photo of 420Dude
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My only complaint about this beer company is it's so damn hard to find. 3Floyds brewery is definitely worth searching for though... on the hunt again for their Dreadnaught IPA.

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Photo of moysauce
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer a good number of times. Not a bad beer, but pretty disappointing coming from FFF. Probably won't buy it again. Just very average. Not bad. Just nothing special in my opinion.

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Photo of stevoj
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle courtesy of Dale. A real puzzler, as this comes at you from a bunch of different angles. A little pils, a little APA, a little farmhouse. First taste is a bit funky, but gets more accommodating as you go.

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Photo of Ri0
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a peach yellow with a 2 finger white head and plenty of webbed lacing. Hoppy aroma of citrus and some pine bitterness with light malts. Flavor of tropical, citrus hops with some light sweet malt and piney bitterness. Nice carbonation with a juicy and mildly dry feel. Light, refreshing, and enjoyable on a warm day.

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Photo of NoZeFace
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice little session beer. Hoppy, citrus notes in the smell and taste. Hazy golden/orange color. Very nice spritz on the feel. Certainly a nice day to day beer.

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Photo of Revrynd
3.15/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Color is a golden haze leaning towards orange/brown.

S: First smell is tangerine hoppy and a rose hips smell in the background and some mango

T: floral grapefruit bitterness that fades fast. Almost a nutty flavor with a lot of mango and tangerine hop flavor.

M: Dry thin feel in the mouth. That isn't bad by any stretch its a great beer, just doesn't stick around very long which can be pleasant!

O:Overall great taste not probably a beer I would personally buy but a great beer none the less.

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Photo of Nickholland
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer has the distinct flavor of a brewery that knows what it's doing and wants to get "funky" with some new hop varieties. Very tropical profile, pineapple, coconut, and of course grapefruit with a little sweetness up front. Good beer from a great brewery, hard to go wrong.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really solid pale ale- wish they'd drop the word session from the label. Fair or not it comes with connotations of lacking complexity and flavor. This has both and is quite enjoyable. First beer from these guys and I really enjoyed it!

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Photo of Brew_Betty
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - orange, white grape, honeydew melon, floral, British yeast esters, light smooth dank, faint malt.

Taste - just like the aroma with some lemon and lime in the finish. Potent hop flavor with light bitterness. Excellent!

Overall - Zombie Dust is an IPA even though they call it a Pale Ale. This is a legit modern Pale Ale with big hop flavor, moderate aroma and light bitterness. Very good.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOD 11/17/15. Slightly cloudy light amber pour. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Quite nice, but somewhat light, nose of orange and tangerine, rind and biscuit. As it warms a bit of spicy spruce emerges as does the biscuit base.

Heavy light body that is smooth in texture with just a hint of oiliness. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a solid prickly finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding. Intensity is reasonable, complexity good and world class balance. It begins with a blend of orange and tangerine citrus hops that are the predominate flavors. Rind is present and produces a mild middle bitterness coupled with a hint of spruce. Bitterness is perfectly balanced with a subtle biscuit sweetness that is cracker rather than bready. As the finish approaches, subtle hints of tropical arrive that are mostly mango. The finish is a bit dry and a rind bitterness lingers.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Am rally getting disappointed with this brewery...everything that I have tried lately has been so over-hopped, including this one. Not sure where that malt backbone was. Not all beers need to be over-hopped.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.75 A: Well hazed orange brown color. Two fingers of super dense, creamy beige head. Retention lasts forever and plenty of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Primarily floral hops with orangy citrus not too far behind. Secondarily grassy and earthy. Touch of caramel and yeast with neutral maltiness overall.

3.75 T: Like the nose, this is hop forward. Floral and orange again in the forefront. Grass and earth next. Neutral maltiness, mild bitterness, and some breadiness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch chewy with a mild creaminess.

3.5 D: Pretty good beer overall.

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Photo of poypoyking
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not quite to the caliber of ZD but a solid pale. Much easier to come by than ZD. Would have no qualms about drinking this one every day. Bright and citrus-y without an over-abundance of bitterness.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a hazy bright golden color with a one finger white head. Not much retention and spotted lacing. Smell is floral and citrus hops. Lemon and orange being most prominent. Also bready crackery malts. Taste is the same. A little more balanced than I was expecting. Feel is light and crisp although a bit watery. Overall not up to the high standard Three Floyds have set for themselves. Pretty run of the mill session, and not worth the inflated price tag.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange, nice lacing, with floral notes.

Packs some solid flavor into an approachable abv. Lemon and orange notes follow a gentle pervasive bitterness, along with some grassy and floral notes hinted at on the nose. Crackery malts provide support.

A pretty solid pale, and a better floyd's beer than Alpha King for sure.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was surprised that this beer had so much flavor for a session beer, since I often see alcohol content and flavor/sophistication go hand in hand, but I was also surprised to see them calling it a session beer at 5.5% abv, since I normally think of session beers as 5% or below. Oh well, semantics shmemantics. The point is, I could drink several of these beers and not feel useless afterwards, which is the point of a session beer, and I could also drink several of them because they are really damn tasty. Yum yum!

In all honesty, this mostly just feels like a lower-gravity Zombie Dust -a lot of the same hop profile and light malty backbone as it's big brother. Citrus and spice characterize both aroma and taste. Lemon zest, a hint of grapefruit, some white peppercorn and other grassy, herbal flavors arise, plus a nice mild biscuity, wheaty flavor that adds a bit of mellow sweetness against the hoppy bitterness. All of these flavors are pretty mild though - this is not the hop-bomb that Zombie Dust is, though underlying resinous flavor and slightly thick texture definitely recall it. It's a mouthful, but a lot of bright, crisp bubbles and a light, smooth, if slightly sticky mouthfeel once again make this feel like a low-gravity, easy-drinking, but very flavorful IPA.

Strongly recommended for anyone who can't get enough of their hop-bomb IPAs but still wants to be able to drive home that night.

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Photo of Bonis
4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

About as good as a pale ale gets. Aroma is straight tangerine. Rich layers of citrus flavor with a nice malt backbone. Only picked up a single... probably should have broke down and taken the last $15 sixer.

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Photo of NCCIndy
2.03/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I had high expectations for this local beer but was terribly disappointed. It was surprisingly light bodied and carbo-fizzy with absolutely no hop finish. I expect my IPA to taste like I'm chewing on a pinecone and this one tasted like a pine cone may have farted in it's general direction. Horribly underwhelming at best.

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Photo of corby112
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a three finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Excellent retention, taking a while to settle and coating the glass with huge sheets of soapy lacing. Looks incredible!

Dank earthy hop aroma with fresh cut grass, sappy pine needle and oily resins countered by subtle tropical fruit and light malt sweetness. Very grassy, floral and slightly perfume like with hints of melon, grapefruit and citrus. Subtle summit-like onion/scallion presence after it warms. Sweet malt backbone with caramel, toast, biscuit and cracker. Smells like a tamer Zombie Dust, but is still pretty dank.

Full body with a blast of dry and earthy hop bitterness that lingers throughout into a bone dry finish. Dank and resinous with pine sap, grass and spruce tip. Very dry and bitter but is balanced by melon, pineapple and lemon peel sweetness. Bread, biscuit, caramel and toffee in the finish providing subtle sweetness. Hop bitterness is nice but could use better balance. Finishes light and clean with good drinkability but this beer needs a little more tropical fruit sweetness to counter the bitterness.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 12/9/15

A: Medium orange-gold with some honey tones - lightly hazy - pours with a large, creamy, off-white head, slowly fades but retains a nearly solid cap, medium collar, streaks and blobs of lacing

S: A lightly sweet fruit cup - really charming blend of hops, with a load of tangerine and orange juice, grapefruit zest - some tropical notes, notably mango, kiwi, and passionfruit - herbal notes, floral notes, hints of pine, hints of mint, some spice - some malts for balance, with bread, bread dough, light grains, hints of caramel and honey

T: Yum indeed - well balanced - tangerine, orange, and ruby red grapefruit juice, flesh - some citrus pith - blood orange - dry mango, melon, kiwi, and passionfruit - unnderripe pear - lightly herbal, definitely floral - some pine and minty flavors - earthy and mostly dry - pale malts, hint of caramel malts - light sweetness, caramel

M: On the light side of medium, crisp, nicely carbonated, clean finish

O: ISO: Yum Yum Donuts to pair with this beer

When I recently visited FFF, I set a limit for myself for how much I could buy. Then I tried this beer. And I went home with a sixer. This is easy drinking and extremely interesting. I could drink a lot of this, and I would, if I didn't live on the East coast. I think I might even like this more than Alpha King.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle that was just bottled on 11/24 poured into a pint glass:

Look: Pours a crisp and fresh golden color with a small amount of head with lots of lacing present.

Smell: Citrus, hops, pine, grapefruit.

Taste: Same as the smell profile then balanced out with a nice malt backbone. Beer is super fresh as it was just bottled a week ago.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: This is a solid session pale ale that I was lucky to score a sixer of from a buddy who came back to PA for turkey day. Beer is very fresh as it was just bottled a week ago. I was able to try this and Alpha King and this one is a step below the Alpha King in my opinion. I would definitely get this one again if presented with the opportunity to have some of this brought back to PA again!

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy yellow-orange color with nice lacing. Fluffy head leaves quickly.

Smells of light tropical fruits. Orange, pineapple and a touch of mango.

Taste is light fruits with a mildly sweet finish. Simple but satisfying.

Goes down easy and fairly clean. Could crush a ton of this.

A pretty nice offering from 3 Floyds. Will definitely revisit soon if I can find it

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Photo of bwood06
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass

A - Beer arrived at the table with a tall frothy white head that is retained for what seems like forever. Beer is clear and copper in color with very low carbonation visible. 4/5

S - Grapefruit and pine resin hit me full force immediately on the nose. This is very quickly followed by a light caramelized white bread as well as orange peel. Not overly complicated but still rather enjoyable. 4/5

T - Grapefruit and piney hops form the base flavor profile of this beer, especially on the front end. Orange peel is discerned immediately following the grapefruit which leads to a light cereal malt and a sweet caramel. Simple and sessionable. A bit tart throughout. 3.75/5

M - Moderate carbonation burn and very drying from beginning to end. Definitely a hop centric beer. Light and crisp. 4.25/5

O - Hop centric beer from beginning to end with a nice complexity of hop flavors. The malt plays a balancing act, attempting to slightly reign in the hops so that the bitterness is not overwhelming. Very enjoyable session pale ale that is excellent with food. Not crazy bitter and definitely not sweet. 4/5

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Photo of Treyliff
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottles 11/3/15, poured into teku

A- pours a clear bright golden color with a one-finger creamy and foamy off-white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving a bit of lace behind

S- citrusy hop aroma with notes of orange zest, peach gummy rings, tropical fruit & lemongrass. Underlying bready malt

T- starts off a bit muted with some slightly sweet bready malt, but as it nears the close, plenty of citrusy hop flavors kick in, with notes of tangerine, grass, mango & papaya.

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- plenty of hop flavor on the finish while remaining highly drinkable

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Photo of LAp
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy honey with a half finger off-white head. Nose is orange, pineapple, and mango. The palate has a grounding malt element without being overly sweet that accompanies the juicy orange and citrus fruits well - maybe even some bubblegum here? Mouthfeel is dry at first, but gives way to a citrusy wetness. Overall, an excellent..."session ale". Probably closer to a pale ale than an IPA. Overall, an excellent beer, and a fresh take on the style.

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