Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Reaper16:
4/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
served on-tap at Big Star, Chicago, IL, into a pilsner glass
Pours a light yellow color. Some haze here, though I expected more given that this is A.) a wheat beer and B.) a hoppy beer. The head is very white, though not voluminous. Solid stuff.
Gumbalhead does a good job of being hop-forward without letting its malt character become dominated. There are aromas and flavors of sweet orange, lemon, and pine all over the place. But you never lose track of the essential wheat malt flavors here, nor do you lose track of the bubblegum yeast esters. This is a mostly sweet beer; I could have used some additional hop bitterness.
The mouthfeel is pretty light and the carbonation is aggressive. It works very well with food, especially mildly spicy food. Overall, this is one of the best American Pale Wheat Ales out there. I don't think it is as good of a hoppy wheat as the forthcoming Boulevard 80-Acre is, but this is a beer that deserves the loyal following it has.
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2012 04:42:23 | More by Reaper16
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3.33/5 rDev -21.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into pint glass. The hype, as with all 3F beers, is not warranted. People act like this is the best beer in the world, and its not. Its just another beer people, get over it and drink something else. If its not on the shelf, we don't have any, so don't ask. And, yes, everyone will always be out because all you crazies are ridiculous. Don't call either, the answer is always no. Stores reward people that actually take the time to come in and potentially buy something.
80 Acre is not a bad beer, its almost the exact same beer. Buy that instead. Some people think its better even. It's always in stock, and cheaper.
3F only makes enough GH for bars to have on tap, and if that if you're lucky enough to find it not sold out on tap. Don't waste your time driving from store to store looking for it. Or do if you want to spend the whole day doing so. That being said,
Poured a light yellow color.
No head, zero.
Had a pleasant piney wheat smell, but not unlike other beers
Could taste the citrus and wheat notes
Overall, an above average hoppy wheat beer, yes. Deserving of the ridiculous hype, absolutely not.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 22:17:14 | More by WettNutz
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 3,609 ratings.