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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,234 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,234
Reviews: 1,406
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 779
Gots: 415 | 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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Trifecta1

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4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First off, blindpenguin needs a more refined palate (it's a joke).

A - Lemon-yellow and hazy.

S - Leaves me wanting. Not too much going on, subtle hop, light citrus.

T - Slight tartness, citric acid, lemon juice and zest, grapefruit, wheat, light hop aftertaste (not bitter).

M - Lush and easy.

O - Great beer. Glad I have access to FFF.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 22:50:39 | More by Trifecta1
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Appearance- color is a slightly hazy gold, pours a half finger of thick, frothy head that retains very well.

Smell- Aroma is very citrusy and sweet, and is comprised mostly of orange and lemon zest, with only a hint of wheat.

Taste- Orange and lemon upfront, floral notes, slight bitterness from the hops, very faintly metallic, the wheat comes in at the very end.

Mouthfeel- Quite crisp, carbonation is high, just the tiniest bit of chalkiness at the end which is a bit off putting, but does not make the texture unpleasant.

Overall- This is an excellent and refreshing wheat beer, if it was available in my area it would be a consistent repurchase for sure.

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,234 ratings.