Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by tewaris:
3.43/5 rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to dvelcich (Dan) for this extra!
12 oz bottle with no freshness date poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass. I was assured of its freshness by Dan.
Cloudy golden orange with tiny head that was almost a collar, and yet, left some lacing.
Perfumy wheat malt and breadiness. A little weak, but inviting.
There's not much to taste and this one is certainly not complex at all: slightly sweet, slightly bitter, some flavor that's tough to name. Perhaps fruity and strangely enough, slightly astringent. It needs a drier finish.
Thin as it should be but not watery. I noted some astringency in taste which, frankly speaking, was not unpleasant. Very refreshing, but a drier finish will help this one.
Lower the alcohol by 1.5% ABV and we'll talk. Very good! Now that I am done singing praises, I have to say that 3 Floyds has done a pretty good job of making their mediocre beers look awesome. I have had Dark Lord on one occasion and that too is contributing towards my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2010 08:42:52 | More by tewaris
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 4,216 ratings.