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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 4,996
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 870
Gots: 838 | FT: 35
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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Got this as part of a beer trade recently.. There seems to be a lot of hype around it and understandably so. From the time this showed up in the mail I was hyped on the label, when I opened the bottle for pouring it radiated an amazing hoppy tropical scent. Poured in a standard pint glass. Crystal clear yellow/ golden color with frothy white head. Smell.. Lots of citrus.. mango and pineapple, and a little bit of hops coming through. Taste is mild.. Light Tropical fruits as mentioned above and some citrus hops. After taste has a touch of biter hops. I could drink these all day. I hate not being able to drink this beer regularly.

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thanks to mizzouguy for sending this my way in the noob bif round 6.

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness info.

pours out a hazy golden color, with maybe a touch of orange when the light hits it right. about 1 finger of white head that faded to some patchy retention. bits of lace off of a swirl.

maybe not as big as an aroma as i was expecting, but some nice citrus and wheat, lemony and a bit of grapefruit.

a nice balance of wheat to hops here. lots of lemony citrus as well as some pine and grapefruit that goes so nicely with a refreshing light wheatiness. just a hint of bready yeast noticable. the slightest hint of tartness in the finish that is quickly overtaken by a nice hop bitterness.

light bodied, a very nice feel on the palate. light, slightly hoppy, thirst quenching. just a bit resinous at times.

simple, yet tasty, done right, and super sessionable. maybe not as hoppy as i expected, but still hoppy enough to satisfy. i wish i could get this, cause it would be in my fridge more often than not. prolly my favorite american pale wheat to date.

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

Straw yellow in appearance with fluffy white head. Good head retention. Strong carbonation shooting up from the bottom of the glass.

Infusion of fruity wheat and piney hops in the aroma. Some floral hops as well. Crisp and sweet malt backbone. Hops and wheat create an excellent aroma together. Hops are a bit more prominent, but the wheat is definitely there.

Piney and floral hops hit the palate up front. Nice transition into lemon and wheat. Sweet and fruity yeast linger well after the first sip. Fantastic hop to wheat ratio.

Light mouthfeel with a more pronounced smoothness. Just the right amount of carbonation. For having a thin body, the beer maintains a silky smoothness and is easily quaffed.

An excellent wheat beer that uses loads of hops to extenuate the wheat and fruity yeast. Has a lemon zest kick that is well placed and goes great with the hop profile. This may indeed be king of the wheat beers. No wonder it's always so hard to find.

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