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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,354 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,354
Reviews: 1,413
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 789
Gots: 484 | 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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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but was purchased recently. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense white head with excellent retention, that reduces to a nice cap that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass, with some good streaming carbonation. Aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, floral, pine, herbal, grass, and wheat. Damn nice aromas with good strength and hop/malt balance and complexity. Taste of pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, wheat, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, citrus zest, floral, grass, pine, wheat, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice amount of hop flavor and good complexity and balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming on the finish. Overall this is an excellent pale wheat beer. Very nice hop flavor with good balance and complexity; extremely smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable sessionable offering for sure.

12-09-2012 05:59:20 | More by superspak
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-08-2012 05:04:46 | More by derkfromwi
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ChitownEddy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-08-2012 03:16:56 | More by ChitownEddy
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akylles


4/5  rDev -5%

12-08-2012 02:24:35 | More by akylles
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djkrause

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-07-2012 23:27:50 | More by djkrause
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garylite

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

How many times have you said or heard someone say I am not a big fan of Wheat. I suspect those in this category have not had Gumballhead. With a solid well balanced dose of Amarillo Hops it is hard to say this is a Wheat Beer. A friend suggested I mix Bell's Two Hearted and Oberon and it tastes really good. Almost as good as Gumballhead.
A great session beer with perfect balance of Pine, Citrus, Wheat and Hops.
This is the king of Session Beers

12-07-2012 20:41:01 | More by garylite
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

12-07-2012 02:15:21 | More by kevgod
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-06-2012 16:48:45 | More by Yabev15
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5%

12-06-2012 15:29:32 | More by Kmccabe33
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5%

12-05-2012 20:15:13 | More by Craftonly23121
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djgoodwi

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

12-04-2012 23:44:22 | More by djgoodwi
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Westuh

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-04-2012 05:07:19 | More by Westuh
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-03-2012 23:22:17 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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dfillius

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-02-2012 22:33:12 | More by dfillius
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-02-2012 04:38:42 | More by Hugonaut13
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-02-2012 00:26:47 | More by Nutwood
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Hawkharvs

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-01-2012 19:03:54 | More by Hawkharvs
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TastingRoomCharNtony


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-01-2012 02:32:57 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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justinpauladams


5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-01-2012 00:19:17 | More by justinpauladams
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KingStephenR

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-30-2012 05:02:43 | More by KingStephenR
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wyatt13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

11-28-2012 02:14:38 | More by wyatt13
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rolive

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-27-2012 22:27:42 | More by rolive
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5%

11-27-2012 20:58:21 | More by Stinger80OH
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

11-27-2012 19:53:07 | More by ajkiser12
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Alcorn


4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

I've probably only had this 50 times in the last 18 months. Served in a tulip glass in my brand new beer dungeon.

A - Light amber / golden / orange with white head. Very clear for a wheat. Nice lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - Fruity (Passion, orange, citrus) hoppiness and a bit of wheat.

T - Very nice crisp wheat with fruity citrus tones. Finishes with a bit of pine hoppiness and more fruitiness.

M - The wheat brew makes for a very nice light mouthfeel. The finish is dry and fruity on the back end with lingering hop goodness.

O - An awesome summer beer that I will drink anytime of the year it turns up in my area (which is not often enough). A tossup for my favorite year-round FFF with Robert the Bruce.

11-27-2012 15:52:51 | More by Alcorn
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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