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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,549 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,549
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 814
Gots: 546 | FT: 25
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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4/5  rDev -5%

jayhop23, Jun 23, 2014
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atorres, Jul 21, 2014
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JohnFriction, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light caramel/golden yellow with a half finger thick white head. The head subsided rather quickly leaving only a thin layer on top. Good lacing.

Smell: The primary smell is a citrus hop flavor. It smells a little like a pale ale.

Taste: An initial sweet citrus taste is balanced out by a slightly bitter hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall: This is a solid easy to drink beer. The sweetness of the wheat is well balanced with the slight bitterness and citrus notes of the Amarillo hops. It is basically a wheat pale ale (WPA?). I mowed the lawn earlier this morning and craved this beer when I came in so it is definitely an above average lawnmower beer.

agomega, Sep 05, 2011
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Phil_H, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JAYW for this brew.

Pours a clear/clean golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice huge two finger plus creamy/foamy white head, which then leaves some nice sticky lacing. The nose is malty, slightly hoppy, some spices, yeast, grassy, and slight caramel. The taste is nice, malty/hoppy, yeasty/grassy, slight spice, and some caramel. The finish is slightly dry and slightly bitter. Medium body. Drinkable, I'm glad I finally got a chance to try this one out.

Wasatch, Sep 13, 2007
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ipafool, Sep 25, 2012
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,549 ratings.