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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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4,439 Ratings

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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
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