Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 4,798
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
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Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

35 IBU

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon

Appearance: Slightly hazed straw gold. Nice bright-white head. Minimal lacing. Dwindles to a thin cap that lasts for the duration. Carbonation is lively, but not intense.

Smell: Nice punch of citrus hops. Some grassy notes. Sweet and with that distinct tang of wheat. A touch of something bready. Hops are really a nice touch here. Nice zesty citrus notes. Floral component to the hops as well.

Taste: Big floral hop presence over one of the cleanest wheat flavors I've ever encountered. A touch of citrus brightens the whole thing up. Very nicely balanced with flavors that rely more on nuance and less on aggression. A little bready with just enough wheat snap to keep it interesting. Nice sweetness is complimented by the faintest hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nice and light. Carbonation is on th ehigh side of medium, but it works well for the beer and the style. Just a touch of dryness, but it's negligible in the long run.

Overall: Very refreshing and one of the best wheat beers I've encountered. The wheat plays a nice backing and rounding role and allows other flavors to play through and shine. Also, hops make it way better.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle into a stella glass. no date visible to me on the bottle anywhere. this is my first try of a three floyds brew and im pretty excited for this one.

a- pours a hazy straw yellow color. white fluffy head rises about a quarter inch and then falls quickly not leaving much lacing

s- light lemony/citrus hops. slight wheat sweetness

t- citrus hops initially followed by a bit of yeast sweetness and then finishes with a lemony, grassy flavor. right at the end a bit of the hops crawl back as it sits on the palate

m- highly carbonated, but that seems right for the style. a very crisp beer with a dry finish. extremely drinkable

overall, this is an outstanding, sessionable beer. If I could get my hands on it more often, im sure it would replace oberon as my summer session brew.

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

A Pours a clear deep golden. Small head that dissipated rather quickly. Slight lacing.

S Some IPA characteristics. Subtle citrus, pine, hops, slight sweet malt.

T Citrus initially hits the tongue followed by wheat and hops. Very slight sweetness with a dry finish.

M Light viscosity. Crisp aftertaste.

O Very easy drinking beer with lots of great flavor. This is a very well balanced beer. Would buy again.

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

the famed beer from the famed brewery. poured into a pint glas.

pale golden yellow color with a white head that initially sits majestically, then fades to provide a decent lacing & covering.

nice pleasant hop scent right out front but hindered by the grassy, yeasty scents underneath.

mellow, hoppy flavor in the foreground. slightly tangy aspect to it. the wheaty, wet grass flavor is a part of it. balanced

slightly light texture and unassuming. a little sticky around the mouth.

pretty good for what it is, refreshing and light. a good balance between the wheat aspects and the hoppy aspect. balanced, if not spectacular.

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

2011 bottle served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light caramel/golden yellow with a half finger thick white head. The head subsided rather quickly leaving only a thin layer on top. Good lacing.

Smell: The primary smell is a citrus hop flavor. It smells a little like a pale ale.

Taste: An initial sweet citrus taste is balanced out by a slightly bitter hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall: This is a solid easy to drink beer. The sweetness of the wheat is well balanced with the slight bitterness and citrus notes of the Amarillo hops. It is basically a wheat pale ale (WPA?). I mowed the lawn earlier this morning and craved this beer when I came in so it is definitely an above average lawnmower beer.

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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