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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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear, very light golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. The bouquet is characterized by a clean grapefruit perfume and lemon hard candy. They've changed the recipe since last I had it. And not for the better. The mouthfeel is still slick and moist, but the lovely Amarillo hops are quickly overcome by a peat flavor. It's not unpleasant, but to a man who spent a lot of time hunched over pints of Gumballhead in the recent past, disappointing.

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

Received as part of a BIF. Really like Wheat beers so that combined with this being from FFF I had high hopes for this brew.

Poured from a 12oz bottle. Golden yellow is color with a good bit of white head that leaves lacing throughout. Smells is of hops, citrus, and wheat. Taste was similar to how it smelled but more hoppy then a traditional wheat beer. Mouthfeel was very crisp and well balanced. Overall this was a solid beer that is refreshing. Looking to have this one again.

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

Big thanks goes out to the owner of NoDa (Todd) for sharing this one with me during a visit to the brewery! Served from bottle into a NoDa sampler shaker. Poured a hazy pale yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, wheat, and bubblegum. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, and bubblegum. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I had this brew quite some time back before I was reviewing and took this opportunity to finally write a formal review. This one is definitely one of my favorite Pale Wheats out there as there is just so many things going on. I really liked the bubblegum aspect I picked up on this time around as it completely threw me off-guard. It also made this one quite refreshing and easy to drink. I would recommend this to anyone out there without hesitation.

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

12oz bottle, unknown date. Served around 40F. Big thanks to Jamie for bringing me a bottle of this!

Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a nice white head that retains extremely well and leaves a lot of sticky rings of lacing behind.

Aroma is quite fruity and citrusy with lemon, orange and grapefruit as well as pineapple, peaches and some banana. Somewhat floral as well as some notes of yeast and bread. Very good strength.

Flavor is massive on this one, a ton of pink grapefruit fruit and rind, orange and lemon, peach, some banana, candied fruit, bread and yeast. A little sweetness and mild bitterness on the finish. Minimal alcohol. Very hoppy.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily and sticky, good carbonation.

Beers like this really redefine the Wheat Ale style as this is so incredibly hoppy it is almost hard to believe that it is a wheat beer, which is a style I normally don’t go for, but I love my hops and this delivers in a big way.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,909 ratings
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