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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,348 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,348
Reviews: 1,413
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 789
Gots: 479 | 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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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-15-2013 01:18:46 | More by millerbuffoon
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bca115

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-14-2013 14:00:53 | More by bca115
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JJH1018

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-13-2013 16:38:43 | More by JJH1018
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

09-13-2013 04:02:44 | More by DrinkSlurm
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KevinBrau

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

09-13-2013 01:11:59 | More by KevinBrau
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Benjiehorn

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

09-12-2013 22:48:45 | More by Benjiehorn
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neorunner

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-12-2013 15:30:18 | More by neorunner
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Rish907

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

09-12-2013 06:18:44 | More by Rish907
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5%

09-12-2013 02:42:18 | More by firstlighthiker
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rxeight

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

09-11-2013 19:37:01 | More by rxeight
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-11-2013 12:05:01 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

09-11-2013 05:04:25 | More by Troville1990
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance ranges from yellow to golden. Beautiful head. Tons of percolating bubbles.

Nose is filled with sweet, fresh hops. You can smell the big league chew. Light spice and lemon zest.

Taste is spicy hops. Coriander and lemon candy. Cashew finish.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and bold. Medium carbonation. Creamy.

Overall, this is wonderful. A vibrant and unique approach to a wheat beer.

09-11-2013 01:55:00 | More by dorianmarley
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Eastside151

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-11-2013 01:29:45 | More by Eastside151
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-10-2013 18:46:22 | More by AnalogErik
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

09-10-2013 13:40:30 | More by Chris77McGrath
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Hoolie5

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

09-10-2013 11:52:44 | More by Hoolie5
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-10-2013 05:01:00 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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alphagnome

Iowa

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%

Appearance:
This pale pours as most do, with a rich golden haze and topped with a thick (and lovely) white head. A moderate amount of lacing is present and carbonation is light.

Aroma:
The aroma here is incredible! A sweet bouquet of citrus - pineapple, grapefruit and a bit mango provide a sweet counter to the presence of piney hops and wheat.

Taste:
This is a pleasant beer that sports a lot of character. A sweetness greets you with plenty of tropical fruits, especially pineapple and coconut. It washes away with plenty of earthy grains and hops and finishes with plenty of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel:
It's easy to drink despite having a surprisingly sharp bitterness and a bit of burn that would lead you to believe it has a high ABV - but it doesn't. It's only 5.6%. That said, it's a refreshingly light-bodied beer that is loaded with carbonation.

Overall:
A buddy was gracious enough to grab some of this highly recommended beer on his way back from Chicago. It is a great beer and deserves most of the praise it receives. Grab this one if you see it!

09-10-2013 02:13:47 | More by alphagnome
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Sunn

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-09-2013 22:29:58 | More by Sunn
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

09-09-2013 15:37:58 | More by bschinelli
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Kevin72

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-09-2013 11:41:10 | More by Kevin72
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dubinsky

California

4/5  rDev -5%

09-09-2013 05:01:17 | More by dubinsky
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-09-2013 02:20:57 | More by mattsmith413
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Hoploaf

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-09-2013 01:51:03 | More by Hoploaf
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,348 ratings.