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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,694 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,694
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 819
Gots: 598 | 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 beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003)
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Ratings: 4,694 | Reviews: 1,431 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KTeamLSU
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: hazy yellow with frothy white head

S: A little fruit and sweet wheat a slight bitterness

T: Sweet wheat with a fair amount of hops bitterness, nice clean flavor

M: Highly carbonated but give the beer a good dry finish

O: Good wheat beer, very good use of hops, I enjoyed this but wouldn't go out of my way to trade for it.

KTeamLSU, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

cjohns73, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +1%

ToddGingerich, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Beer_Sherman
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I may be a bit partial to Gumballhead, it is a top 5 beer for me. I had this on tap that they only had 22 ounce drafts (I was not complaining) It poured a pretty clear but smooth appearance, also noted a little head formed. The aroma is phenomenal, a very hop-forward yet APA scent. Obviously being three floyds the hops will definitely be prevalent and with Gumballhead they did not disappoint. Overall, I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Any time any restaurant has it on draft I will be purchasing.

Beer_Sherman, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Llamameister
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Llamameister, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of CoolEthan
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

CoolEthan, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Bamwaterski
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Bamwaterski, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light golden with a frothy ivory head that lingers.

There's a wheat/grain sweetness, which juxtaposes the resiny hop character. Fairly floral, as well.

Herbal hop character and wheat are prevalent. There's a hint of resiny bitterness in the aftertaste, and the malt backbone is somewhat crackery.

Carbonation has a bite, body is moderate.

Not my favorite fff beer, by far. Nothing special as far as I'm concerned. Just lacks character.

Further review shows modest grapefruit character, but the finish sneaks in too early.

barczar, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of mani
4.25/5  rDev +1%

mani, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev +1%

midlifec, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Houser, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of wiscokid920
4/5  rDev -5%

wiscokid920, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +1%

csmartin6, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of MNishCT77
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery on Sun., 12/22, unknown bottling date, poured into a new (!) FFF Teku glass and drank several over a few hours.

A: 3/3 - yellow-golden coloration; impressive clarity for an American wheat (can both see and read through); off-white frothy head settles into a one finger glass lacing; moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - lots of grapefruit and orange aroma supplied by the Amarillo; a subtle wheat and bready aroma arises as the beer warms; little alcohol or other malts

T: 17/20 - on the front of the tongue, there's a mild citrus bitterness that develops with some wheat flavors; in the middle of the mouth, the wheat opens up and reveals a more complex malt backbone; the aftertaste is dry and refreshing, making this eminently drinkable, especially on a warm Summer day; little alcohol flavors; no flawes detectable

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied, little alcohol, finishes dry (as noted)

O: 9/10 - an interesting hopped-up Americam wheat; this is really excellent use of Amarillo, but I wish that the hop aroma/flavors were more intense; however, it's balanced with high drinkability; recommended any time of the year but especially on a hot Summer day with BBQ.

TOTAL - 43/50

MNishCT77, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of DerekQXQX
4.25/5  rDev +1%

DerekQXQX, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of ThatOneBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

ThatOneBeerGuy, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of jabo134
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

jabo134, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of wiseguywood
4.91/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Nice color, with a very nice head

S - Fruity and the pine from the hops

T - Citrus, lemon and hoppy, a bit of sweetness

M - High carbonation, the finish is dry

O - Another fine offering from Three Floyds, maybe my favorite so far, very highly drinkable, almost a 5.

wiseguywood, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

StubFaceJoe, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of mcsauter82
4.25/5  rDev +1%

mcsauter82, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of pheelingIt
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

pheelingIt, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of MikeVesely
4.25/5  rDev +1%

MikeVesely, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Sean66
4/5  rDev -5%

Sean66, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of OnryAndMean
4/5  rDev -5%

OnryAndMean, Dec 20, 2013
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,694 ratings.