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Gumballhead - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,680 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,680
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 817
Gots: 597 | FT: 24
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 beer with a refreshing, crisp citrus finish. This delicious session beer is brewed with boatloads of Amarillo hops.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: cretemixer on 04-17-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

dave122382, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a filtered clean golden color,1-finger head, minimal lacing.

S-Citrus hops all the way, grapefruit, lemon, and floral. No yeast or wheat in sight, or smell.
As it warms, the hops fade some to reveal a sweetness, maybe that's the wheat.

T- Citrus hop flavors, Bittersweet, like a halved grapefruit laced with sugar. I do not pick up the wheat.

M- Light and sweet, but this isn't coffee. It counters the sweetness with a hop finish. Easy drinking.

O- On its own, I enjoyed this beer. But a Pale Wheat Ale aka German-style hefe? Not IMO.
At just 28 ibu, the citrus hops dominate, which I like, although that trait doesn't marry with the style.

NiceTaps, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Hopsiam14, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

popery, Jan 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Mulcahey, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

bsuedekum, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Dirty25, Jan 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

lionnusmb, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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oregone, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of rawfish
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear and golden color with a pillowey white foam atop, two fingers at maximum with average retention leaving some rings of lacing.

Amazing aroma for a wheat beer packed full of light floral hops this really does have a small lemony wheat and grain malt profile with a floral hop bouquet that is really reminiscent of bubblegum though I smell passion fruit, grapefruit and guava with some lemon zip.

Clean, slightly grainy malt with lemon rind from the wheat that is rather dull at the forefront. Slight hops with bright citrus and pine come through on the finish, neither terribly bitter or drying.

Light body, crisp feel with a very well carbonated beer that brings forth the aroma and the snappy lemon and wheat.

What a fun and snappy beer to have, finally an American wheat done right, if only others would follow suit. Gumballhead is as good as its reputation, would quickly get again.

rawfish, Jan 22, 2013
Gumballhead from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
94 out of 100 based on 4,680 ratings.