Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by JCaweinstein:
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Crystal clear and golden yellow in color. This is very well carbonated which means the one finger white head had some staying power. This is a very attractive beer.
The aromas coming from this beer are very strong. I smell grapefruit and wheat and these aromas linger till the beer is gone. As it warms I'm able to pick up some ester aromas which I assume is coming from the yeast.
First is bitter grapefruit hop flavors followed by the wheat flavors which are more toasted and bitter than sweet. It does finish with a nice lemony note which is quite pleasant.
The beer is thin bodied and crisp. I've got the bitter hops up front with the toasted wheat to follow. As it warms it seems to sweeten just a little and then I get the dry lemony finish.
This is an amazing beer. It took me awhile to finally get a taste and it was worth the wait. There is no doubt in my mind that that I will pick this up again and again, if of course I'm able to find it.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2012 01:41:38 | More by JCaweinstein
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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 4,206 ratings.