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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,335 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 4,335
Reviews: 1,412
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 789
Gots: 468 | 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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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

11-20-2012 15:09:33 | More by creepinjeeper
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

11-20-2012 04:36:27 | More by Dank26
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2012 01:44:18 | More by TheRuss9585
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-19-2012 14:47:49 | More by ChrisMon02
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

Crisp and clean, refreshing wheat beer with lots of flavor and good hoppiness not usually found in the style. Pours nearly clear, light amber/gold, with a two finger head, solid retention, and some patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrusy, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, hints of pine, light graininess and wheat character. Not a huge nose but an appealing and clean one.

The flavor does a nice job of balancing very mild malty sweetness, some wheat character, and the flavorsome citrus of the hops while keeping the bitterness mostly restrained. Again there is grapefruit and pineapple and lesser pine resin notes but they don't dominate, merely enliven and compliment the other flavors. The finish is dry and the aftertaste is fairly short and leaves more of the hop flavor lingering than any particularly assertive bitterness.

Body is medium light; carbonation is medium, feel is crisp and smooth, lively without being fizzy. An easy drinking, quenching session brew great for a hot day or paired with a pizza dinner!

11-19-2012 14:34:33 | More by tobelerone
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Zach136

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%

Got a 12 oz. bottle in a trade from Casedogg43. Poured into a weizen glass.

A - Very light and translucent with an inch and a half white pillow on top that left a great lacing. Carbonation running constantly throughout.

S - Grape fruit esters and strong piney hops. Based on this I imagined this to be a very hoppy beer.

T - Wheat upfront with just a touch of hops. Less taste than I was expecting from the nose, but really a perfect amount. Not just a hoppy beer. Maybe a touch of lemon in the after taste.

M - Very soft. Leaves a very mild and refreshing after taste.

O - I love hop bombs, stouts and sours but I give alot of love to American Pale Wheat's. This one has been on the want's list from the beginning of my craft beer obsession and when I finally got it I was afraid it wasn't going to live up it's top ranking, but that simply wasn't the case. This beer is truly in a league all it's own. Do your self a favor, get one and enjoy it.

11-19-2012 04:31:48 | More by Zach136
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Masterhin


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-18-2012 18:27:19 | More by Masterhin
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TerryB

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5%

11-17-2012 16:47:03 | More by TerryB
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-17-2012 06:01:54 | More by zonker17
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5%

11-17-2012 01:20:56 | More by lilnicky068
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Matthew607

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-16-2012 21:58:55 | More by Matthew607
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randysandals

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-16-2012 21:53:35 | More by randysandals
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-16-2012 08:04:32 | More by Anonymous1
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

11-16-2012 02:02:27 | More by BlakeAM
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-16-2012 01:28:52 | More by jplopez21
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

11-15-2012 21:48:20 | More by FEUO
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CaryBrew92

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-15-2012 02:56:32 | More by CaryBrew92
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abuss2

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2012 00:02:37 | More by abuss2
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esullivan880


4/5  rDev -5%

11-14-2012 07:18:20 | More by esullivan880
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5%

11-14-2012 02:14:46 | More by chippo33
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Keith_R

Georgia

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-14-2012 01:28:03 | More by Keith_R
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kanno


4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-13-2012 02:16:53 | More by kanno
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ndepriest

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Excited to finally give a Three Floyds beer a try.

I really didn't know what to expect from this, but it's just delicious. It sort of tastes like a sessionable version of little sumpin. It pours a pale straw color. The smell is just sweet wheat. Super sweet. Very light body. I could take down a whole bunch of these. Will seek out again. Well done. My first FFF beer did not disappoint.

11-13-2012 01:28:39 | More by ndepriest
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-12-2012 03:48:08 | More by funkyaudio
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craft_shannie

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-11-2012 22:57:11 | More by craft_shannie
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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