Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

5,871 Ratings

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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got this bottle via online purchase

A - Amber pour with good clarity. Minimal carbonation. The thing that stands out is that the foam retention was like nothing I've ever seen. Retention was so great it held like an anthill in the middle of the glass. Lacing was in thick lines down the glass. Really a majestic looking beer.

S - Strong scent of lemongrass, tangerines, fresh wheat bread, a light aroma of oily hop resin. Hard to find anything wrong and the fact that this was a fresh bottle only increased my enjoyment.

T - Crisp and flavorful, this has a great balance between citrusy sweet fruit and light wheat notes. Finish is a mild hop bitterness.

M - Wickedly pleasant. I easily could down a sixer of this on my own. Leaves a slightly dry feel on the palate.

O - This is the best pale ale I can recall ever having. Love the citrus notes and the subdued hop taste. Proof that a beer does not need to be extreme to be incredible.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got my hands on this one thanks to Rebekah. Thanks!! Bottle pours a mostly clear golden or light orange with a massive fluffy white head on top. Lots of lacing on the glass as the head recedes. Aroma is sweet lemony, grassy hops, malt sweetness and honey, peaches, then some floral potpourri. This smells like hop candies. Flavor is big lemon hops with a lightly sweet malt backbone and some peachy character. This has a big time punch of flavor and the floral lemon flavors longer on the palate. Very light bodied, a bit of slickness, and high carbonation. I can see why people love this one. Super quaffable and lots of flavor. Nicely balanced between the hops and malts. Might be one of the best beers for drinking a 6-pack that I have had.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,871 ratings
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