Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

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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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

first off i need to thank brewmasternate for trading me a bunch of 3floyds beers.

a: golden straw color with a full finger of white head that recedes to a ring with very little lacing within a minute.

s: wheat and lemon with a ton of hops.

t: not as bitter as the nose would suggest, still you can tell it's a wheat beer.

m: a little thin and oily. very smooth.

o: very good wheat beer that is definatly sesssionable. the only downfall is it leaves a soapy taste in my mouth.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Photo of kimcgolf
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 6 on my latest trip to Chicago. Poured to a golden orange with thin white head that lingered awhile and left okay lacing. Nose was an interesting mix of hoppy citrus fruits, ilke an IPA and a cookie dough-banana wheat. Mouthfeel was slightly bitter, yet full, and the tate resembled the flavors found in the nose. Although I agree with other raters that it's hard to call this a straight wheat beer, it was nonetheless a darn good summer cooler.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Brian29
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldmeat23
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Franziskaner Weizen Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
I believe this came to me from mjd83goblue. Thanks man!

Pours a crystal clear, light orange color with very mild golden brown tinting. Huge, frothy white head forms, then dissipates to a nice 1/8 inch surface covering after a couple of minutes. Lacing is in sticky little clumps.

Very nice presence of wheat notes here. Good bubblegum notes, though not quite as prominent as expected. Very welcoming notes of citrus hops. Loads of pineapple, some decent mango notes and a hint of ripe peach.

Serious wheat profile, as it should be. A tiny hint of caramel. Very good citrus hops profile, which is nicely balanced in this one. It's definitely hoppier than I prefer my wheats to be, but it's still quite tasty. Mild, almost hidden, hints of bubblegum flavor.

Medium body and medium to high carbonation give this an easy, smooth mouthfeel. There's a light bitterness around the edges, which is a negative, for me.

I can see how this would be enjoyed by many people and in great quantities, most likely. On a warm summer day, I could probably even drink a few of them. Maybe.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, it pours a hazy gold with a dense and creamy white head that sticks around.
Aroma is sharp, lemmony, orange, resin, a hint of sweet fruit.
Tasty beer. Juicy, tart and bitter. Lemon pith, a touch of sour OJ, some bitter lemon pitch and a hint of spice and bubblegum.
Mouthfeel is medium, smooth and bubbly.
Really tasty.

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a semi-hazy golden color with a one inch white head. Leaves some good looking lace.

Aroma is bursting with floral and citrusy juicy hops. Almost like stuffing your face into a bag of fresh dried hop cones.

The taste is hoppy from the start unlike most Pale Wheats, more of the floral citrus typical of Amarillos. Not very bitter, but the hop flavor is certainly the centerpiece. The wheat malt barely struggles to make it through. Finishes with a citrusy linger and very slight breadiness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, good carbonation level, nice and refreshing. Very high on the drinkability scale.

This is an amazing summer beer which I am quite fond of. It has huge citrusy hop flavor, but it's really not very bitter. Definitely not a traditional APWA - it doesn't suck. The Floyds are on to something.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a thick carbonated head. Retention is mild. Lacing is good. Has some wheat in the aroma with a hint of piney hop. Light aroma. Some piney hop with a good wheat edge. Very drinkable beer. Mild astringency at the end.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 5,794 ratings.
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