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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: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very slight hazy light peach and gold with a two finger white head, which dissipated quickly. A little bit of yeast in suspension. Little lacing.

Aroma: Grapefruit, peach, citrus zest, and faint pine and floral. Some wheat and light malts in the background.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Grapefruit, peach, and citrus zest. As well as some floral. Some wheat in the middle but mainly hops. A nice wheat taste in the finish. It is not strong but plenty to keep up with the hops.

Mouthfeel: Median- light bodied. Median carbonation. Very smooth. Bitterness is very light. Wet finish.

Overall: Definitely not a normal pale wheat, but it's quite lovely and refreshing. It deserves the attention it gets.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a deep golden color. Slight haze from the wheat and bottle conditioning. No sediment, but still mostly clear as opposed to hazed. About a 1.5 finger, frothy head develops on this one. Great retention and pretty good lacing.

S- Moderate hops bang right up front. Nothing too big, but the hops are definitely prominent. Hops bitterness is primarily of pine aromas with maybe a hint of floral depth and sweetness. Underlying sweeter, grainy flavor from the wheat and light malts.

T- Smooth blend of hops bitterness and wheat grain smoothness preside throughout the drink. Hops take the front seat to the grain on the front half, with low to moderate bitterness that matches the scent. Wheat emerges as the drink ends. Provides a smoothness and quells the hops bitterness a little. Slight grain bite ends the drink along with a slight resurgence of hops. On the back end, a very slight lemon flavor compliments the wheat, along with a hint of sweetness.

M- Smooth and light on the palate while still being on the creamy side. High carbonation and weight of the wheat grain make it sit in the stomach a little more than other pale ales, but not more than other wheats. Easy to drink and refreshing for a hot day while still providing a hops fix.

Overall, there is a reason people living near me in the Hoosier state clamor for this beer. It lives up to expectations and is an extremely smooth and satisfying beer. The sum of the parts is definitely greater than the whole with this beer. Perfect for the beer drinker who likes wheat beers and is looking to transition to pale ales and IPA's.

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