Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
Crisp and clean, refreshing wheat beer with lots of flavor and good hoppiness not usually found in the style. Pours nearly clear, light amber/gold, with a two finger head, solid retention, and some patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrusy, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, hints of pine, light graininess and wheat character. Not a huge nose but an appealing and clean one.
The flavor does a nice job of balancing very mild malty sweetness, some wheat character, and the flavorsome citrus of the hops while keeping the bitterness mostly restrained. Again there is grapefruit and pineapple and lesser pine resin notes but they don't dominate, merely enliven and compliment the other flavors. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is fairly short and leaves more of the hop flavor lingering than any particularly assertive bitterness.
Body is medium light; carbonation is medium, feel is crisp and smooth, lively without being fizzy. An easy drinking, quenching session brew great for a hot day or paired with a pizza dinner!
11-19-2012 14:34:33 | More by tobelerone
4.9/5 rDev +16.4%
Got a 12 oz. bottle in a trade from Casedogg43. Poured into a weizen glass.
A - Very light and translucent with an inch and a half white pillow on top that left a great lacing. Carbonation running constantly throughout.
S - Grape fruit esters and strong piney hops. Based on this I imagined this to be a very hoppy beer.
T - Wheat upfront with just a touch of hops. Less taste than I was expecting from the nose, but really a perfect amount. Not just a hoppy beer. Maybe a touch of lemon in the after taste.
M - Very soft. Leaves a very mild and refreshing after taste.
O - I love hop bombs, stouts and sours but I give alot of love to American Pale Wheat's. This one has been on the want's list from the beginning of my craft beer obsession and when I finally got it I was afraid it wasn't going to live up it's top ranking, but that simply wasn't the case. This beer is truly in a league all it's own. Do your self a favor, get one and enjoy it.
11-19-2012 04:31:48 | More by Zach136
4.25/5 rDev +1%
Excited to finally give a Three Floyds beer a try.
I really didn't know what to expect from this, but it's just delicious. It sort of tastes like a sessionable version of little sumpin. It pours a pale straw color. The smell is just sweet wheat. Super sweet. Very light body. I could take down a whole bunch of these. Will seek out again. Well done. My first FFF beer did not disappoint.
11-13-2012 01:28:39 | More by ndepriest
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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