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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4,898 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,898
Reviews: 1,453
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 843
Gots: 734 | 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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3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden yellow / orange cloudy hue. Three fingers of foamy white head. Bubbles racing to the top.
S- This beer smells amazing = floral, fruity, extremely citrusy - grapfruit, lemon zest.

T - This brew packs a big punch of hops and drinks more like a more potent beer. It is a nice crisp and refreshing brew and I can see why it started as a summer seasonal. It is hoppy throughout - a small amount of sweetness tries to come through, but it is domated by the hoppy presence.

M -Dry, sticky, and more than medium bodied you would expect.

O - This is a great session brew, I could drink these all day on a summer day. I find it interesting when people compare this to oberon as I don't see the two similar at all. I think when Founders made ALL DAY IPA, they tried to copy this one - only they didn't do as good of a job.

Glad I tried this - swung by a bottle shop in Porter IN to get this on my way back from Chicago.

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear yellow/amber color with puffy 2.5 finger white head.

S - Smell is very good. Fruity citrus, orange peel, honey, and light malts. And yes, even a hint of gumball.

T - Quite fruity again, sweet and sugary in a way. A bit of bitter pine hop, light wheat malt taste, and touches of grapefruit, rind, and lemon.

M - Clean and crisp.

Overall - Very good beer here. An incredibly body and taste for an APWA.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2012 12oz bottle

Thanks to a great trader, bauermj, for an extra.

A: gorgeous golden body, almost like a big ipa but without any typical caramel character. Very light white half-finger head which disappears with almost no lacing.

S and T: this is an ideal session beer, the complexities are not overstated but every sip leaves you with a different impression. Really cool application of amarillo hops. Slight bitterness but big taste with citrussy notes that come from elsewhere. The hops must've been FWH, because they are all taste and tiny aroma. Not too dry and not a sweet fluffy wheat beer.

M: perfect, more carbonation appears from each sip than the original pour.

O: i want more of this and would pay twice the listed price for a sixer.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,898 ratings.