Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Ratings: 3,765 | Reviews: 1,381 | Show All Ratings:
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
More User Reviews:
4.85/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
My favorite wheat beer because it is not your typical wheat beer. Excellent smells of fruit and wheat all at once, the taste is even better. Lots of wheat flavor, but with the attitude of a pale ale. Good head and lacing for a lighter offering. Highly recommend this one to any beer drinker.
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2014 23:30:31 | More by ajcuster89
4.51/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This was my first try at American Hoppy Wheat beers. Wow, what an eye opener. The appearance is a very clear pale orange/yellow color, small white head. The smell is all fruit: orange, peach and tangerine. I really like the fact that those flavors are not the only thing you get, this is a well integrated wheat beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 14:07:36 | More by sid240
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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