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

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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
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3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
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3 Floyds Gumballhead - 5.6% ABV - 35 IBUs
Date: 07/14/18 - 8/17-18
Appearance: Slightly hazy and pale yellow in the glass, accompanied by a creamy white head that goes nowhere fast.
Aroma: Piney dankness, touches of citrus, and wheat are all in the foreground with floral notes all around the parameter.
Taste: Nice and quite hoppy with not a lot of bitterness. Light bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and a good amount of carbonation. For an American made wheat beer, Gumball head is reasonably complex and so well hopped that it drinks more like a pale ale. Pine, wheat, grapefruit, tangerine, and that pleasant floral notes from the nose all show up. Very clean and easy drinking, seasoning these, one could put away three bottles with no problem.
Biased comments: Another well made beer from 3 Floyds, but not world class. While there is nothing particularly wrong with this beer, it simply fails to blow my hair back after experiencing other more interesting offerings of the craft beer world. Also, what I fail to understand is how this constantly outsells the, in my opinion, vastly superior Alpha King, Lazer Snake, and Necron 99.

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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ordybill
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden flow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet lemon and wheat. The taste is wheat, lemon and hops.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pale gold with moderate carbonation and a finger and a half white head with large bubbles glass aleady looks to be leaving good lacing on the glass. The lacing indeed carries through drinking the beer. Bubbles die down, but the mouthfeel is wonderful.

Smell: lemon pound cake. wheat presence is definitely there. Not very complex, but it is quite appetizing for the style.

Taste: Big hit of wheat up front. Lemon/citrus rounds it out with a light bitterness from the hops on the finish. Very crisp.

Feel: Refreshingly crisp with a perfect amount of carbonation to give it a lively and light feel. Not watery, just incredibly drinkable.

Overall: Definitely a more American style wheat beer. The head regenerates easily with some swirling and this is damn refreshing and quaffable. Inoffensive, unbelievably pleasant. One of the most quintessential wheat beers I've tried. The hop bitterness is just spot on. It's not too much, but it makes its presence known. Keeps things really well balances with the wheat and citrus flavors.

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3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
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4.58/5  rDev +9%
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3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
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3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
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Pour: 12oz bottle, bottled 3-16-18. Poured into a tulip glass. Nice 1-2 finger white head. Dissipates into lots of clouds and some bubble lacing. Golden color with a fair amount of haze. Very attractive.

Nose: grapefruit, some bready malt.

Taste: citrus hops; mix of pineappple and grapefruit. Fair amount of bitterness. A little wheat malt but not a lot.

Mouthfeel: fairly viscous but with a clean finish. High carbonation.

Overall: reminds me of Founders PC Pils with a little more substance due tot the wheat. It’s a very nice looking pour that drinks well. Would buy again but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,996 ratings