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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4,892 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,892
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 843
Gots: 731 | FT: 27
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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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

red wheat beer, not as common a style as it should be, and this one is executed well. thanks to claystation for this one, what a champion he is! this pours a slightly hazy sunset red color, pale, with almost two inches of off white head with lovely lacing. the nose is quite hoppy for a wheat beer, which is welcomed. citrus aroma on that, with a slightly sweet red malt base, the what makes the whole thing feel summery. flavor is interestingly hop forward. oranges and lemon zest are detectable, and the wheat malt is unique in the sense that it has some real oomph to it, really flavorful and not lost in the hoppy shuffle this beer has going. yeast is not the standard hefe stuff I expected it to be, but a mildly peppery soft flavored strain that lets the other flavors do most of the talking. finish is balanced, but bitterness does dial up a bit. excellent carbonation and a medium body that makes this much more of a beer drinkers beer than some others. three floyds gets so much hype from the beer community, sometimes I think their stuff doesn't live up to it very well, but this is a fine example of twisting a style to be something else entirely, and its outstanding. this one is worthy of the praise.

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A: Slight haze to this golden wheat beer with a solid half inch of head. Little to no lacing.

S: This beer is just bursting with beautiful aromas that invite you to dive in. Strong tropical citrus fruits. The amarillo hops really come through.

T: Amazing hop flavour, very reminiscent of tropical fruit. Minimal bitterness, with a little sweetness from the malted barley and wheat. Balanced and delicious!

M: Well carbonated, medium bodied.

O: Some of the most pronounced, yet smooth and balanced hop flavours I have tasted in a beer. I could drink this all night!

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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle picked up from the brewery a little over a month ago. Poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Really nice copper color to it with about a finger of head. Fades fairly quickly but some sticks around throughout. Decent lacing.

S: Grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and some mild grassy notes in the nose.

T: Grapefruit and tangerine really working together nicely up front. Tangerine keeps it nice and juicy. Moves to more of the lemon on the back end. Finishes clean with the lemon. I'd like to see more grassy notes and the back end to give it more of a dry finish, but I'll certainly take this any day.

M: Certainly has a much thicker body to it than your average wheat. Not entirely sure of what I think of this for the style. Works well though and kinda makes you forget what you're drinking.

O: This is a great beer. My main gripe with it would be that I don't think it's true to style. It's missing that dry finish that a good wheat should have. However, like I said, this is a great beer, just not necessarily to style.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,892 ratings.