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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4,956 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,956
Reviews: 1,462
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 860
Gots: 797 | FT: 32
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: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Very white one finger head. Body has light haze and is a light amber and yellow/orange color. Very light lacing.

S - Not bitter at all. Definitely some wheat but also some slight sweet pineapple or red apple. Now I'm picking up some nice sweet hops.

T - Pretty average and a letdown after the aroma. Slight hops and rye flavors. There is some sourness to this, but it is light and I would say like a sour milk or sourdough.

M - Not as full as I would like. A light beer that doesn't do much in your mouth. You can feel the sourness in the back, bottom of your mouth.

O - Decent but I was expecting more. Probably a style I need to try more of to get a better understanding of what it should be. It is very drinkable and could be a great Sunday beer or something to share with the non-nerdy beer drinkers. Definitely growing on me as I drink it. I have never played with the scores as much as I have with this beer but recommend everyone should try.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gumballhead is a beautiful brew. Pours a perfect wheat beer color- orange-yellow gives way to light red tones in the light. Small bubbles formed from initial pour but resolved quickly.

Smells of pear and apple with light hop. Also get a hint of the wheat/yeast character.

Initial taste has clean wheat/grain flavor that is followed by slight citrus and apple tones. Also got just a hint of bitter- maybe Hallertau hops? Slight alcohol taste. Smooth.

In all honesty, I am not usually a wheat-beer person. With that said, I could drink this beer over and over again. So smooth.

I'd say I could use some more of this Gumballhead!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very cloudy straw-gold with medium-sized stark white cap. Slight lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, lemon zest and dried-out wheat. This is my third Three Floyds beer, and they all smell damn good.

Taste: Refreshing wheat malt body with very hoppy notes of grapefruit, lemon and even more tropical nuances. Some white pepper on the finish, but very little bitterness.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation with a light, crisp body. Finish is very dry and refreshing.

Overall: Wow, a Wheat beer that manages to be both hoppy and balanced. And unlike Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' (which is really more of an IPA), I can actually tell this is a wheat beer. If this was available in Minnesota, this would be a must-have lawnmower beer ever summer. By far the best American Wheat I have had.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 4,956 ratings.