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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,229 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,229
Reviews: 1,405
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 779
Gots: 411 | FT: 22
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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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden in color with a 1 finger head that has great retention.

Nose has really subtle straw malt with a big wheatbackbone and a fair amount of mango like hops. Smells pretty well balanced

Taste follows the nose, cracked wheat forward and is nice and bold followed by a sweet clean malt background. Hops also have a big presence are slightly fuity and balanced well. Very little bitterness, hops are all aroma and flavor.

Mouthfeel is great, hops leave this beer crisp clean and refreshing perfect summer beer. Remarkably smooth.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 00:46:44 | More by Fcolle2
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

05-24-2014 03:53:18 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-28-2013 19:49:18 | More by ToddGingerich
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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Rich O's Public House, New Albany, Indiana.

Small head, from the slow pour. Head stayed and left good lacing. Clear light amber body. Nice enough looking, but nothing special here.

Smell is complex and full. Apple, soap, clean fruity floral hops, grass, Juicy Fruit gum.

Taste is floral hops, wheat-malt, thyme, bread dough, toast and a hint of pear.

Nice smooth, round mouthfeel.

A superbly drinkable beer. Sessionable to the max.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2008 02:52:01 | More by ColoradoBobs
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-01-2013 01:32:09 | More by hopswap1
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

01-18-2013 19:55:36 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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Wayne17

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

06-11-2014 04:01:17 | More by Wayne17
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carmike813

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-02-2014 18:48:12 | More by carmike813
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mgr78704

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

05-07-2014 16:38:21 | More by mgr78704
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Citadel82

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don't know where to begin with this brew. It is truly exceptional. There has been a bottle sitting at Spirits Unlimited in Red Bank for God knows how long. i refused to buy it as I was not sure about the freshness and was warned off by reviewers on this site. When I saw this today in quanity at another local place - I was stunned and knew it was likely to be fresh. Soooo I Had to try it.

It did not disappoint.

Hazy golden sunshine colour, fluffy white crown, sticky lace and persistent carbonation.

Aroma - Citrus and sweet grass. Lemon and pine, green tomatoes and hints of sweetness.

Taste - Complex. Grapefruit, Ruby Red Sweetness, sour and sweet in alternating traunches. floral and fresh citrusy and piney hops. This is a complex and tasty brew. I will be going back to stock up on this baby. End of story. Buy a case and Into the fridge to wait for August at the Jersey Shore...Hazy, Hot and Humid. This will take the edge off the heat and make it bearable for sure. Worth every penny of the nearly 7 bucks I paid for it.

Amen.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2006 03:53:45 | More by Citadel82
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-08-2011 03:01:32 | More by hansgruber
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Anthony1

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass. The aroma is mostly of lemon with some wheat and quite a bit more hops than you usually get in this style. Citrus sweetness and a significant hops flavor hit you first. The wheat character comes out a little bit after the hops & citrus fade, but it's not very pronounced. After-taste is lemony sweet with a little bit of hops bitterness. Very crisp & very smooth, medium-to-high carbonation, medium body, clean finish.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 23:07:17 | More by Anthony1
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-13-2013 15:40:39 | More by EROCK75
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

03-02-2013 00:17:12 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

03-08-2013 21:27:37 | More by dcguitar
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a weizen glass.

Pours a straw golden color with a clingy head that starts at one finger and dissipates. Cloud is quite mild for a wheat.

Aroma is amarillos on the front. The hops dominate the aroma with no malt aromas present. Citrus hops really do dominate the nose.

Flavor opens with earthy hops. I say earthy because that is what I get from amarillo. Hop yield to citrus and grapefruit. Malt is lacking, there is nothing there for a wheat twang that I expect from a wheat beer. Lemon is the predominate flavor. Finishes sweet and hoppy, bitter and citrus.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with decent carbonation. Very refreshing with the lemony hop hit.

Overall a very refreshing hop forward beer that I would strain to call a wheat. That being said, it tastes good, and 3F has never been known for sticking to style.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 22:50:04 | More by wheatyweiss
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lpayette

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-10-2013 02:04:47 | More by lpayette
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-24-2014 23:07:35 | More by olafphysics
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stogirelli

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

10-23-2012 01:40:08 | More by stogirelli
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-04-2012 05:07:19 | More by Westuh
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-27-2013 00:37:47 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

03-09-2014 16:23:28 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Back in the day, this used to be my go-to beer. Since I diversified my portfolio, I do not drink it as often as I should. I picked up a case yesterday at Dark Lord Day, so I figured I finally should review it.

Poured into a snifter from the bottle, the beer was a deep golden color. In smells like a Three Floyds beer. The citrus aroma pops from the top of the glass along with grassy hints hidden in the background. Orange candy and grassy notes dominate the initial taste. The hops dance on the sides of the tongue with a measure of spice. A mild level of carbonation slowly brushes the taste toward the back of the tongue, leaving the taste of orange rind to linger on the tongue. The carbonation tickles the back of the throat as the beer descends, but the citrus of the hops stays on the tongue.

This is a quality beer from the Floyds that would appease those that are not hop-heads. Gumballhead continues to be one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 23:19:04 | More by JohnnyHopps
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dbc5

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-14-2013 19:51:07 | More by dbc5
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RWNay

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

04-09-2012 03:45:48 | More by RWNay
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,229 ratings.