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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured Gumballhead into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a nice golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S - Getting some tropical citrus, smooth orange notes.

T - It has some IPA qualities. Citrus, some bitter hops, smooth wheat mid palate.

M - Smooth session beer here. Nice light to medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. A very good summer beer for sure.

O - Overall, a good beer, I think I thought this one was going to wow me. It didn't, its just a good beer to sit back drink one or six of. Cheers !

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

I've had this on-tap before in the past, but this is the first time having it bottled. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a very light golden; slight haze; fluffy white head that fades but leaves great retention and lacing. There's a nice amount of grapefruit and lemon zest found in the nose, followed by more citrus notes. There are malts in the mix as well. The wheat is there in the flavors and aromas, but they don't seem to dominate. The flavors are extremely crisp and refreshing. Tons of lemon and orange. There's a nice sharp bitterness to this one, but nothing overwhelming. Mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light-bodied; active carbonation; smooth and easy drinking. This is a wonderful beer to enjoy outside while trying to beat the heat.

This is a very good beer. It's not too flashy, but it's unique enough.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the weaker lil' bro of Zombie Dust and I love it! Basically Zombie Dust light. The artwork is so raw it's fantastic. Did a child or mental patient design it, not an insult as I'm pretty much both. Very fun to track down in stores as well. This little brewery is something else. Yay-Yuhh!!!

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

Pours a nice clear golden color with one finger white head. Good lacing. Smell is citrus up front, much more like an IPA than a wheat. The taste follows the nose - sweet citrus with a very refreshing hefeweizen-like lemony finish. Light bodied and lightly carbonated, very refreshing. Overall an outstanding American wheat, extremely well balanced. Great job FFF!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured for a bottle into my OMB tulip. No date found.

A - Poured a nice golden straw color with about a one finger head on top. The head faded slowly leaving a light lacing around the glass.

S - Aroma is not what you would typically expect from an "American pale wheat ale." Not too surprising- it's Three Floyds! I noticed a really nice hop presence; grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine and some light wheat sweetness.

T - Each sip reveals something different with this beer. The wheat malt hit my tongue right away. A few sips later the hops arrive on the scene. As I finish the beer the tropical hops complete each sip cleanly. The hop notes are quite citrusy and piney. I'm impressed with the rebelliousness of this "wheat" beer.

M - Mouthfeel is light, very nicely done for a pale wheat, with a great hop finish. I would like there to be a bit more wheatiness to it.

O - I really enjoyed this one. Truth be told, it was actually difficult not to gulp this one down. Another fantastic, truly unique beer for Three Floyds.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 5,828 ratings.
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