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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,222 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,222
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 779
Gots: 408 | FT: 22
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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StoneBrewFanatic

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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours hazy gold into my snifter with two fingers of dense head; moderate retention and minimal lacing.

S - Nice hop profile, citrus grapefruit and lemon, resinous and sweet, wheat is subtle but overall really nice balance.

T - Hops come out more tropical, lemon and apricot, grassy wheat is noticeable, hop bitterness lasts throughout and makes my mouth water. Not overly complex but just really well balanced and delicious.

M - Smooth and creamy, well balanced.

O - This beer is a treat and really takes me back to my college years. Awesome offering from FFF that is worth trying and appreciating.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 02:01:03 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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Appearance- Clear/hazy amber/gold with quick half finger head that left lacing.

Smell- Wheat malts, lemon, apples, grass, pine, pot, green grapes. Very dank and fruity.

Taste- Much of the same earthy grassy hops with light amounts of that apple and grape flavors. Pale wheat finishes with not much lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel- Really, the perfect body. Medium carbonation with a very soft body and light bitterness. Pretty goddamn drinkable.

Overall- All the FFF hoppy beers I've had (with the exception to ZD) have powerful/beautiful noses but lack in flavor a bit. Great beer, but no Zombie dust.

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T: Again, too hoppy for the style, but it's too good for me to knock it much. Clean, clean hops showcasing a variety of citruses with minimal bitterness playing off a slightly sweet wheat base. Finish could be longer.

M: Supremely crisp. Fluid. Lively. Refreshing. This is fantastic.

O: A simple concept wonderfully executed. Exactly matches my preferences for low bitterness, restrained hopping, and mild wheat sweetness. It's between a wheat and an IPA, I guess they can't appease both camps ('this IPA is weak!' 'this wheat has too much hops!'). All said and done, a great, easily repeatable beer.

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,222 ratings.