Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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94
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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
Ratings:
5,814
Reviews:
1,558
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
938
Gots:
1,316
For Trade:
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Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trosper53
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hottamolly0419
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Had on-tap at the Yard House in Indianapolis. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Clear ligjt golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Amarillo hops... citrus and fruit.

T/F: Wheat and grains... light malts and fruity esters. Strong 3 Floyds hop profile. Citrus/grapefruit. Not terribly bitter... floral and delicious. Medium to light in body. Very drinkable.

O: An outstanding hoppy wheat from 3 Floyds.... great hop flavor, low bitterness, and well crafted.

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Photo of LordBrent
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Patriciag90
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cincy_Joe
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

She pours a nice bright yet clear golden color and leaves the same colored body, however, its slightly hazy here and there, streams of carbonation are rising at a moderate pace, a one finger white foamy head lasts for about a minute before dieing, some moderate sticky lacing. The smell has the hops up front, slightly citrusy, slightly grassy, and the wheat is very subdued. The taste has a balanced sweet fruity grassy citrusy hops, wheat is once again very subdued, slight malty aftertaste, crisp dry finish. The palate is about a light to medium, semi-sessionable. Carbonation is actually a lot smoother than most APWA’s I’ve had, actually, I would say this is quite impressive for me and for the style. Overall, I’ve had a fair amount of APWA’s over the years, and I would say this is probably the smoothest one anyone could ever find.

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

Photo of Datdubj1988
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Krusader
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdell15
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain_Murphy
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of B-rett
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MeLoynes
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Traditional golden straw color, not much head or carbonation. Aroma is essentially pure amarillo hops - dry citrus, grass - which is fine, but maybe you want a little more from the actual wheat base. It is essentially a pale ale - not much wheat involved at all - and it is pretty straightforward & well done as far as it goes. Vague tropical hop notes of blood orange and grapefruit, not super bitter, pretty crisp finish.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 5,814 ratings.
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