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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,177 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 4,177
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 774
Gots: 389 | 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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mjn5036

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer pours a crystal clear golden hue and gives way to a sizeable bone-white head. A few unknown floaties dance about between the carbonation bubbles. The head disperses rather quickly and leaves a small cluster of thick lacing around the glass and a filmy ring around the surface.

The nose consists predominantly of piney hops and nice floral, citrusy hops. The citrus hops play a large role in the nose and create this extremely pleasant grapefruit profile.

The taste is substantially different than the nose would have me believe. The breadiness and sweet wheat notes are expansive and takes a heavier toll on the taste buds than the hoppiness does. As it warms the hoppy citrus notes make more of an appearance helping to balance the brew. Sweet, fruity notes become a bit transparent in the end.

The mouthfeel is certainly on the lighter side with ample carbonation that only adds to the already high drinkability.

Overall this is a very solid offering. However, I feel like it falls a bit behind Lagunitas Lil Sumpin, which is an all-star in its class, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 01:48:41 | More by mjn5036
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,177 ratings.