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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,006 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,006
Reviews: 1,471
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 870
Gots: 840 | FT: 34
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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle thanks to Vega406 for including it as an extra! Poured into pint glass.

A- Pours a translucent yellowish, slightly brownish golden with about a half finger of white head that quickly recedes. About average carbonation.

S- Fruity aromas of lemon, apricots, strawberries, peach, marmalade, grapefruit, malts, hops, grains, etc.. Slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Lemons, peaches, marmalade, strawberries, blueberries, finishes with a little bit of graininess. Lightly tart berry finish that lingers for a little while.

M- Light, smooth, very drinkable, average carbonation.

O- This was very good for pale wheat ale. Nice balance of fruitiness, hops, malts, etc.. Perfect light beer for the summer, could easily session a few of these. I think I actually liked this beer better then Zombie Dust. Glad to see FFF has this as a year round offering, just wish it was distributed around here.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been brewing an American wheat beer with Amarillo hops for a while now so I was anxious to try this one. Sampled on tap at the brewery.

Yellow and clear. A huge citrusy, tropical fruit hop aroma that smacks you before every sip. The flavor is so hop-centric. The wheat is there but this is so much more about the hops. The consistency is thin with a crisp feel and a moderate carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer. The hop flavor is enormous yet it's so refreshing and drinkable. It definitely gave me something to work on.

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12oz bottle (thx ChicagoJohn) into a tulip. Pours a pale golden color w/ a frothy bright white head, moderate carbonation, good lacing.

Aroma is perfumy and a little musty, floral hops and perhaps a Belgian yeast strain? Can't be sure where this wet basement smell is coming from.

Taste is hoppy up front, balanced by the soft wheat malt. Brassy Amarillo hops give it a sharp bitter punch and then the neutral malt washes it down. Easy to drink but not especially interesting.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, watery.

Overall... eh. Maybe a good lawnmower beer but nothing I'd seek out again. Good for what it is I guess but I don't get how this made #45 on the top 100 "beers of fame" list. It just isn't all that great.

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