Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.25/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle to my trusty 16ox Efes Glass. Shared from a generous KickbacksSteve.
Apparantly it was picked up from the brewery a week ago, though it should be pretty freakin fresh.
Lovely from first glass. Straw/golden body with a puffy white foam head. A good finger of head on the pour. Lacing/retention is low, but oily as it gleams down.
Nose reveals a plethora of hop beauty. Resiny, lemon, grapefruit with a pleasant bisquit/cracker finish. Get a hint of rubbing alocohol, which is quite strange.
Approach, while still cool/cold, is very hop-centric. Starts with grapefruit, lemon and a crisp finish, accented by a mild sweet dryness. As it warms, hops subside revealing the wheat base to the beer. At this point, the midbody has almost a honey sweetness, though mild. Still a nice crisp finish and a resurgence of citrus hops.
Carbonation is mild, mouthfeel is lovely, a tad oily, but overall a very impressive beer. For something that presents itself rather delicately, it is packed with flavor. Quaffable, yet does not let up in any regard.
Very well done.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2011 04:24:39 | More by Cheesemoose
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Only slightly hazy orange-gold body, tufts of bubbles, a good head that leaves a thin coating on the surface, a few legs of sticky lace.
S: Mostly strikingly clean hops, most citrus fruits. Faint background of wheat. Really good, but too hop-centric for the named style.
T: Again, too hoppy for the style, but it's too good for me to knock it much. Clean, clean hops showcasing a variety of citruses with minimal bitterness playing off a slightly sweet wheat base. Finish could be longer.
M: Supremely crisp. Fluid. Lively. Refreshing. This is fantastic.
O: A simple concept wonderfully executed. Exactly matches my preferences for low bitterness, restrained hopping, and mild wheat sweetness. It's between a wheat and an IPA, I guess they can't appease both camps ('this IPA is weak!' 'this wheat has too much hops!'). All said and done, a great, easily repeatable beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 06:12:14 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,218 ratings.