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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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy golden yellow color. Bright white head.
S: A blast of citrus hops, pineapple and peach. Sweet wheat/breadiness. Not much going on here but what little there is is very nice.
T: Doesn't taste as hoppy as it smells. Citrus (orange/grapefruit) and some sweetness from the wheat. Big bite of citrus without being too bitter at the end.
M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Very nice, light beer. Perfect summer beer in my opinion. Crisp and refreshing, I could see this being a great gateway beer for non-craft drinkers.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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

Classic artwork on the bottle.

Pours a nice golden yellow with tons of carbonation and 2 fingers of fluffy, white head.

Very hop forward aroma on this one. Definite grapefruit, citrus notes like orange peel, some lemon zest and a touch of bready malt.

The flavor is quite hop forward for a Wheat beer too. There is a good amount of citrus, some pine, floral hop notes, but the grapefruit in the nose is a bit more subtle here. There is a bit of spice and some lemon zest. Rounded out by some bready malt.

The body is light and the mouthfeel is creamy from the wheat. Very balanced in the bitterness department.

One of the best Wheat beers I have ever tried and it's so refreshing that this would make for a great summer beer.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

red wheat beer, not as common a style as it should be, and this one is executed well. thanks to claystation for this one, what a champion he is! this pours a slightly hazy sunset red color, pale, with almost two inches of off white head with lovely lacing. the nose is quite hoppy for a wheat beer, which is welcomed. citrus aroma on that, with a slightly sweet red malt base, the what makes the whole thing feel summery. flavor is interestingly hop forward. oranges and lemon zest are detectable, and the wheat malt is unique in the sense that it has some real oomph to it, really flavorful and not lost in the hoppy shuffle this beer has going. yeast is not the standard hefe stuff I expected it to be, but a mildly peppery soft flavored strain that lets the other flavors do most of the talking. finish is balanced, but bitterness does dial up a bit. excellent carbonation and a medium body that makes this much more of a beer drinkers beer than some others. three floyds gets so much hype from the beer community, sometimes I think their stuff doesn't live up to it very well, but this is a fine example of twisting a style to be something else entirely, and its outstanding. this one is worthy of the praise.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 5,833 ratings.
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