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3 Floyds Yum Yum
« on: April 04, 2015, 12:16:01 PM »
I had a glass of 3F's new Yum Yum APA last night. At first, when they brought over the glass, I was pissed because it was only a 12 oz glass. I figured there must be a reason, so I readied my taste buds.

Pure nirvana. An explosion of well-mannered and balanced hop flavor and aroma. The malt backbone was adequate to support the hopping. I don't know exactly what drives the cost of this beer, but its obviously the hopping. 3F's website says this is a blend of proprietary hops, so they seem to have something special. They call it juicy and I agree. At 5.5%, it is an APA, but in the fashion of the day, they call this a Session Ale. I'm assuming they are referring to a Session IPA since 5.5% is kind of high to be sessionable.

Very fine beer. At the end, I was pissed again, that glass was indeed too small since I ran out too quickly.
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Re: 3 Floyds Yum Yum
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 01:32:16 PM »
Very fine beer. At the end, I was pissed again, that glass was indeed too small since I ran out too quickly.

That's exactly how I feel about the six pack!  I get a lot of grape/berry in both aroma and flavor.  Nick F has stated that they use American malt and a blend of the new German hops - My best guess is Hallertau Blanc is driving it.
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Re: 3 Floyds Yum Yum
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 01:41:56 PM »
Very fine beer. At the end, I was pissed again, that glass was indeed too small since I ran out too quickly.

That's exactly how I feel about the six pack!  I get a lot of grape/berry in both aroma and flavor.  Nick F has stated that they use American malt and a blend of the new German hops - My best guess is Hallertau Blanc is driving it.

Sounds right to me. Hallertau Blanc definitely has a white grape character. I want to use it in a saison soon.
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Re: 3 Floyds Yum Yum
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 01:57:34 PM »
This is about as much info as you're going to get from them these days.  I already miss P&J!

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140915/ukrainian-village/three-floyds-stop-bottling-pride-joy-start-shipping-yum-yum-ipa
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Re: 3 Floyds Yum Yum
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 02:04:38 PM »
This is about as much info as you're going to get from them these days.  I already miss P&J!

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140915/ukrainian-village/three-floyds-stop-bottling-pride-joy-start-shipping-yum-yum-ipa

So that's what happened to Pride and Joy. Well, at least they replaced it with another fine beer. But P&J was apparently more cost competitive.
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Re: 3 Floyds Yum Yum
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 03:44:24 AM »
I have it on good authority that the blend includes Mandarina and Hallertauer Blanc.
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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Re: 3 Floyds Yum Yum
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 07:26:02 PM »
@3F now.  Yum Yum is indeed, well, Yum!