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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,095 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,095
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 776
Gots: 365 | FT: 24
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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kels

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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had the good fortune to try this beer at Dark Lord Day and hadn't seen it anywhere since. I was so excited to find it on tap at J Gumbo's cajun restaurant in Indianapolis in June. Review from notes:

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow color with very little white, foamy head that fades fast and leaves very little lacing. Beer is pretty transparent - no cloudiness.

Smell: Surprisingly strong smell for a pale ale with such a slight head. Crisp, light, citrusy scent - very bright and mouthwatering.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very clean, bright and light mouthfeel - just like the smell. The citrusy taste is deliciously complemented by a strong, straightforward hoppiness that's so characteristic of Three Floyd's. The wheat is subtle and not overpowering and lends a little weightiness to the beer, keeping it from being too light or watery. Good carbonation keeps the feel and taste crisp. The alcohol is only barely present in the finish.

Drinkability: I could drink this all day long - absolutely delicious, tasty and satisfyingly refreshing without being overpowering or heavy in any way.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2008 04:54:24 | More by kels
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,095 ratings.