Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,806 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,806
Reviews: 1,439
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 835
Gots: 664 | FT: 27
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: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a murky dark yellow in color with a one-finger white head with little retention. Smell is definitely hop forward with nice fruity grapefruit, orange, SLIGHTLY piny hops that make for a nice nose. Maybe this is just so well balanced but I have a hard time smelling the sweet malts but I have a feeling some of the nice aroma is some nice sweet caramel malts. Taste is definitely slightly more malty. Really seems well balanced between the malts and the hops but the hops are a little more forward. Slightly too hoppy for a wheat beer by style but it still tastes like a nice APA. Mouthfeel is nicely thick with some nice carbonation to support the beer. Overall this is a really good beer but it tastes more like an APA than a wheat beer. I love the beer but just rating by style.

After seeing the style is AP wheat ale I am rerating the numbers because that is more like I would have thought this beer is.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a FW tulip. 6 pack from brewery, $10. Bottled 4 days ago.

Pours a crisp golden color with a nice inch thick white head. Terrific lacing too. Slight grapefruit on the nose...some lemon. Smell isnt that strong. The taste is a different story though as i got a ton of Amarillo hops right away immediately followed by grapefruit and lemon zest. Finish is more lemon zest and really not any bitterness at all. Definitely not typical for the style...this is very enjoyable. Mild bodied, mild carbonation.

Overall doesnt taste anything like a traditional wheat beer. I really dig it. Obviously, the freshness helped!

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,806 ratings.