Three Floyds’ Gumballhead
Through the magic of beer trading, I have now been able to try three of the most sought-after non-imperial brews in the land: Three Floyds’ Zombie Dust, Alpha King and now Gumballhead. Gumballhead is categorized as an American Pale Wheat Ale — once again, another offering from Three Floyds that tops the Beer Advocate charts — and is another outrageously insanely delicious offering from the Munster, Indiana super-brewery.
Gumballhead doesn’t taste anything even remotely close to what one expects of a wheat beer — which explains why I enjoyed it so much, as wheat beer is not my thing — and drank like a slightly more toned down version of Zombie Dust. In fact, despite the four non-imperials that I have now enjoyed from FFF each boasting relatively different hop varities — Zombie Dust is a paean to Citra; Alpha King is flavored with Centennial, Cascade and Warrior; Gumballhead is a showcase for Amarillo; and Pride & Joy, which sounds like it features both Amarillo and Cascade — they all shared similar enough flavor profiles that you can definitely tell that they were all made by the same brewery.
It’s an absolute shame that Three Floyds’ beer is available nowhere near the east coast, but on the flip side it makes finally securing coveted bottles that much more rewarding. And if anyone wants to trade me a case of Zombie Dust, I’m all ears.