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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,347 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,347
Reviews: 1,413
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 789
Gots: 474 | 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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Christopher0331

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

09-08-2013 04:07:46 | More by Christopher0331
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

09-08-2013 02:27:43 | More by yankinwis
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5%

09-08-2013 02:00:09 | More by Bobbydigi
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5%

09-08-2013 01:40:27 | More by Sonofalime
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.41/5  rDev +4.8%

Aroma really has a nice tropical, citrusy smell to it....a hint of sweetness there as well. Smells like an IPA to be quite honest.

Taste has a really nice citrusy flavor to it, but not overly bitter. It's a punch in the mouth for sure, but in a good way. It has a great soft, semi-sweet wheat character to it on the finish that really makes this a beer of two phases....brilliantly citrusy, then sweet and full of wheat. Yum. A great example of a hoppy wheat beer.

09-08-2013 00:59:04 | More by NODAK
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MattPfeifer

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

09-07-2013 19:45:07 | More by MattPfeifer
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-07-2013 12:48:12 | More by Lukass
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-07-2013 01:47:10 | More by TXhomebrewer
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JoyHelfrich

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-06-2013 23:15:25 | More by JoyHelfrich
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schwemjw

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

A: Light golden with a liarge bright white head and a ton of carbonation coming up from the bottom.

S: Fresh pine, orange and grapefruit biting at the edges. A little pineapple and mango sweetness with that classic wheat funk coming near the end.

T: The wheat hits the front of your tongue right away. pine follows it before a citrus explosion on the middle mouth. Puckering lemon, oranges and grapefruit. the finish is quick and semi dry. a hint of herbs.

M: Very refreshing and light. very carbonated.

O: Very impressed here. THis is a beer that gets better every time i have it. You can session this or just drink one slowly. good play between the hop and the wheat. /93

09-06-2013 16:47:55 | More by schwemjw
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velcrogrip

Florida

4/5  rDev -5%

09-06-2013 00:42:30 | More by velcrogrip
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MrDave

California

4/5  rDev -5%

09-05-2013 15:32:37 | More by MrDave
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jeffkissel

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

09-05-2013 15:24:10 | More by jeffkissel
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earljones199

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-05-2013 12:39:07 | More by earljones199
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ScottSwim

Indiana

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance - Golden orange color with a thick head that dissipates quickly.

Smell - Strong scents of citrus. Smooth notes of grapefruit and orange.

Taste - Strong, hoppy IPA qualities mixed with a wheat ale. The punch of citrus throughout really adds to this beer and makes it unique.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Great hop finish. Easy to drink... a great summer beer.

Overall - This is one of my favorite beers, and has turned into a "daily drinker" that I try to always keep in the fridge. Yet another incredible beer from Three Floyds.

Serving Type: Bottle

09-05-2013 01:20:27 | More by ScottSwim
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Sniper106

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

09-04-2013 15:15:35 | More by Sniper106
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zakkondratenko

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-04-2013 10:27:15 | More by zakkondratenko
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

tap

Pours an amber golden, slightly hazy, with a fine white head that retains indefinitely at a couple millimeters of thickness.

Smells of fresh pine and sweet, citrusy grapefruit hops.

Piney floral hop flavor followed by some grapefruit citrus and a hint of honey accompanied with a dry malty finish.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

A pretty stellar ale, great smell and very good flavor. Very impressive and enjoyable. Definitely worth trying.

09-03-2013 21:54:23 | More by Cylinsier
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Spartan13

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-03-2013 06:51:07 | More by Spartan13
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.66/5  rDev +10.7%

Got a pint at the brewpub a few weeks ago. This is from notes.

Clear light orange, wispy shortlived head drapes the pint glass in a layer of foam. Huge citrus and wheat crispness in the in the nose. Delicate grapefruit and lime in the first sip. Building bitterness and sweet, crisp malt meld together flawlessly. Lemon rind shows with warmth. Light mouthfeel with spritz y effervescence. The finish is moderately bitter and very long lasting.

This is the best American wheat beer Ive ever had. So much sumptuous malt and hop flavor, with a pronounced hoppiness. Incredible stuff. Stupidly quaffable and a must try before you die beer for any craft beer lover.

09-03-2013 00:08:30 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

09-02-2013 23:35:03 | More by Omnium
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-02-2013 23:16:19 | More by wiltznucs
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michaelsmith11

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

09-02-2013 22:28:19 | More by michaelsmith11
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DougVanHoy

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

09-02-2013 20:43:42 | More by DougVanHoy
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RedRabbit

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

09-02-2013 00:57:27 | More by RedRabbit
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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