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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with bright white moderate head. Short retention.

Citrus, green apple, lemon marmalade, cracker.

Citrus, robust hops, wheat bread, resin.

Medium-full bodied, snappy hops, bitter clean finish with some alcohol heat.

Seems to rely heavily on hops to carry the beer. Found it to be fairly one-dimensional.

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

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Liked: Super floral aroma mixed with the wheat malt to create an almost pineapple fruitiness. The citrus quality carries into the flavor of the beer with some mild sweetness. It's nicely carbonated and has a decent dry finish.

Disliked: The beer was pale and had some noticeable break. The essential cloudiness was light. I didn't experience enough of the wheat character, even for an American wheat beer. I know it's supposed to be hop forward, but there are plenty of IPAs out there doing this job, and New Glarus Crack'd has more balance.

Ok all around. More of a second string for me, though. I'd like to try it on tap. Mild alcohol makes it sessionable. Gumballhead seems to age pretty quickly; get if fresh if you can.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours straw yellow. Decent head and retention. Pine and peppermint or watery orange aroma. Slick going down. Malty sweetness holds together surrounded by a hop domination. Texture is a sharp lemon string but also a slick mango. I'm going to give it to them on the mouthfeel just because I'm still trying to figure it out.

Like some others, I'm a little confused by it's style classification.

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Got four of these in a trade with Remobsu. My first BA trade. Was totally psyched to try this brew, but ultimately was disappointed. Nose was less than I expected, but dug the cloudy golden yellow pour. First sip tasted quite odd. Was it the Amarillo hops? Second sip more of the same.. Really hard to describe but the taste was not familiar. Not horrible, but did not live up to the hype for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gumballhead from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.21 out of 5 based on 5,812 ratings.
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