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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,446 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,446
Reviews: 1,418
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 800
Gots: 510 | FT: 26
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

DangerDawg, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SeanBond, Sep 17, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance- roasted yellow color, creamy white head.

Aroma- Strong hop characteristics up front that are accompanied by noticeable citrus notes. (peach, orange)

Flavor- A very deceptive beer. The aroma someone fools the taste buds - malty up front, with a steady hops profile in the middle, and a traditional wheat finish (clean and smooth). The initial sip taste more like a standard American Pale Ale, but finishes like a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel- Wonderful mouthfeel, almost velvety. The hops don't overpower the smooth characteristics one usually gets from wheat beers. Finishes mellow and easy.

Overall- This is a great brew - I usually stay away from wheat-hybrids, but this combination was very good. Not my favorite from Three Floyds, but a winner nonetheless.

SleepyDrunk, Sep 17, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap at the brew pub. Golden hazey yellow...nice.
Big sweet citrus hop aroma...lemony and fresh. taste is wheaty fresh citrus hop...so fing nice. Its so smooth its insane. The hops are balanced perfectly and not over bitter but instead makes a superb refreshing brew. I like it better that Sumpin Sumpin..its more smooth and crisp..but Sumpin has like 2 additional points on the abv scale...
flavor and mouthful wise, id take this brew all day.

DrinkSlurm, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Benjiehorn, Sep 12, 2013
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,446 ratings.