1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Not Rated.
GumballheadGumballhead

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,440 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,440
Reviews: 1,418
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 800
Gots: 509 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Gumballhead Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,440 | Reviews: 1,418 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Combo
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Combo, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of spikechiquet
4/5  rDev -5%

spikechiquet, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Nuggetz
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Nuggetz, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of caponeduke
4/5  rDev -5%

caponeduke, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of martyl1000
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

REally surprised by this. Refreshing, yet with flavor that gets you to look sideways at it. That must be the wheat, but there's something else not easily identified.

Difficult to describe the pour, as the restaurant has only thick mason jars for glasses. A bright straw with amber clarity, and, with a thin head and some lacing on the glass.

Intensely pleasing aroma of grass, bread, et al.

Flavor in the mouth is a bit of sweet tropical fruit (Juicy Fruit gum?), light toast, and mild floral bitterness.

martyl1000, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of wrw5031
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

wrw5031, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of bruceleeroy
4.25/5  rDev +1%

bruceleeroy, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Johnny58
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Johnny58, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of rdooley
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

rdooley, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of RobDB
4/5  rDev -5%

RobDB, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Mike
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Mike, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev +1%

tsauce2, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of bcerv-ca
4.25/5  rDev +1%

bcerv-ca, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of voodoofish65usf
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

voodoofish65usf, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Ross79
4/5  rDev -5%

Ross79, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of joeponte
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

joeponte, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of rcostell03
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

rcostell03, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

CTJman, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -5%

teamwiggum, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of fluidmotion
4/5  rDev -5%

fluidmotion, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of StoughtonGuy
3/5  rDev -28.7%

StoughtonGuy, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -5%

Kmlund, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours yellow gold with a hint of amber with nearly 2 fingers of almost white head. Good retention, lacing is good.

S - Lots of grapefruit and lemon zest. Kind of similar to alpha king more lighter with more zest. Definitely some wheatyness and minimal caramel malts.

T - Lots of light lemony citrus, some hops but not bitter, and some grapefruit. Decently grainy afterwards and incredibly tame flavor after the initial kick. Basically like an APA up front and then a semi-grainy, wheat flavor. A bit metallic as well, then bitterness hits at the finish/aftertaste. Light on the wheat characteristics and great apa characteristics. I'm not complaining.

M - Light bodied, well carbonated, fantastically drinkable.

O - Awesome APA flavored wheat. Not even sure you can call it a wheat, but its damn tasty.

MacQ32, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of BUNZILLA
4/5  rDev -5%

BUNZILLA, Oct 01, 2013
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,440 ratings.