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

Thanks to forrestbetts for sending me this one!

Pours a slightly hazy honey yellow with a 1 inch puffy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy chunks of lace form randomly on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, honey, and citrus zest. Taste is of wheat crackers and different types of citrus zest (especially lemon). There is a very mild bitterness that quickly fades from the palate. There is a nice crisp level of carbonation with each sip. Overall, this is a pretty good hopped-up wheat beer but not something I would seek out again.

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Reviewed from notes.

A. Crystal clear light pilsner yellow color with an enormous two finger head that leaves decent lacing on the inside of the glass, fairly nice retention as well.

S. Citric and tropical scents (mostly pineapple and mango) on top of a lemon peel and wheat malt base.

T. Mostly gentle citric peel up front with the wheat malt somehow coming through in near ideal counter balance to the bittering presence, which combines to form a sort of apricot melange. Minor tones of herbal and grassy bitters combined with a subtle astringency appear within the grapefruit pith finish if allowed to warm up.

M. Well carbonated, light body that doesn't feel watery at all, but also suitably crisp and sharp on initial palate attack.

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Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,911 ratings
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