1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
GumballheadGumballhead

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,229 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,229
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 779
Gots: 411 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,229 | Reviews: 1,405 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dmgeng:
Photo of dmgeng
dmgeng

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"Refreshing American Wheat Beer that doesn't suck". Got this when I went to the brewery because they had just sold-out of Zombie Dust.

A - Light yellow color. Pretty clear with fine bright white head and significant lacing. Seemingly too clear for a wheat.

S - Nice hop aroma with a lemon hint and normal bready wheat character.

T - Great showcase for the Amarillo hop with a lemony, spicy, and faint herbal tone. The beer has a nice wheat flavor in the middle with a slightly tart finish and almost no bitterness. I was expecting there to be more bitterness because of the hop flavor but the beer matches the style well.

M - Lighter mouth-feel. The carbonation also wasn't too strong but the beer still was very well felt on the palate. With a crisp and cleaner finish.

Overall, the best "American" wheat that I've ever had. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, and really takes a mostly plain and yeast dominated style and pumps it up with the hops. The refreshing taste and cleanliness of the beer make it one of the best session beers ever. It's like taking a great pale ale and adding that wheat character but not trying to tone all the flavor down. I would strongly recommend trying this for everyone out there from the elite beer connoisseur to the person that just wants a beer.

Glass- Boston Lager Glass

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 04:27:57 | More by dmgeng
More User Reviews:
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5%

08-01-2014 06:02:23 | More by zestar
Photo of Beerhunter247
Beerhunter247


4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-01-2014 04:24:34 | More by Beerhunter247
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-01-2014 02:10:13 | More by PhilDaBrewer
Photo of hawkeytown19
hawkeytown19


5/5  rDev +18.8%

08-01-2014 01:35:02 | More by hawkeytown19
Photo of JVoyager
JVoyager

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-31-2014 22:20:39 | More by JVoyager
Photo of TravisShaneRedden
TravisShaneRedden

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

07-31-2014 22:06:13 | More by TravisShaneRedden
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

07-31-2014 20:59:29 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Photo of Seanniek91
Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into a LA Teku glass. Bottles 7-18

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 16:25:20 | More by Seanniek91
Photo of Westyn
Westyn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-31-2014 15:44:34 | More by Westyn
Photo of Donboss514
Donboss514


4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-31-2014 01:55:37 | More by Donboss514
Photo of Lookoutzombies
Lookoutzombies

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

07-31-2014 01:39:42 | More by Lookoutzombies
Photo of beardown
beardown


4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-31-2014 00:28:24 | More by beardown
Photo of Romantivist
Romantivist


3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

07-30-2014 23:32:45 | More by Romantivist
Photo of Schlafly33
Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5%

07-30-2014 12:34:07 | More by Schlafly33
Photo of VikesFan1
VikesFan1


5/5  rDev +18.8%

07-30-2014 03:32:41 | More by VikesFan1
Photo of bcaputo99
bcaputo99

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-30-2014 02:40:56 | More by bcaputo99
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

07-30-2014 01:51:14 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
Photo of JDelder
JDelder

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-30-2014 01:44:14 | More by JDelder
Photo of Vmaninaz
Vmaninaz


3/5  rDev -28.7%

07-30-2014 00:45:44 | More by Vmaninaz
Photo of MrsBeerGut
MrsBeerGut

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-29-2014 23:59:06 | More by MrsBeerGut
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5%

07-29-2014 15:50:45 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of ryanforgue
ryanforgue


5/5  rDev +18.8%

07-29-2014 05:59:49 | More by ryanforgue
Photo of Ns2361
Ns2361

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-29-2014 01:06:35 | More by Ns2361
Photo of KMitch
KMitch

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-28-2014 21:36:42 | More by KMitch
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,229 ratings.