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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,109 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,109
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 775
Gots: 372 | 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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arcook11

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5%

03-04-2013 07:09:04 | More by arcook11
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s810

Michigan

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Armando_Perez

Florida

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huddyball

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5%

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Jd2391

Illinois

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04-18-2013 18:51:21 | More by Jd2391
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TechBrew

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

06-16-2014 17:36:40 | More by TechBrew
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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

Pours a hazed golden orange. White head with a bit of lace.

Aroma: Wheat, spices, and citrus fruits. Bready malts. Orange zest and some lemon peel.

Taste: More wheat and citrus. Again, the lemon and orange show. It is kind of hoppy however. Very earthy and clean.

Mouthfeel: Zesty and clean. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this is an easy drinking wheat beer. Definitely something I would like to see in MN for the summers. Solid offering from FFF. A nicely hopped wheat!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 13:07:48 | More by mothman
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tgraven

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

05-20-2014 03:27:00 | More by tgraven
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gijoe64

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

01-19-2012 07:41:17 | More by gijoe64
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JDM44

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

09-28-2013 05:21:05 | More by JDM44
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

08-25-2012 15:11:48 | More by bacher468
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RedChrome

Connecticut

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

Poured into a nice deep golden colored body. A two inch fluffy white head retained a few minutes. Tons of small carbonation bubbling rapidly to the top. Nice lacing clumps.

A nice strong hops aroma was very welcome without being overpowering to the nose. A weak citrus aroma of light lemons was faintly noticable in the finish of the first whiff. Nothing more complex to note, but still an appealing aroma.

A nice taste of hops was dominant in the first sip. Wheat flavor was a little underplayed to the hops flavor, but very tasty. A second sip had a nice bitter lemon undertone, and no loss in the hops burst. A very nice blend of the flavors that make a nice summer beer.

Quite nice feel. A slightly thicker then normal body for the style. Despite the carbonation seen rising, there was only an average kick on the tongue.

A very nice offering. A great beer to enjoy on a summer day. Would go great with a nice chicken ceaser salad. This is a nice must try for anyone who likes hops or wheat, and even better if you are a fan of both.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 00:55:58 | More by RedChrome
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argock

Virginia

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

Served on-tap in a clear pint glass at Clark Street Ale House (Chicago, IL).

A: Steely gold with frothy 1-finger white head with good sticky retention and nice lacing down the glass.

S: Heavily spruce hops nose with a flash of lemon and tart wheat snap as well.

T: Very strong hoppiness with pine/spruce and lemon as the strongest bits coupled very crisply and tart wheat in a lightweight package. It does pack a punch for the body.

M: Light-medium body with crisp feel. Aftertaste is mostly spruce hops.

D: Definitely a top-shelf American wheat ale but still doesn't hold a candle to Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin. Glad I tried it all the same. Hoppiness is aggressive without making the feel too sticky.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2010 02:48:46 | More by argock
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pendabev

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

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Ohio

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Illinois

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teamizm

California

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

Big thanks to Wadsey for a bottle.

A - Nice light amber body with a big foam head. The head dissipates leaving some lacing. Fairly consistent for a wheat based beer.

S - Lots of piney and floral hops. This is what makes this beer interesting - its a departure from the typical wheat based beers.

T - Nice pine hops with lemony undertones. Very refreshing, but yet has a bit of depth to it.

D - Very drinkable. Mow the lawn in the summer drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 05:35:30 | More by teamizm
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dpjosuns

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

11-22-2011 03:23:46 | More by dpjosuns
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GORUM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

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smanders

Virginia

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

Paired with a tasty pie from ZwanzigZ Pizza in Columbus, Indiana.

Appearance: clear gold topped with a tan head.

Smell: fruit (lemon, grapefruit), sugar, wheat.

Taste: very light wheat with a nice citrus/hop following. Unlike anything I've had.

Mouthfeel: crisp and light. Pairs perfectly with spicy food.

Drinkability: High. This ale should satisfy a number of enthusiasts' appetites. Wheat, hops, fruit. What's not to like.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 22:08:47 | More by smanders
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,109 ratings.