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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,195 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 4,195
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 777
Gots: 393 | 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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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased from the brewery in Munster, IN.

Pours a slightly hazed golden hue with one finger of billowy white head and a few spots of lacing on the pint glass.

Smell is red grapefruit, pineapple, citrusy and resiny hops, pine sap, nectarine, passion fruit, doughy malts, yeast esters, navel orange, and faint hints of bubblegum.

Taste is grainy pale malts, red grapefruit, juicy, citric and oily hops, mild grassiness, resinous and lemony bitterness with tangerine, orange peel, and white bread dough on the cough. Delectable!

Mouthfeel is crisp, medium bodied, firm spiciness mid-palate, snappy hop bite gives way to a balanced bitterness and bone dry finish. Rather than dominating the flavour, the wheat malt adds body and dryness to this brew.

Overall, Gumballhead is the best session-strength Pale Wheat Ale that I've sampled. Although the stronger Little Sumpin' Sumpin' (7.5% ABV) is more flavourful, robust, and aromatic, this is the exemplar low alcohol APWA. A truly remarkable quaffer that I could drink for days on end. Superb.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 03:38:44 | More by cratez
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,195 ratings.