Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.65/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Big thanks to beersndrums for this one!
12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.
L – Slightly hazy pale gold color with a 2-finger very bubbly, white head. Nice retention but not too much lacing. With only a little bit of haze, a lot of bubbles can be visualized.
S – A lot of fruity hops with orange, grapefruit, and maybe pineapple notes and a mild sweet wheat presence. Smells really nice.
T – It starts off sweet with grainy, bready wheat malt and fruits like orange, pineapple, and mango. As the taste progresses, mild bitterness washes in, bringing grapefruit hop notes with it, but the sweetness still remains. There may be some peppery yeast coming in at the finish, as well. It’s interesting – this beer has a ton of fruity hop flavor but not a ton of bitterness. I’m not sure how they did it, but it’s very tasty.
S – Light-bodied, great carbonation, a creamy but refreshingly crisp mouthfeel, and a bittersweet, mildly spicy, and dry finish. Fruity hop flavors and a bit of peppery yeast linger for a nice amount of time.
O – This is a very, very well-done beer. It fits the style to a tee, is very tasty, and insanely drinkable. Like I said before, I’m not sure how they fit all the hop aromas and flavors in without giving this thing some inappropriately high bitterness, but it’s good news for everyone that they did. I’ve always been interested in how an American pale wheat ale had such a high score on a site where DIPAs and BA stouts rule the roost and now I know why – it’s simply a great beer. This was my first Three Floyds beer and I’d LOVE to try more. Thank you SO much for the opportunity to try this one, Jared!
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 03:11:13 | More by BlackBelt5112203
4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
"Refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn't suck". Got this when I went to the brewery because they had just sold-out of Zombie Dust.
A - Light yellow color. Pretty clear with fine bright white head and significant lacing. Seemingly too clear for a wheat.
S - Nice hop aroma with a lemon hint and normal bready wheat character.
T - Great showcase for the Amarillo hop with a lemony, spicy, and faint herbal tone. The beer has a nice wheat flavor in the middle with a slightly tart finish and almost no bitterness. I was expecting there to be more bitterness because of the hop flavor but the beer matches the style well.
M - Lighter mouth-feel. The carbonation also wasn't too strong but the beer still was very well felt on the palate. With a crisp and cleaner finish.
Overall, the best "American" wheat that I've ever had. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and really takes a mostly plain and yeast dominated style and pumps it up with the hops. The refreshing taste and cleanliness of the beer make it one of the best session beers ever. It's like taking a great pale ale and adding that wheat character but not trying to tone all the flavor down. I would strongly recommend trying this for everyone out there from the elite beer connoisseur to the person that just wants a beer.
Glass- Boston Lager Glass
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 04:27:57 | More by dmgeng
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,177 ratings.