Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
94
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5,793 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
Ratings:
5,793
Reviews:
1,556
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
941
Gots:
1,302
For Trade:
42
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Ratings: 5,793 |  Reviews: 1,556
Photo of Junichi
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My wife and I were returning home from Thanksgiving and 3 Floyd's was on the way and at a good time for an early dinner (finally!). I had been wanting to visit forever, but without success until this day. This one was ordered by my wife, but as always, I got a couple sips to try it out :)

This beer pours a clear, dark golden hue that has low carbonation and a white, frothy head that dissipates slowly to a thin layer with a neck. 3.75/5 The aroma is quite muted and has a light tropical fruit hop profile along with some caramel and light malt. It smells somewhat sweet, but the muted nature makes it hard to discern any true notes. 3.25/5 The flavor is much better than the aroma in terms of strength and starts of with a caramel sweetness that is back up by wheat bread and a graininess that brings both sweetness and an earthiness to the beer. Fresh cut hay and herbal hops come out on the back end with only light bitterness that does not linger after swallowing. As the beer warms the flavor profile flips one me. The hops move to the front and the malt/sweetness moves to the end. Very interesting temperature flip. 4/5 This is a medium bodied beer that has a heavy carbonation burn that quickly dissipates and becomes wet and coating. There is very little drying and no lingering dryness. This one is much more crisp than anticipated. 3.75/5 This is a very good beer that is more suited to my wife's tastes than mine, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless. The malt and hops are very well balanced and make for both an interesting and tasty drinking experience. The aroma is quite muted, but the flavor is very well crafted. 3.75/5

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Photo of ellswrth
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeTidd
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ashaf
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite wheat ales. That nice wheat Aroma, with bubblegum mixed with citrus fruits mingling in the frothy head. Some soapyness. The flavor is where the wheat kisses a pale ale. Wheat, bubblegum and pineapple, with citrus, mango, and a tiny bit of pine. Smooth feel.

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Photo of Wallace9947
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EEscobar
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of awjess
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extremely fine beer. Easy to drink, not too heavy. Limited availability at Binny's but will keep looking.

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Photo of Cpawsat
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vitamin_g
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice wheat ale. Nice aroma and cooler and easy to drink with a great mouth feel and finish. Love the holiness in the ale. This one is easier to get than others from 3 Floyds. Have a few left in the fridge, need to drink them soon.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good craft beer, and made in Indiana too! Smell is predominantly citrus-tasting hops (which they are in all 3F products.), taste is a clean wheat beer initial taste, with strong citrus/pine tasting hops towards the end. Finish is clean, beer is not over carbonated, and no bitter aftertaste. Imagine a good quality wheat beer crossed with an IPA-- that is what Gumballhead is most like-- which is different and great tasting. This is my favorite craft beer right now.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikezehnal
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbarnes9
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Milwaukee bottle shop to a pint glass. Enjoyable, but similar to Toppling Goliath, the hops overpowered the flavor, making it a misnomer wheat.

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Photo of dmmichaud
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phattyred
3.66/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TedStrosser
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 5,793 ratings.
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