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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,177 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,177
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 774
Gots: 389 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Wheat Ale, Gumballhead is named in honor of the underground comic book cat created by Rob Syers. Initially a seasonal summer beer, now brewed year round due to demand. This beer helped redefine American Wheat Beers. Brewed with Amarillo Hops and a generous portion of American red wheat, Gumballhead has a complex hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, marmalade and peach. These flavors combined with low bitterness make Gumballhead a refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn’t suck.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003)
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GnomeKing

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comic Book Guy Says, "Best. Wheat beer. Ever."

A--The head is puffy but not cloyingly dense or creamy...individiual tiny bubbles don't get subsumed in a big marshmellowy clump, as in some beers, yet the head rises a fair bit after the poor and remains even after the beer is half gone...

T&D...which won't take long, because this beer is oh so good. Grain tastes surge to the forefront--why don't more brewers use this magic red wheat stuff, which the GBH bottle lists as an ingredient?--and the citrus tastes that overwhelm many pale wheat beers are here nicely blended and balanced.

The mouthfeel is so luscious yet not viscous or oily...two traits that would overwhelm the subtle flavors of the beer.

I only bought one bottle (why? why? why?), so I expect that there are other flavors here to be found and enjoyed. For a wheat beer, it's fairly complex, but it's also light enough and straightforward enough to go down easily.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2007 01:27:22 | More by GnomeKing
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,177 ratings.