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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,439 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,439
Reviews: 1,418
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 800
Gots: 508 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Eastside151, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

AnalogErik, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Hoolie5, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

DarkLordPsycho, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

alphagnome, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Sunn, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

bschinelli, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Kevin72, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

dubinsky, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mattsmith413, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Hoploaf, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

hornsup, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Christopher0331, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

yankinwis, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Bobbydigi, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Sonofalime, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of NODAK
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

NODAK, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

MattPfeifer, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Lukass, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

TXhomebrewer, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

JoyHelfrich, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of schwemjw
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

schwemjw, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

velcrogrip, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

MrDave, Sep 05, 2013
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,439 ratings.