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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4,882 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,882
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 841
Gots: 725 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003

An American wheat beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

35 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mildly hazy orange with a fluffy two finger head that fades slowly to a very thin, spotty cap. The thin ring that's left behind leaves quite a bit more lace than I expected.

Smell; mmm....hops, and lots of them for a wheat beer. Pine and citrus smells come floating out of my glass, as well as some mild hints of caramel malts. But where is the wheat in this wheat beer?

Taste; those piney and citric hops are right there in your face, but I like it. The sweet malts definitely make a nice appearance, once you let this warm up a bit. The wheat is more felt than tasted, and lightly at that, which gives this a close to medium bodied mouthfeel. This reminds me more of an APA or IPA than it did of a wheat beer, but despite the lack of any wheat flavors, I still like this offering from Three Floyds. I just wish it felt and tasted more like a wheat beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- color is a slightly hazy gold, pours a half finger of thick, frothy head that retains very well.

Smell- Aroma is very citrusy and sweet, and is comprised mostly of orange and lemon zest, with only a hint of wheat.

Taste- Orange and lemon upfront, floral notes, slight bitterness from the hops, very faintly metallic, the wheat comes in at the very end.

Mouthfeel- Quite crisp, carbonation is high, just the tiniest bit of chalkiness at the end which is a bit off putting, but does not make the texture unpleasant.

Overall- This is an excellent and refreshing wheat beer, if it was available in my area it would be a consistent repurchase during the warm months for sure.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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