Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
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5,153 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,153
Reviews: 1,504
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 889
Gots: 937 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,153 | Reviews: 1,504
Photo of Bosoxbennie
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At times is overrated around here, which is a shame..It gets built up to be just something its not. Its not earth shattering but it is a damn good beer

Photo of RayReed522
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like a sweet pale ale. Different and good. Not great for my palate.

Photo of HoosierCountry
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not what I was expecting but still very good. Seems more of a wheat pale ale rather than a pale wheat ale (if that makes any sense at all). An instant favorite.

Photo of EuellGophar
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried and true. A reliable brew.

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the best session beers i have ever had!! great taste a pleasent earthy wheat taste just right amount snap at the end from the hops..a very well ballanced beer. i love this brew. sampled on tap and 12oz bottles far to many times than i want to admit..

Photo of KeithE
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I tried this recently in a pint glass that was poured fresh from a tap. For some reason it was significantly better than what I tried from bottles previously. I enjoyed this beer and would definitely recommend it.

Photo of Chris585
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect. Nuff said. You can't find another beer at this level in this style. I have had a lot of different beers and none really get close to the quality of this beer. Makes sense why it is hard to find.

Photo of Bisco42
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer. Picked it up expecting it to taste like most wheat beers, lacking any real sustenance. I could not have been more wrong. What a refreshing beer for me, but also for the industry that I think is lacking in experimental wheat brews. The Amarillo hops are very apparent and the after taste proves it.

Photo of Djohnson300
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my "regular " favorites but hard to come by unless you really look, or stop by 3 Floyds.

Photo of Nightshade15
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste of grapefruit with a hoppy finish.

Photo of JGam115
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect amber, fluffy white foam. Ripe orange/lime zest, fruity pebbles, cut grass. Over the top citrus hop, subdued body, and great finish.

Photo of rangerred
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light copper with a one finger soapy white head that fades to a thin cap leaving some splotchy lacing.

Aroma really jumps out and it amazingly juicy. Great mango/tropical fruit nose with some hints of bread. Really can't get much better than this.

The flavor is just as awesome as the aroma. There is more malt than I was expecting but it perfectly compliments the juiciness from the hops. Tropical fruit backed up by darkish great with a touch of spiciness that almost reminds me of rye. Body is lacking but it just helps make this beer even more sessionable.

Overall, does it live up to the hype? I'm not sure. This is an amazing beer but Lagunitas really gives them a run for the money with their Sumpin' line. Nonetheless a very good brew that every beer geek needs to try.

Photo of mtomlins
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really interesting beer for me as it is not what I would consider a standard wheat beer. It has the same notes as a wheat as well as a beautiful hoppy punch at the end to ramp up the flavor profile. Really nice and deliciously drinkable!

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Clear golden color with minimal head. Modest lacing. Hoppy aroma but not overpowering. Smooth start with pine/hop/pepper presence at back end. Crisp and light mouthfeel. Overall an excellent session beer.

Photo of vic21234
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on 11/29/14.

A- Pours a clear golden color with a good amount of white colored head that sticks around awhile.

S- Tons of citrus hops on the smell. I would think it's an IPA.

T- Citrus hops up front along with maybe some banana and clove. The hops really dominate to me and I think it drinks like and IPA.

M- Light bodied, high carbonation, a good food beer.

Can't say I've had any other American Pale Wheats, but GumballHead takes the cake.

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was so excited to try this based on my inability to obtain this locally, and the reviews on BA. It was my favorite hoppy wheat, but didn't live up to the hype imho.

Photo of Mashla
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding, the hops make this beer delicious, with an irresistible aroma and a sweet psychedelic look and feel.

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've tried numerous "Wheats", this is the only one I drink over-and-over again! Superb!

Photo of rob99er
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Awesome tasting wheat ale that is hoppy. Great for a summer day.

Photo of John-Robertson
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

boat loads of hops. May favorite ipa. Amaillo hops provides lots of grapefruit. great finish

Photo of KATCanada
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a summer day out on your back porch. If one of these is in a glass and 3 more are in your cooler you will be a happy camper. Hoppy for a wheat ale, which i personally love, with a great 3Floyds nose. I find that my non beer guests always enjoy this so it is a great party beer.

Photo of VTCombi
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Super crushable. sweet and easy to drink. reminds me of Zero gravity
Conehead.

Photo of pagriley
4/5  rDev -5%

A - pours hazy golden orange good lacing
S - hoppy with grapefruit and orange zest
T - light sweetness followed by zesty citrus hops
M - super drinkable and balanced malt profile

Solid. best wheat beer I have ever had.

Photo of Iratolla
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

This American Wheat is a fantastic summer beer, refreshing and easy to drink. The nose on this beer is amazing as are most Three Floyds beers...the Amarillo hops shine through both in the aroma and taste. This beer pours golden and slightly cloudy with a light fluffy white head. I don't review beers that suck and I won't start now, outstanding AW that is worth a try if you can get your hands on some.

Photo of Beermomma6
4/5  rDev -5%

A bit too hoppy

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,153 ratings.