Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,155 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,155
Reviews: 1,505
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 889
Gots: 940 | 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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Ratings: 5,155 | Reviews: 1,505
Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love the car-wash-windshield-soap lace this leaves on the glass.

Photo of Cyanmonkey
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great pine aroma. Lemony hop flavor, but the malt bill seemed lacking. Not my favorite.

Photo of micmismi
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer! Smooth taste. Good character.

Photo of do_ob
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a goblet. Pours a clear yellow/gold with a sticky 1 finger head of foam. Smells of sweet fruit - grapefruit, orange, citrus, lemon. Also a bit of pine scent. Light body, very easy to drink. Initial taste is hops, pine, citrus, raisins, and wheat. Lots of wheat. Lemon on the back end with wheat still lingering. Very smooth from start to finish.

When people say this is a session beer, they mean it. I was lucky enough to get a 6 pack of this, and as much as I would've loved to save it and enjoy it throughout the weekend...I have to admit, I blew through all six in an evening. It's delicious, amazing, and very easy to drink. I'd be buying this constantly if it were readily available.

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Awesome session beer... wish I could get this more often

Photo of eaglescout
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: less than a finger of head, golden, hazy

S: sweet, fruity, citrus

T: smooth creamy hoppyness, fruity finish, expected more fruity taste to translate from the smell.

M: well carbonated

O: Enjoyable, taste varied week to week - drink fresh

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a crisp wheat beer that is very heavy on the lemony hops. Its quite refreshing and would have better served me on a hot summer day.

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Perfect head retention hence 5 stars for look.

Photo of BrewCrew44
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing, great beer to have around for any occasion

Photo of duke692015
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The best wheat beer I've ever had! They have set the bar very high in my opinion! None have come close since the first taste 2 years ago.

Photo of cubs943
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is some pretty good beer.

Photo of BradVern
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely refreshing summer beer. Wonderful Amarillo hop aroma. Slightly aggressive bittering for the style. Very enjoyable session beer!

Photo of dukeandduke
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2/3 - Monk's Pub (Downtown Chicago). I had this draft beer at Monk's pub. The smell, taste and feel were very strong. Not a very strong beer by way of alcohol content, but I really enjoyed the flavor. I ordered a second and was very pleased with both beers.I highly recommend- Great Job 3 Floyds!!!

Photo of Paul_Trace
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comfortable beer to have, anytime.

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 010815 at 42 degrees into hand washed and dried weizen glass
Aroma citrus, predominantly lemon-like, faint
Head enormous (>8 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 4 mm ring and frothy island
Lacing good – curtains of tiny to medium bubbles
Body yellow, clear, effervescent
Flavor somewhat astringent, somewhat grainy like a lager; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.25

Photo of Danelf
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With the Amarillo hops tastes more of a pale than wheat. That is good for hop heads. Lite flavor.

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.

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,155 ratings.