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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,223 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,223
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 778
Gots: 408 | 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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Reviews by scaliasux:
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Light yellow. A little hazy. Short white head that disappears very quickly.

Smell - Not getting more than a hint of banana of clove. Very prominent grassy and grapefruity hops.

Taste - Begins with a just a little malty sweetness. Quickly overwhelmed by substantial hops flavor. Sour citrus - grapefruit or lemon. Something else - a mild dry bitterness. Not entirely sure how it gets there, but the overall impression is a dry, somewhat bitter tropical fruit drink.

Mouthfeel - Pretty light, a little watery even.

Overall - This isn't like any other wheat beer I've had. And since I haven't had may american pale wheat ales, it's hard to say if this beer is an outlier or just an example of a style I haven't explored. In any event, I wouldn't put this on my favorites list, but it is new to me - and that's gotta count for something.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 02:06:08 | More by scaliasux
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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.

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T: Again, too hoppy for the style, but it's too good for me to knock it much. Clean, clean hops showcasing a variety of citruses with minimal bitterness playing off a slightly sweet wheat base. Finish could be longer.

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,223 ratings.