Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
5,872 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,035
Reviews:
1,565
Ratings:
5,872
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
939
Gots:
1,345
Trade:
42
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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gables
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on-tap at the Yard House in Indianapolis. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Clear ligjt golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Amarillo hops... citrus and fruit.

T/F: Wheat and grains... light malts and fruity esters. Strong 3 Floyds hop profile. Citrus/grapefruit. Not terribly bitter... floral and delicious. Medium to light in body. Very drinkable.

O: An outstanding hoppy wheat from 3 Floyds.... great hop flavor, low bitterness, and well crafted.

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4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

She pours a nice bright yet clear golden color and leaves the same colored body, however, its slightly hazy here and there, streams of carbonation are rising at a moderate pace, a one finger white foamy head lasts for about a minute before dieing, some moderate sticky lacing. The smell has the hops up front, slightly citrusy, slightly grassy, and the wheat is very subdued. The taste has a balanced sweet fruity grassy citrusy hops, wheat is once again very subdued, slight malty aftertaste, crisp dry finish. The palate is about a light to medium, semi-sessionable. Carbonation is actually a lot smoother than most APWA’s I’ve had, actually, I would say this is quite impressive for me and for the style. Overall, I’ve had a fair amount of APWA’s over the years, and I would say this is probably the smoothest one anyone could ever find.

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 5,872 ratings
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