Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
5,885 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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,885 |  Reviews: 1,566
Photo of ShawnMH
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of nick_asian
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Good darker hazy orange shade with a cotton white head.
S: Definitely some hops and citrus going on. little toast from the wheat. A little bit of pineapple comes out when it's settled.
T: You get the wheat character in there. Good amount of hops and citrus, a few tropical fruits. The finish is covered back with the citrus. You don't pick up any booze at all.
M: Light-medium body. REALLY smooth. Very precise carbonation. A bit oily, but that passes quickly.
O: Great wheat beer. Definitely one of the best ones out there. Awesome for summer time or any time, for that matter.

 581 characters

Photo of brian4beer
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of nasastrums
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Glen0matiC
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BrySoChi
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Yogidaddy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Photekut
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tswater
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of chrisp450
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Netdogca
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JMurphy41
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BradSillars
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of AndyP612
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into tulip.

A- Slightly hazy glowing golden with a small white head.

S- The Amarillo hops are the first thing that hits the nose. Slight bready wheat towards present as well as orange. It's not as in your face as a white IPA so I think it is true to style.

T- Hops are on the forefront follows the nose in that it's not a punch to the palate but more subtle, dry, dank hop. The finish is just a slight touch of red wheat with a little yeast and bread. It's a very well balanced and a slight dry finish.

M- Light to medium mouthfeel with low carbonation makes this extremely drinkable almost dangerously so. Not too sweet or bitter with hops and the wheat really is a nice touch to round it out.

O- I think this ale along with everything I have tried from FFF truly lives up to its reputation. There's just a comfortable dankness to their ales and this one is no different. I will definitely be drinking this when the temperature is getting up there this summer. Cheers.

 998 characters

Photo of Fargrow
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Ebf
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of darvinlikemarvin
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of EricClayton
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BigbROB
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of thaghost
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of carlosega
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden in color with a 1 finger head that has great retention.

Nose has really subtle straw malt with a big wheatbackbone and a fair amount of mango like hops. Smells pretty well balanced

Taste follows the nose, cracked wheat forward and is nice and bold followed by a sweet clean malt background. Hops also have a big presence are slightly fuity and balanced well. Very little bitterness, hops are all aroma and flavor.

Mouthfeel is great, hops leave this beer crisp clean and refreshing perfect summer beer. Remarkably smooth.

 537 characters

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,885 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.