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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,235 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,235
Reviews: 1,406
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 779
Gots: 414 | 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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Trilogy31

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

Pours a nice crystal clear old gold with a finger full of head that leaves sticky curtains on my spiegelau tulip. The nose consists of bready malts, some sweet pastry and lemon peel piney hops. Taste is very lemony followed by crisp bittering hops and malts, refereshing taste if not one dimensional. Drinkability is high as a sessionable beer though not too thought provoking.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 03:39:49 | More by Trilogy31
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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.

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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