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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4,887 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,887
Reviews: 1,451
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 844
Gots: 727 | FT: 28
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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color nearly reminiscent of an american macro but the similarities end there. Small pearl white head highly carbonated with significant lacing.

Nice citrus accents. Hard too really tell this is a wheat beer reminds me more of an IPA. Good hop aromas with a wheat malt background.

Tastes of grapefruit, nectarine, good hop content with a malt presence thats undeniable. Good complexity. Terrific smooth mouthfeel and the ability to drink these beauties all night long.

Tasted 3 Floyds brewerey pre dark lord day.

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very good transitional beer. citrus almost grapefruit

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

22oz. bottle. Poured a clear light gold color, with a moderate white head. Aroma was citrus and flowers, faint honey, and a grape/wine note near the end? Flavor was quite mild, mainly hops, but balanced with citrus and wheat very well. Body was light and effervescent, highly carbonated and very easy to drink. A very enjoyable beer, probably my favorite wheat beer out there. I hope 3F continues to distribute in MD.

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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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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,887 ratings.