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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,548 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,548
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 814
Gots: 545 | 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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Huge 3-finger white fluffy head from a rough pour; great retention and fantastic lacing. Golden straw brew, bubbly, slightly cloudy, and translucent.

Sweet straw and honey aroma with bright lemon hops, with a bit of yeast.

Initial taste is slightly flat, heavy on straw, wheat, and a hint of hops. That quickly gives way to a dose of ruby red grapefruit, bubblegum, and possibly pineapple. The aftertaste is again slightly flat, mostly wheat and yeast. Very complex sweet profile.

Mouthfeel seems light, but it has a lightly cloying coating ability not common to most wheat beers - a pleasant, not thick, residue. Tiny carbonation sting.

This is a complex and unexpected beer; the profile is surprising and enjoyable, and the beer is quite drinkable. However, I will say that it seemed to get old more than halfway through; eventually, the surprise wasn't so surprising, and without the novelty, you're left with a solid, but not incredible, beer.

Thanks to JayORear for the trade.

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Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,548 ratings.