Gumballhead | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

GumballheadGumballhead
BA SCORE
91.3%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 5,860 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:
#1,020
Reviews:
1,563
Ratings:
5,860
Liked:
5,350
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
10.24%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
940
Gots:
1,336
Trade:
42
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,860 |  Reviews: 1,563
Photo of LeRose
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a golden color that is not quite hazy but it isn't perfectly clear either - it looks a bit "muddy". The head was short and short-lived - barely a quarter inch. It did leave a few floating islands.

The nose is heavy citrus - lots of grapefruit, some lemon, some orange. The orange emerges as the beer warms up. A whiff of fruity candy - Juicy Fruit gum maybe? There's an different scent too that reminds me of aspirin.

The taste is pleasant and refreshing. There's enough wheat that you can taste it, but the hops are the star here for sure. The citrus is balanced off by a more resinous note and I do get the candy/gum thing as well but more or less layered over the top. My only knock is that it is so smooth the taste vanishes almost immediately - nothing much lingers but a little bitter note. It is a little on the one-dimensional side.

The feel is pleasantly slick with a lively level of carbonation.

Overall, a nice drinking beer, but the flavor drop was not expected. It kind of falls away in the middle, which I suppose means drink some more. Recommended.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, but I'm pretty disappointed. It's just not super flavorful. It's wheaty just like other shelf wheat beers with a stronger citrusy hop flavor. I'm glad I tried it, but I would seek it out.

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

Photo of vabeerguy
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Biggermacphilly
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite wheat beers!!!

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Photo of Casey_L
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy dark gold. Thick, medium, white head lasts a while with lacing.

Smells citrus, wheat, malt, pine hints.

Tastes juicy, citrus, bready malt, light wheat, light grassy, hints of pine. Finish is dry with a sharp pine bitterness. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation

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Photo of ConradKenney
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankacheese
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffin2
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
L - Pours a light Amber with a frothy white head.
S - Smells of hops and light citrus.
T - Tastes of lemon and breads hops.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very tasty wheat ale.

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Photo of Wardt16
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sastnd
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Pours a deep straw yellow with a hint of orange. Nose is of ripe fruits, grass and subtle pine. Taste of grass and hay with a bit of over ripe fruits that push the beer to boarderline sweet. Light citrus also getting pick up.Getting a lot more alcohol taste than I thought I would. It's not hot but it is there. A little syrupy on the mouthfeel with a semi wet finish.

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Photo of Bigdoggottaeat
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gumballhead pours a hazyish copper color with a long lasting lacing head. Hoppy aroma, with lots of floral notes. Taste is creamy, with noticeable wheat flavors, but finishes with a bitter wet hop flavor. Good body and feel. Overall, its a wheat beer and then a pale ale, nice unique flavor.

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Photo of Treyscottthomas
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sam671217
4.83/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dylanlikesbeer
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.3% out of 100 with 5,860 ratings
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