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Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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5,884 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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Ratings: 5,884 |  Reviews: 1,566
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Light gold, thin head.
S- packs a full punch of citrus, grapefruit hops; hint of lemon.
T- Starts off with light lemon, then hits you with a smooth hoppy, citrus blast. Leaves behind very little bite.
M- Fresh out of the bottle it is quite carbonated for my taste; I prefer to let this beer die down for a couple minutes before enjoying.
O- I'm no great fan of IPAs and overly hopped beers, but this fine beer strikes a perfect balance of citrus hops and the overall smoothness of wheat beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tall mug. Not much of head from the pour, but I can't knock the server for topping it off. Light amber in appearance with high clarity. Aroma is very hop-forward, like an APA, and a good one at that. More citrusy than grassy/piney with notes of orange and tangerine. Some tropical fruit (mango, guava) character as well. Really nice showcase for Amarillo.

Flavor is hoppy, as expected, but far short of an IPA's blazing hoppiness. Minimal wheat notes. Initial impression is that this is a lighter, less bitter, more balanced Little Sumpin' Sumpin'. Nice fruity, citrusy character. Nicely carbonated, not at all harsh.

I was very pleased to be able to try this while visiting Indiana. Couldn't stop at just one big 22oz. pour, had to have another.

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear yellow color beneath a small, pure-white head. Aroma is lemony along with other bright, fruity hop characteristics I remember from past Three Floyds beers. Colorful and resinous with a quality pale malt and wheat presence. Deliciously hoppy in the flavor as well...oily lemon, black tea, apricot, a little piney greenness. This just makes me sad all over again that I can't regularly get this or Alpha King where I live. Light and crushable with some dryness on the tongue. Pretty sure I could drink this in vast quantities.

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

Golden tangerine color, fluffy white head, good head retention, and some spotty lace. Aroma is lemon zesty, orange candy, fruit, caramelly, and wheaty. Taste is sweet, tangy, fruity, grassy, and lemony. Soft, dry bitterness lingers. Mouthfeel is juicy with some powdery grit. A very pleasant wheat beer and easy to enjoy.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner hourglass

A- Deep hazy straw with a medium white head that dissipates to a thin film. Good lacing.

S- Light citrus and pineapple and a heavier cracker wheat aroma come through.

T- Getting less of the citrus and pineapple and more of the malt and bitterness. Some slight gumball flavor, not as much as expected. Has a nice residual citrus note.

M- Medium, not too much carbonation

O- A solid beer but was a bit let down. With a name like Gumballhead and being a wheat beer, I expected more of a hefe-weizen quality to it.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,884 ratings
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