Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampled near the peak of freshness; purchased a six pack from the brewery. The not-so-wheat beer rich gold body has impressive clarity considering the style. Head is modest, as is residual lacing.
The Amarillo hops add a definite hoppy attitude for a wheat beer. Citrus notes of grapefruit and peach are at the forefront, while more subtle grassy herbal tones add complexity. Darker variety wheat is not only evident in the color, but the warming wheat aromas seem more bold and rich.
This on tip-toes the line between a wheat ale and a pale ale, but the finish etches it on the wheat side. After the lemon and sweet grapefruit hop flavors subside, the grainy wheat finish resounds over everything. Lots of flavor in here; it mixes a bold wheat beer with a fresh Amarillo pale. I'm trying not to let the name influence my palette, but I do get gumballs in there.
Sharp carbonation meets the mouth instantly, and then I notice the very slick feel. The finish ends up slightly chalky as the hops add a bit of dryness. There's a good amount of body in this one. I'm on the hungry side, yet not making short work of this. It doesn't fall short of refreshing either.
One of the best wheat beers I've head. It's not for the faint of hops or one wanting an uninspiring summer chugger. This is a 'nuff said solid beer for any occasion.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2012 23:43:46 | More by climax
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