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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,432 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,432
Reviews: 1,417
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 801
Gots: 504 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

bschinelli, Sep 09, 2013
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hornsup, Sep 08, 2013
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yankinwis, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Sonofalime, Sep 08, 2013
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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.

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%

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JoyHelfrich, Sep 06, 2013
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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

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
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

earljones199, Sep 05, 2013
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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

ScottSwim, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

Sniper106, Sep 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

zakkondratenko, Sep 04, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%


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.

Cylinsier, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Spartan13, Sep 03, 2013
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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