Style: American Pale Ale
Three Floyds Brewing Company Yum Yum
What the brewers say
“Welcome to flavor country. This pale ale has just the right malt backbone to support an explosive juicy hops profile… derived from a new blend of proprietary hops.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “An intense candy sweetness that is utterly unique and new to my beer experiences—like Starburst candy on the nose or like the sweetened milk left after eating a bowl of Lucky Charms. It’s a crazy, unique hops aroma that smells like candy or bubblegum and hops, or even more accurately candied hops.”
Flavor: “The juicy hops character carries through the beer from the start to finish with lemon, orange, grapefruit, and an almost bubblegum sweetness. The malt body is bright with a clean, crisp finish. Intense juiciness, with wild candy sweetness and lavors, ranging from citrus, to banana, to a butter rum hard candy and a touch of bitterness to balance the sweetness.”
Overall: “One of the most uniquely flavored beer that I've tried, without the addition of any adjunct or specialty ingredients— this beer broadens the hops flavor lexicon. I love being surprised by beers, and this one surprised me in the best way. Seek this one out.”
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