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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,176 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,176
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 775
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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socon67

New York

4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got this bottle via online purchase

A - Amber pour with good clarity. Minimal carbonation. The thing that stands out is that the foam retention was like nothing I've ever seen. Retention was so great it held like an anthill in the middle of the glass. Lacing was in thick lines down the glass. Really a majestic looking beer.

S - Strong scent of lemongrass, tangerines, fresh wheat bread, a light aroma of oily hop resin. Hard to find anything wrong and the fact that this was a fresh bottle only increased my enjoyment.

T - Crisp and flavorful, this has a great balance between citrusy sweet fruit and light wheat notes. Finish is a mild hop bitterness.

M - Wickedly pleasant. I easily could down a sixer of this on my own. Leaves a slightly dry feel on the palate.

O - This is the best pale ale I can recall ever having. Love the citrus notes and the subdued hop taste. Proof that a beer does not need to be extreme to be incredible.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 00:24:56 | More by socon67
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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,176 ratings.