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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,193 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,193
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 777
Gots: 391 | 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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silenius

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More crazy labels from this brewery. If their beers weren't so damn good, I'd think that the labels were marketing gimmicks meant to increase sales in the face of a lackluster product.

This label has the cartoon cat "Gumballhead" smoking a cigarette and riding a motorcycle. For some reason the cat reminds me of Buster Poindexter.

The beer pours a deep brassy amber with a little bit of haze. The head is off-white and sticks to the glass.

It does not smell like any other Hefe I've had. Hop aroma is strong and there may be a hint of bubblegum in there too (or I'm just being influenced by the name). The smell is really appealing. The label says they are using Amarillo hops.

Taste is light for a 3 floyds, but probably bigger than many other wheat beers. Again, I really can't compare this to other Hefe beers because it is so dissimilar to others I've had. The hops are definitely there along with a slight bit of citrus on the finish. No clove, no banana here. Not at all typical in my book, but your experience may differ.

Mouthfeel is slightly oily and the beer goes down smooth with not much of a carbonation feeling. Smooth and creamy like a wheat is, though.

This is a great drinking beer, and at 4.8%, what a great session beer it makes.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2004 21:38:16 | More by silenius
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,193 ratings.