Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American wheat beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

35 IBU

Added by cretemixer on 04-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,077
Reviews:
1,569
Ratings:
5,921
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
938
Gots:
1,376
Trade:
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Photo of Ocalafox
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCondor
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up on a recent trip to Kentucky/Ohio and brought back with me to Kansas City. Part of an entire trunk load of beers I brought back. I kind of thought of myself as a modern day Smokey and the Bandit, just not as cool. And 1000 miles north, going the opposite direction. And what I did was totally legal. And I was in a Ford C-Max. But other than all that, pretty much the same thing.

Appearance- Pours a beautiful clear yellow with a soapy one finger head that dissipates quickly but leaves solid lacing.

Smell - The nose is probably this beers stringest feature, in that you can smell the hops and wheat coming through, as well as some other fruitiness. Maybe a little lemony bitterness in there as well.

Taste - Didn't quite follow the nose exactly, but close. You still get the good hop flavoring at the back end, the front is a little on the weak side.

Mouthfeel - Probably my least favorite aspect of this brew. Pretty watery, the finish is a bit funky, carbonated a tad heavy for me. I could be nuts, but that was my impression. Didn't really like the finish.

Overall - This is a good beer. I think it is a shade overrated, probably because of the overall strength of the brewery, but that's ok. I just didn't find it to be meriting a 4.2 rating. Although it would be a good session beer because of its relative lightness. Condor recommended.

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Photo of amsett10
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChuckTom
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arr3388
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schrand
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unique beer that tastes almost like a hybrid between a Wheat and an IPA. Great for warm weather.

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Photo of Drewk35
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erjadams
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Delta6014
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jchanley
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that hardly died down.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with some hints of melons.
T: The taste follows the smell, having somewhat stronger flavors of melons in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely drinkable seems to be like a lighter version of an APA.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Psquared93
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dankdrank
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cordyceps
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sb17
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BurtStL6
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Arseel
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a “Sophia” glass @40 degrees. Lots of carbonation with a half-finger head which rapidly disappeared. Unmistakable pine aroma with something a bit off putting in the background. That notwithstanding, the flavor is there, pine along with an (unidentifiable by me) fruit undertone. Very smooth. The best wheat I’ve had, and I’m not a wheat fan.

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

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,921 ratings
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