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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is super clear. tight frothy white head. The smell is just loaded with citrus fruits. Almost like an IPA type citrous. Lemons and mangoes, and maybe even some oranges. Smells light as well.

Hm the taste is interesting. Theres a lot of stuff going on, and all of it is spot on. Initially, the wheat twang and tart citrus comes in with guns blazing like a bull in a china shop. Clean crisp takes things from there. Its almost like a cheap AAL lightness, but it finishes with this amazing sweet orange and lemon juice on the very back end.

It feels light and crisp, like a good Wheat Ale should, but the cool thing is that the citrus fruits. Also feels a bit metallic. I get the American Wheat Ale bas only very late, making this thing fantastic.

God I wish I could get 3 Floyds without arranging trades and then driving NC beer up to OH.

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

12 oz bottle into a three floyds glass.

A - Golden amber body with a 3 finger soapy head with large bubbles. Lots of floating bits of yeast and sediment.

S - Really hop dominant. Grapefruit with a wheaty and spicy finish.

T - Bread, grapefruit, belgian yeast, spice, and some hop bitterness. Kind of muted and watery. Mouth feel is pretty fitting for the style.

O - An odd little beer. Hoppy and wheat heavy, spicy with a bit of fruit sweetness. Its a bit tame but I could see myself throwing back a lot of these.

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3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from my brother-in-law!

Poured a beautiful golden hue with big white fluffy head.

Smell was AWESOME! Grapefruit, resin, orange, lemon. One massive citrus smell! If it tastes like it smells - WOW!

Taste was a disappointment. It was good, but the bitterness of the Amarillo hops were just over the top. There is no sweetness at all, only bitterness. I get the citrus, but it is hidden WAY in the back.

Mouthfeel is good - what I expect from an IPA, though this is technically a pale ale.

Overall I like this beer, but I would not seek out. Good not great.

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

Pours a hazed golden orange. White head with a bit of lace.

Aroma: Wheat, spices, and citrus fruits. Bready malts. Orange zest and some lemon peel.

Taste: More wheat and citrus. Again, the lemon and orange show. It is kind of hoppy however. Very earthy and clean.

Mouthfeel: Zesty and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this is an easy drinking wheat beer. Definitely something I would like to see in MN for the summers. Solid offering from FFF. A nicely hopped wheat!

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