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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,542 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,542
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 814
Gots: 543 | 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%

rodlavers, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

bccrosley, Oct 22, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a 1 finger white head over a slightly hazed golden body. Minimal lacing is present.

S- Some peach aroma, hops, pine, grapefruit, Definitely some wheat malt aromas.

T- Starts with some wheaty twang and earthy hop notes, perhaps a bit of apricot. The finish has a mineral element with a slight yeasty fruitiness.

M- Low/medium carbonation. Nice body.

D- Very drinkable beer. Would be great in the summer months.

Greggy, Nov 01, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

riemster, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

ahommell, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Joecaddie, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Devi0us, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

jbriggs7, Jul 09, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Raul is damn confounded. I mean, "American Pale Wheat Ale"... Those words harken Raul to some sorority party with hoochie's drinking beers with moons on the label. Regardless, Raul is straight doing this! What is going on here? There is just something so faint and delectable about this bad boi that it makes Raul want to think bad things! (In a good way, duh!).

Regardless, this thang is light, airy, juicy... (kind of like Raul's baby mama when he FIRST met her - but Raul won't go there!)


RaulMondesi, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mrchrisray, Oct 13, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color was a fuzzy gold with a moderate head that had little retention. The aroma was lemon, but had that wheaty/naner-naner smell too. The taste was a crisp, refreshing, lemony tang. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. The drinkability was very good. Love the bad-ass cat.

kegger22, Aug 31, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

hinemk76, Feb 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

RKing44, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from GbvDave- thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a one inch white head. I had heard that FFF has a reputation for over-hopping all of their beers, and this one was no exception. A citrusy hoppy aroma was pleasantly apparent. Not too hoppy in the taste, but refreshing nonetheless. A slightly lemon like finish, which is helped by the relatively high carbonation. A sure winner in the hotter months for sure- very drinkable.

Ineedabeerhere, Mar 01, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

beergod1, Mar 31, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz single picked up at Mikkeller & Friends bottleshop in Copenhagen. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass...

A: Golden pour, with a thumb-width of cream head; nice patchy lace and sufficient retention.

S: Wheat; light bread crust; citrus hops.

T: One of the tastiest wheat beers I've had; nice, citrus, zest hoppiness - although it seems a bit muted and not quite a bright as it could be; some wheat chalkiness on the finish.

M: Medium-light feel and higher carbonation.

O: This is a great pale wheat ale; nice hop flavor and easy drinking malt character; this might be one of the top "summer beers" I can think of - would love to have access to this in SC. For a style that's usually not too exciting, this is pretty tasty.

jpro, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

clay23, May 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

carmike813, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

mpenning13, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ToddBeans, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

nitter, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

kybeerdrinker, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Rau71, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

ttylicki, Apr 11, 2014
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,542 ratings.