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Gumballhead - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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4,889 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,889
Reviews: 1,451
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 843
Gots: 730 | FT: 28
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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4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

44 hrs after being filled to the brim 3F's 64 oz growler put a 3 finger head (with an easy pour!) in a Weisen glass over a light honey gold wheat that showed some impressive lace. This travels well, making the 400+ mi trip back to Mid Missouri with little loss of aroma from compared to the the Tap at 3F - some slight changes in the taste which could merely be due to the different enviornments of home and the brewery. I prefer the tap - it never runs out!

This wheat offer no clove or banna as usually expected in a wheat - correct for an American Pale wheat Ale. A little alcoholic aroma emerged about half glass as it warmed. very nice round mouth feel and those hops! The after taste offer a brief bitter send off in a very clean finish. With the taste suggesting a well hopped IPA, I am amazed that the malts balance the hop level so well. When you let this cat out of the growler your going to fight over the last highly drinkable drop.

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

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4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a quality brew! I am impressed as this is a year round brew and is of the highest quality. The beer goes down smooth and is very drinkable. You could pound these things all day long. The drinkability is amazing! highly recommended!

Bottom Line: Great beer!

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

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3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chalk up another one for FFF. Gumballhead is the shit.

Pours copper-ish with a bubbly white head that settles into some decent lacing.

Aroma is some strange and wonderful IPA/bubblegum hybrid.

It tastes like an IPA and a wheat beer had glorious sex, and it resulted in a smooth yet hoppy baby.

Mouthfeel is medium and wicked crisp with a dry finish.

Easily my favorite American-style wheat brew, surpassing Oberon.

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

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this from iconoklaztor! Your the man Don! Thanks again!

Poured into my Surly Tulip. Light golden body, with a two finger white head with great retention. Also has some nice lacing.

The nose is sweet with a nice lemon hop kick. Wheat definitely comes out. Sort of smells bubble gummy...not sure if my head is playing tricks on me or if this is in fact intentional. Really good smelling beer. Bready malts, wheat, citrus hops with a smooth finish.

The taste is very similar, but much smoother than the nose suggests. The wheat mellows this out, and there is a nice combination of wheat and citrus lemon hops. Excellent beer.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth with a nice carbonation bite that is pretty appropriate. Drinkability is great.

I almost wish it was warm outside drinking this, I can see how this would be a great summer session beer. It's about 30 outside, and this is still doing it's job. A great beer, no matter the weather. Thanks Don for the chance!

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4.89/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! What a beer. Why I passed this one up previously is beyond comprehension. Thanks to nlmartin for this bomber.

Pours a nice, clear color with about an inch and a half of bright white head. Head last for about half of the glass leaving some light specks of lacing.

The aroma is more than enough to satisfy. Hops are abundant, which is something that sets this beer apart. Citrus and some wheat, but as it warms I get some .... wait, maybe I just looked at the label too much .... no, it is bubble gum. Sweet, sticky and chewy bubble gum. Wow.

And the flavor .... ahhh, the flavor. All of the above and then some. Citrusy hops, nice wheat backbone, some sweet candied sugar in the back. Love it. I can't believe I didn't buy this when I could get it. I will not make that mistake again.

Exceptionally smooth medium body. Nicely carbonated. Slight bitterness in the aftertaste reminds you about the hops. Drinkability .... you're kidding, right? I could drink this beer all afternoon and night and into the early morning. Or at least until I see those little green fairies I was looking for when I had that Absinthe. Amazing beer. Great job 3F's.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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